Title: Until June
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until Her #2
Release Date: May 24, 2016
My Rating: 5 Stars!
My Rating: 5 Stars!
June Mayson and Evan Barrister’s whirlwind courtship resulted in a secret marriage right before he left for boot camp. Evan knows deep in his gut that June is too good for him, but after getting a taste of the beautiful life they can have together, he’s unwilling to let her go. June promises to wait for him, knowing neither time or distance will ever change her feelings for Evan—that is until she’s served with divorce papers while he’s overseas and she’s forced to let him go.
Her marriage and divorce a well-kept secret, the last person June expects to run into when she moves back to her hometown is Evan. Angry over the past, she does everything within her power to ignore the pull she feels whenever he is near. But how can she ignore the pain she sees every time their eyes meet? How can she fight the need to soothe him even if she knows she’s liable to get hurt once again?
Is it possible for June and Evan to find their way back to each other again? Or will they be stopped by an outside force before they ever have a shot?
Seeing Evan again is taking a toll on me, I can’t sleep and my mind is in a constant state of turmoil. I wake up in the middle of the night from dreams of us. The memories of him, of us are too much. Some memories have the ability to heal. The ability to light up the dark because the beauty of the memory is so bright you’re still able to bask in it.
But the memories of us are killing me slowly. They remind me that for one moment I had everything while reminding me it’s gone. It’s the realization that we’re done that’s killing me. The realization that I can see him but can’t touch him that he exist but he’s not mine is agonizing.
Another epically amazing release from Aurora Rose Reynolds. She never disappoint with her alpha heroes, and strong-willed heroines. Until June is proof of that, but eve more so, this book offered something a bit more real, tangible, and emotional for me as a reader. Evan and June have had a harrowing past and face even more roadblocks when we catch up with them again. There is of course over-the-top angst and lust, but I connected with these two so much! Not because I've ever gone through what they have, but because Ms. Reynolds delved deeper into both of their POVs, it seemed to me, and really got down and dirty with their emotions.
This was a fantastic addition to the Until Her series. I can't wait for more. The whole entire Mayson clan is one that I will never sicken of. I can see myself still enjoying their stories of overbearing males, and hot blistering rendezvous for years to come. June and Evan have a hell of a story to be told and I gobbled up every word of it. There's no easy way to come back from what they each went through, so be prepared for a few emotional slaps and punches to your heart along the way.
A marvelous book that I would suggest to any reader. It is a standalone HEA book so fear not, you cliffhanger adverse readers, it's safe to enter. You do not have to have read the previous series that connects to this one, but as a reader I do thoroughly enjoy seeing the children of the original couples get their chance at love. Very well done!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*