Review: ‘Distraction’ by Aurora Rose Reynolds – too fast of a story that is hard to get into

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Format: e-book, paperback

Format read: e-book arc copy

Series: book 3 of Underground Kings series

Rating: 18+ sexual content, language

Genre: Romance

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21064108-distraction?from_search=true&search_version=service

This book is a spin-off from the Until series so we strap in for a dominate man who deals with a woman who likes to challenge him every step of the way. Maggie is desperate to find and save her sister and is willing to do anything she can to do that.

Knowing how the Until series worked, I expected a story along the same lines. In a sense I got it. The pace of the story was very fast in the beginning and then perfect in the middle, and a little anti-climatic at the end.

The relationship between Sven and Maggie is passionate and it doesn’t take long for the two of them to fall in love. Sven sees the light when he falls for her and finally understands why people fall in love. Maggie didn’t know why someone like him would fall for her, but once she finally accepts it, she embraces it and explores all the things that love can offer.

I had a lot of hopes for this book that weren’t reached. The beginning started off very interesting, but then we don’t really hear anything else about it until late in the book and it seems forced. Considering what it was, I would have thought it would have a greater impact on the book. Also, I did like that it took a bit for them to get together, but when they did it was 0 to 100 in three pages. I would have liked to have seen more there and it would have made me enjoy their relationship more.

Overall, it was a decent book, but I don’t think it met what I had wanted from the other two books. It does add to the series as the other characters develop more and it did set up the next book well. I am excited to see where the next book takes us.

Rating: C-

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AURORA

Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.

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Book review – “Until November” by Aurora Rose Reynolds – a good idea but didn’t pay enough time on developing story

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Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 1 of Until series
Rating: 18+ language, sexual content
Genre: Romance/New Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18341046-until-november?from_search=true

The book follows November as she moves down to Tennessee to move in with her father after she gets attacked in New York. She quickly meets Asher and they hit it off immediately. Her happy ever after gets challenged as ghosts from her past follow her and threaten everything that she’s building.

Asher knows that she is the girl for him and he is determined to do anything in his power to make her see that. She has had a rough childhood, believing htat she wasn’t beautiful and not worthy and Asher breaks down those walls and makes her feel those things for the first time in her life.

For the story, the idea was there, but Reynolds didn’t develop it enough. She spent to much at having moments between Asher and November that it got a little redundant. It also didn’t make sense that they would just fall in love so quickly with one another without really knowing each other. While Reynolds sort of defended Asher’s side with the ‘Mayson curse’ but for November, it would have made more sense for her to be more standoffish considering what she grew up with.

Reynolds sped through the main story line and it was almost forgotten until the end of the book. What would have helped the book if November continued to get letters throughout the book rather then just at the beginning and then just at the end.

One big flaw with the story that stuck out the most to me was the grammatical errors and there is quite a bit. I don’t know if they transfer to the paperback version, but the e-book version there were a lot. And they were small ones that should have been picked up, such as spelling.

I really enjoyed reading about Asher and Reynold and their relationship, but it felt too rushed. Like Reynolds had all these ideas that she wanted for their relationship and tried to cram them all in the 300+ pages. She could have cut out some of the one-on-one scenes and added more of her stalker problem. That would have certainly helped with the story.

Overall, it has all the bones for a good story but the grammatical errors and rushed storyline took away from the story. Hopefully she fixes these mistakes in the upcoming books in the series.

There are three more books in the series that have been announced. The order reads Until Trevor, Until Lilly, and Until Nico. The first two books are available now with Until Nico having a schedule June 2014 released date.

Reynolds has announced a new series called Undergroud Kings with three books so far announced. The three books, Assumption, Obligation, and Distraction all have a 2014 release date set.

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