Ellie Anthony isn’t looking for love. She isn’t even looking for a man, but when Jax Mayson insists on keeping her and her daughter safe, she’s left with no choice but to trust him. Now she just hopes she doesn’t get hurt when she falls hard for a guy who’s known for breaking hearts.
Jax Mayson knows that Ellie is his BOOM the moment he sees her. When he finds out she has a daughter, he realizes he wants a family, and he will do whatever is necessary to keep both of his girls safe, even if that means facing the demons from his past.
In the first book of the Until Him series, he follow Jax (Cash and Lilly’s son) as he convinces his BOOM Ellie that they are meant to be while trying to keep her and her daughter, Hope, safe from the outside dangers that lurk around them.
Jax had met Ellie at the end of Until July so that part was already decided because we knew where the story was going to go next. Ellie is the target of some scary guys but she doesn’t let her fear control her or stop her from falling for Jax.
The book reminded me a lot of the original series, which is really no surprise consider he is a Mayson boy. Obviously he would be all dominant alpha male like the other Mayson men. Jax spends a good portion of the book trying to keep Ellie and Hope safe but like we all know life has a way to mess with us no matter how prepared we think that we are.
My favorite part of the book was that we get resolution from Jax’s mom. I wasn’t sure if Reynolds would just glaze over what Jules did or if she would discuss it further. I am thankful that she did dive deeper into the ramifications of what happened and the resolution was heartbreakingly beautiful.
As the story progresses we get little glimpses of the possible stories that we will see. Ashlyn, June, and Sage each have a connection with someone already so I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a book for at least the three of them.
I do wish that we would have seen more from Ellie’s past with regard to her brother and relationship with her family. We see a little bit of it at the beginning but then not so much the rest of the book. There were a lot of loose ends that I would have liked to have seen tied and maybe we will see them tied later on, but I don’t see that happening.
Like with the other books in the series it’s a book that is meant to be read a quick and fun read. You could read this in one sitting on a rainy day or when the kiddies are sleeping and you want to drift off to another world.
“Thank you again for taking me.” Pulling my eyes from the road for a brief moment, I look at Ellie. Her head is resting against the window, her legs pulled up onto the seat, tucked near her ass, and her arms are wrapped tight around them. One thing I’ve noticed about her over the last few hours is she’s always wrapping her arms around herself or tucking her body into a tight ball. It’s like she’s forcing herself to stay together.
“I told you I got you, baby,” I say gently, wanting more than anything to take her hand in mine, but every time I touch her, she freezes up like she’s waiting for me to strike out at her, and I would be lying if I said that didn’t piss me the fuck off. It does; it feels like a slap in the face every time it happens.
“I know,” she whispers, and the tears I hear in her voice cause a sharp pain in my chest.
“This is the turnoff.” Her feet go to the floorboard and her hands to the dash as she sits up taller, moving her face closer to the windshield. We drive up a long dirt driveway with forest and the occasional broken down car on each side. When we make it to the top of the hill, a singlewide trailer comes into view, with junk cars and garbage piled up out front.
As soon as I come to a stop, she opens her door and hops out before I can tell her to keep her little ass in the cab. I don’t even know how I’m going to deal with the range of emotions that have settled over me since seeing her for the first time.
“Fucking Boom,” I mutter, getting out behind her and doubling my steps until I’m able to reach her side, where I wrap my hand around her waist and pull her closer to me. She’s so fucking tiny that the top of her dark head sits right at my chest. So fragile, from her too soft skin to her petite size. And she’s mine.
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Aurora Rose Reynolds
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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