Book review: “Until Lilly” by Aurora Rose Reynolds – a story of second chance love finding their way


Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 3 of Until series
Rating: 18+ for language, sexual content
Genre: Romance
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In the third book, we get to follow Trevor Mayson as he reunites with his ‘boom’ after following down a path that took him away from her.

We first saw Trevor meeting Lilly in the second book in the series, but this book allows us a look at what caused them to break up and what life has been like since then. Trevor thought he was doing what was right for his son, but didn’t know that Lilly also had his daughter. When he sees her again, he fights to get her back in his life, despite everything his ex-wife tried to do to keep them apart.

The grammar is a whole lot better in this book (which was a major negative factor in the first two books), but there are still some run on paragraphs that could have been better to read if they were broken up a little bit.

The story between Trevor and Lilly is sweet and innocent and he’s not as demanding and domineering as the other two brothers that we have met. Yes, he does push a little bit, but knowing that he’s essentially in the dog house with her, he bides his time. The only issues I had with their reunion is that she just forgave him just like that. Most people would have been more angry and not so quick to trust after what happened (or she thought happened) but they essentially picked up right where they left off. A quick sentence showing time would have eased my mind a bit. It just seemed rushed at that part.

The fact that we did already see their relationship in the beginning helped with the fact that they do have history so you don’t necessarily need to show why they loved each other. You understand that. So when they start dating again, you can understand that they were quick to fall in love again. I just wish they had more time before they started dating again.

The conflict in this story was far more interesting then the first two books. While you could kind of predict what was going to happen in a sense, you don’t see the twist at the end of the conflict when it gets resolved. While it was a little out there, it wasn’t that crazy and the way it happened made it believable enough to where you could accept it.

This is perhaps a better book at showing the relationship in regards to development and the grammar being a whole lot better made this story a lot more enjoyable to read. Having some more detail or showing a longer time line may have helped but overall a good book to read while on the beach tanning.

The Until series:
Book #1 – Until November
Book #2 – Until Trevor
Book #3 – Until Lilly
Book #4 – Until Nico (available now)

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


Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 1 of Until series
Rating: 18+ language, sexual content
Genre: Romance/New Adult
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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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