Review: Until November (Until#1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance.
Pages: 291
Warnings: several open door sex scenes.

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Blurb:

November is looking forward to getting to know her father and the safety of a small town. After leaving the big apple and her bad memories for Tennessee, November starts working for her dad at his strip club doing the books. The one time she’s allowed there during club hours she runs into Asher Mayson. He’s perfect until he opens his mouth and makes assumptions. November wants nothing to do with Asher but too bad for November fate has other plans. Asher Mayson has never had a problem getting a woman that is until November. Now all he can think about is making November his and keeping her safe.

Warning 18+ sexual content and a strong Alpha Male.

About the Author:

Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who 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 book’s 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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Review:

This is the first book of a series, but it can be read as a stand-alone as the other books will be about other characters.

After I read a few reviews on goodreads about this book, I was eager to read it. So, I used my 1-click skill and I curled on my couch with my iPad and my kindle app ready.

The first chapter was a little long and I was almost bored. I think it’s because I’m more used to opening chapters that are less descriptive and that show more than they simply tell to settle the main character into the story.

Though, just before I felt bored and disappointed, Asher made his big entrance and… Holly Hell! I think he’s my new book boyfriend of the week. It’s always fun when the male lead character comes across as a jerk at first. It made me chuckled a few times. 🙂

 

“I’m sure she likes me but not so sure she would like me ruining the chances of her having great grandchildren when I ‘accidently’ kick him in the nuts.”

 

But while many scenes and dialogues bring a light touch to this story, there’s also a few things that make me connect with the main character, November. (By the way I love the name.) Though, I think that the author could have explored it more, because what her mother did to her is more explained than showed and I really had to make an effort to imagine how much it must have been painful instead of feeling how painful it was. Maybe, it would have been great to see how November is still scarred from this instead of almost forgetting about it halfway through. But I’m being picky here.

“It took me a long time to realize that what she has drilled into my head wasn’t true but those wounds are still there and they run so deep that there are times I can still feel them inside me.”

The relationship between November and Asher is a perfect mix of fun moments, sweet and swoon-worthy things topped with hot scenes and it makes it very entertaining to follow. I was rooting for them right away even if I would have loved the chase to be a little longer.

Asher is the perfect alpha male that you’d love to have with his kind heart and protectiveness. I’m sure he’s already on many book boyfriends lists. And just so you know, he’s got many brothers… *sigh*

“I realized yesterday that I needed to stake my claim before some stupid fuck got to you. That’s why I did what you called ‘kidnapping’. I like to call that ‘securing my future’.”

But even if I loved reading this book and had a wonderful time with these characters and that I can’t wait for Trevor’s story, a few things are keeping me from rating Until November 5 stars.

First, I think that the big ‘mystery’ could have been more thrilling if more included into the story. It feels too much like the good excuse to bring Asher and November closer at first. I wasn’t freaking out all that much for her and I think that it should have been more important.

Also, the ending is coming too fast without being developped. I’m not going to tell you what I’m writing about or else it would ruin it for you, but it comes and is over too fast without enough of an explanation which means that I couldn’t be afraid long enough to be ready to jump to the end of the novel and see how it is solved and if it is solved.

And the last thing that made it a little difficult for me was the way we jump a few weeks without a transition. I don’t like it when it happens in books, but maybe it’s just me.

But just to meet Asher, you should buy and read this book. Don’t think twice if you like this genre of books. You’ll love it. 🙂

“It’s amazing,” he whispered, “to know that my purpose in life is sitting in front of me.” His hands moved to hold my face.

Who read this one? Hot Stuff or not?

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