Tuesday, October 6, 2015

REVIEWS & TOUR: Until Jax (Until Him #1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds **GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT**

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. 

This is a STANDALONE and a spin-off of the New York Times best-selling Until Series. 

**18 and over due to sexual content**

4 BOOM Stars

This was my first Aurora Rose Reynolds read and I loved it! I read this in one sitting (the time flew by) and totally immersed myself in this story. While this is the first book in the series and it could be read as a standalone, I was a bit confused for the first bit. It seemed as though it picked up right where another book ended. My guess is you should read July’s book first as July and Ellie share a connection in both being abducted. The story starts right after both July and Ellie are rescued. These missing pieces didn’t deter from Jax and Ellie’s story but just made for a bit of filling in the gaps.

I must say that I loved Jax Mayson and his alpha, bossy, protective sexiness and was drawn to knowing more about the other men who seemed to be like-minded such as Wes, Sage and Evan.

Ellie Anthony and Jax Mayson were sweet together and I really liked how Jax took it slow, to a point, with Ellie. These two just fit perfectly and made me feel good all over!!

"You were meant to be mine."

Yes, there was insta-attraction and insta-love, at least on Jax's part but you know what? Some authors can pull it off in a believable way and Aurora did just that. You could feel the visceral connection through Jax's thoughts and like Ellie, I couldn't deny it was meant to be.

There was some action and drama which I enjoyed, for the most part, although not really surprised. And Ms. Reynolds dropped some bread crumbs about stories to come on Sage and Kim (seriously hankering for their story) and June and, my guess, Evan. I want their stories!

I would recommend this as a great way to lose yourself in some action, drama and all out hot sexiness! Ms. Reynolds, I’m going to be reading more from you!

***An advance reading copy was generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.***

I have never read this author before, so this is a fresh start for me. This is the start of a new series, that being said I felt at the beginning like I didn't know what was going on but once the story enveloped and progressed I picked it up pretty quickly. Although I will definitely be reading from the beginning when I get the chance.

So what's it about?
Ellie is in the hospital, dehydrated and unaware of her location and who are the people around her. All she knows is she has a daughter and she needs to get to her, As soon as possible

Jax knows that Ellie is it for him, so there is that inst-love beginning where Ellie was all it for him, and he was going to anything he could to make sure her and Hope are safe.

For me though because I haven't read anything from this author before, I felt like I was missing a small part of the story to begin with. As time went on I did find things out and it all made sense but I suppose I would advice peeps to read Until July first because that's where you meet Ellie. I need to go back to that story and I will be soon. It can still be read as a standalone just know that the beginning runs straight from until July. So there is a small confusing beginning. I will say through that didn't deter me from the enjoyment of the story because I was gripped to this story, seriously I couldn't put it down, it was one hell of a feel good enjoyable family orientated themed read. It reminded me a little of harper Sloane books, good Alpha hero's, strong kick ass heroines. And a good dose of sexy.

Jax has an insta-love-come-she's-my-forever-girl from page 1, but that's ok because you could feel his love and devotion for Ellie from the beginning. Ellie though has had a rough past, one from a family who doesn't care about children or feelings, so it took Ellie a fair bit to trust again, she worried about who she could let her guard down with because of her little girl. But she was brought into a loving new family full of hope, and friendships and love and slowly they built a family together.

I really enjoyed the author's writing and how I was pulled right into the characters and story. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of these books and more of what's to come in this series. ESP Kim and Sage.

A real feel good, sexy read which was what I was in the mood for so enjoyed the hell out of it.

That is all..
**ARC Generously gifted in exchange for an honest review.**

“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.

aurora new bio.jpgAurora 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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