Meet Jax and Ellie in this instalove, alpha romance!
Until Jax is LIVE! #Boom
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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.
Excerpt: Until Jax
“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.
I was really looking forward to reading Until Jax when I saw that it had hit my kindle, and who could blame me. The Cover alone is enough to make any woman drool and after I had read the blurb I was hooked and needed to know more.
The book begins with Ellie in hospital, brought in by Jax after he discovers her in the woods in a bad way and rescues her. He experiences what he describes as his "boom" moment after he sees her, and knows he will do anything from this point forward to protect her. This book is heavy on the instalove, which is something the author promotes the book as being, but for me this is where it got confusing.
Having not read any of Aurora Rose Reynolds books before, and this being the first book in the series, I was expecting much more details about how these two character came together and what Ellie had been through before she left the woods. While it does go into some details through the book, I didn't feel that it was enough to make me connect with Ellie especially, and I spent the first few chapters trying to understand what was going on and who certain people were in the story, and it really left me feeling as though I was missing the first half of the story.
For those of you who have read the other books in the series, let me just congratulate the author on one smoking hot alpha male. Jax was my favourite character by far in this book. He is an Alpha male through and through, a smoking hot, reformed (if only very recently) manwhore - which comes back to bite him in the arse through the book, but at the same time he just melted my heart with his personality and the way he interacted with Ellie's daughter who was just unbelievably adorable.
Ellie was sweet, and the bond she developed with Jax's family was nice to read, but it was hard at times for me to understand her character and how she could so easily trust all these strangers when she had just been through such a horrible event. I did enjoy reading the scenes between her and Jax though, especially the light hearted moments where they were just being smartarses to each other.
My recommendation for anyone like me who is starting out reading Aurora Rose Reynolds books with Until Jax, is to go back and read Until July first to get the full experience of the story and to gain more understanding of Jax and Ellie's characters.
But if you are looking for a fluffy, easy, instalove read with some steamy sex scenes with an Alpha with Abs that will make you forget your own name, then Until Jax just might be the read for you
Reviewed by Carly Carter
★★☆ 3.5 Stars ☆★★
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About the Author:
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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