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.
Meet Jax and Ellie in this instalove, alpha romance!
Until Jax is LIVE! #Boom
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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.
“Sometimes you have to jump off the ledge with both feet, honey. I know this is a scary time to be making big life changes, but I believe everything happens for a reason, and maybe…just maybe…you’re supposed to take a chance on something new.”\
Jax & Ellie…sigh. Add Hope to the mix and this story became absolutely swoon-worthy.
While I wasn’t a huge fan of the insta-love factor (because I’m a total cynic), I found Jax extremely charming in his own possessive-alpha way. I loved how Ellie and Hope turned his world upside down in the best possible way, his BOOM.
Which of course, must be a trend in Reynold’s books. So, I’ll say this…I need to read the rest, because I’m kind of hooked on the BOOM. I want to believe that people fall in love quickly, overcome obstacles, and live happily ever after.
I would recommend picking up the Until Series from the very first book, as this one seems to pick up where the last one left off…so I was mildly confused when I began to read. Things are explained briefly, with the introduction of characters (they were new to me, but not the series), but I felt I may have appreciated how Jax & Ellie came to be if I had more to go on from the beginning. Lesson learned.
I did however, find the connections within the pages, I found myself turning faster and faster to see what would happen. I found true pleasure and escape while reading and to me, that is worth any confusion. Oh, and Jax is pretty hot too.
So, pick it up. Indulge in a world where fairytales exist (in a slightly twisted manner). Reynold’s delivers in beautiful words, sexy male-packages, and likeable female characters. I look forward to more!
**3.5 Here comes the Boom, Stars**
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.