This book was so freaking good! A sweet, sexy and suspenseful read.
What’s it About?
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.
Although this is technically the first novel in the spinoff Until Him series, I would highly recommend you read Until July first. There is some important carry over from the plot of that novel, and it sort of picks up where the other one left off. I even had to go back and remind myself as to what happened at the end of Until July to remember who was who. If I hadn’t previously read the other novel, I honestly think I would have been a little lost.
Ellie is Jax’s BOOM, which is sort of a thing in the Mayson family clan. He’s 100% smitten over both Ellie, as well as her daughter. What Jax doesn’t realize at first is that Ellie’s daughter is actually the child of her brother who died in a car accident. Ellie is in fact a virgin.
So what does it mean to be the BOOM of a male Mayson? Basically, Jax is all kind of alpha caveman when it comes to Ellie. That being said, he actually manages to take things somewhat slow with Ellie sexually. He doesn’t de-flower her until well into the book, but he’s definitely claimed her for his own. I love me some alpha male, although caveman alphas can sometimes be too much for me. However, Jax manages to be so unbelievably sweet with Ellie’s daughter that you can’t help but love the guy.
The Mayson Trademark
There is some added drama to the story-line, as Jax has a psycho ex-girlfriend. He is a Mayson after all. The majority of the novel fixates on the blossoming romance between Jax and Ellie, but just when you think all is well and good, some major shit hits the fan. I’m telling ya, it’s like a trademark for any book related to the Until series. Something has to go wrong at some point!
Series: Until Him, book 1. This book sort of goes hand-in-hand with the Until Her series, whose first book is Until July. Both of these are spin-offs from the original Until series that focuses on the parents of the characters presented in these later books. Might seem a bit confusing, but all of them are great reads with sexy alpha males!
Should you read it? I would say it’s a good one to pick up if you’re looking for an alpha male with a tender side. And who doesn’t like one of those?
Smut Level: Ellie spends most of the book as a virgin, but she knows, hell we all know, that it’s only a matter of time before she and Jax do the dirty.
Get it on Amazon: Click here. $3.99 Kindle Price. Self-Published. 282 Pages.