Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release Date: March 2, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
SynopsisWhen Cash Mayson was forced to choose between the love of his life and his unborn child, he knew exactly what he had to do. No matter how broken it left him. When Lilly Donovan was forced to accept that the guy she loved wasn’t who she thought he was and became a single mother, she knew exactly what she had to do. Proving just how strong she was. What happens when years later you find out that everything you thought you knew was a lie? Can two people who once loved each other overcome the obstacles that are thrown at them and fall in love all over again? Cash Mayson had forgotten how it felt to be loved Until Lilly came back into his life. And now that he remembers, he will do everything within his power to keep not only the woman that he loves, but also his children. The power of love is a beautiful thing.
Excerpt“Is that what you do? I mean do you often try to hit on women in coffee shops by buying coffee for them?” “I can tell you with one hundred percent truthfulness that I have never done that before.” “Never.” A look passes over his face I don’t know what It means but I don’t like it.” “Do you date a lot?” I ask quietly wondering if he thinks I will be some kind of conquest.” “I haven’t dated.” “You haven’t dated?” I look him over again he must think I am stupid guys who look like him must date a lot. “I have never had to date.” “What does that mean?” “If I want to sleep with someone I don’t need to date them.” “What?” I breathe that is not at all what I expected him to say. “You’re the guy that can get any girl he wants without ever putting any kind of effort into it.” He shrugs the gesture making me feel sick at the same time I want to kick him in the nuts. Maybe the red hair does make me have a temper. “I never lead anyone on or tell them things they want to hear.” “So that makes it okay?” “I don’t know if it makes it okay but it’s who I am.” “Well I am glad that this is coming to light now rather than later.” “Oh no,” He shakes his head. “This thing with you is something completely different.” “Yeah I know.” I tell him crossing my arms over my chest. “Its different because I will not be sleeping with you.” I lean forward. “EVER.” “Well I guess we answered the question about red heads and their tempers didn’t we.” He smiles showing off both dimples. “But trust me when I tell you I would not have driven almost three hours to sleep with you that’s not what I am looking for.”
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Until Lilly is the third book of the "Until" series I've read and so far, it's my favourite.
Lilly has had to bring up her daughter on her own for the last four years believing that Cash didn't want anything to do with them - he sent her a cruel and devastating text telling her to "get rid of it" when she text him to say she was pregnant.
Cash has spent the last four years trying to be the best father he can to his young son, to compensate for his ex-wife being such a lousy and uncaring mother. He is totally unaware that he has a daughter too.
All of that changes when Cash takes his son, Jax, to a soft play area and he sees Lilly there with her daughter, Ashlyn. After talking and agreeing to meet up again to talk about what happened it's obvious that they never stopped loving each other but can Lilly trusted Cash with her heart once before, can she trust him with her heart a second time?
I loved the everything about Until Lilly. What I loved about Cash was that, apart from the fact he's a gorgeous, hot, sexy hunk *stops to swoon* (he's definitely my favourite Mayson brother so far!), he was so different from his all alpha-male brothers. Yes, he was dominant at times but he was also gentle too with Lilly and very protective of her and, his son and daughter. He certainly made my heart beat faster, I can tell you.
I liked the way Lilly stood up to Cash and wasn't afraid to put him in his place, or his brothers in fact. However, she was no match for Cash's crazy bitch of an ex-wife. Oh my God I don't know how many times I shouted out loud at my kindle in anger at some of the stunts she pulled! I was gripped with tension and couldn't believe what she did.
What I loved most about the story was there was no angst from either of them in regards to a terrible upbringing - they both had a good childhood, although Lilly was an only child and missed out on growing up with siblings. I also loved the way they didn't spend weeks hesitating and dithering around each other wondering if the other felt the same as them. They were open and honest about their feelings for each other.
"Why can't I hate you?" Her words are quiet, and I can hardly make them out. I whisper into her ear before kissing her under it, "Because I am your one too." ~ Cash
Until Lilly is a hot and sexy read that will have you fanning yourself on many occasions and has enough suspense and tension to get your heart beating faster and your pulse racing.
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