Left looking for the boom
Second chances don't always come around when it comes to love. If you get the opportunity to make up for past behaviour, or bad first impressions, you should grab on with both hands. In Until Dawn, Max and Lennon knew each other a bit in high school, went on one date which ended badly, and are reunited ten years later. When they see each other again, filtered through a light which maturity and time often gives, they realize they can't make the mistake of letting each other go again.
Max is determined to stay close to Lennon and wants to get to know the real her, that most people don't take the time to see. When someone ransacks Lennon's home and a danger becomes evident, Max knows that he has to step in and protect what's his.
This was a good contemporary romance and I liked that Lennon recognized that her past self wasn't her best self and was trying to change. I also liked that Max wasn't one to succumb to her moments of being high maintenance. He puts her in her place a couple of times but also shows her respect and admiration for what she has accomplished. I liked when Max showed his alpha self and went into protective mode.
Yes. This was a good romance. But. And I hate that there is a but because I am a huge fan of the Happily Ever Alpha world that Aurora Rose Reynolds has created with the help of several talented writers, Ms. Grace being one of them. But I just felt that there was something missing here. I wish there had been more of the BOOM Factor that we all know and love - that instalove, that love at first sight, that moment when one soul recognizes its mate. We know what the boom is and we love the boom. And I think if you are going to have a couple that has dated before, even if it was for only one date, and then have them be reunited, I don't think this qualifies as the magical boom. I also don't think the models on the cover, particularly the guy, match Ms. Grace's characters. I'm so sorry - but doesn't he look like the actor from that movie The New Guy?
So while I enjoyed Until Dawn, I think it would have stood better on its own, in its own universe, and not in the HEA universe. But I really do feel bad for saying that. And I do still recommend it as a standalone.
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"I'm your new account manager, Ms. York—so you belong to me." He grinned, the cutest dimple showing up on his left cheek.
"I bet you think all women belong to you?"
"Only the ones who want to."
A declined credit card.
A banker who believed he was a gift to all women.
A deeply rooted plan to destroy my reputation.
Max Renshaw's job was to investigate the suspicious activity on my account, but after my apartment was ransacked and I received creepy calls from an unknown number, Max's protection extended well past banker's hours.
When the taunts persist, Max and I are forced to confront people I'd hoped never to see again.
When the truth is uncovered, will Max see me for the woman I've become and not the messy girl I used to be?
Until Dawn is part of Aurora Rose Reynolds's Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until Trevor, then you will want to read Until Dawn.
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Gwendolyn Grace is a contemporary romance writer. Her debut novel True made Amazon's Top 100 best-selling list in Women's Fiction. Writing is her passion, and she loves to conjure up steamy stories full of emotion, love, and a little bit of angst but promises to wrap it all up with a happy ending somehow.
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