Title: Until Nico (Until, #4)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2014
Sophie Grates has never had it easy, but she’s finding her way through life one step and one day at a time. That is, Until Nico comes in and flips her world upside-down. He forces her to see you cannot live life from the outside looking in, and sometimes you have to step out onto the ledge so you can really enjoy the view. Nico Mayson knew the moment he saw Sophie Grates that she was the one. His whole life, he has been judged by what’s on the outside, so finding a beautiful woman who sees the real him only makes his feelings that much stronger. Nico knows the kind of man he is, and the things he is capable of, and he will do everything in his power to help Sophie fight her demons so they can have their happily ever after. Everything in life worth having is worth fighting for.
4.5 “Boom!!” Stars
“You’re safe with me.” ~Nico
Until Nico is book four in Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Until series. If you have read the previous three books in this series you know and fully understand that what you get are stories about loveable caveman-like alphas (a.k.a. the Mayson brothers) who find their “boom” and proceed to mark what they perceive is their territory. I adore this series and can’t get enough of the over-the-top men that Ms. Reynolds creates. These books are sweet and predictable romances filled with insta-love and some pretty smokin’ sexy times. And, I would not have them any other way. I’m addicted.
My name is Lisa and I am whorishly addicted to the Mayson men.
There. I’ve said it. I can move on now, right????
Okay, moving forward…..
“You push me, and I will push back.”
Nico Mayson has watched each and every one of his three brothers succumb to the Mayson men curse and fall hard and fast for the women they consider their “boom”, their one. While he may witnessed it occurring to each of his brothers, he doesn’t really believe it will happen to him. Until it actually does. When he meets Sophie, there is no denying that she is his boom, the one woman who will bring him to his knees. So, much alike his brothers before him, Nico proceeds to make Sophie his with all the grace and subtleness of a raging bull…on steroids. He is a Mayson on a mission. What he wants, he will get. Whether she knows it or not.
Sophie Grates’ life was turned inside out at the age of fifteen. Since then, she has definitely not had an easy go of things. She does not trust easily, keeps to herself and is living her life watching it go by from the sidelines. Sophie moved from Seattle to Nashville to start fresh. She has no issues with the mundaneness of her life and simply goes from one day to the next in the security of the safe bubble she has created around herself. Her life is boring. That is until a gorgeous tattooed alpha man walks into her life, pushes his way in and refuses to let go. From the first encounter Sophie has with Nico, she realizes refusing him is a losing battle. Nico makes her want to face her past and move on, push away the demons that haunt her. Perhaps she can finally do this is the safe arms of a man who refuses to take no for an answer.
“You're mine, Sophie. I don't give a fuck what you think, or what the excuse it you try to give me, but you are mine."
“They say a man’s eyes are a direct link to his soul. When I looked in his eyes, all I saw was his love for me.”
Nico is somewhat the bad-ass brother. So, I was ecstatic to see him fall for Sophie who was all sweetness and innocence. Nico provided Sophie with the safety and security that she so desperately needed in order to flourish and truly shine. He was so cautious and careful with her. It made my heart melt. And, Sophie saw past Nico’s rough exterior and truly saw him for what he was – a gentle giant who would do anything for her. I loved the fact that there was no angsty bullshit. The road to a happy forever is not all roses and sunshine for Nico and Sophie, but what doesn’t break them only makes them stronger. Together they stand against the hurt from Sophie’s past and together they are a force against anything that may threaten to stand in their way.
Aurora Rose Reynolds has written a series with some very memorable characters that will forever hold a place in my heart. Until Nico was yet another wonderful installment to the series equipped with a spectacular and heart-warming epilogue. I loved it and I can’t wait for Kenton’s story which will form book one in a new spin-off series entitled the Underground Kings.
I look around and see a guy staring at me. He’s about my age, not much taller than my five feet five inches, cute, and wearing a suit and tie. I start to wave to see if he’s the one I’m meeting, but then another guy catches my attention. He’s about six three and huge, and I don’t mean just in height; his body looks like it’s been chiseled from stone. He’s wearing black boots, washed-out blue jeans, and a white t-shirt, and every piece of skin exposed is covered with tattoos. His ears have those gauge thingies in them. His dark blond hair is cut low on the sides, and the top is in a fauxhawk. His jaw is strong, with a few days of stubble, and his eyes are so blue that they almost look like contacts. He is beautiful in a way that is unusual but no less gorgeous.
His eyes come to me before looking away quickly, and the next second, they come back to me and do a head-to-toe sweep. I gulp at the intense expression on his face. I glance past him to the other guy—or at least try to—but Mr. Tattoo starts towards me, blocking my view. I want to take a step back, but I can’t go anywhere. Then I see my phone in his hand.
“This yours?” he asks.
I nod like an idiot. He shakes his head, running his free hand down his face, and then his eyes sweep over me again.
“You have got to be fucking kidding me,” he says, seeming upset.
I look down at myself, wondering how I could’ve offended him. I look normal—or my working-outside-the-house normal. When I’m at home working, I wear baggy sweats I cut off to make shorts or pajama pants that hang off of me along with tank tops or T-shirts. The few days a week I get out of the house, I like to dress up or at least wear heels.
“This cannot be fucking happening,” he growls, and I wonder if he is completely crazy.
“What?” I ask, finally finding my voice. I have to tilt my head way back; even in my four-inch heels, he still towers over me.
“Me, what?” I ask, confused.
“Never mind. Who is this?” He presses the button on my phone, the screen lights up, and a picture of Jamie Dornan wearing nothing but a pair of jeans takes up the screen.
“Um…that’s Jamie,” I reply, wondering why he is asking but too afraid to ask him; the look on his face isn’t very inviting for conversation.
“He your man?”
“I wish,” I mumble under my breath and hear him growl.
My head flies back as I search his face; his jaw is ticking, and his knuckles of the hand holding my phone are turning white.
“What does that mean?” he asks.
“That’s Jamie Dornan. He’s playing Fifty. I don’t know him.” I feel my cheeks heat up and look down at my feet.
What the hell’s wrong with me? Why am I not afraid right now? I have been scared of virtually everything my whole life, and now, when I should be running for cover, I’m not scared at all. Just a little embarrassed.
“I don’t have time for this,” he says, and I don’t know what he’s talking about, but I all of a sudden really want my phone out of his hand before he crushes it to smithereens.
When I look up again, I see that he is walking away. My eyebrows come together, and I wonder what he is doing. Then I realize he still has my cell.
“Hey! You can’t steal my phone!” I run after him, grabbing his arm.
He looks down at me then stops short. I’m completely caught off guard when he wraps an arm around my waist, pulling me flush against him. His free hand goes into my hair and pulls my head back, and then he kisses me. No, not kisses—he consumes me. My body starts to buzz like someone just plugged me into an electrical outlet, and I start to feel lightheaded. When he pulls his mouth from mine, I gasp, my fingers going to my lips.
“What was that?” I whisper, looking into his eyes.
“What’s your name?” he asks, still holding me close.
“Sophie,” I tell him, my answer spoken behind my fingers.
His body is as hard as a rock against mine; I can feel every muscle, every contour, and it takes everything in me to keep breathing. I realize this is the first time in my life I have ever felt small, my curvy figure never having allowed it before.
“Sophie,” he repeats, standing up to his full height and pulling me with him. I look around and wonder if time has stopped for anyone else. “My name is Nico.”
“Of course it is,” I say, staring into his amazing eyes, thinking that a guy who looks like him would have a name like that—cool and hot, something that rolls easily off your tongue but is hard to forget.
“I’ll see you when I get back into town, Sophie,” he says as he lets me go, making sure I’m steady on my feet.
“What?” I ask, looking around again.
“Here’s your phone.” He hands me my cell, and I’m still a little lightheaded when he starts to walk off again. I watch in a daze as he leaves, but then he turns around to face me from a few yards away. “Sophie?”
“Change the picture on your phone,” he demands before he turns and disappears into the crowd.
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Until November (Book One) Until Series
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November is looking forward to getting to know her father and the safety of a small town. After leaving the Big Apple and her bad memories for Tennessee, November starts working for her dad at his strip club doing the books. The one time she’s allowed there during club hours she runs into Asher Mayson. He’s perfect until he opens his mouth and makes assumptions. November wants nothing to do with Asher but too bad for November, fate has other plans.
Asher Mayson has never had a problem getting a woman, that is until November. Now all he can think about is making November his and keeping her safe.
Warning 18+ sexual content and a strong Alpha Male.
Until Trevor (Book Two) Until Series
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Trevor Mayson had his life planned out - make the family business successful and play the field for a few more years before eventually settling down. Then he sees her. Liz Hayes was beautiful, shy and everything that he could ever want...but she didn't fit into his plans. After Trevor painfully rejects her, Liz finally starts to move on, but Trevor is finding it difficult to truly let her go. It seems the more he tries to stay away, the more intense his feelings for her become. Like a stretched rubber band, he can only take so much before snapping.
Liz Hayes is done waiting for Trevor and isn't interested in getting her heart broken by him again, but Trevor is making it difficult for her to forget him when he shoves his way back into her life.
Can Trevor prove to her that he is worth falling in love with again, and is he ready to change his life plan to let her into his heart?
Until Lilly (Book Three) Until Series
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When 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.
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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