Series: Until Her #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Until June, Until Ashlyn, Until Harmony
Also by this author: Obligation, Until June, Until Jax, Until Ashlyn, Until Sage, Running into Love, Until Harmony, Until Cobi, Catching Him
Reading Challenges: COYER Summer 2019
Gareth Black is drawn to December Mayson the moment he spots her across the room at her cousin’s wedding. When he approaches the beautiful woman, she captivates him with her shyness and wit, making him crave her.
With a pull so strong it’s impossible to ignore, December knows there’s something between her and Gareth. She just hopes they’re capable of jumping the hurdles ahead of them.
Two boys, an ex, a surprise that will change everything, and a disgruntled co-worker, guarantee these two will have their work cut out for them if they are going to find their happily ever after.
Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds continues the Until Her series with another Mayson daughter. This time, December falls for single dad, Gareth (whom we have met before in passing). Gareth has been raising his two teenage boys alone; well, for the most part alone. His ex shows up occasionally just to screw things up then she bails again.
December and Gareth don’t get off to the best start. There is a bit of a fib that puts Gareth on the defensive. However, they get past that and things move quickly (as is typical in all the Until books!). I loved Gareth’s boys, Mitchell and Max. They were great additions to the story and I really think readers will connect with their struggles regarding their feelings about their mother.
What made me really love Until December though was December. First, she is a teacher. Teachers rock! Second she was born in December, and people born in December also rock. Third, she said some things that had me screaming at my kindle “YES!! Oh my gosh, someone just like me!”.
When I’m reading and I get to a point in a book that makes me nervous about how things will turn out, I skip to the end just to make sure everything ends up okay.
This is so me it hurts. I know some people can’t understand why anyone would do this, but yall I do NOT like surprises. If the book doesn’t end happy, I am not wasting my time.
…reading a romance book and watching a romance play out on screen are completely different. When you read about a couple, it’s like you are there with them, falling in love at the same time they do. You feel, smell, and see what they do. Its difficult to portray that into actions and looks in a movie.
I have always felt this way but never have been able to explain it! This is a perfect explanation for why I love reading romance, but hardly watch romance.
Fans of single dad romance or big, involved families will enjoy Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds. The Maysons are such a devoted family you can’t help but love them. I felt the ending was a bit abrupt and kind of thrown in there, but otherwise, this story was top notch!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: single dad, crazy ex
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler
I thought of this song the entire time I read!