Review: Until Her Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Review: Until Her Series by Aurora Rose ReynoldsUntil July by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until Her #1
Published by Aurora Rose Reynolds on April 13, 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
two-stars

Wes Silver wasn't looking for love, but when July Mayson literally knocks him on his ass during their first encounter, his world is turned upside down by the quirky blonde, and every moment with her makes him more determined to protect her.

July Mayson doesn't understand the pull she feels toward the bad boy biker Wes Silver, but she knows being with him is like nothing she's ever felt before. Now all she has to do is tell her overprotective father, Asher Mayson, that she's found her boom.

Until July by Aurora Rose Reynolds is the first book after Reynolds completed the Until series. Until July is about November and Asher Mayson’s eldest daughter, July. This book is definitely my least favorite that I’ve read from Reynolds. July is a vet, and she loves to ride motorcycles, which is how she meets the hero of the story, Wes Silver.

You guys, I really did not like Wes. He was just such an jerk, and I could never really understand why July would like him. He bosses her around to the extreme, even threatening to spank her when she doesn’t do what she says! It is just so gross and obnoxious. Also, July was kind of an idiot, too. She would do ridiculous things, and then have to apologize afterwards. I kept thinking how the hell is this woman a professional vet with a successful practice, because she acts like the most obnoxious teenager.

Although I have been so addicted to Aurora Rose Reynolds’ books, there are definitely issues with her books, especially her Until and Until Him/Until Her series, but Until July is like the most awful things all tossed into the same book.

Review: Until Her Series by Aurora Rose ReynoldsUntil June by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until Her #2
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on May 16, 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
three-stars

June Mayson and Evan Barrister’s whirlwind courtship resulted in a secret marriage right before he left for boot camp. Evan knows deep in his gut that June is too good for him, but after getting a taste of the beautiful life they can have together, he’s unwilling to let her go. June promises to wait for him, knowing neither time or distance will ever change her feelings for Evan—that is until she’s served with divorce papers while he’s overseas and she’s forced to let him go.

Her marriage and divorce a well-kept secret, the last person June expects to run into when she moves back to her hometown is Evan. Angry over the past, she does everything within her power to ignore the pull she feels whenever he is near. But how can she ignore the pain she sees every time their eyes meet? How can she fight the need to soothe him even if she knows she’s liable to get hurt once again?
Is it possible for June and Evan to find their way back to each other again? Or will they be stopped by an outside force before they ever have a shot?

Second Chance Romances are not my favorite, but they it isn’t a trope a trope I completely avoid. Still, I was a bit hesitant to read Until June, because of the second chance romance trope. Until June was honestly a pretty mediocre book in this series, and really quite forgettable. June is trying to move on from her secret marriage and divorce from a few years prior, but is struggling a bit. Of course, it doesn’t help that Evan is now out of the military and (SOMEHOW) working for her cousin. Of course, they have a hard time avoiding their feelings for each other, but they have to work through why Evan abandoned her in the first place.

I just was a bit meh about this one. I thought that June forgave Evan much too quickly, even if his reasons were somewhat understandable. I felt like he needed to do a lot more groveling, and he really didn’t. And once they got past that, the rest of the novel was lacking in any decent conflict.

Review: Until Her Series by Aurora Rose ReynoldsUntil Ashlyn by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until Her #3
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on December 27, 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
three-stars

Dillon Keck knew Ashlyn Mayson was drunk when she suggested they get married. He knew he should have taken her back to their hotel room and put her to bed. Instead, he did what he had been craving to do since the moment they met.

Claim her as his.

Waking up married in Vegas isn't something Ashlyn Mayson ever thought would happen to her. Having Dillon, her boss, a man she thinks is a dick, insist they stay married is absurd, but every time he touches her, she gets lost in him and wonders if maybe they are meant to be together.

But someone isn't happy for Dillon and Ashlyn and their new found romance, and they're willing to do anything to keep them apart. Even commit murder.

Honestly, the whole Until Her series was a bit disappointing, and Until Ashlyn didn’t really impress me either. Ashlyn is a dentist but the dentist that now owns the office where she works drives her insane. So, of course, when she’s drunk with Dillon, at a Dentist Conference in Las Vegas, they get married. And Dillon, who likes Ashlyn, doesn’t want to get a divorce. For some reason Ashlyn decides to try to make it work. I don’t know, the premise was really silly. Ashlyn didn’t like him much before they got married (although I guess that could be explained away by saying her antagonism towards him was really sexual frustration).

Still, it was silly. I did sort of like Dillon and Ashlyn once they stopped bickering all the time. There is a some suspense, as Ashlyn has a stalker, but I did feel like Reynolds skipped the wrong parts in the final suspense show-down. Overall, this one wasn’t very impressive, although certainly a bit better than Until July and Until June. And I did totally binge read this. This series, even with it’s faults, can be pretty addicting.

Review: Until Her Series by Aurora Rose ReynoldsUntil Harmony by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until Her #4
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on March 6, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
three-stars

Harmony Mayson isn’t the kind of girl to take unnecessary risk, but after meeting Harlen MacCabe, she starts to wonder if maybe she should be. The more time she spends with the wild and free biker, the more she starts to crave the freedom he gives her... And even more, she starts to crave him.

Harlen lives his life on his own terms. After losing both his parents at an early age to a robbery gone bad, he knows how precious life is, and he’s determined to get as much out of it as he can. When he runs into the beautiful Harmony and finds out she’s moving to town, he knows it’s time to take his shot. She thinks he only wants to be friends, but she couldn’t be more wrong.

What Harmony and Harlen don’t know is that their time might be cut short. Revenge is in the air, and someone won’t stop until a debt is settled.

Until Harmony is definitely my favorite in the Until Her series, but it still wasn’t fantastic. This one focuses on Harmony, who is very much a type A person. She’s finished her nursing degree, and moves back to her hometown to start her career. Before she moves back home, she meets Harlen, but is a little nervous to start anything. Of course, they do get together.

I did like Harmony and Harlen together. They are definitely my favorite couple in the Until Her series. I somewhat identified with Harmony, and her life plan. And I liked how Harlen slowly won her over. It was cute. Again, there is some suspense, and I enjoyed that aspect of the novel.

As a whole, I like Reynold’s Until Him series a lot more than Until Her. The two series are intertwined, and could really be just one big series, actually, but so far I’ve enjoyed the books about the guys more than the girls.

two-stars

3 Responses to “Review: Until Her Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Yeah I can definitely see some issues with these but I understand that some authors just click. I don’t think this is a series I’m going to run out and buy but I’ll give her other series a try.

    PS – I saw the comment re the cozy mystery with the librarian sleuth. I really wondered about how ethical the judgement of the library books being checked out was so I’m so glad you commented! It didn’t sit quite right with me but I don’t have the professional insight.

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