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Series: Until #4
on June 3, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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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.
Aurora Rose Reynolds always gives us the perfect ALPHA MALE in her stories. The Mayson brothers make me weak in the knees. They are gorgeous, demanding, protective, ridiculously territorial, and fantastic in bed. If any man said half of the shit that these foul-mouthed men say to their women, I would kick their ass, but when it comes from Nico, I would fall right into his bed, no doubts about it. Until Nico was such a great read. It has everything that I want in a romance, two characters that have had it rough, find each other and break down each other’s walls and fall in love. Intense, scorching sex scenes, and some suspense that will keep you on your toes, Until Nico is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. I’m just upset that there are no more available Mayson men. No more BOOM!
❝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 pulls my head back, and he kisses me – no, not kisses…he consumes me.❞
If you are familiar with this series, you know about the BOOM! Welcome to the beginning of Sophie and Nico’s happily ever after. Nico meets the school librarian through some funny circumstances, and once he realizes who Sophie is to him, there is NO staying away. The aggravation and the annoyance that Nico feels at the beginning was so incredibly funny. I believe his first words were along the line of, “you have got to be fucking kidding me!” Sophie is shocked by this sexy, tattooed bounty hunter, wondering what he wants with a woman like her. After multiple attempts at asking her out, Sophie finally caves, and their journey begins.
❝It’s only right I make you feel safe, because you make me feel whole.❞
From the very beginning I fell in love with the Mayson brothers and their family. The way they give each other shit, and yet you get the sense that they love the hell out of each other and would do anything for them is beautiful, and is a big part of why this series is so fantastic and successful. The heroine was very relatable to me, and the hero, well let’s just say, he was pretty much carved from perfection. As long as Ms. Reynolds keeps writing, I will continue reading. The epilogue in Until Nico was just icing on the cake and it gave me a great sense of satisfaction. Even though the Mayson brothers are all matched up with their other half, I have a feeling Aurora isn’t quite done with this wonderful family.
Be on the lookout for The Underground Kings Series where we get Kenton’s story. Way to pull me right back in Ms. Reynolds. Well played!
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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