Until Lilly by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Until Lilly: Until Lilly (Until Series Book 3)
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.
I didn't realize Until Lilly was the third book in a series until after I finished it. I don't think you really need to read the others beforehand so it worked out fine. I don't know what it was about this book that I liked so much. Everything happened way too fast, like instantaneous, which I usually don't like. The main character had many traits that normally I do not like, but for some reason I didn't mind them here.
When Cash sees Lilly for the first time he knows she is the one for him. She is it. Apparently that is the Mayson curse. When you find the one you know it instantly. I actually really liked that as it seemed true. I believed it and it made me think of when I met my husband. Lily is buying coffee and Cash just has to talk to her. It doesn't go very well as he gets all caveman on her which she doesn't like, but there is something about him that draws her to him. He lives a few hours away so it is hard to have a relationship, but they talk on the phone a lot and he comes to visit whenever he can. You don't see a lot of these early days in the book. You just get a few snippets, which at first was disappointing. They do end up sleeping together once, but then the next day Cash calls and breaks up with Lilly, breaking her heart. She then finds out she is pregnant, but due to various reasons ends up alone and even more heartbroken.
Cash ends up getting married to a crazy lady and having her kid. He has some valid reasons for everything, but it is still upsetting. It doesn't last long before they get divorced and he has custody of his son, Jax. One day when he is out with his son he sees Lilly...and a little girl who looks just like Jax. From that moment Cash is committed to doing whatever it takes to make things right with Lilly. He knows he loves her, wants to be with her forever, and this time nothing is going to stop that from happening. He was really amazing, even though he did have his caveman tendencies. He also is of the mindset that women need to be protected. It is shown at the end with his daughter and son. His son can do whatever since guys can take care of themselves, but his daughter can't since girls need to be protected. Normally that would make me so angry as well that is not true, but for some reason this whole thing he has going on just makes me shake my head at him like oh Cash...you are so silly. Very interesting that I didn't hate him at times.
So anyways Lilly takes him back WAY too quickly! So you understand his reason for everything that happened, but man I couldn't get over that heartache that quickly. It just didn't make that much sense that instantly they are together again. Kind of crazy, but as I said above I didn't really mind it even though it was totally unrealistic. They just kind of fall back into things, are in love again, and man were they hot together. One small complaint - Cash kept telling Lilly how he was going to spank her and such, but he never really did. Sad, as I would have loved to read more of that! Oh well, what you do get it pretty amazing so I can't complain too much.
Then Lilly starts having some problems, legal issues, starting after the ex wife finds out about her. No one thinks these two events could be related. No one thinks the ex could be involved. Why? I have no idea. I mean they know she is crazy so...why not even consider her? Very strange and one part I didn't like. Of course everything works out and everyone is happy. I really liked this story, even though I am not sure why the caveman tendencies didn't both me. Cash was just amazing with Lilly and the kids and I just loved them together. I can't wait to read the rest of the series now!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ 1/2