Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Until November (Until series Book 1)
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.
Until November is the second book in this series I have read, even though it is really the first book. Man did I love November and Asher. Aurora Rose Reynolds sure knows how to write an alpha male in such a way that I don't care about the things I would normally care about. It is amazing. The whole girls need protection while boys don't thing normally would make me scream at the hero, but here I am fine with it. Odd, but the way it is. I felt like November a lot of the times. There is one point where she is wondering why in the world Asher's whole caveman thing turns her on. Why does she like it? That is me. I like it, but I don't really know why.
November is this sweet girl. She is pretty innocent and hasn't had the best of times up until now. Her mother is verbally abusive, but not around all that often and kept her from her father until she was 18. She had a fiance, but that ended. Then she had some bad times in New York causing her to leave and move in with her dad in Tennessee. She is so kind and lovely. She recently acquired a large dog who was her savior and she takes him to the nursing home to visit with the elderly. So sweet.
Asher is this big tough guy player. He and his brothers are all super players. They have never had girlfriends, just girls they sleep with. The let the girls know that is what it is and everything, but they are so good looking everyone throws themselves at them. It is a bit ridiculous, but I didn't mind. When Asher first meets November he thinks she is sleeping with her dad (he didn't know it was her dad). He has the instant connection with her. He instantly knows that she is the one for him so he is a bit annoyed that she is with this older guy. Hilarious. Once he figures everything out he goes full caveman on her, kidnapping her when she tries to get away after their 'just beer.' I should hate that, I know I should as it is just wrong, but somehow I don't. I loved Asher and his caveman ways. I loved how he was just all this is the way it is, we are going to be together so get with the program and give this a chance. Somehow, even with those caveman tendencies, Asher was really sweet with November. It is obvious how much he cares about her and how he wants to keep her safe. She has some scary situations, someone is trying to scare her and she doesn't know who or why, and Asher is just so great with her about all of it. He really tries to protect her as best he can. He can be super bossy, but I still love him. When he gets a little crazy when November talks to other guys, especially when he thinks there might be something with his brother, when he opens up about that my heart just broke a little for him. I know in the past he was a player, but November is different. He just is amazing even with all of his bad qualities, or things I would normally consider bad qualities.
So I like how Asher and November, once they are together, don't really have issues or drama with their relationship. Things happen to them, there are issues and tense situations and such. It is never an issue of will they end up together, but will they be able to get rid of the outside issues. November has someone who seems to want to hurt her, who breaks in and sends creepy poetry to her. They have to figure out who it is and why they are going after November. It is nice as it is just like they are in love, they are it for each other and that is that. I really liked this story.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2