Synopsis:Ellie Anthony isn’t looking for love. She isn’t even looking for a man, but when Jax Mayson insists on keeping her and her daughter safe, she’s left with no choice but to trust him. Now she just hopes she doesn’t get hurt when she falls hard for a guy who’s known for breaking hearts.
Jax Mayson knows that Ellie is his BOOM the moment he sees her. When he finds out she has a daughter, he realizes he wants a family, and he will do whatever is necessary to keep both of his girls safe, even if that means facing the demons from his past.
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An Excerpt from Until Jax
“Thank you again for taking me.” Pulling my eyes from the road for a brief moment, I look at Ellie. Her head is resting against the window, her legs pulled up onto the seat, tucked near her ass, and her arms are wrapped tight around them. One thing I’ve noticed about her over the last few hours is she’s always wrapping her arms around herself or tucking her body into a tight ball. It’s like she’s forcing herself to stay together.
“I told you I got you, baby,” I say gently, wanting more than anything to take her hand in mine, but every time I touch her, she freezes up like she’s waiting for me to strike out at her, and I would be lying if I said that didn’t piss me the fuck off. It does; it feels like a slap in the face every time it happens.
“I know,” she whispers, and the tears I hear in her voice cause a sharp pain in my chest.
“This is the turnoff.” Her feet go to the floorboard and her hands to the dash as she sits up taller, moving her face closer to the windshield. We drive up a long dirt driveway with forest and the occasional broken down car on each side. When we make it to the top of the hill, a singlewide trailer comes into view, with junk cars and garbage piled up out front.
As soon as I come to a stop, she opens her door and hops out before I can tell her to keep her little ass in the cab. I don’t even know how I’m going to deal with the range of emotions that have settled over me since seeing her for the first time.
“Fucking Boom,” I mutter, getting out behind her and doubling my steps until I’m able to reach her side, where I wrap my hand around her waist and pull her closer to me. She’s so fucking tiny that the top of her dark head sits right at my chest. So fragile, from her too soft skin to her petite size. And she’s mine.
I absolutely adored the original Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds. I remember devouring all four books in about 3 days. They are the perfect blend of alpha male/damsel in distress/hot steamy sex that I LOVE in my books. So…when Jenn posted a review opportunity for a spin off series and I saw the cover of Until Jax, I pushed all those other Starlets out of the way and raised my hand as high I could, yelling “Me, me me!! Pick me! Choose ME!” Ok, maybe it wasn’t quite that dramatic, but you get my point
Until Jax is the story of Jax Mayson, son of Lilly and Cash Mayson, and HOLY H.E.L.L. the apple did NOT fall far off of the Hot as Sin Alpha Male tree!! Jax has it ALL going on. When he meets Ellie after she has fled some awful kidnappers along with Jax’s cousin, July, he almost instantly realizes that Ellie is what has been missing from his life…or as his Dad and uncles like to call it, his BOOM. Jax proceeds to move Ellie and her 3 year old daughter, Hope, in with him so he can protect them while Jax searches for the kidnapper that got away and tries to get to the bottom of who is behind a trail of missing women.
It doesn’t take long for Jax to fall hopelessly in love with Ellie AND Hope. Ellie tries to resist at first, but come on…did you see the Jax on this book cover? Who, in their right mind, could resist that. Especially when he says things like…
“I love you, Ellie. I loved you before I even knew who you were. I have no idea how this works. I have no idea how it’s possible to find someone who was made just for me, but you were. You were made for me. You’re everything I never knew I wanted. You and Hope complete me, and it doesn’t matter if I tell you now or a year from now, because my feelings will still be the same. You were meant to be mine.”
Um…yes, PLEASE!! He is pure perfection. And don’t be thinking he is all hearts and flowers, because this man can BRING IT in the bedroom…and the kitchen…and the hallway. He has a deliciously dirty mouth that will have you squirming in your seat.
“I know, baby. So responsive. You’re so responsive, baby. I bet you could come just from my dick, couldn’t you?”
I’m pretty sure I could just from reading that! Ok, are we getting the point that it’s hot? And it’s also a great story and kept me interested from start to finish. It can be read as a stand alone, but do yourself and favor and read the original Until Series first. Not only are they great books, but it will help keep all of the characters straight because those Mayson men have done some SERIOUS reproducing! There are cousins for days. Until Jax was a big, shiny 4 stars for me and I would definitely recommend it!!