Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – Book 4 in the Until Series about the Mayson brothers..
Writing – First person Dual POV. Some minor editing/continuity errors, but only very minor
Main Characters: Sophie Grates – School librarian. Very shy and insecure but still manages to dress like the very image of a sex kitten librarian!
Nico Mayson – tattoos, faux-hawked bounty hunter. OTT possessive alpha.
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author? – Yes
Rating – 3.5 Stars
So, if you have read the series, you know the Mayson curse! Apparently when a Mayson man meets his one, or his “Boom” that is it! It is all systems go!
Once you are willing to just go with it, and just take the insta possessive love as fact and go with the flow, it is easier to enjoy the books for what they are!
I have to admit, I did not really like the first 2, although book 2 was an improvement over book 1, book 3 I loved, and this was probably on a par with book 3. Or maybe I have just succumbed to the guilty pleasure of it all!
So, Nico and Sophie meet. Nico feels his “boom” which is rather inconvenient for him, but he is not going to fight it.
Sophie however, is very insecure and shy and scared, due to a traumatic even in her past. At times it was a bit hard to take how terrified of life she really was, so many years after the fact. I struggled sometimes with her character. Her complete fear of living and coming out of her shell. But who is to say, how something like that could affect her, so soon after the death of a parent, and losing another parent in an altogether different way.
And Nico, once he gets in there with Sophie, it is all systems go for him. He wants her knocked up, married and having met the family and he is not all that concerned what order that comes in!
Again though, and this has been my previous complaint with the previous books, the jumping so many months ahead, actually makes the story weaker, we miss the build up, the getting to know you, the best parts imo! So much time is covered in the 238 pages (according to Amazon) it feels almost like the author wants to fit in so much story and drama, that none of it is ever fully developed and explored as in depth as it should be. It all ends up feeling a bit rushed and flat. It is hard to get a proper emotional connection to the characters due to how fast the story goes. It feels almost at times like we are being told the summary of the story and not the story itself.
Writing – there were a few minor editing issues, such as the odd missed word here and there. Also, it is mentioned Asher and November have four girls at the start of the book, then nearer the end, they have only three.
It also felt a bit too much like the author was setting up her next series! With Kendall and his vague and mysterious women issues, and the same with Leo. It added nothing to this story at all, and given how quick it moves, it is just extra words that would have been better given to Nico and Sophie and giving their book some depth.
But I enjoyed it in the same way I enjoy a Greggs Sausage roll! It is not really going to fill me up, I know what I am getting and I will easily forget about it as soon as I am finished, but damn is it enjoyable at the time!
Amazon UK Link: Until Nico (Until Series Book 4)