Wednesday, October 9, 2013

UNTIL NOVEMBER by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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.
Warning 18+ sexual content and a strong Alpha Male.
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat whosehusband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires its beauty.   
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“So, what are we doing today? Can we go riding?” I ask excitedly.

“No, someone’s coming over in an hour,” he says, wiping his mouth.

“O…kay,” I say slowly, waiting for him to tell me who is coming over. He doesn’t say anything, just smiles. “So, who is it?” I ask after he still doesn’t say anything.

“You’ll see.” He shrugs.

“So, you’re not going to tell me who it is?”

“Nope,” he says, putting his cup and plate into the sink without rinsing it. He starts to walk away, so I clear my throat to get his attention. When he looks at me, I nod my head in the direction of the sink and he raises his eyebrows. So, I nod my head in the direction of the sink again. “Do you have a tic, baby?” he asks, his mouth twitching.

I narrowed my eyes. “I'm not your maid, Asher.” He straight out smiles, giving me the dimple, then walks to the sink, takes his plate and cup out, still without rinsing them, and places them in the dishwasher. “You have to rinse it before you put it in the dishwasher,” I tell him, feeling and sounding like a total nag.

“It’s a dishwasher,” he says slowly, walking towards me.

“Ye—” Before I can get the words out, his mouth is on mine. The kiss is deep, wet, and so yummy, that when he pulls his mouth away, my hands are wrapped around his neck and my legs are around his hips. I'm in an Asher fog so deep that he could tell me that it’s not a dishwasher, but a microwave, and I would agree with him completely.

My eyes flutter open. He’s looking down at me with a cocky smile and mumbles, “That’s better.” Then, he squeezes my ass in his hands, sets me on the counter and leaves the kitchen, putting on his shirt as he goes.

“Holy crap,” I whisper. Beast looks at me, grunts, then walks to his dog bed and lays down, completely disappointed in my lack of willpower. “It’s not my fault,” I mumble to my dog. He lets out a breath and shuts his eyes, completely dismissing me. “It’s not,” I say, still mumbling. I hop off the counter, take Asher’s dishes from the dishwasher, rinse off the cream cheese so it doesn’t harden onto the plate, rinse out the cup then place them both back in the dishwasher. The whole time, I'm smiling.
Until November 
by Aurora Rose Reynolds
3 stars
Review by ~Wendy

I'm really torn on how I feel about this story. It starts out strong with November being attacked and being saved by a Great Dane (Beast) that is  taller than her when he stands on his hind legs. November fleas the Big Apple for small town in Tennessee. She is going to stay with her father and do the Books for his club. Little does she know its a strip club. Her father only allows her to be there on the off hours. This is how she meets Asher. Asher is the head of security and is at the club checking up on things. Asher is the hot tattooed bad boy, man-whore, who can and does get any woman he wants. It's no secret of his ways, the whole town knows, yet the women come in droves to get his attention. 
When November and Asher meet for the first time there are sparks between the two, but Asher is an ass toward November and she wants nothing to do with him. 
As fate would have it, their worlds collide and they can't seem to stay away from each other. 
Here's my issue with the story. First Asher is a jealous and possessive jerk. I know he is suppose to be this Alpha-Male but he doesn't come off as a nice guy in a tough body. He comes off as that bad boyfriend you want your friend to stay away from. With everything November has been through you would think she would be more guarded, but she lets him do what he wants. All Asher has to do is kiss her and she is all on board with what he says. When their relationship moves to the next level, he asks if she's on birth control and they have unprotected sex. November knows he has been with half the women in town, yet she sees no problem having sex with him with out a condom. Birth control prevents pregnancy, not STDs. 
Second issue, there seems to be a lot of repetitive comments or scenes. 
Third issue is lack of character development. Like November and Liz's friendship, they meet and next thing you know they are BFF's. I would really like to have seen their relationship form. 
So here's where my dilemma is. I liked the ending, no cliffhanger, which is a rarity these days. I liked the secondary characters. I loved the dog. Most of the sex was hot, I just really wish Asher was such a caveman jerk. 
At the end if the book, there is a look into the next book and I am left wanting to read it.  
In the end I am giving it 3 stars. I think the story had potential and I have hope that the writer will develop her writing with the next book. Like I said, I am left wanting to read the next story. 

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