Monday, March 10, 2014

**Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway!** UNTIL LILLY by Aurora Rose Reynolds


Until Lilly Blog Tour


Title: Until Lilly (Until, #3)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release Date: March 2, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis
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.

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Excerpt
“Is that what you do? I mean do you often try to hit on women in coffee shops by buying coffee for them?”

“I can tell you with one hundred percent truthfulness that I have never done that before.”

“Never.” A look passes over his face I don’t know what It means but I don’t like it.”

“Do you date a lot?” I ask quietly wondering if he thinks I will be some kind of conquest.”

“I haven’t dated.”

“You haven’t dated?” I look him over again he must think I am stupid guys who look like him must date a lot.

“I have never had to date.”

“What does that mean?”

“If I want to sleep with someone I don’t need to date them.”
“What?” I breathe that is not at all what I expected him to say. “You’re the guy that can get any girl he wants without ever putting any kind of effort into it.” He shrugs the gesture making me feel sick at the same time I want to kick him in the nuts. Maybe the red hair does make me have a temper.

“I never lead anyone on or tell them things they want to hear.”

“So that makes it okay?”

“I don’t know if it makes it okay but it’s who I am.”

“Well I am glad that this is coming to light now rather than later.”

“Oh no,” He shakes his head. “This thing with you is something completely different.”

“Yeah I know.” I tell him crossing my arms over my chest. “Its different because I will not be sleeping with you.” I lean forward. “EVER.”

“Well I guess we answered the question about red heads and their tempers didn’t we.” He smiles showing off both dimples. “But trust me when I tell you I would not have driven almost three hours to sleep with you that’s not what I am looking for.”

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❤ REVIEW 

Aurora Rose Reynolds has done it again.  She wrote a fantastic story about another delicious Mayson brother!  Just when I didn’t think there could be a Mayson brother hotter than Asher & Trevor, BOOM –  we get Cash.  I LOVE this beautiful story with wonderful characters & second chances!

The main characters, Cash & Lilly are absolutely amazing and the chemistry between the two is unmistakable.  They are beautiful, strong and very, very likable.  The author does a great job at making you feel what they are feeling.  ← This is VERY important to me!  The way they look at each other, the way they talk to each other, the way they love each other - it's as if you are experiencing it yourself.  This book will make you feel many different types of emotions throughout.  You will feel the pain from Cash for missing the first few years of his daughter's life.  You will feel Lilly's heartbreak over the message she receives after finding out she was pregnant.  You will feel hatred for the psycho ex, Jules.  This book is full of FEELS!   

And the kids… omg the kids, Jax & Ashlyn.  They had such a huge part in this book, and you can’t help but fall in love with these little sweethearts!  So many scenes that will melt your heart and make you want to pick them up and squeeze them.

I have been a fan of this author’s writing style since the first book in the series, Until November.  Nice pacing, easy to follow, and makes you want to keep turning page after page until you’re finished.  You get completely sucked in and you don’t want to come up for air until it’s over.

I loved many scenes in this book, but I must mention two of my favorites: 

❥  Cash & Lilly’s kiss when he came over for pancakes – YOWZA!  That was seriously hot.  I could feel that one all the way down to my toes – tingling all the way. 

❥  The scene in the truck while in Alaska on the way to the glacier.  For those of you who've read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I seriously had to fan myself after that scene. And then I may have read it over again... 

Ms. Reynolds definitely knows how to write sexy scenes that will increase your heart rate and make you breathe a little heavier.

One thing I have to add to my review – it has nothing to do with how good this book is, but I must share because I think it was a ‘Whoa, this is a sign from Aurora Rose Reynolds, I just know it, and I was meant to read this book!’ moment.  One day while reading, I just HAD to stop so I could make my kids dinner.  After they were all taken care of and fully sated, I started reading again.  Here’s the next part in the book that I read:
“I won’t be long.  Hang out with Mom for a while, then take the kids home.  We can order in food if you want.”
“So, you don’t want fish sticks and tater tots?” I ask, knowing that was the only thing left in our freezer.
“No, thanks.”  His face looks disgusted at the idea of fish sticks, making me laugh.
Why is this such a ‘whoa’ moment for me?  Because I had just made my kids fish sticks & tater tots for dinner.  I am not kidding.  Was that weird, or is it just me?

So, in conclusion, this book was amazing!  I loved pretty much everything about it; the characters, the storyline, the writing style.  And the epilogue, omg – brilliant Ms. Reynolds!  That. Was. Perfect!

I am anxiously awaiting the next book, Until Nico.  You get a nice teaser at the end of Until Lilly.  And that teaser is enough to make you fall in love with yet another hot, panty-droppin’ Mayson brother.  Bring it!  This series just keeps getting better and better.

If you loved the first two books in the series, you might just love this one more.  If you haven’t read the first two, you really should, and then read this one - you'll love it.  This book comes highly recommended by me!  I give it 4½ sexy, alpha-lovin’ hearts.

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Buy the Book
Until Lilly (Until #3)

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Until November (Until #1)

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Until Trevor (Until #2)

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About the Author
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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat whose husband 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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