by Jeannie Moon
When newly divorced Kate Adams is approached on the sunny deck of a California hotel by hockey star David Burke, and he invites her to dinner, she almost says no. He’s obviously younger than her. And charming. And drop dead gorgeous. But there’s also something sweet about David, so Kate—who hasn’t done anything spontaneous in a very long time—accepts his invitation.
It is, after all, her fortieth birthday.
However, a real romance with thirty-year-old David, whose picture is in the gossip pages as often as it’s in the sports pages, is out of the question. No matter how much she wants him, it’s just too risky.
But meeting Kate has been David’s lightning strike. She’s the one for him, and he has no intention of giving up on her.
So while Kate guards her fragile heart, David sets out to win her over with the same determination that drives him on the ice.
And he’ll break every rule in the book if he has to.
I received an ARC of Until You by Jeannie Moon through Spark Point Studio in exchange for an honest review.
I hesitate to call contemporary romance books my guilty pressure. I don't think anyone should feel guilty about what they like to read. With that said, let me tell you my honest opinion about this book - I thoroughly enjoyed it!
The story was not the run of the mill, cookie-cutter kind of story. There were a lot of ups and downs and real character building happening in this story. The characters were very much like real people, making mistakes, having insecurities and wanting to be happy. I enjoyed the fact that the protagonist is a female fiction writer (best seller - thank you very much!) and that she wasn't so willing to be in a relationship.
This book also contains storylines that I usually hate in romance literature...and literature in general. For example: surprise pregnancy, more than 2 people's point of view, an engagement. I usually roll my eyes whenever any of these scenarios happens. They just irritate me. However, in this story? Not so much. Maybe it is because I came to like the characters, especially the protagonist Kate, so much. I wanted all the good guys to succeed and if that took some of these storylines to do it - so be it. I honestly just fell for the characters.
Also, as a side note, I really don't like the covers of romance novels. I think this is why most of my romance titles reside in my Kindle/Nook/iBooks app on my tablet rather than on my shelf. I don't enjoy cheesiness. Regardless, this book is worth picking up in whatever format available.
If you enjoy romance stories, you'll enjoy this one. If you enjoy romance stories with an intelligent protagonist, you'll like it. If you like romance stories of the "major-sexy-times" persuasion...this book will probably not be enough for you.