Until July (Until Her #1) by Aurora Rose ReynoldsUntil July by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Published April 2015
Series: Until Her #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
half-star
Format: eBook
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Wes Silver wasn’t looking for love, but when July Mayson literally knocks him on his ass during their first encounter, his world is turned upside down by the quirky blonde, and every moment with her makes him more determined to protect her.

July Mayson doesn’t understand the pull she feels toward the bad boy biker Wes Silver, but she knows being with him is like nothing she’s ever felt before. Now all she has to do is tell her overprotective father, Asher Mayson, that she’s found her boom.

I’ve read Aurora Rose Reynolds books before. I’ve actually read the complete Until series. And I did this even though I knew what to expect in each and every book: overbearing alpha-male and helpless girl, insta-love, hot sex and babies. That’s how predictable those books were. But hey, I still found them entertaining and even though the predictability and reality factor weren’t really there, I still found them OK.

And so when Until July was released I was like: ok, let’s give this a go – at least I’ll have a good time reading it. But wow. This book was outrageously bad. I was so ready to file a Did Not Finish on that one but somehow I thought maybe it would get better toward the end. But it didn’t.

I’m not even sure I can review this book properly so I’ll just make a list of the stuff that just didn’t work for me.

1) The ridiculous storyline: the two main characters meet because she wants to rescue an injured bird while on her motorbike, and almost veers into his motorbike. Oh and turns out “biker-girl” July was never again seen on a bike once the opening scene was over.

2) The drama: Did I mention that this storyline is full of drama? Drug dealers, dog fights, biker fights, kidnapping. Ugh. Can we just deal with one subject properly and be done with it?

2) The overbearing alpha-male: sure, we all love the alpha-male type. But I’ll just draw a line at a guy that ignores you on the first date, that treats you like his property, somehow gets the keys to your appartment within a couple of days of knowing you and what not. Oh – and this is also the portrait of a guy who is exceedingly jealous when his “woman” talks to anyone with a penis that is not him (although he is used to sharing his women) – do you get the irony? This also brings me to…

3) The lack of chemistry between the MCs: well, there might be sexual chemistry between the two of them, but really – that’s all it amounts to. I wouldn’t want to share my bed let alone bodily fluids with the main character in this story. There’s really nothing that made the main character “sweet”.

4) The absolutely horrendous writing – full of typos and grammatical errors. Really put a damper on an already awful reading experience. See for yourself:

  • “Do you understand the guys that this kid and his father are involved with drug women until they have no idea what their doing and put them on the street”
  • “This seemed like something bigger then I could ever understand.”
  • “Whatever happens out there doesn’t effect what we have.”

5) The icing on the cake: side-character 1 (biker) and side-character 2 (stupid co-worker) announce they are pregnant within 2 weeks or so of knowing each other. What? Was this detail necessary? Dear Author – can you imagine that there might be young readers out there who read this sh-t and might believe that this is common practice? Is this really a good example?

So sorry if I am the only one that’s not in love with this book, but to me, Until July just wasn’t worthy of my time. The whole. damn. book needs improvement, or just shouldn’t have been released. Dear authors out there, please think before you release. Or review what you wrote. Or at least get yourself an editor. Don’t just chase after the next release because you feel compelled to.

Detailed Rating
Storyline
0.5 Stars
Characters
0.5 Stars
Writing
0.5 Stars
All the feels
0.5 Stars
Overall: half-star