Published October 2013
Series: Until #2
Genres: New Adult
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Trevor Mayson had his life planned out - make the family business successful and play the field for a few more years before eventually settling down. Then he sees her. Liz Hayes was beautiful, shy and everything that he could ever want...but she didn't fit into his plans. After Trevor painfully rejects her, Liz finally starts to move on, but Trevor is finding it difficult to truly let her go. It seems the more he tries to stay away, the more intense his feelings for her become. Like a stretched rubber band, he can only take so much before snapping.
Liz Hayes is done waiting for Trevor and isn't interested in getting her heart broken by him again, but Trevor is making it difficult for her to forget him when he shoves his way back into her life.
Can Trevor prove to her that he is worth falling in love with again, and is he ready to change his life plan to let her into his heart?
Trevor Mayson never believed in love at first sight – the curse that supposedly runs in the Mayson family. He’s a player and intends to stay that way. However, one night, things took the wrong turn with his best friend Liz Hayes, after which Trevor dumped her, wanted nothing to do with her anymore.
Except that as soon as Liz decides to move on, Trevor regrets his actions and decides to do everything that’s in his power to win her back. However, he will have to help Lilly get over a certain number of insecurities and challenges.
Until Trevor is the second instalment of the Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds, and tells Trevor’s story, one of the 4 Mayson brothers. I liked the first book, Until November, even though I didn’t give it more than 3 stars because I found it a bit far-fetched in terms of the story. It was however an enjoyable read because it evolved around love, family, alpha-male behaviour, steamy scenes and pregnancy – in other words: it’s the ideal book to read when you want to relax.
And unfortunately, I felt like Until Trevor was just a total copy of Until November. It’s exactly the same scheme:
- Manwhore meets girl and falls head over heels (doesn’t even think about other women and is totally cured from his player-ways) Did I mention manwhore has great body and is tattooed? And has a filthy mouth. Oh my!
- Girl is reluctant to engage – although who are we kidding? She can’t wait to give in!
- Boy is a control-freak and alpha-male. Boy talks girl into moving in, buying a puppy etc.
- Girl has issues from the past she has to deal with, so boy helps her with that
- HEA – marriage, sex, babies etc.
Sorry to break it down for you in such spoilerish ways, but that’s what reading Until November is like, reading Until Trevor is certainly no different, except for the names and Liz’s family story. Trevor and Ash (from Until November) feel like one and the same person and do not really have such a different personality. I would have wished for them to be different – more unique.
The good thing is that compared to Until November, Until Trevor holds a lot less grammatical and editing errors (although you can still find some).
Anyway, it’s difficult for me to rate this book because on the one hand I am really disappointed that the author went on a copycat path (at least she’s copycatting her own work, huh?) and that book 1 and 2 hold sooo much similarities, but on the other hand I can’t help but admit that I liked reading this, even if it was so predictable – because it still held a few elements that were different. And I probably also like Aurora Rose Reynolds’ story-telling and writing. I love a good dual-pov, and enjoy it even more when there are no editing errors.
So in the end, if you are not too selective and do not have a high bar in terms of standards, I would definitely recommend this as a light, sexy and relaxing read.