Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Dillon Keck knew Ashlyn Mayson was drunk when she suggested they get married. He knew he should have taken her back to their hotel room and put her to bed. Instead, he did what he had been craving to do since the moment they met.
Claim her as his.
Waking up married in Vegas isn't something Ashlyn Mayson ever thought would happen to her. Having Dillon, her boss, a man she thinks is a dick, insist they stay married is absurd, but every time he touches her, she gets lost in him and wonders if maybe they are meant to be together.
But someone isn't happy for Dillon and Ashlyn and their new found romance, and they're willing to do anything to keep them apart. Even commit murder.
*ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
Until Ashlyn is the third book in the Until Her series, which is a spin off from the Until series, which features the parents of the characters from the Until Her series. While it is a stand alone, I would recommend at least reading the series from the beginning because you get a good intro of the other characters. While I had read the other books in both series, I started this book feeling a little bit lost because I couldn’t remember who Ashlyn or Dillon were and I wish I’d had a little more of an intro into their story before I was thrust into it.
If you’ve read the other books in the series (and even if you haven’t), the recipe is feisty female and alpha hero, which always works for me. Dillon and Ashlyn butt heads when they are first together, even while lusting heavily over one another. By the time they wake up in Vegas a few chapters in, they’re drunkenly married and thus begins the “I hate him, but I want him, but I don’t want to want him” romance trope. Still, it worked for me. Aurora Rose Reynolds make the alpha guy work for me. Dillon is determined to keep Ashlyn as his wife and make her see that they can be happily ever after while Ash wants to beat him over the head at the same time wanting to jump his bones. I really can’t blame her.
“Dillon is annoying, bossy, and… fine, he can be nice sometimes. Plus, he’s uber-hot, but I hate him. Okay, I don’t hate him… but I really, really want to.”
Most of the story is Dillon convincing Ashlyn that they can make it as a couple and I liked that. We get to see the other couples from the previous books and a glimpse of future books. But at times, I was a little confused. I couldn’t really understand the whole prior fiancee that Dillon had back story and the ending felt extremely rushed. I’m also not sure if it was the fact that I received an unfinished ARC or that’s how the formatting was but towards the end, there were some odd transitions of scenes where I had no idea what had just happened, to the point I had to go back, wondering if I had skipped something because I read too fast. I liked the book and it had the HEA I wanted, I just wish that finale was a little more fleshed out. I am looking forward to the remaining books in the series because there was major drama with another character that had me rubbing my hands together in glee, wanting to know what happens next. Plus, this book had an awesome laugh out loud moment that I loved, which is classic Aurora Rose Reynolds humor.
I sing, “Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?” and listen to the sound of my voice bounce off the walls around me. It’s been ten days since I was able to enjoy a normal shower, and I’m loving every second of it. Humming the end, I scream as the shower curtain is ripped open and Dillon’s eyes scan over me, leaving me frozen in place.
“Babe, seriously?” He laughs, and my brain kicks in as I scramble off the bench I was sitting on while shaving my vagina and attempt to cover myself, smearing shaving cream everywhere in the process.
“Oh, my God! What are you doing? You can’t just come in here!” I screech, bending at the waist in an attempt to hide as much of myself as I can.
“I think the real question is why do you have a theme song for shaving your vagina?