Until Jax (Until Him Series, Book #1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds
BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Until Jax is a spin-off of the Until Series (November/Trevor/Lilly/Nico). Jax belongs to Cash and Lilly (Until Lilly) and believe it or not, I don’t think it’s necessary for you to have read the Until Series before you start Until Jax, I recommend you do based solely on the fact that it’s a pretty fantastic series. However, the blurb on Amazon for Until Jax, states that this is a stand-alone book. I have to respectably disagree with that and here’s why. The way Until Jax begins is going to really confuse you unless you have first read Until July, because Jax’s story picks up where July’s book end. So, maybe you won’t start your love affair with Jax by reading the Until Series, but you certainly have to start it with Until July. BXTCHES have been warned!
You will get to enjoy Until Jax through the POV’s of Jax and Ellie.
I hope you have read Until July, because if you haven’t, I may spoil some things for you. July was kidnapped at the end of her story. The kidnapping involves the dog fighting ring she was trying to expose, but was more broadly tied to sex trafficking. During her capture, she meets another victim, Ellie. Ellie was sold by her mother (I know, what a bitch) and while she is freaking out because she has been kidnapped, she is really flipping out because she needs to get to her daughter, Hope. If you read Until July, well then you know that Wes and Jax came to the rescue. If you haven’t read Until July, just know that July has herself a hot, Alpha man, who’s gonna do whatever it takes to protect her. Back to Ellie. During the rescue, Ellie and Jax come across one another and Jax discovers his BOOM. Jax, who never believed in the Mayson curse, knows without a doubt, Ellie is his.
Jax has a plan. That plan includes driving Ellie to pick up Hope and informing her that she and Hope are going to be moving in with him, all in the name of protection, of course, at least that is how Jax is going to sell it. Ellie is certainly skittish when it comes to Jax, her mom did try to sell her into the world of sex after all, so given that tidbit of information, you can imagine the kind of upbringing she had. It is going to take a bit of work for Jax to make Ellie comfortable enough so she is able to feel the BOOM.
Ellie is a virgin, which is why her mother sold her. No worries, it wasn’t an immaculate conception or anything. Hope is actually Ellie’s niece. Ellie’s brother was killed in a car accident, along with Hope’s mom, when Hope was just 4 weeks old. Tragic, but all Hope knows is Ellie and Ellie recognizes Hope as her own in every sense of the word.
It may take Jax a few to get Ellie on board with the idea of a them, but it is a fantastic journey that Aurora Rose Reynolds will take you on.
If you have followed the Mayson family up to this point, then get ready, because some of them are back for this ride. July is an obvious one. Since her and Ellie suffered through a traumatic experience together, they have become fast friends. So fast in fact, July asks Ellie to be a bridesmaid in her nuptials to Wes. We get some Cash and Lilly along with Ashlyn. In July’s story, we got a little bit of what was going on in June’s (July’s sister) life and we get a bit more here, which helps because I think June’s story is next for the Until Her series. There’s also a great story working with Kim, a co-worker of Ellie’s, and Sage, Jax’s cousin. I’m not sure when or if it’ll become it’s own story, but I sure hope so, because it is a juicy story. There’s also a visit from Jules (if you don’t know who she is, you’re gonna have to just read). All in all, it’s a really great ensemble that works so well off of one another. And the cherry on to of this great cast is, Hope. She is so fantastically written, you’re going to be smitten from her first word. Aurora Rose Reynolds certainly makes you want to fall in love with all of the Mayson characters, just by reading the story of one.
Like with all the Mayson men, get ready to claw the sheets because Jax brings it in the bedroom. Even before Ellie turns in her V-Card, the sexual tension building between Jax and Ellie is almost touchable, it’s so thick. But when the time comes to feel it in their bones, there is no disappointment. Aurora Rose Reynolds really knows how to get your imagination firing from all angles when it comes to getting the deep dick.
Even though this series is really split up into different ones (Until/Until Her/Until Him), it’s all good, just make sure you’re reading them in the order that they have been released. Aurora Rose Reynolds does an exceptional job getting you to invest in this wonderful family. So addicted in fact, it becomes very difficult to put the story down at all. I have actually read Until Jax three times because I continued to procrastinate when it came to writing my review, that said, it wasn’t a hardship whatsoever. All re-reading did, was reinforce my love for all things Mayson. Go ahead and dig in, you’ll be adding another book boyfriend to the list in no time.