WHY I READ IT
I’ve been a fan of the Maysons from the very beginning.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
June Mayson and Evan Barrister’s whirlwind courtship resulted in a secret marriage right before he left for boot camp. Evan knows deep in his gut that June is too good for him, but after getting a taste of the beautiful life they can have together, he’s unwilling to let her go. June promises to wait for him, knowing neither time or distance will ever change her feelings for Evan—that is until she’s served with divorce papers while he’s overseas and she’s forced to let him go.
Her marriage and divorce a well-kept secret, the last person June expects to run into when she moves back to her hometown is Evan. Angry over the past, she does everything within her power to ignore the pull she feels whenever he is near. But how can she ignore the pain she sees every time their eyes meet? How can she fight the need to soothe him even if she knows she’s liable to get hurt once again?
Is it possible for June and Evan to find their way back to each other again? Or will they be stopped by an outside force before they ever have a shot?
Being honest, the first two books in the Until spin-off did not excite me the way the original four books did. I just didn’t get out of them what I wanted. That being said, Until June was everything I hoped it would be. I loved that Evan and June didn’t just have a history…they had a history. Once married, June waited for Evan to get out of the service so they could star their lives together. Only problem? Evan had June served with divorce papers instead.
“She wasn’t important – she was f*****g vital, the best thing that ever happened to me. But then I had to let go so my f****d up didn’t ruin her.”
The chemistry between Evan and June was combustible. You could tell from the start that there was no way these two were going to be able to keep their distance from each other, once they were thrown together again. The love they shared had never died, but getting over the hurt and the feelings of inadequacy was going to be a long and rough road. From the moment Evan was back in June’s life, he wasn’t letting her go. He was your prefect alpha man. I’m not sure I have read a male character more alpha than Evan. His love for June was fierce and unwavering. June reminded me a lot of her mother, November. She loved Evan, but she also loved herself, and she wanted nothing but the best for him. She just wasn’t sure she was it. Evan knew better, of course.
“You’re mine. I mean that in the most f****d-up, primal way possible. If it were legal to own you, I would.”
I really enjoyed this story from start to finish. The pacing was perfect and I loved how well we got to know Evan and June, even though they already knew each other. Watching them fall for each other again was a gift, and I am thankful Reynolds shared them with us.