Until Now by Laura Ward — Jenn’s Review

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I love Laura Ward and the emotions she brings out in me.


off the charts



Dean Goldsmith is Indiana University’s star quarterback, and his dreams are about to come true. His undefeated season means he has a legitimate shot at the NFL. If he stays focused. Football comes first.

College senior, Grace Yeates, is determined to defy the odds. She is months away from graduating with a business degree, something no one thought she would be able to pull off. All she has to do is focus on her number one priority. Family comes first.


Dean has no time for distractions, but when a gorgeous, snarky, redheaded waitress refuses to tell him her name, he can’t seem to focus on anything else.

Grace knows she can’t let herself get caught up in a guy, particularly a man-whore like Dean, no matter how charming or sexy. She has two hearts to look out for now and no room for a Dean-sized distraction.


Everyone in Dean’s life agrees that Grace is the kind of complication his career doesn’t need.

Grace knows that Dean is the kind of risk her heart shouldn’t want.

But what if the last person you think you need, the one you shouldn’t want, becomes the one you can’t live without? Can their biggest distraction actually be the focus they were missing all along?

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Laura Ward writes some of the most emotional books I have ever read. By emotional, I don’t mean you will be suffering from the ugly cry, but you will feel, deep down to your soul, every single word in this magnificent book. I will read anything Laura writes, and when I received my review copy, I realized I never even read the blurb. So I went into this book completely blind.

I want to keep you completely in the dark, so I am going to tell you NOTHING! Get this book, and READ IT! Curl up under the blankets and just lose yourself in this gorgeous story. I sat in my car, and read this on a dying phone, while waiting for my son to get out of basketball. I could not put it down. I was so immersed in these characters, I just couldn’t walk away. Laura’s writing is exceptional. Each character is thoroughly developed, from the leads, to the minor players. You feel like you are hanging out with your friends, and you just want to stay for awhile. Dean, while I wasn’t so sure I was going to root for him, will blow you away. When Grace made the boy who’s always had it easy, work for just her name, I knew this book was going to be something special, and it was even more. It was everything! In an over-saturated market, Laura Ward is a bright, shining, unique star, and I will always need more.

Can I have Jon and Daisy’s story now please?

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