a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof
They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she’s not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.
Autumn Freeman is doing with her life the best she can. She works as a stripper to pay for nursing school. When a shooting at the strip club has her in trouble, she is told to leave the city and her friend sends her to be protected by Kenton Mayson.
Kenton is in the business of protection. He is not a cop but he'll kill to protect what he cares about most. Sharing his house with a stripper is not his idea of fun. He is mad when he finds out the truth and sees her working at the hospital. Once his preconceived notions are all gone, with eyes wide open he realizes she is what he has been looking for. There are just two little issues: convincing Autumn of a second chance and keeping her alive.
This was a great read. Kenton was an alpha who once he realized he wanted the girl, he didn't stop until he convinced her. He didn't hesitate to put his ex girlfriend in her place and he was open with his family about his feelings for Autumn. There was no second guessing him. He was also tender and sweet at times.
“I love you. It’s not past tense. I love you now, and will love you until my heart stops beating.”
Autumn was independent and funny. She has a good heart, was smart and listened to what Kenton had to say to keep her alive.
The secondary characters were also good. There were a couple of them that I will like to read their stories too.
“You’re also the first guy since my first that I have been interested in. I feel vulnerable when I’m with you, and I hate your words have the power to crush me, but they do,”
A complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I see you judging me. I know what you’re thinking. She has to be a slut; she works at a strip club and takes off her clothes for money. Yes! I work at a strip club, and you may think I’m a whore for showing off my body, but this is a talent that has been forced down my throat since I was a young child. Look pretty and smile. I put on a show for those who choose to watch. However long I’m on stage, I’m not even me. It’s what I imagine an out of body experience would be like—a performance, nothing more, nothing less. The people watching make assumptions about who they think I am, or cook up a story in their heads of whom they want me to be. I’m just another beautiful face.
Beautiful. I hate that fucking word. Who gives a crap if someone is attractive on the outside if they are dying inside? My whole life has been about what I look like. I swear, the only reason my mother kept me was to have a real-life, living, breathing doll she could dress up and control, which is the exact reason why as soon as I became eighteen, I got as far away from her special brand of crazy as I could. That’s also why I don’t date. The first thing guys do is look at me and see a pretty face, a nice body, and an empty space where my brain’s supposed to be. They have no interest in getting to know the person I am on the inside. They don’t care I volunteer my spare time, and they couldn’t care less I’m going to school to be an RN. They don’t ask about my hopes, my dreams, or about where I see my life in twenty years. They don’t care about me at all.
They just want someone pretty to follow them around and tell them how handsome they are, how special they are, while agreeing with everything they say. Fuck that! I did that for too many years. That’s why I live inside books. At least there I can choose where I want to be—from the highlands of Scotland, to a king’s bed in a faraway land—and even if it’s pretend, sometimes that’s a lot better than reality.
Additional Books by Aurora Rose Reynolds
The ENTIRE Until Series is AVAILABLE in one box set
Until Series (Individually)
Until November (Book 1)
Until Trevor (Book 2)
Until Lily (Book 3)
Until Nico (Book 4)
About the Author:
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.
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