Until by Anna B. Doe Review

newarcbannerblurbuntilI was betrayed by those I loved. Those I believed in. It was the first and the last time I let myself love someone outside my family.
Love makes you weak. It makes you wish for things you can’t have. It makes you vulnerable, and I swore I would never again go down that path.
Until I met him—Jack Daniel Shelton.

She left me. She ruined me. The day I found her gone, I promised myself I’d never let anyone have that kind of hold on me again. Especially not a woman. Now she’s back.
No matter how much time has passed, no matter what I tell myself, her hold on me is still strong. But she holds a secret. A secret I can’t escape from, but a secret I can’t turn my back on, either. A secret that could ruin everything I’ve worked for.
And then, there is her—Sienna Roberts. Everything was just as it was supposed to be, until she walked into my life.

Can two souls that lost faith in love find it in one another?

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authorannabdoeAnna B. Doe is an author of the contemporary romance novel Lost & Found and Until (coming January 2018). She has bachelor’s degree in Education Science and Spanish from the University of Zadar. She works full time in an office and gives English and Spanish classes in her free time. When she’s not working for living or writing her newest book you can find her reading books, watching TV shows, or traveling the world. She is addicted to coffee and a big lover of dogs. Anna writes what she loves to read, which is romance. She is currently working on various projects. Some more secret than others.

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So Lost & Found was a slow burn, but Until was most decidedly not. While I think Until could be read as a standalone, I think it’s best you read the series starting with Lost & Found. The two stories happen at the same time, so it was probably really hard to write, but made for a really awesome book.

Sierra and J.D. fall into bed together pretty quickly (no shame!) but it takes them awhile to find the love they both needed. And there is so much drama, so much drama, my emotions were all over the place! I binge read this, read a special epilogue in Anna’s reading group that had me cracking up, then jumped straight into Forever, and died all over again. And Anna knows she’s evil, she enjoys it, and although I may say I hate her for being evil, I really love her. Until made me mad, sad, laugh, cry. It had me wanting to shake Sierra, though not as hard as I wanted to shake Anabel, and I wanted to kick J.D. sometimes. I was so heavily involved in these characters, and it was all because Anna is amazing at getting you on a roller coaster you never want to get off of.

Sierra is messed up from a past relationship. So messed up, she wants nothing to do with love. She firmly believes she doesn’t want love and marriage and all that jazz. She keeps everyone out, except her mother and sister, and it is hard to find people in her world that deserve to get past that wall. When she meets Anabel, her sister’s au pair, her walls slowly start to crumble. When she meets J.D. initially, he doesn’t get past those walls. But over time, J.D. crumbles every wall she kept up, leaving her afraid of the possibilities.

J.D. has his own issues with drama and his own messed up past. He feels the pull to Sierra immediately, but he isn’t looking for a relationship, so when she keeps her walls firmly in place, he lets her. He doesn’t like it, but he lets it happen. The more Sierra and J.D. are forced to meet each other, the more he crumbles those walls, and lets his own fall. But there’s more going on then just two people trying to heal each other when they don’t want to be healed. In Lost & Found you find out J.D. has a sister, one he didn’t know about. They don’t share the same dad, so he basically becomes a full time father over night. But reading these two interact, while J.D. tries to find his way with Sierra and through life, was absolutely amazing.

I loved every single page of this book, even the parts I wanted to shake Sierra. ESPECIALLY when I wanted to yell at J.D. Anna made these characters real for me. And I need more, SO MUCH MORE. Then again, I always need more so it’s not a surprise. Anna, I love you even when you’re evil and tease me with new projects. And I love this series, so so much.

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