Brenda Novak ´ 9 CharactersShallow and frantic Superbly written story that keeps the eadertotally engrossed with many unexpected happenings The story is power packed with emotionalissues family issues social issues fear to love a tangled web of secrets deception mystery drama suspense sinister plot and forgiveness personal growth friendship and loveThis book was a epresentation of eal life and not the live happily
EVER AFTER BOOKS WITHOUT PROBLEMS OR COMPROMISES THE AUTHORafter books without problems or compromises The author the eader involved from the beginning You experience what the characters are feeling The main characters Ellie Fisher PhD andHudson King star Uarterback For The LosAngeles for the LosAngeles are creatively and well definedcharacters with undeniable chemistry You will visit Miami Florida plus Los Angelesand Silver Springs area of CaliforniaHudson was one of Aiyana Turner s boys fromthe New H I was flipping the pages on this book like crazyIn no particular order here are some of my thoughts Strong heroine I adore Ellie She is intelligent and I love that she gets passionate when she talks about certain topics I love that she values her job as a scientist She is very assertive and capable EX When she finds out she s pregnant from a one night stand she s scared shitless but she pushes forward and is determined to be able to aise the baby by herself if she has to In addition I appreciate that she can stand up to someone She does not JUST
in when someone insists or demands she does something EX When Hudson makes demands about their baby she asserts her and makes her own decisions about what she wants to do with their baby She is a logical person and does what she thinks is ight Her mixture of logic and morals is great Hudson He has his ups and downs He is generally nice but also moody AF He makes mistakes but he knows to feel emorseful and to apologize I appreciate that The only scene that I was oyally pissed at him was the motel scene where he was eally fuckin terrible However he does feel guilty and apologizes later on so there s that Anyway this guy has a ton of baggage Besides that he has been a pretty nice and morally good guy Friendships I love the strong friendship theme in this book Ellie s best friend Amy is immensely supportive and positive I love seeing her and Ellie s friendship thrive especially when Ellie hits her low points during the book In addition Hudson s best friend Bruiser has been super caring and helpful as well Ellie s phone call to her dad Aw It got ather dark around 70% I honestly would have preferred to keep on with the focus on Ellie and Hudson s elationship ather than this new plot development For one thing I just want to see scenes with them together For another thing shit that was incredibly dark Like throw up kind of dark I do like that Ellie and Hudson s elationship develops through this plot twist She supports him He learns to trust her Great ending but would have wanted something a bit especially the whirlwind of what happened in the last 30% of the book It would have been interesting for the book to show Ellie interacting with characters in this book For example Hudson s teammates even in the off season for that matter it would have been nice to see how their elationship would change when Hudson s season is back on the townspeople particularly previous characters we have seen and the people at the boys anch Aaron who s obviously an important person to Hudson etc I am curious to see how she would interact with these people who are a big part of Hudson s life Romance development Gradual I shipped it I would have liked to see scenes between them There is a part where there is like a 6 week time skip when they are becoming comfortable around each other and it is all mentioned vaguely I think it would have been great for the eaders to actually see those scenes or at least one of them to eally get a better idea of their elationship Anyway overall the omance is nice and turns out eally sweet I felt like we lost a bit of Ellie s perspective in that 70% mark She s still her but I feel like because of the change of focus in the plotline we don t uite get to ead her perspective as we did before We get to truly understand her feelings and her actions in the 1st 70% of the book but not as much in the last If that makes sense Felt a bit distant because it was focused on Hudson and the plot that evolves around his problemOverall it is a solid ead I may have teared up in one or two scenes because Ellie s persp. New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak eturns to Silver SpringsÂ Sometimes starting over means finding everything you've been missingÂ After catching her fiancĂ© cheating with another man usually straitlaced workaholic scientist Ellie Fisher liberates her wild side just long enough to indulge in a passionate one night stand with a tall dark stranger she meets at a tre. Ective especially imagining being in her situation made me sympatheticgive in when someone insists or demands she does something EX When Hudson makes demands about their baby she asserts her
i love herlove her honestly Hudson is ather sweet too definitely not perfect but good I am giving this 3 stars might have given it a higher score but while the last 30% still had me flipping the page uickly as I was curious how the mystery would be solved I did not uite like that as much as the flow of the book in the 1st 70% Good elationship development but not preferable plot developmentThings that you might want to know WARNING Spoilers belowHappysatisfying ending view spoilerYes happy ending A bit hasty but still good hide spoiler Brenda Novak has always been a one click author for me Her solid performances have made it very easy to fall in love with her writing style uirky characters and small town life depicted in her books Her Whiskey Creek series became uickly a favorite of mineNow her newest series Silver Springs another cute town this time centered around the New Horizons Boys Ranch follows former students and their HEAHudson King one of those former students now a star uarterback enjoyed life to the fullest until a one night stand turned his life upside down Suddenly presented with fatherhood something he never wanted for himself Hudson s life had been derailed Because of his past he took the news ather poorly and acted accordinglyEllie Fisher didn t fare much better She just ended a long term elationship after she caught her boyfriend with another man Feeling depressed and lonely she enjoyed a sexy and passionate night with Hudson not knowing who he was or how their time together would change their life indefinitelyNeither was eady for what was to comeI liked the plot Even though it s been done before the accidental pregnancy has it s entertaining moments Two strangers thrown together and suddenly esponsible for a New Life Makes For Interesting life makes for interesting Hudson and Ellie their old life was over and they had to figure out how to deal with each other uickly Which unfortunately was a point of friction for both of them Hudson could have definitely handled a few situations better and he was a source of eye olling for me On top of that if it wasn t him than it was Ellie who had doubts and made things complicated than they had to be So much back and forth Hudson and Ellie had barely time to get to know each other and because of that the omantic aspect was uite lost I understood where Hudson was coming from his childhood and life experiences so far hadn t been the best and trusting and elying on someone else didn t come natural to him Suddenly being esponsible for another living person scared him to death On top of that Hudson s unresolved past eared its ugly head and added to the tension and his self doubt But still I just hoped they would have eacted differently at timesI also wished Hudson and Ellie would have been a bit trusting towards each other Not immediately jumped to conclusions Because of their constant bickering and negotiations I didn t feel a omantic connection between them until the very last *Uarter Of The Book *of the book didn t make me sigh or swoon and honestly I didn t feel anything at all for them I didn t love them Didn t like them much eitherI wold have loved to ead about Silver Springs as well The author usually put emphasis on the inhabitants their uirky nature friends and family There wasn t much of that at all in Until You Loved Me honestly it could have played in any other town as far as I was concerned Silver Springs was barely mentionedBut because of the author s impeccable and solid writing skills this book was not a complete loss and I m looking forward to book 4 in this seriesARC generously provided in exchange for an honest eviewFind eviews and book ecommendations on my blogFind me on Bookstagram 35 STARSNetgalley ARCThis was me when I finally got to the endJust happy to have been able to finish the bookBrenda Novak is not a new author to me I ve ead one of her books and eally enjoyed it Her stories have heart but tend to be PG ated when it comes to the steam If the story is good then the lack of steam isn t a deciding factor on whether or not I enjoy the book But when the story doesn t wow me then I m going to also focus on the lack of the schmexy I struggled with this book from the beginning It was very slow to start and the fact that the Hero was a uarterback for the NFL and was described as every woman s fantasy and then the schmexy scenes with him were basically glossed ove. Ndy Miami bar Embarrassed by her ecklessness she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy's full name something that shouldn't have been a problemuntil a pregnancy test turns positiveÂ Being a professional football player Hudson King has always been cautious around women But this one had been different so disinterested in his celebrity so convincingly into him ,
R and not even lukewarm Well Became A Problem this became a *Problem Me The Dialogue *me The dialogue flowery at times just my cuppa I guess I m not a fan of the Harleuin style omances any I will admit that even though I struggled with DNF ing this book I stuck with it and at times I started to enjoy the storyline Ellie Fisher is a brilliant PhD who is involved in a project at work that will hopefully come up with the cure for Diabetes Her career is everything to her but ecently her personal life has been in turmoil Just weeks away from her wedding she caught her Fiance cheating on her with another MAN It seems that he was only using her as a cover so that he could stay in the closet After months of keeping to herself Ellie s best friend forces her to come out to one of the hottest clubs in Miami She ends up catching the eye of LA Devils hot uarterback Hudson King He s instantly attracted to her and the fact that she had no idea who he was and that she treated him like a egular guy only helped to further spark his attraction to her They end up sharing one passionate night together in his hotel oom and then Ellie sneaks off the following morning without leaving Hudson her number She figured it was basically a one night stand for him too and that there s no way someone as good looking as Hudson would want to pursue anything further with herSeveral months later Ellie finds out she s pregnant and unfortunately she never did get Hudson s last name nor does she know that he s a famous NFL uarterback so she has no way of telling him the news She just happens to find out his identity by accident when she goes to a co worker s Superbowl party and sees him on the TV Ellie had every intention of aising her baby on her own but she decides that the child deserves to have a father and that Hudson was a eally great guy and deserves to know about the baby So she does some esearch about Hudson online and then flies off to California to find him At first when Hudson finds out she s been looking for him he is than excited since he was upset that she had left his hotel oom without leaving her number He hasn t been with another woman since that night because no one has piued his interest like Ellie His mood uickly changes when he goes to her hotel and she tells him he s about to become a fatherHudson was abandoned on someone s doorstep when he was only days old He has huge abandonment issues and swore that he would never put a child in the same predicament that he was placed in as an infant He has always been super careful when it comes to sex and they did use a condom so his eaction to the news is uite the opposite of overjoyed His temper flares and he accuses Ellie of having planned this all out to trap him The story started to get interesting at this point and I was anxious to see how it would play out next I loved that Ellie uickly turned the tables on Hudson by ordering him out of her oom and telling him that his involvement is no longer needed or wanted when it comes to their babyOnce Hudson is forced to leave and he has some time to evaluate the situation he ealizes he has made a huge mistake but Ellie had already flown back to Miami and she doesn t make things easy on him Hudson is determined to win Ellie s forgiveness so he flies out to Miami and ends up being there for her when she needed him the most Soon he is able to convince her to come with him to his home so that he can be with her for the birth and if everything goes smoothly Ellie could even elocate to California permanently so they could co parentIf the author would have stuck with the storyline between Hudson and Ellie I think I would have enjoyed it than I actually did I loved the tension that kept building between them and how fragile both of their hearts were Neither believed that they could have a elationship with each other due to their own insecurities However the author threw in some unnecessary drama about Hudson s search for his birth parents that I felt took away from the enjoyment for me It seemed to take up so much of the story towards the last half of the book and then it was wrapped up way too uickly at the end I could have done without the unnecessary additional drama that didn t seem to enhance the plot at all for me anywayOverall this wasn t my favorite by the author but I am glad that I gave it a chance because it did turn out to be a decent ead I think that fans of the author will actually enjoy this oneUNTIL YOU LOVED ME eleases on July 25th. Hen Ellie tracks him down claiming she's carrying his baby he's stunned And than a little betrayedÂ But after growing up as an orphan he'll do anything to stay involved in his child's life so he urges Ellie to move to Silver Springs where they can co parent Hudson has a lot of love to give certainly enough for his child and when their initial spark eignites perhaps for Ellie to.