Friday, May 4, 2018

Review: Until There Was Us (The Montgomery Brothers #7) by Samantha Chase

"I'm going to want to kiss you again, and I'll want to hold you close while we watch TV. And with even the slightest bit of encouragement from you, I'd even be willing to skip the dinner and television and feast on you." - Alex Rebat

Until There Was Us
Series: The Montgomery Brothers #7
Author: Samantha Chase
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: May 1, 2018
Source: Publisher

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He'll have to play his cards just right for her to take a chance on him…

Megan Montgomery has always been careful…except that one time she threw caution to the wind and hooked up with a sexy groomsman at her cousin's wedding. But that was two years ago—so why can't she stop thinking about Alex Rebat?

Alex has been living the good life. He loves his job, has a great circle of friends, and doesn't answer to anyone. The problem? There's only one woman he wants and she ran out on him after one amazing weekend. But now that Megan's coming back to town, Alex hopes he can convince her to take another chance on him…and on a future that can only be built together.

The upside of discovering Samantha Chase only a year ago? There are so many books I've yet to read. The downside? There are so many books I've yet to read. Plus I'm starting a series at the 7th book. Not ideal, but since Samantha's books can be read as a stand-alone, it's all good.

In Until There Was Us, we meet Megan and Alex. Well, we meet them through the eyes of Megan's mom, Monica, and aunt Eliza. You see, Monica wants grandchildren. As she watches Megan's cousins fall in love and start their own families, Monica decides to take matters into her own hands. Seeing the chemistry radiate off Alex and Megan, a plan is formed. And as Alex and Megan grow closer that fateful weekend, a relationship is waiting to blossom.

I adored Alex from the moment I met him in Until There Was Us. Not only is he already head over heals for Megan, he also has a heart of gold. I loved watching him being so kind and tender with Megan. He knows that if he moves too fast he'll most likely spook her. Instead, he slowly shows her that there's a beautiful world outside of the office. He shows her that it's okay to be herself, that he'll never judge her. In turn, she helps heal his heart. After loosing a piece of him, she's there to help him fight through his demons. Plus any man that offers to go to the craft store with his significant other is a winner in my books.

Megan was forced into a box at a young age. When her brothers were groomed to join the family business, she was told to be the perfect cooperate wife. All Megan wanted was acceptance. Sadly, to get that, she had to hide things she loved to do and throw herself into her work. Because of that, Megan missed the chance at happiness. Fate had other plans. Well, fate with a little help of her mom. Running in Alex 2 years after their weekend, all those feelings comes flooding back. With Alex, Megan can be herself for the first time in her life.

I fell in love with Megan and Alex the moment we spy on them at the wedding. There's something magical about their relationship and I adored every moment of it. The sweet moments made me swoon. The sexy moments made me sigh. The sad moments made me tear up. Until There Was Us was a fantastic story of love and all that's possible. 

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Teaching creative writing to students from elementary through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams motivated Samantha to take that step as well. Stay With Me (Montgomery Brothers book 3) hit the USA Today bestseller list upon its debut. "Catering to the CEO" was included in the romance bundle "Loving the CEO" - a five-book package that made the New York Times and the USA Today Bestseller list. In March 2013, "The Christmas Cottage" was nominated for two Indie Romance Convention Awards - Best Indie Romance Novella and Best Indie Contemporary Romance, while Samantha was nominated for Indie Author of the Year. When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, blogging, playing Scrabble on Facebook, and spending time with her husband of 24 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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