Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book Review: Until You by Jeannie Moon

Members of the Vise Library were selected to participate in a blog tour for Until You.  We received a copy of Jeannie Moon's book for an honest review.

About the book:

When newly divorced Kate Adams is approached on the sunny deck of a California hotel by hockey star David Burke, and he invites her to dinner, she almost says no. He’s obviously younger than her. And charming. And drop dead gorgeous. But there’s also something sweet about David, so Kate—who hasn’t done anything spontaneous in a very long time—accepts his invitation. 

It is, after all, her fortieth birthday. 

However, a real romance with thirty-year-old David, whose picture is in the gossip pages as often as it’s in the sports pages, is out of the question. No matter how much she wants him, it’s just too risky. 
But meeting Kate has been David’s lightning strike. She’s the one for him, and he has no intention of giving up on her. 

So while Kate guards her fragile heart, David sets out to win her over with the same determination that drives him on the ice. 

And he’ll break every rule in the book if he has to. 
The main character, Kate, meets David while on a business trip in California (also her fortieth birthday). David decides to approach her (on a semi-dare) and ask her own a date. The both have an instant connection while on their date. However, they book discover that they live in Philadelphia and decide that they will meet up again while in their own town. Kate has a hard time believing that someone like David would be interested in her (let's just say he has quite the reputation). Kate has just finalized the divorce from an awful man and has had a hard time after the divorce. Basically Kate is scared to care about someone again, but she is not the only one. David is scared too. Kate makes him think and isn't like any girl he has ever dated before. He realizes that Kate wants to know the actual David, not the hockey player. At first he doesn't know how to deal about his feelings for Kate and he acts out a little bit. However, he realizes he wants more out of his life and that means a life with Kate. Again, because of Kate's past she fights all of it to protect herself. There is something that happens that has the potential to bring them together, but something terrible happens that could ruin all of their progress.

All of the characters, even minor ones, have changes and realizations of their own. There is a character that learns that one tiny lie can grow into something so big that the lie ends up hurting all of the people involved. Two characters in this book learn that in the process of trying to get what they want they end up hurting themselves instead. One character learns that everything she has ever been told about one of their parents has been a lie and that relationship has been used as a weapon for financial advantage. A minor character learns what it means to be respectful in a relationship and how some things should be kept between two people. Several characters learn that they are stronger than they realized and eventually stick up for themselves. This book has a lot of facets to it. There are crazy ex-husbands, mistresses, crazy ex-girlfriends and a great story all rolled up together.
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About the author:

Jeannie Moon has always been a romantic. When she's not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs and a mischievous cat, and resides on Long Island, NY. If she's more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy. Visit her website at

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