Sunday, July 30, 2017

Book Review - Until You Loved Me: A Novel (Silver Springs) by Brenda Novak

ABOUT THE BOOK


New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak returns to Silver Springs 
Sometimes starting over means finding everything you've been missing… 
After catching her fiancé 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 trendy Miami bar. Embarrassed by her recklessness, she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy's full name, something that shouldn't have been a problem…until a pregnancy test turns positive. 
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. When Ellie tracks him down, claiming she's carrying his baby, he's stunned. And more than a little betrayed. 
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 reignites, perhaps for Ellie, too…

REVIEW


This is a story that really pulled me in from the begining.  Each of the characters have interesting back stories that make them very compelling and complicated.  There are a lot of messages to learn throughout the story about acceptance and forgiveness and destinty, but those are woven into the story in a way that is not heavy handed and add to the experience rather than pull the reader out. 

There really is a lot to love about this book.  I love how Hudson King got his name.  I enjoyed the bit of mystery through the book.  I enjoyed the absurdness of Ellie's ex-fiance.  

This is a quick read and could easily be read as a stand alone.  It is a great introduction to anyone who has never read one of Brenda Novak's Contemporary Romances before.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Brenda Novak, a USA Today bestselling author, has penned over forty novels. She is a three-time nominee for the RITA Award and has won the National Reader's Choice, the Bookseller's Best, the Bookbuyer's Best, and many other awards.