All Kate Adams wants to do is look at the Pacific Ocean, drink her wine and forget. She wants to forget about her divorce, forget about the fractured relationship with her teenage daughter, and forget that it's her birthday and she's 3000 miles from home. When one of the professional hockey players who's staying at her hotel asks her out to dinner, it's too much...she knows she has to say no. The man is drop dead gorgeous and way too young for her. But there's something charming about David Burke, something that tempts Kate to throw caution to the wind and accept his invitation.
It is, after all, her 40th birthday. Why not?
However, despite off the charts chemistry, and a mind-blowing one-night stand, a real romance with thirty-year-old David is out of the question. His high-octane social life is almost as newsworthy as his hockey career. It's just too risky. No matter how much she wants him, Kate has had enough heartbreak for a lifetime.
That's not going to work for David. Meeting Kate has been his lightning strike. After years of meaningless hook-ups, 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.
Romance as it Should Be
“Something told him this was the way it was supposed to be with a woman.”
What a wonderful romantic book this was. I loved everything about it. David and Kate are a great couple and I wanted them to find their HEA together so much. This book personifies all the reasons I read romance novels. Hot, sexy hockey player, strong, intelligent heroine, fantastic chemistry and an interesting plot that I’m not going to summarize. My only complaint is that they made an issue about their age gap. He’s almost thirty and she just turned forty. That’s basically ten years. Ten years is nothing. If the hero had been ten years older it wouldn’t have been mentioned so why should it matter here?
This is the first book I’ve ever read by Jeannie Moon. I plan to read more. It was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon and I very much recommend it.
I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
What a great story.
A new old favorite
Sometimes, rereading a “freshened” up version of a book you read years ago can really open your eyes. I remember reading Until You when Ms. Moon first published it. I enjoyed it and liked the Kate and David pairing. But after watching a friend go through her own emotionally abusive marriage and coming out from the other side, this book takes on new meaning.
I also remember that the “reverse age gap” (what a ridiculous name for it, am I right.) was not as prevalent five or so years ago as it is now. But it was and is not ever about the age, it’s the feelings. And David and Kate have those in abundance. Their story is slow growing, despite their first encounter, which was beautifully written to show the growth in both characters. And Kate’s relationship with Laura as their understanding of the other grows is so indicative of mothers and daughters in general, not just those in a post-divorce world.
I’m so happy to have read this book again through a different lense. It was even better the second time around.