Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Until Now - Laura Ward

Dean Goldsmith is Indiana University’s star quarterback, and his dreams are about to come true. His undefeated season means he has a legitimate shot at the NFL. If he stays focused. Football comes first. 

College senior, Grace Yeates, is determined to defy the odds. She is months away from graduating with a business degree, something no one thought she would be able to pull off. All she has to do is focus on her number one priority. Family comes first. 

Dean has no time for distractions, but when a gorgeous, snarky, redheaded waitress refuses to tell him her name, he can’t seem to focus on anything else. 
Grace knows she can’t let herself get caught up in a guy, particularly a man-whore like Dean, no matter how charming or sexy. She has two hearts to look out for now and no room for a Dean-sized distraction.

Everyone in Dean’s life agrees that Grace is the kind of complication his career doesn’t need. Grace knows that Dean is the kind of risk her heart shouldn’t want. 

But what if the last person you think you need, the one you shouldn’t want, becomes the one you can’t live without? Can their biggest distraction actually be the focus they were missing all along?

Dean meets Grace at her job and though she seems to want nothing to do with him he just can't seem to stay away and none of his flings can distract him.  Grace rebuffs Dean at each meeting.  However, as he shows his softer side she can't resist anymore even though she knows he's not what she needs in her life right now.  Dean is charming and his former playboy douche bag ways are gone once he meets his ONE.  I loved seeing Amy again after her role in Not Yet.  I hope she'll get her own story one day.
Until Now is officially my favorite book by Laura Ward to date.  She took a character I was determined I couldn't stand in Not Yet and had me swept away in his story within a few pages and fell in love. I went through an roller coaster of emotions throughout the story that left me with happy heart and ready for the next story.

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