Until Joe by C. P. Smith
Published by Boom Factory on August 16, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Sometimes the greatest love comes in the middle of your life.
Joe Rouger (Uncle Joe from the Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds) is ready for a woman who completes him. He finds what he’s looking for in a feisty Southern belle named Bernice Armstrong (Wallflower Series by CP Smith) The question is, can he leave his world behind for a chance at happiness?
And if he does, can he keep Bernice away from outside sources that threaten to steal what he’s waited for his whole life: a soul mate he can live and die for!
Part of the Happily Ever Alpha World brought to you by Boom Factory Publishing LLC, Aurora Rose Reynolds, and Author CP Smith.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
After reading Until Susan and freaking loving it, I had a mutual friend beg C.P. Smith for an ARC for me. Thank goodness Ms. Smith was flattered instead of feeling like she was being stalked and sent me one just in time for my road trip vacation.
As my husband drove us through Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky, I tagged along with Joe as he traveled to South Carolina to get his woman. The only thing that could have made this more perfect is if my husband had agreed to my proposed change of plan and pointed our vehicle toward Tybee Island but no matter how much I begged, he wouldn’t go for it. Maybe next year.
The entire time I read Until Joe, I had to chuckle more than once at how Beatrice acted exactly like my husband’s sweet, adorable perfect Southern Belle of an aunt. What was so funny was that Aunt S is an octogenarian from North Carolina who definitely acts her age. But Beatrice was my age. I decided to chalk it up to her quirkiness and found it more endearing than anything. Picturing her in all her prim, proper glory hanging onto to Joe on the back of his bike ended up being one of my favorite things about the book.
Joe was everything I wanted him to be—a growly, rough around the edges, alpha to his bones with a mile wide protective streak. Yeah, that totally worked for me. I loved how once he got his facts straight he went after his boom with everything in him despite the big roadblock in the way.
The suspense in the book was tied up in Beatrice’s issues with her father. At one point, I thought things were fixing to go South on me and I was so bummed I actually put the book down. Fortunately, Ms. Smith surprised me and went a completely different and refreshing way that had me grinning from ear to ear and feeling a little guilty that I’d doubted her.
Until Joe was a fun, sexy, quirky read that made for the perfect vacation read. I don’t beg for books often (well, like at all), so I’m glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and… had my friend do it for me. LOL. It’s good she loves me.
Rating: 5 Good Friends Are The Best Stars
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