Review: Until You by Jeannie Moon

Review: Until You by Jeannie Moonby Jeannie Moon
Published on March 17, 2014
Published by Tule Publishing
Source: NetGalley

Copy for review provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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.

I’ve read everything Jeannie Moon has written to date and I’ve loved all of it.

Kate’s plate is full, she is a mother to a 17-year old girl and her ex-husband is a giant turd who manipulates everyone.  Kate is all too aware of her ex’s manipulations because she was a victim of it for years.  David is a 29-year old hockey player when he meets Kate  and they hook up.  Their chemistry and connection is immediate and neither one anticipates how their lives will intertwine.

I came into this book thinking that it would be solely about the love story between Kate and David, it’s not.  There is a lot going on in this book. A lot.  There are so many layers.  Relationships between friends, family members and lovers.  Kate has to deal with her feelings for David, her teenage daughter and her piece of crap ex- husband.  This book is chock full of real -life complications.

Kate wonders about David and his age and whether or not her age would be an issue. Would he tire of her like her ex did and want a woman his own age at some point?  Her ex- husband did a number on her self-esteem and understandably, she has some insecurities.  I’ll admit that I had a very hard time with Kate’s decisions regarding David at times.  But, then I began to understand how her ex’s treatment of her deeply impacted her feelings about herself and the decisions she makes. Kate’s ex-husband also manipulates their daughter in an attempt to turn her against Kate.  I’m telling you, the ex is a piece of work.  Laura, Kate’s daughter engages in a romance of her own that I was equally interested in.  Laura and Jack were so sweet together.

I’m REALLY, REALLY  (hint, hint, Jeannie Moon and Tule Publishing ) hoping we get another book with more from these characters. I think there is still so much to explore between Kate and David and her daughter and the guy she fell in love with.   Complications abound for Kate’s daughter and the man/boy she fell so hard for and I’d love to read more about all four of them.

Until You is about more than just David and Kate’s romance, it’s a story about a family, it’s ups and downs and how it changes and recreates itself.







About Jeannie Moon

Jeannie Moon is a school librarian who loves that she has a job which allows her to immerse herself in good books and call it work. A native Long Islander, Jeannie still lives there with her family and a couple of well-behaved dogs and an equally misbehaving cat.