Author: Brynne Asher
Series: Carpino #4
Release date: April 3, 2018
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Buy: Amazon US
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I never had one. Never even knew what a dream was until a certain unassuming Carpino waltzed into my life. That day my world tilted.
It became unhinged.
I might not have been a dreamer, but she was.
She wrote the words missing from my life. Her notes ignited my heart. Her flame lit up my darkness.
Her dreams became mine and I’d move heaven and earth to give them life.
Especially when my past surfaced and threatened to kill every dream we had.
Until Avery, I had nothing.
But I’m Link Forester. I’d fight for her, for us, because right now, I have everything to lose.
Warning: The author will have a dramatic fit—Scarlett O’Hara style—if anyone under the age of eighteen touches this book.
This is a Carpino crossover novella by Brynne Asher written for the Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World of NYT Bestselling Author, Aurora Rose Reynolds.
It has been a while since I’ve been in Brynne Asher’s Carpino world, but her part of Aurora Rose Reynold’s ‘Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World’ brings me back, kind of. Until Avery is a sweet, short novella and I’ve enjoyed reading it.
“I think I just put my heart on the line, because right now, I’d do anything for a rewind button to experience that kiss all over again.”
Avery is a 20-year-old student who secretly has much different en bigger dreams then her family knows. Not that she doesn’t like her study in early childhood development (she loves kids), but music is her true passion. Avery didn’t plan on meeting a man like Link, but soon he’s all she thinks about.
Growing up together with the Mayson boys, Link has seen ‘the boom’ happen time and time again. So far, he hasn’t met a special woman yet, but the moment Link sees Avery, he knows she’s different. She’s young and all, but he can’t stay away from her.
“I decide to do everything I can to make her mine. I’ve just got to convince her of this because if I’m not it for her, I have a feeling it will break me.”
Although they have a wee bit of age difference (well, only 8 years, but she’s a student and he’s a nightclub-owner), Avery and Link are a sweet couple with great chemistry. Like most of ARR’s men, Link is an Alpha guy with some over-the-top characteristics, who doesn’t care what other people think (don’t worry, he does care what Avery thinks). Avery is a sweetie; she knows what she wants, but she has to stop being scared to tell her family about her dreams.
Until Avery might be a short novella, but it doesn’t feel that way. The author has written a full story with all the traits of her normal books; a great hero, a sweet heroine, a bunch of side characters (hello Mayson and Carpino family, good to see you again) and some villains. My only issue with Until Avery is that Link was a wee bit too much sometimes, I prefer my book heroes a bit more realistic. But overall, Link and Avery’s story is swoony, and perfect for a quick, weekend read.
“I press my lips gently into her soft hair. Until Avery, I had no idea what love was. We’re living the dream.”