Author: Brynne Asher
Series: Killers #3.5
Release date: April 16, 2018
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
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.
Tequila: a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant and, in Mary’s case, a truth serum.
It took one night.
No, it took one dinner, a bevy of cocktails, and a woman who’s been skirting me for months. Then, everything changed. Because the tequila did what it does best, Mary’s words flowed faster than the magic liquid she was shooting with salt and lime.
Mary had demons—ones she thought were buried. She thought wrong.
She can’t hide from her past or from me. Not anymore.
I’m Evan Hargrove and I’ll turn the world red before I let anything happen to her.
This is a Killers Series Crossover Novella written for the Happily Ever Alpha World of NYT Bestselling Author, Aurora Rose Reynolds.
Normally I’m not the biggest fan of short novella’s (I always want more, hihihi), but Brynne Asher is one of the authors I gladly make an exception for. Until the Tequila is part of Aurora Rose Reynold’s ‘Happily Ever Alpha World’ and of Mrs. Asher’s ‘Killers Series’. I’ve enjoyed the sweet (most of the time) story of Evan and Mary.
“Evan is my friend even though he’s the one person I’ve made it my number one goal to avoid. He’s my frenemy.”
Mary is a young hairdresser on the run. Her childhood wasn’t a happy one, and that has left its marks on her. But she has found a good place to life with kind people and a job she enjoys. Love? That isn’t on her radar at all, too bad there is a persistent wine connoisseur in town… Evan has grown up the opposite way of Mary. He has a loving family that supports him, and a job he likes. The colorful Mary is closed off, but Evan just can’t stay away from her.
“I thought I wanted her before last night. I had no fucking clue. But today? Today, I need her in a way I can feel in every cell of my body.”
Evan and Mary might seem an ought couple at first glance, but for some reason they just work. I feel sorry for Mary; every kid needs to feel loved and safe. It’s no wonder she tries to keep Evan at a distance for some time. I love how Evan doesn’t give up on her, and ‘sneaks’ his way into her life. Together Evan and Mary are adorable with some hot and sexy moments.
Until the Tequila is a short novella, but there’s a lot going on. There’s a sweet leading couple, a lot of characters from the authors other books, some of my favorite Aurora Rose Reynolds couples and a good old-fashioned villain. My only issue with Until the Tequila? It’s too short, I want to read more about Evan and his Mary. But overall, Until the Tequila is swoony, and perfect for a quick, weekend read.
“He doesn’t have to say it, although he does multiple times every day. He loves me.”