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Release Blitz & Review | Until Sadie: Happily Ever Alpha World

ARC kindly provided by Give Me Books and Boom Factory Publishing, LLC in exchange of an honest review.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.7 stars.

Author: Sarah Curtis.

Release Date: January 15, 2021.

Genre: Contemporary Romance.

Trigger Warnings: N/A.

“Life without you is inconceivable.”

Cruising Pacific Coast Highway, Dean Keller had one thing on his mind—the job he needed to nail down.

New city. New connections. New life. That was Dean’s focus. Until Sadie. One look at the fiery pixie with emerald eyes and Dean knew he had to make her his. The timing couldn’t be worse. Things were… complicated.

Dean should’ve walked away from her. He didn’t. Couldn’t. But he should have. Because too soon the truth would be revealed. And Dean would be left desperate to prove to Sadie his love for her was real. Even if not everything else was.

Until Sadie is part of the Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until Cobi, then you will want to read Until Sadie.

Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Author Bio: Sarah Curtis

I write steamy contemporary romance novels about sexy alpha males and the heroines who steal their hearts.

On a personal note, I’m addicted to coffee, Red Bull, Lay’s potato chips, and my Kindle. When I’m not writing—which is hardly ever, hence the addiction to coffee and Red Bull—I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and watching football—Go Pack Go!

About Boom Factory Publishing

Aurora Rose Reynolds and her husband, Sedaka Reynolds, created Boom Factory Publishing to use their experiences to expand and promote upcoming and existing indie authors.

With over five years in the industry, and millions of books sold worldwide, we know what it takes to become a successful author and we will use this knowledge to take our authors to the next level.

“As a successful hybrid author in this ever evolving industry, I know that you’re only as successful as the team that is promoting you!” – Aurora Rose Reynolds

For fans of the Happily Ever Alpha World created by Aurora Rose Reynolds, this book will be treat. Admittedly, I was wary about it because some of the books I read before in this collection have not been the best (in my opinion), which is why I’ve stuck to the original Until and Until Him/Her books. However, I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised with Until Sadie.

First of all, I thought it was very interesting how it was linked to Until Cobi. Although it isn’t my favorite installment from the previously mentioned collection, it is great and I loved having that connection to the characters that we love. Though, despite this, it is not that very similar to Reynolds’ work. All of the books set in this world follow a very similar (if not identical) structure, which, if you’re not familiar with it, is basically (1) insta-love, (2) coming to terms with how fast the relationship is going, (3) a life-threatening situation that will try to tear them apart–subject to change–, (4) and the happily ever after. Please keep in mind that I’m not mocking these books. I am a fan, and although it might seem like a cliché structure, I really appreciate how unique each book is. This one, specifically, is incredibly original, and it’s very noticeable how much work the author put into it.

Now he just needed to convince het he was worth losing the war for.

The plot was exciting and took me off guard, specially because I expected Until Sadie to be a quick romance that would keep me entertained for a few hours. However, the crime storyline was much more important than I imagined, particularly in the beginning, and I had so much fun learning how it affected our main characters’ story. On that note, the romance was really adorable, but also very healthy compared to other of these stories. Because the male love interest is supposed to be an ‘alpha male’ it makes path to dominant situations in the relationship that most people don’t enjoy, but I think that Sadie and Dean stood on level ground all of the time. When I thought that he would exert some kind of power over her, he surprised me and instead decided to, wait for it… Talk it out and make decisions together. This was a new aspect that I really liked and appreciated. It really made Dean much more lovable.

The writing and vocabulary were a little annoying because the author made some… Unusual choices. Still, it doesn’t really impact the reading experience. The ending was a anticlimactic for my taste. I really expected one last exciting thing to happen, but nothing did. Literally nothing. There was a huge cameo of the Mayson family, which was lovely, but the climax of the story was the very last cool, exciting thing that happened. One last thing that would keep us on our toes would’ve been good for the book because, without it, the last stretch dragged a little. Still, it was very cute and definitely fulfilling for the fans.

“You were supposed to wait for me to come to you.”

“Darlin’, I’ll always come to you.”

Keep in mind that this is a book targeted towards the aforementioned fans. Of course you can read if you haven’t read any of the others, in fact, I really recommend it as a first book because it stands on its own. Sarah Curtis has done a great job of unifying what we love most of the series, with her own touch and personality. I can’t wait to see if she’ll collaborate again with this publisher and what other stories of hers I might enjoy.