Monday, October 26, 2015

Until I Met You by SL Scott 4.5 Star Review with Excerpt!!!


Their love burned bright, white hot, and strikingly blue around the edges.

Some thought them careless.

Some thought them crazy.

No one approved.

Taylor Barrett was looking for answers in a universe that had abandoned him.

Jude Boehler flooded her dark world with charisma and mystery, drawing everyone into her hurricane.

It was a most captivating of love affairs. They were shooting stars, meteors in the sky, colliding to create a spectacularly wonderful reckless romance, leaving them breathless and tethered.

But that’s what Love does.

Their souls were exposed to the chaos, bare and vulnerable. Can these two star-crossed lovers survive the madness that is life?


Entering his building made her feet lighter. She was being carried on the wings of euphoria, each step easier than the last. She wasn’t walking to her future. She was running toward it. Taking a breath, she held it, and knocked on his door.

The door opened and he stood there with his lips parted and confusion furrowing his brow. “Jude?”

Throwing herself forward, she jumped up and wrapped her body around his and kissed him. Then again. He kicked the door closed and held her against it. When they parted, they remained close enough to share their panting breaths. He said, “You’re here.” When he pressed his abs against her center her head knocked hard on the wood and he kissed the exposed skin of her neck where it met her shoulder.

He was strong. He was virile. “Hey,” she said, bringing his face up to see hers.

Lowering her down until her feet touched, he said, “I thought we were meeting at the park?”

“I couldn’t wait.”

His glorious smile chose to shine on her. “I’m glad you didn’t. Do you want to go to the bedroom?”

Giggling, she replied, “Yes, so much, but I need to talk to you first.”

“Okay.” He walked to the couch and she stared gob-smacked by his allure. Jeans that hung low. No shirt. Boxers peeking out the top, but a V that directed her eyes below the waistband. He was a tease as he stood there waiting for her to join him. Sitting on the couch, he patted it. “C’mere.”

She started walking on shaky legs. As she passed the bar, she debated if she should stay there to save her clarity. That seat next to him was tempting, but she knew she’d be flat on her back within seconds. So she hurried to his side and sat down. His hands were instantly on her. 

My Thoughts on Until I Met You....

I love romance stories that are against all odds. People that don’t belong together but fit like two pieces of a puzzle. This couldn’t be truer for Hazel and Jude in Until I Met You by SL Scott!! Even though they come from the same circle of friends, they couldn’t be more different. At first I was thinking to myself I don’t know about this one, but as the story develops I found myself rooting for them and loving them! There were times where I laughed, there were times were it felt like my heart was ripped from my chest, and there were times that then melting my broken heart! This is definitely one you don’t want to pass up!

Jude is a little eccentric at times. She likes jellybeans in her muffin and she likes eating ice cream in the middle of winter. She is under the control of her family and they have convinced her she is going crazy and have committed her several times to a mental hospital.

Hazel aka Taylor lives a life where he does everything that is expected. We went to a good college and now has a job as an architect. There is nothing out of the ordinary for him up until he was diagnosed with a crippling disease. Still, he doesn’t stray much for the norm. He is just going through the motions of life knowing he has a limited life span.

The two cross paths at a party. Hazel calls out Jude for double dipping and when she responds with an “I know what I did and I don’t care” type of attitude he is enthralled with her. He is fascinated with her carefree spirit and is drawn to her. He feels like Jude is thing that has been missing from his life and now that she is there, he will do anything to keep her there, except tell her about his disease.

What Jude doesn’t know is Hazel needs him just as much as he needs her. Jude has her own demons and struggles to fight with her family. She feels if she just does what they say she will get her normal life back. As the story unfolds my heart just breaks for them both!! How they say opposites attract and Hazel and Jude couldn’t be more different! But it works for them! Jude’s family has their own agenda and as I stated before, they are controlling and will do everything in their power to get her committed. Money, power, and extortion are all things that stand in the way of their happiness. Will Jude and Hazel find their happy ever after or will greed bring them and any chance at love to ruins? This is one that is a MUST READ! 4.5 stars!!

S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures.

Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.
Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys.

Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior Engagement.

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