Ellie Anthony isn’t looking for love. She isn’t even looking for a man, but when Jax Mayson insists on keeping her and her daughter safe, she’s left with no choice but to trust him. Now she just hopes she doesn’t get hurt when she falls hard for a guy who’s known for breaking hearts.
Jax Mayson knows that Ellie is his BOOM the moment he sees her. When he finds out she has a daughter, he realizes he wants a family, and he will do whatever is necessary to keep both of his girls safe, even if that means facing the demons from his past.
Until Jax picks up immediately after the events of Until July. Ellie has been taken to the hospital by an overly protective Jax upon discovering her with his cousin July as they were escaping their captors after being kidnapped for the purpose of trafficking.
If you have read the other Until books you know that the Maysens have a BOOM moment when they meet the one they are meant to spend their lives with. Ellie is Jax’s BOOM. However it is not that easy. Ellie has a daughter and she is not used to people being nice to her. She is cautious about who she lets close to her and especially her 3 year old daughter, Hope. She has major trust issues and rightly so, having her own mother sell you to sex traffickers will do that to a girl.
Can Jax break through the walls that Ellie has put up and make her realize he is not there to hurt her but to protect and love her and Hope? Can Ellie let Jax in after being hurt so many times in the past?
Until Jax was beautiful, it was more in line with the original Until series because Jax is after all Cash’s son. Maysen men know what they want and they do not back down even when what they want doesn’t necessarily run into their arms. They are not afraid of a little work, which is good because Jax has his work cut out for him.
I liked the storylines and there was a lot going on in this book but it felt as though the build up to the climax fell flat. The only real obstacle in the way of Jax and Ellie was Ellie herself. Everything else seemed to be pretty minor.
Ellie’s daughter Hope was adorable and so bright for a 3 year old she reminds me of a young Jax. For readers of the original Until Series we see some familiar faces some more enjoyable than others (one word…Jules!) Until Jax was an enjoyable read and is a good addition to the series.