Not Until You by Roni Loren
Publication Date: November 4th 2014 by Berkley Trade
About the book:
Cela knows how to be good. She’s had a lifetime of practice. But on the night of her college graduation, she decides she’s earned one wild night before she has to move back home to her overprotective family. So when the hot neighbor she’s been quietly fantasizing about for a year suggests a game of Never Have I Ever, she’s ready. But what starts out as a simple game takes an unexpected turn. Because Ian Foster doesn’t play games he can’t win.
Foster knows his desires aren’t for the faint of heart, especially not for someone as sweet and innocent as his pretty neighbor. But when Cela shows up at his door with an invitation that surprises him, he can’t resist indulging. Cela has no idea what she’s in for. The secret dark side of this man’s need will both intrigue and terrify her. But Cela has a secret of her own—and a new game to see just how far they’re both willing to go, and how much they’re willing to risk by crossing every boundary of desire.
If you want a book that will light some fires (not to mention your panties!), Roni Loren is your girl! Not Until You is my second read from her and she writes some seriously smoking HOT stories! But this story wasn’t just sex, sex, sex. There’s a compelling story with relatable characters at its heart.
Cela should feel ecstatic and proud she’s just graduated summa cum laude and is now a full-fledged veterinarian, but she can’t help feeling like she’s missed out on the full college experience. Getting good grades, and living up to her father’s strict standards have been her focus, but Cela is doesn’t want to move back home feeling regret.
Cela has drooled over her neighbors, Foster and Pike, for as long as they’ve shared the same apartment complex, but Foster is the one to star in her late night fantasies. Little does she know that she’s been the star of his fantasies, too. When her sexy neighbors invite her out to celebrate her graduation, a night of “Never Have I Ever” turns into something so much more!
Like I said in the outset, Not Until You is panty melting HOT!! Cela provides a list of things she hasn’t done, and Foster and Pike are happy to help tick off the boxes. This leads to a three-way I won’t soon forget! Oh my stars! For those of you who have issues with multiples in a relationship (like I do), no worries because from the outset it’s clear that this is a romance between Foster and Cela, and Pike was just part of a fantasy in the beginning.
Cela tries to keep her heart in check after their heart-stopping encounter, but she can’t help feel an intense emotional connection to Foster, because what they shared felt like more than just a fantasy fulfillment. A few things hold her back though. Cela has doubts that she could be enough for Foster, especially when he shares his particular proclivities. He’s a dominant and well-versed in BDSM and she’s had little experience sexually, but the thought of being his submissive definitely turns her on! Cela’s upbringing with an overprotective and strict family makes her wonder if she should feel shame over finding pleasure through such “naughty” things. Then there’s the fact that she’s supposed to move home shortly and join her father’s veterinary practice.
Foster has his own issues and doubt. Cela affects him like no other woman has, and it scares him. Foster has been abandoned before for his lifestyle and he’s worried if he opens his heart up to Cela any more than he already has she’ll shatter it when the novelty of his kink wears off and reality comes crashing in. Foster has led a very lonely life and abandonment issues haunt his existence. It was easy to see why he had such an inherent need for control when I discovered his past. It broke my heart and scared me a little because it’s something that could and does happen in real life.
Cela and Foster had some bumps in their relationship but it was clear that they were made for each other. Cela is a natural submissive which draws Foster's need to dominate like a magnet. But more than that, they provided support and healing to each other and stirred up passions unmatched by anyone else.
Roni Loren has mesmerized me with her sensual, scorching romances! Not Until You was blisteringly hot, but packed a satisfying emotional punch, as well!
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