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?
What a revelation! This emotional journey torn me apart and built me back up so many times I lost count. It is rare to find a novel that causes such an overwhelming impact but this author definitely knows what she is doing. Until I Met You is such a powerhouse story that awoke unknown reactions and will remain with me always. The balance between painful heartache and conquering love was executed beautifully. This is the type of book that you cannot stop reading once you begin because you just simply cannot look away from the extraordinary.
Jude’s story broke me, piece by excruciating piece. I was a blubbering mess just imaging her tragic circumstances and the reality she has been forced to survive in. Her perseverance and inner strength was astounding. Jude’s uphill battle is sure to resonate with your empathic side and have you wishing there was some way you could help. Her transformation and development was captivating from start to finish. Jude is selfless and genuine, even though the past several years should have destroyed her.
Even though Jude was an alluring heroine, Taylor really stole the show for me. He fell for the quirky, misunderstood girl after first meeting her. Taylor wasn’t sure why he was drawn to Jude’s impeding disaster but all that mattered was having her close. His persistence and tenacity was monumental for their journey. Taylor never gave up, even when the horrible odds were stacked against him. He is fighting a difficult fate but pushes aside his personal problems to keep Jude safe.
Love doesn’t quit, no matter what, and this is such a brilliant example. Illness, distance, circumstance, restraints… nothing can keep them apart. Taylor and Jude are dealing with heavy burdens but together the future isn’t impossible. The blend of their individual dynamics coming together to form an impenetrable bond was spectacular. What should have been a disaster waiting to happen was the most incredible romance for these glorious souls. This book is perfectly titled because life didn’t truly start for Taylor and Jude until they met. These two prove that anything is possible if you believe.
“I’m going to want all of you. I want all your secrets and your soul.”
She squirmed beneath him, forgiving him of his own sin of denying her his secrets, as he lowered himself. “Don’t you know, Hazel? You’ve had all of me all along.”
He kissed her just above where she really wanted him. Teasing her. “You’re getting demanding.” Kiss.
“I can’t help it. You created a monster.”
“You’re lucky I find you so delectable.”
She knew exactly how fortunate she was. “I am. I’m the luckiest girl in the—” She gasped when he kissed her exactly where she had wanted. “Oh God, Hazel. I’m so lucky.” The tips of her fingers dragged slowly up her body as she murmured, “Lucky. Lucky. Luck! E.”
Shortly after, the starburst whitened the insides of her lids, and she returned the favor. He was left helplessly at her mercy until his body was teetering on the edge of ecstasy and what felt like death. Jude got up and kissed his chest. “I want you, babe, inside me.”
He sat up. “You want me? You get me on my terms. On your hands and knees.”
Her body clenched in anticipation. Even though they have had passionate sex, even some rough, play that was fun, he had never made demands of her. But she liked it. She liked feeling wanted sexually. Positioning herself, she felt his warm palms glide over her back and bottom before she felt a gentle pressure. Her breath was pushed out as he pushed in, holding her steady by the hips.
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.