Until Cece (Happily Ever Alpha World) by K.D. Robichaux
“Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.”
Advice I heard over the years while acquaintances had gone through breakups and divorce, but I never thought I’d one day be applying it to myself.
The past decade spent being the perfect stay-at-home mom and doting housewife, I never pictured my husband coming home from work one night and admitting to having an affair.
But without him and my place at home, who am I?
With no college or work experience to speak of, what will I do?
Step One: Call in reinforcements—my sister Mia.
Step Two: Find a job to support me and my three little girls.
Step Three: Start finding myself again.
“The fastest way to get over someone is to get under someone else.”
More advice I side-eyed over the years. My ex is the only man I’ve ever been with. The thought of being with someone else is both terrifying and… exciting.
But that man should most definitely, a hundred percent certainly not be my savior, my real-life hero, my boss who took a chance on me at my all-time low.
Rebounds are bad news. Everyone knows that.
But Winston doesn’t feel like a rebound.
He feels like home. He makes me feel things I’ve never even imagined before.
It feels like our timing is just… off.
Especially when I realize the ultra-delicious chef and bar-owner dad has baggage of his own.
I’m going to begin by saying, this book is connected to Until Talon, (from ARR’s Until Him/Until Her series). However you don’t have to read that book first, to enjoy this one (I didn’t, but I’m definitely going to pick it up next!) I’m also going to say, this books walks a very fine line with cheating. Be very aware of that before diving into this one. It didn’t make me enjoy their story any less, and they didn’t step over what I consider “the line” but some may not feel that way. That being said, this book was very emotional, and there were surprises around every corner (some good, some bad).
Cece’s life has just been torn apart. Everything she had based her knowledge of who she was, isn’t any more. She has to start from scratch, all the way back at the beginning. Luckily, she has an amazing family, that is there for her when she needs them most. In the process of discovering who she is in the new life of hers, the unexpected happens, and she meets a man that ticks all her boxes! But there is more to him than meets the eye, and their HEA isn’t as simple as falling in love.
This story was hard to get through at points. As amazing as their story turned out, their path wasn’t an easy one. It pointed out to me that sometimes, even your strongest moral objections can be difficult to be true to when you want something bad enough. But in the end, love always wins (at least in romance novels!) and the good guys always prevail. This is definitely a book that will pull at your heart strings, one that will bring you to tears of outrage, at times, and put stars in your eyes at others. This book is definitely one I’m glad I picked up, one that absolutely is one that makes you think, “What would YOU do???”