A story about a young woman who feels she has to protect those she loves by staying away from them and dealing with the death of her father on her own. Little does she know that the people who love her aren’t going to let that happen. This is Book 2 in the Until You Series. It’s a great story about young love and how two people can overcome past hurts and make a go of their relationship.
Samantha is in her senior year of high school when her father is murdered and she is shot at the same time. Her mother has withdrawn into herself, her older brother is away at college and doing his own thing, and Samantha is left to care for her mother, run the household, and stay on top of her school work to keep her GPA up, as the Valedictorian of her graduating class. She’s doing it, but she’s also shutting out the friends who love her and want to help her. She already distanced herself from Joseph because she didn’t want him to end up like her father or be in danger, but at what cost?
Joseph is in college and doesn’t know why Samantha broke up with him. He goes out to forget and get drunk, but ends up in more trouble than what he was looking for, thanks to Sam’s brother. Joseph knows he has to get through to Samantha to help her. He takes matters into his own hands and shows up on her doorstep the day after her 18th birthday with his older brother Fin, and Samantha’s FBI security guard, Michael in tow. They make their way into the house and find out what Samantha has been going through. They make her see that they are there to help her and start making arrangements to do just that.
I really enjoyed this story and I look forward to reading the Book 3 in the series to see more of Samantha and Joseph’s life. I also hope to see some books in the future with Fin’s, Matt’s, Joseph’s other brother, Michael’s and Victor’s stories. They all have great parts in this story and I would love to read more about them. I give this story a 4.5 star review, and I look forward to reading more of D.M. Davis’ books.