Title: Until Avery
Author: Brynne Asher
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited
I never had one. Never even knew what a dream was until a certain unassuming Carpino waltzed into my life. That day my world tilted.
It became unhinged.
I might not have been a dreamer, but she was.
She wrote the words missing from my life. Her notes ignited my heart. Her flame lit up my darkness.
Her dreams became mine and I’d move heaven and earth to give them life.
Especially when my past surfaced and threatened to kill every dream we had.
Until Avery, I had nothing.
But I’m Link Forester. I’d fight for her, for us, because right now, I have everything to lose.
This is a Carpino crossover novella by Brynne Asher written for the Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World of NYT Bestselling Author, Aurora Rose Reynolds.
Up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea that Aurora Rose Reynolds had created “Happily Ever Alpha: Kindle World”. She has invited other authors into her Mayson world and I couldn’t be more thrilled – I’m a big fan of the Mayson’s.
I will say that I was a bit annoyed about the timing of this story. Link is very close to Asher and Nico Mayson – whose kids we are now reading about (I just read Trevor’s son’s book yesterday as well; that didn’t feel very authentic, but to someone not familiar with the Mayson’s, bit probably wouldn’t be a big deal).
Avery Carpino (I LOVE the Carpino stories) moves to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt – but she’s really there because her dream is to be a song writer. She tries to sneak into a club but runs smack-dab into the bouncer (who is really the owner) – Link Forester. Link is a total ARR alpha (which I loved). Once he discovered that Avery got into his club after he turned her away, he went to confront her but instead ends up holding her during a song – and feels an instant connection.
Turns out Avery is Nico and Sophie’s nanny (for Harmony, who again, is an adult in the book I just read…). Imagine Link’s surprise when he goes to the girls birthday party and runs into the girl he tossed out of his club. It turns out the song he heard, that he couldn’t get out of his head, was written by Avery.
This is a novella, so it’s not long, but there is a dramatic side, with an old boss holding a grudge against Link, which made the story interesting. I have a bunch more of these books to read over the next month, and I’m excited!
If you haven’t read the Mayson series by Aurora Rose Reynolds or the Carpino series by Brynne Asher, please do. They are both great series:)