Keeping You by Aurora Rose Reynolds
POV: Dual 1st POV (but mostly from the heroine’s POV)
Tropes: Slow Burn; Sibs Best Friend; Second Chance at Love; Protector Romance
Series: An Until Him/Her Novella
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate: 4 /5 Stars
Release Date: February 21, 2023
Keeping You is part of the 1001 Dark Nights Novella Series, and also a part of the Until Him/Her Spin-off series.
I was beyond excited when I heard that Bridgett the sister of Aiden from Until May was getting a book along with her Noah the best friend of said brother. Now if you read Until May, you know that these two end up together, but who doesn’t want a story as to how it happened. And Aurora Rose Reynolds gives us just that.
Bridgett is a character that you don’t love. She is portrayed as a selfish, money hungry snob in Until May. However, you get a much more in depth view of who she truly is, and while she that was part of who she was… it truly isn’t who she is.
Noah is a stand-up guy who is attracted to Bridgett, but at the same time knows the relationship between the siblings was never easy. But he sees a different part of Bridgett when she is falling apart. Given it’s a novella, and ARR writes an amazing novella I wasn’t left unsatisfied. I was just left wanting more. More of Noah’s POV; more of Aiden and Bridgetts relationship. Just MORE.
But that being said, this story is amazingly put together, and while I want more, I didn’t need it at the same time. Bridgett is a woman who was taught to think a certain way by a succubus of a mother, and she has realized that she needs and deserves more in life. Noah is the perfect compliment to her. This is a quick delightful read that you do not want to miss.