Until Arden by Skye Callahan

POV: Dual 1st Person
PoP: 57%
Trope: Single Mom; Small Town; Instant Connection; Damaged Hero; Slow Burn
Series: Happily Ever Alpha World
Rate: 3/5 Stars
Release Date: 5/6/2022

I really wanted to love this book, but there was something about that didn’t flow right for me.

Arden and Dash have that instant connection that you want and expect in a Happily Ever Alpha World book, but there were times that I didn’t feel like that connection was anything more than lust.  But other times it felt really intense.  Dash’s character has a lot of history, and not in the best ways, but he is learning to move past it.  I didn’t love his story arc, because honestly, a lot of young kids made dumb choices that affect their lives.  I didn’t feel like there was as must bad history as it seems to be put out there.  Arden is dealing with a bad excuse who she has essentially been hiding from.  

Holden her little boy was an adorable addition to this story, and I enjoyed the way in which he was used throughout the book.  One thing that I did really like about this book was the closure that Dash was able to get and put to rest some of the mistakes of his youth.  I felt that was a necessary part of his story, and I was happy to see the way in which Callahan had that play out.  I hadn’t read Skye Callahan before, and while I didn’t love this book her structure of story was well done and I would definitely give her another chance.