Until I’m Yours by Kennedy Ryan ~ 4.5 STARS
“The world knows her face . . .
Mean girl. Goddess. Bitch. Supermodel Sofie Baston has earned those labels . . . yet they don’t scratch the surface of who she really is. Before she can follow her own dreams, Sophie must do her daughterly duty and reel in a “fish” for her father’s business-a tall, brown-eyed entrepreneur who immediately hooks her. He’s a big guy with an even bigger heart . . . but will that heart be open to Sofie once her darkest secret is revealed?
. . . but only one man knows her heart
To Trevor Bishop, Sofie is a beautiful mystery he would gladly spend his life solving. He figures her tough demeanor is armor against a world that’s hurt her too many times. Then Sofie’s deepest wounds are reopened by the powerful, ruthless man who made them. When she musters the courage to take him down, her world shatters. Now Trevor is determined to help Sofie pick up the pieces so they can build a future together. The challenge will be convincing his ice princess that it’s safe to melt in his arms . . .”
*** Contemporary romance, standalone. Supermodel and successful entrepreneur.
“I see you, Sofie”
I’m normally a little skeptical reading about the supermodel type heroine but I’m pleasantly surprised. I really LOVE this book – best in the series I think. Sofie is a supermodel but not what you would normally expect. She is beautiful and successful but she is not full of herself. In fact, she can be a little self deprecating especially around Trevor. She does not think she is worthy of being in a healthy, happy relationship. She thinks Trevor is too good for her. Adding to that she has a dark secret that she is ashamed of anyone knowing, especially Trevor. Sofie is living a life that seems glamorous. But deep in her soul she wants to break out and become someone different, to make things count and to be significant in some way.
“A good man should have a good girl. I’m not a good girl, Bishop”
Now Trevor. Lord! He is swoon worthy – handsome, successful, sexy, a southern gentleman. From the first moment he lays eyes on Sofie it was love at first sight. He knows what he wants and he is determined to go after Sofie. Despite Sofie’s outside tough, sarcastic, spitfire façade and a not to be proud of reputation, Trevor is no fool. He knows deep down Sofie is a good person. She is beautiful, strong, but also sweet and deserving of love.
“He bores you out of your mind.”
“No, he fucks me out of my mind”
That is pretty much what the dialogues between Sofie and Trevor are like. Kennedy’s writing is amazing in this book. The banters are funny and sharp. LOVED IT!!!! I think the comical dialogues got my interest right from the start. There are several laugh out loud moments too. This is definitely a love story – but there are also a little more serious issues like rape and the stereotypes that should have no place in society. I think the extra twist make the plot more interesting.
Over all, Until I’m Yours is a beautiful read – sweet, funny, sexy and charming and touching love story. There are a few tearful parts which put some depth and twists into the story. The writing is beautiful and seamless. The storyline like I said is surprisingly different from what I thought it would be – not a typical spoiled brat supermodel. The characters are likeable and the chemistry is smoking hot. Trevor is the perfect book boyfriend – true southern gentleman = SWOON!!!! I was kind of imagine the dialogues in a southern accent …. Rrrrrrhhh HOT!
“That woman is worthy of my love. I just hope I’m worthy of hers.”
Best in the series and would love to read more of Kennedy’s story.