*I received an ARC in exchange for honest review*
I was lucky enough to beta read The Time Until, and I fell in love with this book and its characters, and I’m so glad that it is finally released so that everyone else can read this amazing book. Alan Green and Samantha Cohn’s story will without a doubt take you on an emotional roller coaster; it is going to make you cry. So please have lots tissue ready.
So I’m going to be selfish here, and not give you any more details about the storyline, as you know what they say, “less is more” so the less I tell you about the storyline the more I hope you are going to want to read it.
What I will tell you is that it is intense, gripping, but also passionate and romantic. It played on all my emotions. I laughed, I cried lots both happy and ugly tears, I got angry and frustrated. It is told in such a way that it sucks you in from the very beginning. The first chapter had me on the edge of my seat chewing my fingernails as I got that anxious feeling that something was going to happen.
The whole story is told from Alan’s point of view, and I loved it and him. I was able to get into his head, and connect with his emotions, when he cried, got cross, was frustrated and laugh so did I. I was left with no doubt about what Sam means to him, and how deep his feelings are for her. Sam is his first love, his true love, and his soul mate. During Alan’s POV, I also got to know Sam, her character, and fell in love with her too.
The story jumps between the past and present; this works and flows really well, it was not confusing at all, and made perfect sense to do it this way. The past allowed me to witness how Alan and Sam’s friendship and relationship started, their childhood, their teenage years, and the ups and downs they go through as they figure out not only themselves, but also their feelings for each other. The present allowed me to feel what Alan is going through as he watches and waits for Sam, his own pain, his pain for Sam, and his heartache, nothing is sugar coated.
They are so many great secondary characters that really added to the story such as Alan and Sam’s parents, Alan’s brother James, Ethan, Quentin, Arianna and even Kate whom I didn’t like at first, but I did by the end.
This story is no way predictable, Casey kept me guessing right up until the end, and like at the start of the book I found myself on the edge of my seat chewing my fingernails. When the end did come I wasn’t disappointed. I just love it and the epilogue, it ties everything up, and I was left with no questions just with a big smile on my face. A wonderful ending to an incredible story.
Overall did I enjoy this book, yes I did! I loved it. Casey Ford’s début novel is impressive, he did an amazing job capturing emotions, and pulling hard on my heartstrings. This book was simply a wonderful moving beautiful written love story that was both heart warming and heart breaking.
I highly recommend this book, so pleased don’t wait and go 1-click it today. I know you won’t be disappointed. Oh! And if you think that you haven’t cried enough after reading The Time Until then just listen to the song that Casey picked to go with this novel Christina Perri ‘s song A thousand years (The piano/cello Guys cover) its just the perfect song, and will have you reaching for the tissues again.
“My heart once again goes to her and she owns it completely. It beats when she tells it to, stops when she leaves. It breaks at her word, and her touch repairs it. Her warmth sustains me and her smile gives me wings. Sam has me, body and soul. She has always held my heart, now she owns it. Forever”
“I do love you Sam. If you hear nothing else while in your dream world hear this: I love you”
“Everyone will get equal shares of Alan stock”
“The best feeling in the world is to be kissed by the one you love”