Reviewed by Marieke
TITLE: Until You
SERIES: At First Sight #3
AUTHOR: TJ Klune
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 149 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 27, 2017
Together with their families and friends, Paul Auster and Vincent Taylor request the honor of your company at the celebration of their marriage.
Paul Auster and Vince Taylor just want to have a simple wedding. Really, is that too much to ask?
As the big day approaches, they struggle to keep everything from spiraling out of control. From meddling friends and intrusive family, to a certain drag queen’s idea as to what constitutes a normal bachelor party, Paul and Vince have their work cut out for them.
Paul and Vince have been together for a while now and are planning their wedding. Vince has picked a location and Paul has agreed because how can he say no to Vince? Sandy is planning a bachelor party with Corey/Kori, which of course doesn’t go as Paul hopes. It does lead to the most hilarious situation of this book, and almost made me wet my pants.
The story begins with a flashback of Paul. He’s a seven-year-old boy and tells his mom he wants to get married. Knowing Matty, Larry and Nana the way we do after the first two books, they’ll make it memorable. We then skip to the present, where Vince and Paul have dinner at Paul’s parent’s house. Of course Nana and Johnny Depp are there too. Vince wants to ask Paul’s mom Matty to walk him down the aisle and announce that he’s taking their last name after the wedding. This is the best tear jerk moment. *sighs*
Paul is still not sure why Vince loves him and often has moments of doubt. Sandy and/or Helena Handbasket do not tolerate these moods and take action. The first time he/she makes Paul and Vince go to the supply closet, where they have an ‘intimate moment.’ However, they get disturbed…
Their wedding is also hilarious, yet moving. Paul making sure nothing goes according to plan, yet everything is as it should be. Okay, I can go on and on about all the great scenes in this story, but I won’t. Do I recommend you read it yourself? HELL YES! In fact I encourage you. Go on, you’ll thank me later. You’re welcome in advance.
This was truly the best story I read in months. I laughed so hard, my belly ached and my eyes kept watering. TJ Klune has a knack for making every situation that starts out innocent enough, spiral out of control and still have you follow every train of thought in Paul’s (slightly neurotic) mind. How he comes up with this, I have no clue, but I’m immensely thankful for his wonderfully crazy imagination.
In the end I believe we get a glimpse of what’s to come with Corey/Kori and it’s…fitting. Corey/Kori doesn’t have a very big role in this sequel, but he/she is there most of the time, enjoying everything Sandy and Paul get into. I can’t wait for him/her to have his/her own adventure, not standing on the sideline laughing his/her ass off.
Love, love, love this book.