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Until There Was Us

(The Montgomery Brothers #7)

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Megan Montgomery has always been the careful type. Except...one time at her cousin's wedding when she threw caution to the wind and had the steamiest hook-up of her life. But that was two years ago— why can't she stop thinking about it? So when Megan accepts a job at her cousin's company, she does everything she can to avoid Alex—knowing he'll shake up her carefully crafte

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Mass Market Paperback, 1st edition, 366 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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DJ Sakata
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Her phone beeped, and she let out a small whine. “That sounds like reality calling.”

…her mother was a firm believer in short engagements and long marriages. Basically she believed in fairy tales.

I wasn’t flirting with anyone. I was merely being polite to the woman who has the ability to spit on our food.

You realize that every time you talk about your trip into the woods, your encounter with what I’m guessing was a squirrel gets wilder and wilder right?

My Review:

I was stunned when
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Beth
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Megan attends her cousin’s wedding where she hooks up with a groomsman, Alex. They both go their own way but haven’t forgotten each other.

Years later, Megan returns and Alex will do what it takes to convince her he’s the man for her.

Chase provided a great balance of family drama and romance creating a fun and entertaining contemporary romance.

This is a book of second chances. With all second chances, you can't wait for the characters to communicate their true feelings and just let it happen.

I r
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Carvanz
Megan and Alex had had a wild weekend two years previous but things turned sour on them when trying to do the long distance relationship thing. Now Megan has taken a new job and is located in the same town and with the same friends/family as Alex. After clearing the air regarding their past decisions and actions, things take off pretty quickly for this couple. Megan struggles to live a life outside of work and Alex is determined to show her there is more than just a computer and software updates ...more
Book Lover
Alex has been friends with the Montgomerys since he was Zach's PT. He is loved by all. He is too good to be real. He is there for everyone, adjusting his schedule to his clients needs even if it disrupted his plans. He is a fixer. I did like some of his romantic gestures.

Megan has been trying to get her father's acknowledgement and approval of her chosen career for as long as she can remember, without success. She has been killing herself working 80+ hour weeks, having no social life, and basic
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4.5 stars

Two years prior at her cousin’s wedding Megan Montgomery shared a passionate weekend with her cousin’s friend Alex Rebat and while they both felt something between them, living across the country from one another had their relationship fizzling before it got started. Now Megan has moved to Portland to work for the family’s company and that puts her in Alex’s hometown. Until There Was Us is probably one of the more emotional books in this series, and it was pretty damn perfect.

Megan is a
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Maree Repa
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Amazing Stars

Meeting Again

I was absolutely thrilled to receive the seventh book, The Montgomery Brothers. This most wonderful book is set on Megan Montgomery and she meets another gorgeous guy. Now years later she has to deal with meeting him again. I completely adored this marvellous romance!!

Stumbling through the crowds at Portland Airport. Megan carried her bag, whilst still reading her messengers on her mobile, it was difficult. Meeting up with cousin, Summer Reed, with her newest and
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Bette Hansen
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, loved this book! The Montgomery Brothers series were the first books I read by Ms. Chase and they made me a huge fan. So when I saw that we have more coming in this series I was over the moon. After reading this book I can say I was NOT disappointed! We get to meet a whole new cast of characters as well as catch up on some of our past favorites. In this book we meet Megan Montgomery. She's reserved, careful, a planner. The one thing she didn't plan was the unforgettable passion fil ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Until there was us in a new chapter in The Montgomery Brothers series. And I don't mean that it's just a new story. It's time for the Montgomery cousins to get their stories.

I liked the characters both main and secondary and I will suggest to dive into this world even if you haven't read another book in the series. The book can be read as stand-alone, but you might get the urge to read the rest of the series. I am hooked and I will continue reading the series. Megan's brother seemed like an int
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Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
3.5 Stars

This was a very low-angst, sweet second chance romance. I can't say this is a couple that I fell in love with easily because, frankly, I didn't relate to either one of them.

Megan is a major workaholic and is not good at personal relationships. In fact, she blew her chance at a possible relationship with Alex Rebat two years ago because she's so career-focused. Don't get me wrong, career-focused is awesome but when it takes over every other aspect of your life, it's not so great. As yo
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Stephanie
I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed Megan and Alex as characters. They really work as a couple. However, I got to quite a few scenes and thought "did I miss something?" There were a few instances where the time jumped, but I felt an important conversation or event was glossed over? It's cute, but wasn't my favorite.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Evelyn
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed for www.buriedunderromance.com

UNTIL THERE WAS US is the seventh novel in the successful Montgomery Brothers series by Samantha Chase. As a fan of this wonderful series and this author, this story of second chances hooked me immediately and I polished off the book in one sitting.
Instead of a Montgomery brother playing the lead in this story, we get the story of Megan Montgomery, a workaholic who, up to this point, has managed to avoid getting swept up in the family business. When asked
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Linda
This second-chance-at-love romance is teeming with delicious sexual tension...

They’d gone walking through the garden that was lit with twinkly lights, and Alex had surprised her with a kiss. And that was the moment she knew she wasn’t going to her hotel alone.

Until There Was Us is the seventh installment in Samantha Chase’s Montgomery Brothers series. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed other books I’ve read by Samantha – and impulsively decided to dive into this one without reading any of the prior books.
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Susan Gorman
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Megan Montgomery and Alex Rebat met each other at Zach Montgomery’s wedding and spent a passionate weekend in a Portland, Oregon hotel suite. Alex and Megan kept in touch for a few months but, things didn’t work out. It was hard for them to maintain a relationship as Megan lived in New York and had an overwhelming work schedule. I loved that both Megan and Alex had a strong connection with each other after two years. Samantha Chase took a chance on this couple’s backstory—and it worked! I came ...more
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by JoAnne
Book provided by NetGalley
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

I love the Montgomery family and was happy to be reunited with them in the seventh book of the series, Until There Was Us. This is Megan and Alex’s story and it took me on an emotional roller coaster. The prologue set the stage and took place two years before the story begins. The epilogue was a nice surprise and takes place two months after the story ends. I look forward to reading more in this series since there
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E-Reader Addict
Sadly, I’m tapping out a 35% with this one...

I read romance novels, so clearly I’m a romantic at heart. But apparently I’m also a cynic, because starting out this book and discovering the main family - men included - are a bunch of matchmakers had me rolling my eyes. Confession: this is my very first Samantha Chase book. But I see her books all the time, so I decided to give her a chance. This book had me a little concerned from the beginning of the prologue. It didn’t get any better for me when
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Ruthie Taylor
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the 7th in the series - and if you are a Montgomery fan then you will definitely enjoy this book. As well as Megan getting her HEA, we also catch up with Zach and Summer ... previous beneficiaries of William Montgomery's matchmaking!

This time though, it is wife and sister-in-law who decide that they know how to find Megan a match ... well really they saw her with Alex at Zach's wedding 2 years ago and start plot
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Charlotte Lynn
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Megan and Alex met at a wedding, hooked up, made promises that they didn't keep, and moved on with their lives. Well, they tried to move on but neither was very successful. Megan got a new job and moved to the same town Alex is in. She knew that they would run into each other since they had the same friends but wasn't sure how she would feel when she saw him. Alex was surprised when he walked into his friend's house and Megan, the girl he hasn't been able to get out of his head or heart, was the ...more
Vânia Nunes
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Completely in love with Alex Rebat!!!

Once again we are among the festive, rowdy and "almost" perfect Montgomery.
I said almost because, like any human being, like any family, they have problems to be solved. And believe me, there are several. But still, they are strong and charismatic characters.

This is the time of Megan Montgomery's story.
A computer girl, a techie, who loves her job, but who most often exaggerates the time she spends on it, keeping all the people she loves an arm's length.
And t
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Diane Saul
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Megan and ALex met at a wedding and sparks flew. After a weekend fling they tried to maintain a long distance relationship. Time and distance put an end to their budding relationship. Neither Megan or Alex has been able to stop thinking about that weekend two years ago. Now they are in the same town and have a second chance.

I enjoyed this romance. I loved the characters in this story. This is part of the Montgomery Brothers series. I haven’t read the other books in the series but I didn’t feel
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Heather andrews
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alex is all for his wkman expressing her creative side through fashion, "...he took a step closer to her. “I didn’t think that you walked around in clingy dresses and stilettos. Although…I would be on board if you ever wanted to try it again.” when Alex is all relaxed and happy after a little naughtiness the man is certainly agreeable, “anything.” He had no idea where she was going with this, but right now, he’s promise her the sun, the moon, and the stars." Alexis A gets all overly excited and ...more
Nicole
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love a good second chance romance and this had everything I love. Megan is a great, relatable character from how she enjoys her family to her secret passion for making baby clothes. Alex is a hero to love with his inability to move on from that girl who was just a fling. He has so many admirable qualities, including how, after so many years he refuses to give up on a patient and a friend. The chemistry between Alex and Megan was outstanding. I am not sure I've read any others in the series, but ...more
Margaux
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Megan is workaholic and that is not a compliment. Similar to being alcoholic, her being workaholic has ruined her relationships and, personally speaking, her life. I get that women feel the need to prove themselves worthy in a work environment. We do more hours at work if we can, but that is our common misconception. It is not always in the quantity but with the quality, we tend to forget that. Megan represents most women I know, they are great at what they do but, maybe, they overwork themselve ...more
Joni Simpson Foster
This sweet second chance story was a delight to read. I loved how Alex and Megan never stopped thinking of one another but thought that the other had moved on without second thought.. Samantha does an amazing job with her writing and describing how hard it can be for someone to have a social life let alone a dating life when u pick ur job over others that u say mean or meant something. Megan moves across the country in hopes of changing that part of her life.
Jackie
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Expected publication: May 1st 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492655902 (ISBN13: 9781492655909)
Series The Montgomery Brothers #7
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He'll have to play his cards just right for her to take a chance on him...

Megan Montgomery has always been careful...except that one time she threw caution to the wind and hooked up with a sexy groomsman at her cousin's wedding. But that was two years ago--so why can't she
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Isha Coleman
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When does matchmaking become a family affair? Every Samantha Chase fan, knows the surname Montgomery is synonymous with romance. The Montgomery brood can make a reader fall heart first for their special brand of wooing. Until There Was Us turns an introverted klutz into a irresistible swan. Megan is the Montgomery that never quite fit in. She's smart, clumsy and prefers to blend into the crowd. Once upon a time, she was content to just exist. Until with one look, he showed her how to live. Alex ...more
Rhonda Ziglar
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 PERFECTLY WRITTEN STARS!! This is my favorite Montgomery book. I loved Megan and Alex's story, it was heartfelt with all the feels. The story had me smiling and crying and flipping pages. Samantha Chase always gives us readers phenomenal stories that stick with you forever. I Highly recommend this book to any romance reader. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Shannon Ferguson
I LOVED this book!!! We get to reconnect with some of our favorite Montgomery’s, and we get to meet some new ones!!!

Alex was a perfect hero. We met him in Zach’s story, and I instantly fell in love with him. He was sweet, sexy, and knew how to build Megan, who had a bit of low self worth at the beginning of the story, up to value herself and all she’s done. Megan was a bit of a different heroine. She didn’t have the in your face, in kick butt attitude about her. It was subtle, and perfect for he
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Jacki
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay
What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Part of a series: Montgomery Brothers
Standalone
HEA
Epilogue

I had a hard time staying interested in this book.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Janga
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars at The Romance Dish

Megan Montgomery is a classic workaholic, an “IT genius” who typically works sixty hours or more a week and has little time for life outside the workplace. Her focus is on proving to her father that she is more than corporate wife material and making a place for herself in the family business. After a nasty breakup, she becomes even more intense in her commitment to the job. When Megan takes a rare social weekend to attend her cousin Zach’s wedding to Gabriella Marti
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Sandy S
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 1, 2018

4 stars-

Megan Montgomery has always been the careful type. Except...one time at her cousin's wedding when she threw caution to the wind and had the steamiest hook-up of her life. But that was two years ago— why can't she stop thinking about it? So when Megan accepts a job at her cousin's company, she does everything she can to avoid Alex—knowing he'll shake up her carefully crafted world.
Alex Rebat's been living a good life. He loves his career and frien
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more

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