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Until You Set Me Free

(Until You #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  45 reviews
An emotionally charged romance, intertwined with tragedy, force the career-minded heir and his best friend’s irresistible sister to choose between their careers, their hearts, and the safety of the ones they love.

Sexy girl-next-door Samantha has no idea how attractive she is. She buries herself in her high school studies, focusing on graduating early from college and hea
Published January 1st 2018 by D.M. Davis
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Shirley Cuypers
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, arc-beta, 2018
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This book was provided by the author through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you D.M. Davis and Netgalley!

Until You Set Me Free
is the first book in the Until You series and tells the story of Samantha and Joseph. Samantha is really focused on her studies so she can finally work at the company she’s always dreamt of. She’s even that focused that she doesn’t really notice how beautiful and sexy she is until she meets Joseph. Joseph is her brother’s roommate and he
Rose Croft
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh!!! I'm so glad I read this book. I FLOVE a slow build up with a lot of angst, hot and protective hero, and sassy heroine. I got this in this book. I loved D.M.'s writing style and dialogue and I'm a Texas girl so I totally got the setting descriptions and references. I have to know how this story ends. Read this. Now. You need it.
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-favs
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Until You Set Me Free by D.M. Davis is book One in the Until You series. This is the story of Joseph and Samantha.
Samantha is 17 years old but she is very mature for her aged, very smart and has goals set to go to college and graduate in a few years then begin her career. Joseph is in college and is set to hopefully take over a family position in the he is concentrating on that. But when his friend and roommate asked him to come home to meet his family he goes along. Samantha was ex
V. Theia
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was swept away in the burgeoning romance between Sam and (her brother's best friend ) Joseph.

Her age and his career obligations are obstacles, but throughout Joe is steadfast in his love for her. I adored that about him and was willing for a happy for this pair.

There's some twisty parts I didn't expect and it hit me in my emotions. So much so I can't wait for the conclusion to this story.

Plus, I'm still bitter towards Jace. He know what he did!

A really engaging read.
J.R. Tyger
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Samantha - She is a seventeen-year-old high school student who, if it all goes right, will have her associates degree just as she graduates high school, which I assume we will find out come book 2. She is overly excited to see her brother who is coming home for Thanksgiving at the start of the book. He is bringing his friend and roommate, Joesph, home for the week as well. She found out while she had been interning over the summer that her brother's roommate was to be the VP of the section of th ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review***

Well shimmer my timbers lassy, this was definitely something. Something is the one word I can think of right now that encompasses because holy nuggets I am still spiraling down. 

First and foremost, I did enjoy the plot. It was fast paced, it was captivating - it circled around the main characters, Joseph and Samantha. There was this interesting dynamic that really involved all of the characters, particularly
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemp-romance
Review for book 1 to 3.
I loved this series. it was truly a page-turner. Plus you got a great alpha-male who is over the top crazy but just so much in love.

I loved Joe's and Sam's romance.
I loved all the drama that happens and how he was always there for her.
I loved the family they had surrounding them.

I think for me book 3 was not my favorite, because it didn't have as much action as I hoped and there were tooo many sex scenes for my liking. Plus even though i loved Sam she just had SOOOO much
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book
Samantha Cavanagh has her life mapped out. She is about to graduate high school with honors and from there she’s off to UT for another two and a half years then she enters the corporate world. She is smart and super driven but an innocent in the ways of the world. That is until Sam’s brother Jace comes home from UT for Thanksgiving break and brings his roommate/best friend, Joe. Joe is handsome, smart, a real gentleman whose touch send
Melissa Lane
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with these characters! Samantha (Sam) is a smart, sassy, self-sacrifing, and sincere individual working her way to finish high school and graduate college early. She has her career plan in place and has no time or interest for men or dating...especially after her one and only relarionship ends very badly. Then her manwhoring, lovable, and clueless older brother Jace brings home his friend and roommate for Thanksgiving. Joseph (Joe) is set on a path to take over part of his family ...more
Sassy Southern
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Until You Set Me Free
Until You Set Me Free is book 1 in the Until You series. This book had me hooked from the very start and I was unable to put it down until I was finished. The chemistry between Sam and Joseph is out of this world even though they both know that they are unable to pursue a relationship at this time. The problem is that they are on different pages as to why their relationship needs to be on hold. Sam believes that the charismatic, brilliant, soon to be millionare is too good f
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Young love, mega angst, and criminal intrigue to be continued!

Long angst-ridden YA love story with the lovers starcrossed due to bad timing and abysmal communication. Joseph falls immediately for his college roommate's not yet legal younger sister, but both of them have career ambitions that a hasty romance might derail. The fact that the hero cares so much about not preventing the girl he loves from experiencing life and reaching her potential before locking into a committed relationship is ref
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, hidden-gems
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book via Hidden Gem.

Samantha and Joseph are very driven and their future plans are laid out. They don’t want to deviate from their plans until they meet each other. Samantha, a high school senior loves to develop apps and kinda a computer geek meets her brother’s roommate and best friend Joseph when they were at their home for Thanksgiving. They are immediately attracted to each other and Samantha is trying to seduce Joe but he wants to wait
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
When Samantha finally meets her brother's friend, Joseph, she's smitten. He's sexy and sweet, and smart, and is part of the family who runs the company where her dream career lies - MCI (not the old phone company!). Joseph's taken aback at how much he's attracted to Samantha, his friend and college roommate Jace's little sister. But he's determined that she will be his, WHEN she's of age and has graduated from high school.

But, when tragedy rocks Samantha's family, everything falls apart and she
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Review of Until You Set Me Free by D.M. Davis

Joseph and Samantha - 4.5 Stars

When we first meet Sam, she is seventeen and in her senior year of High School. She is very smart (some even say gifted) and very beautiful. Sam has her life all mapped out and knows what she wants, until she meets Joseph face to face. I ABSOLUTELY loved the characters in this book and was left broken hearted by the events toward the end of it. I am definitely looking forward to the second book to find out what happens
Lissa Wells
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an arc of this book for an honest review. This story had me from the first page.. I love the characters and the sex is great! Samantha is a smart and witty teenager , wiser than her years and she meets and falls hard for her brother’s roommate from college, Joseph. Of course it is a two way street with Joseph falling hard himself. The problem is they both have goals and plans on finishing school before having a serious relationship. Yeah ok, how did that work out? This is a fast paced ...more
Renita Andries ♡
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm literally screaming NO right now because I've finished this book. I honestly did not expect to like this book as much as I did because it's not what I would usually read but boy am I glad I decided to take a chance and decided to read it.
1. I freaking love Samantha, she's bold, outspoken and not some weak willed heroine (not a fan of those)
2. Joseph and all his cavemen behaviors are absolutley everything a hero should have for a heroine as strong as Sam.
N.B. they are perfect for each other
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Joseph and Samantha have already carved out their life paths. For Sam it is graduating from high school along with an Associates degree from college as well. For Joseph it is two years to graduate from college and take over the tech side of his families corporation. What they didn't see was their apparent attraction to each other turning into something deeper. Joseph ask Samantha to wait for him once he returns to school but tragedy strikes finding Joseph once again at Samantha's side. To keep e ...more
Rachel Blomberg
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm surprised with this book. It is emotional and will have you reaching for your tissues. But the sexually attracted between the characters are out of this world. I don't know what I was thinking when I voluntarily decided to review this book for an answer review because I don't enjoy to be continued books but I'm sure glad that I did because this was a great start and book 2 will be out next month.
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A amazing emotional book that hooks you! I love the characters and the chemistry between them. I couldn’t put this book down. I was so pulled into this story from the first page. Joseph and Samantha want to be together but they have so many obstacles in their way. They have to finish college, and start their careers. Then tragedy strikes and things get worse. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! I received an advanced reader copy for an honest review.
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May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
This book is an exciting read that I drove into head first and did not come up for air! Samantha is beautiful and smart (I think it's because her name is Samantha :) lol ) She is such a relatable character in the fact that she doesn't think she stands out at all. Joseph is sexy, smart and career driven but when it comes to Samantha, he would love to put her first above all. This is a sexy romance book and I highly recommend you read it!
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fabulous emotional read that will intrigue you from the first page. This well written story is going to take you on a ride of twists and turns, your emotions will get the best of you and it will leave you wanting more. The characters are so well developed you feel as if you are part of their story.
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good read with characters I enjoyed. Although there was a little age difference between Samantha "Sam" and Joseph "Joe" I enjoyed reading the parts where they spent time together. The chemistry between them was believable and undeniable. I loved that both families supported them but at the same time wanted both of them to get to the point they needed to be in life. Her brother Jace did such a stupid thing by letting what happen, happen to Joe when he was unaware. I hope no surprises c ...more
Diane Vandergriff
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm totally hooked on this series. From the beginning, I couldn't put it down. The plot was good and a little different. I loved the characters. The story-line flowed smoothly throughout the book. Samantha was a little naive despite the way the author described her as independent. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book..
Vanessa Lawford
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This series has been an emotional rollercoaster ride of highs and lows that I did not want to end.

This book was entertaining with a whole lot of drama and romance and I couldn't put it down.

This is a very good series that is a definite must read.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review by Sweet Treats Book Blog 💖

Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully written storyline that hooked me from the very beginning and the characters were so well developed that as I turned each page I was being drawn in deeper and deeper as the story unfolded between Samantha and Joseph! This book does end on a cliffhanger, so therefore, I can't wait for book two to come out in this series!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Kim F
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing book. Extremely captivating and very interesting read. I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong characters. I want to read more from this author. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Autumn Bryant
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written book about young love. Filled with love, drama, and heartbreak, I was captivated by this story and the characters. I could not put it down. I can not wait to see what the next book holds and where this story takes me next. A definite must read.
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first in this series and was addicted from the very beginning. Despite Samantha being a bit young for Joseph, this was handled respectfully and beautifully! Can't wait to read the next book!
Vanna'sꕥ BookꕥWorld
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the moment I started this book I was captivated by Samantha and Joseph's story. I really can't explain it but I could relate a lot to Samantha's character and the obstacles that she has been dealt. She's an old soul for only being seventeen but it's hard being lonely; at least until the unbelievably gorgeous Joseph McIntyre steps in to save Samantha from everything and everyone including herself.

The moment Joseph laid eyes on Samantha he knew right then and there that she was his forever b
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D.M. Davis is a Contemporary and New Adult Romance Author.

She is a Texas native, wife, and mother. Her background is Project Management, technical writing, and application development. D.M. has been a lifelong reader, and wrote poetry in her early life, but has found her true passion in writing about love and the intricate relationships between men and women.

She writes of broken hearts and second

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