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Now and Then (Now #1)
Release Date: 08/04/13
Summary from Goodreads:
Now Emmaline Carson is a sharp, settled graphic designer who loves painting, cooking and girls’ night out with her older sister Layla. But then – in the years before she went to art school in Paris – she was a shy, awkward teenager with frizzy hair, a flat chest and a massive crush on the boy across the street, Cole Marlowe. Too bad her incredibly hot neighbor only had eyes for Layla.
Cole is now a confident, laid-back attorney who’s even hotter than he used to be. He’s planning to stay single while working his way up the corporate ladder – until he’s knocked off course by a chance run-in with Emma.
Everything is different between Cole and Emma now. He finally sees her in a way she only dreamed of, and their hot chemistry is fueled by a growing friendship. But Emma’s deception of her sister – who wants Cole for herself – and the secret Cole’s been keeping for more than a decade threaten to tear apart what’s only just begun. Because sometimes the only thing standing in the way of now is then.
5 of 5 Now and Then
Now and Then is such a great story about love and the complex relationships of siblings. Can you imagine living in the shadow of your sister? Well I can so I totally related to this story in that aspect.Emma has lived her whole life living in the shadow of her spoiled and selfish sister Layla. They live next door to Cole and Layla wants him and Emma loves him. She has had a crush on him for the longest time and no one can compare or stand up to her crush for him.
Emma has traveled and come back home and she is now a graphic designer. When she comes home and she sees Cole again she is reminded that her heart still belongs to him. Emma wants no one else she wants Cole and maybe now that they are older she can have him. The only thing is is that Layla wants him and she is determined to get Cole. So Emma does what she has been doing for the longest and that is pinning for Cole from afar.
Cole is every womens wet dream guy. He is gorgeous and smart and he is an attorney. He is also closed off in the love department because he wants to advance in his career and make a name for himself be fore he will even consider settling down. But fate is a bitch and she has other things in mind for him and when he runs into the gorgeous Emma his life is about to change and change in ways he never thought. Cole can't seem to get Emma out of his mind and his heart. He never intended to fall in love with her but he has and now that he knows Emma loves him to they start a relationship but have to keep it a secret from Layla. She is evil and vile and vindictive so they have to do a down low relationship. But what happens when past things come back to haunt them and threaten to break their very fragile relationship? Will Cole still stand by Emma's side or will he bolt?
About the Author:
Brenda Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three sons. She was a daily print journalist for nine years, during which time she enjoyed writing a wide range of stories.
These days Brenda writes New Adult Romance in the Contemporary and Dystopian genres.
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