Now and Again (Now Series, #2)
Release Date: Fall 2013
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Once again, 26-year-old Layla Carson has the attention of a man eager to satisfy her. Ben Montrose, the hot, confident cop who gets off on frustrating her, is eager to show her just how arresting he can be. But as a reforming sexaholic, Layla’s sworn off casual hookups, and doesn’t miss the days of her early 20s –much.
Ben’s caught off-guard when the sexy, outspoken attorney turns him on and then turns him down. But the confident former Marine knows he can handle the simple seduction of a beautiful woman. He finds Layla’s weak spot – competition, which he happens to share – and challenges her to a game that could make them, or destroy them.
As they compete to crown the master of seduction, Ben and Layla discover there’s more to their game than power and foreplay. But as the stakes go up, they realize the game has changed, and they both stand to lose more than they bargained for.
5 of 5 Now and Again
Okay so here it goes and I know some are going to be like WTF????????? because believe it or not so did I after reading this book but holy eff what in the hell is wrong with Emma???????? Man we first get to meet Layla in Now and Then and I LOVED LOVED LOVED that book because it was about Emma and Cole and Emma is Layla's younger sister. So we got to see how the sisters were and they fought and then had a rocky relationship because let's face it Layla is a stone cold biatch which I loved. I was glad when Emma and Cole got together finally because they were meant for each other but then in Now and Again Emma and Cole were being total a-holes to Layla.
Layla is a strong, fierce woman who takes no shit from anyone. She is a high powered attorney and knows how to hold her own. So when she is working on a case and she meets the investigator Ben sparks fly but Layla is determined she is over the one night stands and the casual hookups because she is looking for more. She needs more because all those crazy sex hook ups were going no where and no where fast. But Ben he ignites something in her and she tries to fight it but Ben is an ALPH-MALE and he is not taking no for an answer.
They make a deal to date and see how things go but the longer they date and the more they open up to one another the closer they get to one another and decide they have to be together. But what happens when you have a past that is bad and quite frankly not lady like? What happens when you have had to have a heart of steel because people try and take your kindness for weakness? Well this is Ben and Layla's story and if you want answers to those questions you will have to read it to find out!
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Now Emmaline Carson has settled into her career as a graphic designer, though she’d rather be painting or shopping with her 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?
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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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