Now and Again (Now Series, #2)
Release Date: Fall 2013
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Review—Now and Again by Brenda Rothert
“Writing her goals on a sheet of pink Hello Kitty paper as she started high school had seemed like a way to get everything she wanted, back then. As long as it was on the list, she believed it would happen. So far, she’d checked off “be valedictorian”, “become an attorney”, and “visit another country”. The list was tucked into a compartment of her wallet, and she hadn’t looked at it in a while. Since she was turning 27 soon, she knew there would be no check next to “get married by age 28”. But so what? Men were overrated anyway.”
Layla Carson needs to figure things out. When life throws a curveball that leaves her envious and still alone, she decides to swear off men for a bit and just focus on her. Having the reputation she does is a hard rock to crawl out from under, but seven months and a busy schedule definitely helps. Even though her life list has come to a stand-still, Layla pushes forward with other aspects; her career, her family, her friends…until one day, she walks into the office of Sergeant Ben Montrose. Holy sexy man. Nope, not going to happen. She has a job to do and he is going to be the one to help her get it done. That is it…except, maybe it isn’t. Layla doesn’t know it yet, Ben might not be what she wants, but he may be just what she needs.
“There was something about her that just sparkled. She was sharp and edgy, but he liked that about her. Women who fell all over him were a dime a dozen…I know, it seems weird. I’ve never in my life chased a woman until now. If they didn’t come to me, I always figured another one would. But there’s something about her. She’s got this façade of not caring, but I can tell that deep down she wants me to chase her. And damned if I don’t want to catch her.”
Classic game of cat and mouse, except Ben plays dirty. He has never been turned down by a woman before and he only hopes that he can convince Layla to let her guard down just enough to where he can get in…but she’s not so sure. The chemistry is there, and Ben makes her feel something she didn’t think she needed; safety. Being a strong and independent woman, Layla is convinced she can take care of herself, until she starts receiving creepy letters, and even worse, a sense of being watched…*shudders*
Will Ben prove to her that he can be more than just a protector, or confidant? Or is he just after what every other guy is after when it comes to Layla Carsen? Four Weeks. Set Rules. Limits. What will happen if and when both parties get what they want? And who is the creeper?
“He can’t say no to you and you can’t say yes to him. This is an interesting relationship you guys have.”
Brenda Rothert does it again in the second book of Now. I was so excited to read this book, I nearly jumped out of my seat when it landed in my inbox. I am forever fan and this book definitely did not disappoint! I am all for a sexy cop and a very strong female. What made me love this story even more is that Layla talks big, but she’s a girl. And at the end of the day, every girl wants the same.damn.thing…Love. Does she get it? Read and find out, you won’t be sorry!
**5 Sluts Need Love Too Stars**
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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