Published November 17, 2013 by msbeccaanne

Now and Again (Now Series, #2)
by Brenda Rothert
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.


I Received An ARC Of This Book In Exchange For My Honest Review.

This is the second book in the “Now” Series and it’s Layla’s story. I’m a big fan of Emma and Cole’s from the first book in the series but Layla and Ben blew them away. I fell in love with these two and couldn’t put their story down.

Layla is harsh you could even say mean. She has spunk and can be known for running her mouth. She’s easy and enjoys sex and has slept with lots of different men. That all changed seven months ago after waking up next to some lawyer and doing the walk of shame. Now Layla is starting to be noticed by the partners at the law firm she works at.

While working a case she meets Chicago Investigator Ben Montrose. Ben is an ex marine and a true Alpha male. It doesn’t take long to wrap up the case but that isn’t the end for them. Layla encounters Ben again when a mysterious one sentence letter shows up at her house sending her to the police station in a fit of concern.

Ben and Layla are attracted to one another. They enter into a four week deal that you know isn’t gonna work out. They are both demanding, bossy, and crude. On these two people it’s HOT and STEAMY.

I think one of my favorite things about this book is the way that they don’t fall right into bed with one another. Don’t get me wrong just because they don’t have sex at the beginning doesn’t mean they don’t mess around cause believe me they do and those scenes are yummy.

Brenda Rothert’s second book floored me. I look forward to the release of the third and final book in this trilogy. I can’t wait for more Layla and Ben. I hope that the conclusion of the series also sees Emma and Layla’s relationship restored.

Now and Then (Now Series, #1)
By Brenda Rothert

Summary From Goodreads:

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.


I Received An ARC Of This Book In Exchange For My Honest Review.

Emma and Cole knew each other when they were teenagers. They lived on the same street and their parents are friends which meant lots of joint family dinners. Emma had a crush on him when they were younger but she was three years younger than he. Whenever she was around him she was always shy.

It’s ten years later and they bump into one another at a coffee shop. It isn’t long until they are spending time together and both of them are happy. They are attracted to one another and are interested in one another as more than friendship. Only problem is that Emma’s older sister Layla has decided that she likes Cole and he will fit well into her plan for her life. When Layla wants something she gets it.

This was a great little romance story. Emma and Cole have some pretty hot scenes. I must say I think Layla is a real witch. That being said the fight at Christmas between Emma and Layla had me rolling. I was laughing so hard that my eyes had watered up.

This is the first book in a trilogy but it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger. For an author I’ve never heard of she sure writes a good book. I look forward to reading more by Brenda Rothert and seeing where she takes us with this series. A entertaining read that I’d recommend to fellow book readers.

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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