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Now and Then by Brenda Rothert
Now and Then by Brenda Rothert
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Full Marks, 20 July 2014
Sooo wanted to give it the full marks!
This was a freebie and for that alone it is definitely worth getting - nothing to lose!
12yo Emma(line) spots her new 15yo neighbour - Cole - for the first time, it is the start of a major crush for her.
Cole never notices Emma - he admits he never noticed anyone 3 years his junior, but Emma's kinda in the shadow of her "perfect" sister - Layla - who also happens to be Cole's age. Cole also has an older sister - Shay - but she is a periphery character in the book, but has a profound effect on Cole's life.
Emma never reveals her secret crush, then fast forward 11 years, and she literally bumps into Cole in a… Read more
Drawn 2 - Obsession (Aaron) by Lilliana Anderson
Drawn 2 - Obsession (Aaron) by Lilliana Anderson
I did start to read these books (both Aaron's story and Damien's story) simultaneously.
I quite soon realised that the books are very similar, and I started skipping through the paragraphs, before I knew it I was quarter way through the book - HOWEVER, there are some very subtle differences, because I noticed that Etta's parents know about the baby and that she is moving away from Damien.
The attitude of Etta and her friends/family towards Damien, in this book, is that he is evil and a bit of a monster/predator who should definitely not be in her life! He is portrayed as a dark(er) character, more so than he was in Drawn (book 1).
Damien is in prison, but the path he takes… Read more
Drawn 2 - Redemption (Damien) by Lilliana Anderson
Drawn 2 - Redemption (Damien) by Lilliana Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Team Damien!, 19 July 2014
I was totally Team Damien from book 1 - Drawn.
Loved the way the author gave us the treat of two options of endings - quite clever!

The story continues immediately from Drawn.
Etta has moved away with the help of Aaron, no-one but him and his roomie - Jeremy - know where she is and only Aaron knows that she is still pregnant - everyone else including Damien believe she "has dealt with it" - making their own assumptions.
Too many people in her life try to coset and suffocate Etta - she really needs to learn to fly with her own wings (a line I have stolen from another book, sorry!) but now she has the baby to consider too, and the possibility of a… Read more