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Loved this one!
on 7 November 2013
Layla Carson is back!! I wasn't a fan of Layla after reading Now and Then I think I went as far as calling her a bitch, I didn't really warm to her and didn't like the games she played. However she had somewhat redeemed herself by the end of the book and I was looking forward to reading this book, and her story.
Layla relationship with her sister is a little better she has realized she can't go on acting the way she does by have lots of meaningless sex with men, and she needs to focus more on herself, and what she really wants out of life. The more I got to know Layla in this one the more I found myself liking her, l saw a different side of her, and in some aspect I could totally relate to her.
Ben Montrose is a former Marine now working as a cop who Layla meets while working on a case. Now I'm not going to lie I definitely had a thing for him. He was an alpha male but not over the top was hot and sexy with his muscles, and had a way with words that would make any girl go weak at the knees. ;)
I really liked the storyline, I won't say too much as I don't want to give it away. But what started out as a fun challenge for 4 weeks turn into much more. The chemistry, and the sexual tension between Layla and Ben was off the charts. They work well together, and are so much alike both fiercely independent who like to be in control, and they have a few issues when it comes to relationships.
I liked how the relationship developed, and that they didn't just jump straight into bed together, they waited hence there was so much sexual tension between them. Even I was getting hot and sweaty at one point.
It was great to see Emma and Cole back, but Cole annoyed me he was a bit of an a**hole, and yes you have guessed it I wanted to punch him at one point. I like Melanie she made me laugh.
Overall this was such a great book, which I liked more than the first. Brenda Rothert has done it again, `Now and Again' was an entertaining sexy steamy read that I had to read in one sitting. I loved the little angst that it had, the mystery, the romance, the banter and the dirty talk. I could feel the chemistry, the sexual tension, and the passion.
Like Now and Then there was no cliffhanger ending, but also no epilogue, but I didn't mind it didn't need it as I got my HEA, and discover that the third book and final book in the series Now and Forever is scheduled for release in January 2014. It's about Emma and Layla, and I can tell you now I have my hand in the air waving as I'm looking forward to it, can't wait!
Some of my favorite quotes
"You want to be the man who tames the untamable. We're too much alike. Ben Both dominant and controlling. I don't want to lay in bed passively while you amaze me with your skills I want to be on top amazing you with mine." ~ Layla
"I'm surprised how attracted I'm to your combative nature. But you're under my skin now. I don't want a compliant woman _ I want you" ~ Ben
Ben...he gets me. He knows how to handle me. I've never met a man who complements me but he does. When we're together, I don't feel like an aggressive b***h. I just feel like a woman who knows what she wants. And when he looks at me... I feel beautiful. In more than a t**s and a** way" ~ Layla
"She got this façade for not caring, but I can tell that deep down she want me to chase her. And damned if I don't want to catch her." ~ Ben
"Layla. I love you, too. I do, I want to be with you. I want to share the ups and downs with you." ~ Ben
"What are you going to do tonight? I'd tie him up and ride him till dawn"~ Melanie
"Neither one of us is perfect, but is it possible we're perfect together, Cupcake?"~ Ben