By Brenda Rothert
Published: September 30, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary-Romance
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.
J&M's Book Diaries rating:
Now & Again is the second book to the Now Series by Brenda Rothert. It's about Emma's older sister Layla Carson. While reading the first book we didn't think Layla was very likable. In fact, we thought she was a selfish, manipulative, & a superficial Queen B. Little did we know how much we would enjoy Layla's book. In the second book she's a completely different person. She's sworn off men and began focusing more on herself and her career.
Layla is a 26 year old Corporate Lawyer. She's sexy, strong, independent, & smart. While she was in high school she wrote her goals on a sheet of pink Hello Kitty paper. As long as it was on the list, she believed that it would happen. So far she's checked-off most of her lists and even though she has it tucked away and hasn't looked at it in a while one of her goals on the list was to get married by age 28.
Through one of her cases she meets Ben Montrose. He works in The Investigation Division as Sergeant at the Chicago Police Department. Ben is tall with a broad chest and wide shoulders. He has bright blue mesmerizing eyes, with sandy hair. He is hot and all Alpha-male!
One day after being out and walking her dog Prince, Layla received a threatening mail by a stalker. She returns to the police department to file a report and she runs into Ben Montrose. Later after having dinner at O'Malley's with Ben they decided to date for 4 weeks. Since they are both stubborn and demanding type of people the deal was that the first 2 weeks would be on Layla's term and the last 2 weeks would be on Ben's terms.
This book was very entertaining! We actually enjoyed it more than the first & surprisingly we loved Layla more than Emma. Ben and Layla as a couple was more exciting and sexy! The witty banter, bickering, and sexual tensions definitely kept us wanting more. This was a great 2nd book to its series. Brenda did a great job at capturing our attention!
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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