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Now and Then | Book Review |

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4 Stars

Book Blurb:
Now Emmaline Carson is a sharp, settled graphic designer who loves painting, cooking and girls’ night out with her older 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.

My Review:
Now and Again is book come to live vicariously through your middle school diary of sorts. The story is written in post past and present tense, hence the title Now and Then.
I very much enjoy the few books out of the market right how that do this style of writing, and also add in both main characters thoughts throughout.
The way Cole and Emma reconnected together was just perfect. I can see that as a real situation, other than blind on-line-dating. <yikes? As a reader I could tell Cole was instantly infatuated with Emma, but Emma was still hung up on the old Cole instead of who was standing right in front of her.
As the story progresses and we learn that Emma's ?Bratty? sister always gets what she wants and she is going to get Cole. 

The wonderfully light and fun read made me pissed and irritated. I was completely irritated with every single one of them, except 
Cole. Shocker.....I know.

Movin' on. Without giving the plot away, I will say that things became more tense between people/families, cafe's ect. Whoa, a bad time was had by all during this transition period.
My most favorite line/most connected with the book line would be: I didn't get and Manolos, I got this owl at a trade show. "Designer shoes are mass produced, superficial and not all that special But this..."he held up the art deco owl, "is unique, beautiful and alluring.

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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