Now and Then
Series: Dare to Love #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Brynn Ahearn is gorgeous, fun, and not just a sports nut but an NBA camera woman whose work takes her all over the country. In other words, she’s a walking male fantasy—or at least, she would be if she weren’t so busy keeping the guys at bay. The fact is, with Brynn’s con-man father fresh out of jail and back in her life, dating is just too risky. Haunted by memories of her past, she couldn’t ask any man to gamble with his life for love—even one as addictive as Ford Meyers.
Ford can’t believe his luck when he walks into a bar in Chicago’s Wicker Park and gets an eyeful of Brynn, the one that got away. After the gorgeous redhead blew him off in college, Ford got on with his life and made his fortune as a bestselling game designer, but he’s never found a woman who compared to Brynn. No stranger to success, Ford is used to getting what he wants—and after a scorching stolen kiss, what he wants is a second shot with his first love. To get it, he just has to convince her that he’s man enough to take on the past she can’t leave behind.
There was something primal about the way he felt with her. It was unreasonable. Irrational. And he didn’t fucking care, because that feeling was so good, the only thing that mattered was making sure he got more.
Confession time: the only thing I remember from Touch & Go is that it made me fall in love with this author and this series and made me want Ford’s book desperately. But that’s it. Damn my puny brain memory because I couldn’t even tell you what it was about Ford that intrigued me. All I knew is that I needed to have this book. So when I saw the synopsis and realized that not only am I getting his book but it’s a second chance romance?
After the game he designed, Ford’s career blew up. After being burned by people that are interested only in his success and money, Ford is weary about who he lets in. The while out at a bar one night, he spots the girl that’s always held his heart…even though she was also the one that shattered it back in college.
Brynn Ahearn never got over Ford but he’ll never know the truth of why she left if she could help it. One night of passion with the love of her life can’t hurt, right? Something she can store in her memory banks for years to come…too bad Ford is determined on not settling for anything less than her whole heart.
Now and Then was a wonderfully steamy of second chances and forgiveness. You know the secret that Brynn is hiding that’s keeping her from going for it with Ford, but Ford is left in the dark until mainly the end. While I can understand Brynn’s thinking and sympathize with it, I did find myself wishing at times she would at least come clean with Ford. Though Ford was a bit secretive about a few things about himself to be fair.
The story is great and with just enough feeling to it so it’s not fluffy. Yet it’s not quite intense either. It’s one of those light and easy reads that also packs on a little bit of feels and a whole lot of steam and it was exactly what I was looking for. If you haven’t read this series yet, I highly recommend it. You really can’t go wrong. Mira Lyn Kelly knows how to give good romance.
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