“Mira Lyn Kelly’s writing always sparkles,” raves Lauren Layne, and Kelly does it again in Now and Then—a steamy short novel of lost love, second chances, and hidden dangers.
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.
I love second chance romances and Now and Then is a great one. Brynn and Ford are obviously compatible from the moment we meet them. They are compatible as friends as well as lovers, but Brynn's family history is what kept them apart ten years earlier and what is keeping them apart now. The story is moves at a quick pace and the story is engaging. As a reader I found myself feeling sorry for Ford more than once and felt like he should be sticking up for himself more than once. He is always quick to forgive Brynn and while I did want the pair to get together, I was frustrated for Ford forgiving Brynn so easily and quickly throughout the book. I still recommend the book to anyone who loves second chance romances with a sensitive male hero.
OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mira Lyn Kelly grew up in the Chicago area and earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University. She met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy, only to discover he'd been living right around the corner from her for the previous two years. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she's now settled with her husband in rural Minnesota where their four beautiful children provide an excess of action, adventure, and entertainment.
With writing as her passion and inspiration striking at the darnedest times, Mira can always be found with a notebook at the ready. (More than once she's been caught by the neighbors, covered in grass clippings, scribbling away atop the compost container!)
When she isn't reading, writing, or running to keep up with the kids, she loves watching movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.
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Mira Lyn Kelly also writes Erotic Romance under the name Moira McTark