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Tonight and Always

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  4,773 ratings  ·  209 reviews

Kasey was an anthropologist, but her knowledge of men in general hadn't prepared her for one man in particular: Jordan Taylor.

She was to help him with the research for his novel, but the study of the human heart soon took up all their time. Sensation was their textbook and passion their teacher as they searched for the meaning of love and test
Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Intimate Moments #12, 250 pages
Published July 1983 by Silhouette Books
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"Tonight and Always" is the story of Kasey and Jordan.

OMG OMG OMG. This book..everything about it..*le sigh*

Ok, this was effing fantabulous.

We have a SUPER smart, I mean genius, resourceful, witty and strong heroine, who goes to work for the brooding, caring and passionate hero, falls in love with him as well as his lost and orphaned niece, teaches them all about love, life and happiness, gets threatened and sacrifices herself for them, gets a secret boon and ultimately finds her HEA and family
Laura Bere
Aug 04, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Branwen Sedai *of the Brown Ajah*
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
"It's always interesting to watch a strong person lose control. You're a very strong woman, and very soft. It's an arousing combination."

She felt no regrets. She loved. She knew only that she had found the man she had waited for her whole life. Tomorrows could be dealt with as they came. Tonight she had everything she wanted.

Jordan Taylor is a renowned author who needs help with his latest novel. Hiring anthropologist Kasey to help him on the background of Native American tribes seemed like the
Janice Moffitt
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A warm and fuzzy story.

I am giving this book 4 stars. The lack of a fifth star was due to the fact that this story was predictable. She fell in love instantly which removed a lot of the suspense.
Sep 05, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I really couldn't get into this. Our main female character was bursting with personality and our main male character was rich and handsome. And sexist. Considering the book was written in 83 I'm sure that was normal at the time. I didn't get far into this book. The "romance" moved very quickly to "I love you" and I just couldn't figure out how it had got to that point already. I didn't think this book could redeem itself. I really didn't like the male love interest. ...more
Jun 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm only a little embarrassed that I enjoyed this too much. Clichéd ending but jeez I liked the main character and her smarts. ...more
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 - Not bad, narration was quite good. Quick read... the summary says it all. A harlequin creation definitely. Not a lot of substance. But the characters were very likable.
Another old-school Nora Roberts romance, simple and straightforward.

Kasey is an anthropologist who is consulting for the new book of Jordan, a rich author, while staying at his family's estate. Their lives or outlooks could not be more different, but they are immediately drawn to one another beyond physically.

Kasey falls mutually in love with Addison, Jason's niece and ward, but his mother does not like her and (view spoiler)
Charles Ray
Aug 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Anthropologist Kasey Wyatt signs on to help bestselling novelist Jordan Taylor do a book about the Plains Indians. Easy-going, spontaneous Kasey finds the highly structured environment of the Taylor household stifling. Jordan appears to have a tight lid on his emotions, his niece and ward is a shy, lonely girl, and Jordan’s mother is a harridan who dislikes Kasey at first sight. Introducing the volatile Kasey into this staid, dysfunctional mix, though, creates reverberations that have a profound ...more
Debbie Boucher
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
It's romance week, and Nora Roberts was my mother's favorite author, so here goes. I love the cover that is shown here on Goodreads. It captures this novel quite well. The cover on my copy from the library shows a yacht that could be in Miami or the Caribbean. Huh? There are a few other moments like this, like when they go sailing, in Palm Springs... On a more serious note, this title from 1983 includes a borderline rape that is supposed to be sexy. This was a problem for me when I read Outlande ...more
Emily Higgins
Feb 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Jordan Taylor is an author who hires Kasey, an anthropologist, to provide him with the details about Native American life on the western plains for his book. Kasey is impulsive while Jordan and his family are straight-laced. Since Kasey is living in Jordan's huge household, she soon has the household less uptight. The character of Jordan starts out unlikable. He tells Kasey that he intends to make love to her without giving her much choice in the matter. During the last part of the book he becom ...more
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
The human condition included flaws. ~ Nora Roberts
Francesca ❆
2.5 stars.
The story itself felt too rushed, I hate that some of these early novellas weren’t developed in full length novels because they certainly deserved it.
Kasey is such an amazing main character: if I had to use one word to describe her I think “dazzling” would be the most fitting: her complex personality and charming way to take on life made her very easy to like and once you learn about her childhood you feel so much compassion for her and understand why she’s the way she is with Alison.
Lorri Williams
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one of her older ones, but a good FUN one! I grinned and giggled quite a bit through this one.
Feb 18, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2022-nora
3.5 stars so I'll round up to 4. ...more
Miwako Sakurada
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
My first Nora Roberts story and it was a Category Romance! I must say, I didn't know what to expect. The story is pretty basic, girl meets boy, instant attraction, the girl admits she loves him, he doesn't realize he loves her until its too late, then they live happily ever after.

Though this was an enjoyable read, I couldn't help but feel this book was too cardboard, with little to no depth into anything but the romance. I guess it's what you get from Category Romances.

I found the hero Jordan
Author: Nora Roberts
First published: 1983 in From the Heart
Length: 272 pages (paperback)
Setting: Contemporary. Mostly Palm Springs.
Sex: Frequent but blurred.
Hero: Author
Heroine: Anthropologist
Trigger: Sort of rape. (view spoiler)
Jan 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2020-nora
Anthropologist Kasey Wyatt arrives at the Taylor Estate to assist Jordan Taylor with his novel. Kasey befriends Jordan’s 11-year-old niece, Allison – who lost her parents 3 years before. If you love mean moms, an orphan story, and dudes who are afraid to commit then don't hesitate. To hear a full discussion of Tonight and Always listen to Season 1, Ep. #5 "Nora Roberts 1983: This Magic Moment, Tonight and Always, Once More with Feeling" of Romancing the Shelf, a Nora Roberts podcast: https://rom ...more
Gina Thomas
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nora does it again....

I haven't ever read a Nora Roberts book that I didn't like. I love the storyline and most of the characters. I especially loved the heroine she was feisty, smart and lovable. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. Spoiler.......

I really wanted to be a fly on the wall when the hero told the old crone off .
Lyndi W.
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
Candy. Pure candy. -1 star because the author used three of my least favorite tropes. Trigger warning for a rapey moment - they're somewhat typical in Nora's 1980's backlist, but this one was a little rougher than usual. ...more
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ick. There are a lot of icky and not so good moments in this book. Two sex scenes that really don’t start with full consent and characters that are just bleck. This is the first Nora Roberts Book that I really didn’t like. It really has not aged well.
Linda Mullins
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A consistently and fun. Battle that true
Turns quickly to list then love. Smart an fun characters.
A n easy enjoyable reas
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Jan 13, 2022 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I typically like Nora Roberts, but this was absolutely terrible.
Cassie Bozeman
Jun 29, 2021 rated it did not like it
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Nov 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
It was an okay story, not up to par for Nora Roberts, but it was a very old book. The characters were not very interesting and one dimensional. All they were interested in was one another. I would have liked to have known more about all the characters, their pasts, their professions, their goals, etc. The characters just weren't well defined and so their stories and backgrounds were just thrown together quickly. There was no romantic anticipation. They were kissing and making love right away. Fo ...more
The story followed the typical tight-laced, wealthy family man vs. the free-spirited young woman set against a backdrop of cocktails and formal dinners that leads to love through understanding. The novel brought back memories (unintentionally) because of the phone (no cells!) and no internet as well as traditional use of snail-mail to communicate. It was a fun, quick read after a long departure from Nora Roberts.
Judy Zimbelman
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
A brilliant anthropologist takes a consultant job with an attractive but distant writer. She makes a connection with his orphaned niece whose parents had died young in a similar experience as Kacey had as a child. Soon Kacey let's her heart also open to Jordan. But she is afraid he can never feel the same for her. She accepts that her love might never be returned. Then his mother threatens Kacey and she runs without telling Jordan. He is angry but finds out he can't live without her. ...more
Jul 06, 2021 rated it did not like it
Never have I ever rated one of Nora Roberts books below a 3 stars (and 3 stars were quite rare. I am in love with most of her recent series).

But this one... Why oh why did I buy it without looking at some of the reviews!? Got through the first 40 pages, didn't feel anything and the MC annoyed the crap out of me, then skipped to the epilogue just to "feel like" I've read it (as I have a hard time not finishing books). It was quite awful.
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Tonight and always 1 5 Mar 08, 2018 05:02AM  
Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Hideaway, Under Currents, Come Sundown, The Awakening, Legacy, and coming in November 2021 -- The Becoming -- the second book in The Dragon Heart Legacy. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her book ...more

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