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Now and Forever

(Now #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,086 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Now that Emma and Layla Carson have landed the men of their dreams, it’s time for happily ever after. Or is it?

Emma’s with childhood crush Cole Marlowe, and Layla finally found Mr. Right in alpha cop Ben Montrose. But both couples face unexpected obstacles that will test their relationships. Layla and Emma find solace in each other as battle lines are drawn, and they redis
Kindle Edition, 201 pages
Published March 9th 2014
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** ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review**



Now and Forever is the final conclusion of the Now Series. It is highly recommended that you must read this series in order. This third installment chronicles Layla and Emma Carson as their relationships as sisters and their respective partners are tested. Can the Carson sisters finally get their Now and Forever? Or is the fairytale ending only possible for one sister?



Emma and Cole are finally on the right track. Emma has fi
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get to beta read this gem.

This is the third book in the Now series. Please do not read out of order. This book is meant to conclude the stories from the first two books.

***Warning: spoilers if you haven't read the first 2 books***

A little recap first. In the first book, we meet Emma and Cole. Childhood friends that fall in love later on in life. We also meet Layla who is Emma's sister. Initially, Layla thought Cole would be perfect for herself not even thinking about her y
Winnie Lim
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was a little hesitant to read this book at first. After all, Emma and Cole were finally together at the end of Now and Then, and Layla and Ben had also found true love in Now and Again. Why write another story about them?

But after reading Now and Forever, I changed my mind. After all, reality is not exactly happily ever after. Every relationship has its up and downs and every couple has to face challenges in their relationship. I loved how Brenda Rothert wrote this story. I was guessing what w
Marlene W
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can not sing my praises of Author Brenda Rothert loud enough!

Now and Then (Book 1) brought us Cole and Ema. We enjoyed their hot chemistry and sweet romance that took more than a decade to come to light. Now and Again (Book 2) dived into the story of Ben and Layla. Two different personalities collided and gave us dominance and passion. Now and Forever has taken the stories of these two couples and given them the forever that they all deserve.

~No major spoilers, but read with caution~

-Cole is f
Lisa Miller
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An ARC was given to me by the author for my honest review #Spoilers in this review #

I was a little sad to finish reading this last book in the series. Over the last three books I have come to love the characters and watch them grow. Emma and Layla's relationship flourishes as does their fiancés . Emma finally gets her dream of the bakery up and running just in a time for her world to come crashing down. She finds out she's pregnant, Cole gets arrested for embezzling money at his firm, and her da
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
You wanna be the boss, Cupcake?
Now and Forever is the final book that wraps up the Now series beautifully. I became a Brenda Rothert fan after reading Now and Then with Cole & Emma, and I joined the Ben Montrose fan club after reading Now and Again. I cant lie, that dirty talkin' alpha cop with the sexy moves and the witty banter pushes all my buttons. He couldn't find a more perfect partner than bada$$ Layla who gives as good as she gets. This couple could sell some tickets at the box office, I
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What are the odds that you have 3 books in a series and every single one is freaking amazing. I absolutely admire the author, she does amazing writing. She gets me hooked. I don't want to do anything actually I got nothing accomplished in two days other than reading. I didn't want to cook,clean or anything. I was too consumed, I had to know more and more. I loved Layla and Ben and I looooved Cole and Emma.

This book is about both couples, their struggles, their lives, marriage, babies everything
Brenda Wright
What a great conclusion to an amazing series. But I still want more Brenda Rothert!!! I will miss Ben and Cole (oh and Emma and Layla, lol).

I loved the drama and emotional ride from this story. I wanted to smack Layla a couple of times (just like always!) but I loved it!! I LOVE Caveman Ben!!!
Good ending to the series.

Dana L Stusse
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brenda Rothert is such a rare gem and has that amazing ability to draw you in with her imagination and cleverness.

This 3rd book is the culmination and tying together of 2 sisters' romantic journeys to find love and how they intermix and interact is integral to the success of this last book.

I received an ARC for my honest feedback and have in no way been coerced, bribed or otherwise influenced into providing this commentary and feedback.

I was wondering how she would convincingly and fully explore
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
I loved the first two books and I was definitely more team Emma/Cole than Layla/Ben, well I changed teams this book!
Emma and Cole love each other but are working hard in their respective careers and their relationship is suffering a bit. Add a little surprise and a false accusation to the mix and things really get interesting for them. Would their love and commitment to each other be enough to save the relationship?
Layla and Ben definitely love each other, their love fests in the bedroom are of
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Brenda Rothert’s Now series is one of those fantastic indie author series that I wish more people knew about. I don’t know that I would have ever learned about it if not for signing up to do the tour for Now and Then, but I’m glad I did, because I hate to think what I’d be missing if I hadn’t.

Now and Forever brings this fantastic series to a satisfying close, but not before putting the characters… and the reader… through some serious emotional
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Now and Forever is an amazing can I just say amazing conclusion to the two most craziest couples I have ever read about. Lord when I started on this journey all I could think about was jumping in the book and killing Layla. Layla was a selfish self centered biatch that needed to take down a few notches. She treated her sister like crap and walked all over everyone. Layla was a nasty piece of work but then Brenda did something to me that few authors have ever done she made me feel bad for Layla a ...more
Samantha  Kurtz of Sammy's Book Obsession
5 Beautifully Wrapped Up Stars

TITLE~ Now and Forever (Now #3)
AUTHOR~ Brenda Rothert
GENRE~ Romance
DATE PUB.~ March 9th 2014

MY THOUGHTS~ I received an arc for review.
This third and final book in Brenda Rothert's Now series is a beautiful addition to the series that wraps it all up so nicely. I really enjoyed this book. A lot of times I think I build up a "final" book of a series in my mind to the point that I am disappointed when it doesn't quite measure up to my
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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**ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review**

This is the third installment of the Now series, it continues the story of Emma and Layla Carson and their found loves. I was glad to see that both sisters love lives were still in tact going into this installment. But that didn't mean it stayed there.

Emma and Cole started almost immediately to unravel, with an unexpected/unplanned pregnancy and a snake in Cole's office causing unforeseen legal problems. I liked the twist of who Ms. Rothert
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emma and Layla may have found the men of their dreams in Cole and Ben but perfect men don’t mean perfect life. Emma and Cole face challenges that I didn’t see coming.

Unexpected life turns, evils of others, and struggles to communicate all stare Emma and Cole straight in the face. I have to say that I was a little sad that Emma never returns to her art. Although I enjoyed the challenges of the bakery and the direction the story took. It definitely showed a different side of Cole that wasn’t attr
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now and Forever is the 3rd book in the Now series. It is also the final book. It wraps up the series in a cute way. There was drama, love, weddings, babies, and surprises. In the first two books you were introduced to Emma and Cole and then to Layla and Ben. This books puts a pretty bow on both couples and where the end up. Although, it is not all sunshine and roses right away.

I don't want to give away this book, because if you haven't read the first two, you might not want to know what happens
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a finish to an Amazing Trilogy - Beautifully written.
Read the series in order to get the full effect.

Book 1 Now & Then is Emma & Cole's story.. after a decade of wanting Cole her dreams finally come to life in this story. You will also meet Em's sister Layla the Power Hungry Lawyer.

Book 2 Now & Again is Layla & Ben's story.. After 7 months of no men and concentrating on herself and her career Layla meets Police Sergeant Ben and is drawn to this 6'5 hunk of hotness.. Very Alpha

Book 3 Now & F
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this whole series!!!! I BIG RED HEART Brenda Rothert!!!! I know I've said this many times but this has to be one of my top favorite series!!!
Brenda has made me fall in love with Emma and Cole. Has made me hate Layla and then make me cheer her on. How she does it??? I'm not sure. She gets in my brain and makes me want to learn more about these characters.
Now and Forever is the third book to this series and I love how she combined Emma/Cole and Layla/Ben's stories. I love a little drama in
Candi Miller
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved how Brenda Rothert wrapped up this series. The book had a bit of suspense in it which I enjoyed so much. Ben and Layla are like fire and ice with such fun and sexy chemistry. Emma's emotions were on a roller coaster and Cole's response made you love him even more. I loved how the characters were portrayed throughout the three books and I will miss reading about them. It is always like that with good books because you never want the book to end! Another great book that the reader will not ...more
Sam Mendoza
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was insane! I loved all three books and I literally can't put it down! I finished all three books in three days. Anyway, the book was great and my theories of how they would end up was like a zig zag road. I wish that the wedding part (SPOILER ALERT) would've been a constant exchange of thoughts of Layla's and Emma's because it was both their day and the narration was mostly fixed on Layla's. And also, I think it needed a little more about the family during the wedding getaway. But still it w ...more
Loved it! I could not wait for this book to come out and it did not disappoint! This book is the perfect conclusion to the Now series. I love how the characters have evolved through all 3 books - they are really well developed characters and I'm sad this is the last book with them. This was my favorite book out of this series - it had a little drama and suspense but it wasn't overly done. I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend this whole series. ...more
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author did a great job wrapping up the series with this final book. Both sisters may have found their happily ever after with their guys, Cole and Ben but things were never smooth sailing. Their relationships were tested where extraneous factors derailed and put pressure on their relationships. Situations and beliefs that tested the love they have for their guys. I enjoyed reading the distinctly different personalities of the two sisters and the two men who were crazy in love with them.
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
I have loved this series from the start.Emma and Cole stole my heart but Layla and Ben are still my favorite. Even though they all go thru hard times they wind up together and who doesnt love a HEA. I know I do. I am now a BIG fan of Brenda's and cant wait for what comes next....Great read and great characters. ...more
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now and forever

oh my!! a lot of drama allot of tears and great felt moments I loved the book of course my all time favorite is Emma and Cole but her sister is a close second maybe because I read Emma story first who knows anyways loved the story of both couples in this book the challenges the love and struggles great book
Sharon Obelenus Holland
This is the 3rd in the series. Its Emma and Cole, and Layla and Ben's ups and downs. Emma and Cole have to struggle to stay together, while Layla and Ben fight over what they want to stay together. This is another smash for Brenda!!! ...more
Lorie Glowania
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC Review This book has two couples who deal with old fashion values that don't go as planned. This realistic telling of how relationships may not always be perfect and full of potholes can be worth the fight. ...more
R.T. Wolfe
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great ending to a story of Emma and Cole/Layla and Ben. I completely adored reading about the honest struggles and road blocks these two couples survived. It is refreshing to read romance that is real yet comes with a happy ever after. Keep writing, Ms. Rothert!
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simply Amazing!!!

this is the first time I commented on a book and I just had to comment on this one! This was soon amazing and touching... the two previous books was also great, this author is great at what she does keep it up!!
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