Sunday, October 7, 2012
Romance Book Review: Lauren Dane's Once and Again
Author: Lauren Dane
In her return to Petal Georgia, Lauren Dane takes a deeper look into the Murphy family by bringing back Nathan Murphy from the Chase Brothers series. Nathan is Tate's younger brother and a school teacher in Petal Georgia. Nathan once love is Lily Travis, who just happens to be best friends with his sister Beth.
When Lily decides to come back to Petal Georgia to take care of her troubled younger brother, she knew she was going to have to deal with Nathan, the man who broke her heart. At one time Nathan just let her go without fixing the problem between then, but he's changed and he isn't going to let her slip through his fingers this time.
Nathan sets out to seduce Lily back in his life, but Lily has a lot of problems going on in her life right now. Her mother is falling about after her father leaves her mother for a much younger woman. Her brother is out of control and failing out of high school. Lily can't let that happen. To top matters off, she realizes Nathan isn't going to give up on her. Now she has to decide if she can handle everything on her plate.
It was nice to read about what is happening in Petal. The Chase Brothers is one of my favorites in the contemporary market. Shortly after she released this book Lauren Dane released Alone Time as a short novella continuing with the new series. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
Seven years ago, Lily Travis was only too glad to see her hometown of Petal, Georgia in her rearview mirror. Thanks to her father running off with a twenty-year-old, though, here she is, trying to pick up the pieces. First order of business: meet with her brother’s teacher in a quest to pull his grades out of a downward spiral.
Nathan Murphy is pretty much resigned to his bachelor status—until he looks up from his desk to see an all-grown-up Lily walking into his classroom. Of all the women who turned out to be totally wrong for him, she’s the only one who felt right. At least until his foolish, immature mistake drove her away.
Lily has to admit that time has been more than kind to gorgeous, sexy Nathan. Except there’s no room on her full plate for another complication. Especially with a man who broke her heart once before.
With a little help from his friends, Nathan has a plan to rekindle the flame. It isn’t long before they’re burning up the sheets. Winning her heart? That’s another matter.
Warning: Hot, sexy high school teacher in denim and boots. Strong-willed females abound. Bad words and naughtiness, too. Come on, you know you want to read it.