Title: Now and Always
Series: Hearts and Haunts Series, Book 1
Author’s Name: C. J. Burright
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Page Count: 371 Pages
Author or Book Website: CJ Burright – Author | Dark Heroes. Bold Women. Magical Romance.
Link to Amazon purchase page: Now and Always (Hearts and Haunts) – Kindle edition by Burright, C.J.. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Link to Goodreads: Now and Always (Hearts and Haunts, #1) by C.J. Burright | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Romance may not be all that awakens while two best friends renovate a mansion rumored to be haunted.
If you kiss your best friend…
Halloween-loving Ren needs a new job. The only problem? The sole accountant opening in her small town requires construction experience, which are skills she lacks. Luckily, her best friend Leo— sexy, grumpy and completely off limits— is a construction hotshot. Their relationship is perfect as is, and, despite the intense chemistry, Ren refuses to ruin it with romance. Leo agrees to teach her, with one condition— she must live on site with him… and somehow survive the temptation.
You’ d better be sure…
Skeptic, sword-swinging Leo has loved Ren since she mistook him for a hardware employee in the plunger section two years ago. While he took his time winning her trust, she caged him in the friend zone. He’ s done hiding his feelings, and living together— working, sleeping, playing— at the Gothic mansion he’ s renovating will convince her that best friends make the best lovers.
It’ s meant to be forever.
Ren resolves to resist Leo, even if he bends every rule. Discovering the mansion’ s secrets— and lingering spirits, no matter what Leo claims— offers distraction enough. But with her defenses splintering, one kiss is all it takes to shatter every boundary, one night of passion to believe in happily ever after… and one crumbling letter of unrequited love to awaken ghosts forgotten. If Ren and Leo can’ t piece together the past for two lost souls, they might lose more than their hearts.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is not my first book by this author and I always love how her characters interact with each other. Ren and Leo are so adorable and witty. They are opposites and I love that. That opening chapter at the Haunted attraction was so funny. The two of them have been friends for a couple of years now and he wants her to help with a project and the biggest catch is that they have to live together. I enjoyed it so much. I want to go on and on but it has to be read to be enjoyed.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars