Now and Again by Jennifer Ellision – eARC Review

Now and AgainPublication Date:

October 26, 2015


Jennifer Ellision

Goodreads Synopsis:

Unemployed. Broke. Maid of Honor.

All (unfortunately) words that describe Em Hayes.

Without any job leads in San Francisco, Em caves to her mother’s promise of free rent and returns home. Her best friend, Nikki, couldn’t be more thrilled. Em’s degree in Event Management is gathering dust, and what better way to put it to use than planning Nikki’s wedding?

There’s just one flaw in that plan: Cole Connors. The girls’ former roommate. And part of the reason Em hasn’t been back since college graduation.

Em’s never been able to forget Cole—or how close they were before she pushed him aside and ran for the hills. Cole’s never forgotten Em either— but in the past two years, she hasn’t given him much choice but to try.

And, according to Nikki, there’s no better pair to plan the wedding of her dreams.

Em’s usually good at squashing messy feelings, but being around Cole again brings them all rushing to the surface.

And this time, she’s not sure she wants to run.


*I was provided a copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

This was a really easy read and fast-pacing but unfortunately I didn’t like it as much as I wanted to. I had a lot problems with the main character Em and couldn’t connect with her. I just couldn’t understand the reasons why she ran away and left her friends and family. I really tried and I thought that maybe something happened and it would be explained later. It was explained but it was a stupid reason. I understand that she lost her father and it was hard for her but she had no reason to behave the way she did for so long. I did like Cole but if I was him I would have moved on. He did everything he could when Em needed and she still treated him the way she did. Another thing I didn’t like was that these characters had no chemistry at all and I didn’t like their relationship. I thought that we could see a lot of development in the characters but nothing happened. The plot was basically Em being unlikable and “dealing” with her problems. I think that this might have been a good book if the author if Em had more character development because I quite liked the writing, I just didn’t like the main character.

Overall, this book was a bit of a disappointment. I really wanted to like it but unfortunately I wasn’t able to.


2.5 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?


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