After being dumped for glamorous women by past boyfriends, Amanda Payne is convinced she just doesn't have 'it'. So when she stumbles upon a hunky Connor Reid at a party she is forced to crash, she is more surprised than anyone when he ends up in her hotel room that night. But that fantastic experience turns into a hurtful situation the very next day.
After years of travelling for his job, Connor Reid is staying put in one place to start his own business, and hopefully find a special someone. When women he's never met before crash his work farewell party, a quiet Amanda stands out for him. But Amanda's actions the day after indicates she might not be different from her player friends.
When their paths cross again, not only are they surprised to discover that they have mutual friends, but that they also live in the same beachside suburb. Equally shocking is the fact that their attraction for each other is still unbelievably strong. But do they have a future together when Amanda thinks Connor is just playing a game? And could Connor convince Amanda that he is not the kind of man she thinks he is?
Again is a steamy and sexy novel that can be read as a stand-alone. However, to enhance your enjoyment of the Time for Love series, the author recommends reading them in order.
Book 1: Forever (Rebecca Andrews and Zachary Carmichael)
Book 2: Finally (Sarah Daley and Jeffrey Carmichael)
Book 3: Again (Amanda Payne and Connor Reid)
Book 4: Always (Brenna Ward and Ash Payne) - coming soon
Book 5: At Last (Gemma Aldwyn and Greg Carmichael) - coming soon
About the Author
Every so often, I would read a mystery or a suspense or a paranormal novel as I love those genres too. But romance is still my favourite. :)
For many years, I wrote technical and non-fiction materials for professional use and had only dreamt about writing a novel.
Then, one day, after a period of binge-reading sexy romances, I decided to sit in front of my computer and start writing my first fiction book. The result? My debut novel, "Will To Love", the first in the hot and sexy Lifestyle by Design series.
After that, I knew that I would love to tell more beautiful love stories through my books.
I live in Sydney, Australia with my amazing husband who lovingly cheers me on in my journey as a novelist.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Short, sweet and sexy....!!!!!!!!
Another wonderful sexy and sweet romance from Miranda Charles, the perfect escape! Amanda is the best friend that struggles to maintain or find the right guy. There is more pressure with the pact she made with her BFFs that they would all work for love before the next New Year. She met someone but he seems to have the same issues of all the guys before him. What she didn't expect was that she would cross paths with him at one of BFFs engagement party. Connor is surprised to see Amanda at the engagement party. There is a heated exchange and we are all waiting to figure out what is really going on. The chemistry between Amanda and Connor is sweet and endearing. Right away you can sense they are the right fit for each other but they keep pushing each other away and then the real story unfolds and boy is it a shocker. They both have the wrong idea about the other from their first encounter in Melbourne. It's fun to watch realization hit and love bloom but of course nothing is easy and ex-loves add to the pile of mis-trust. Can they overcome all of these challenges? Can they both learn to trust?
I wanted to tell Amanda there was nothing wrong with her. The men she dated, the men who “traded up” were complete idiots. Because anyone could see she was beautiful inside and out, and that any man worth his weight in gold would see and cherish that. Connor and Amanda met by chance, slept together by choice, and parted under dubious circumstances. This book deals with only that fateful night and the consequences it carries as they are reacquainted and struggle to be more than just a one-night stand. The attraction is there. The caring is there. But the lies (by omission or otherwise) and the doubts are too heavy for their relationship to go anywhere but down. Or are they? Amanda didn’t overcome her doubts about herself overnight. Thank you, Ms. Charles, for that! Transforming Amanda’s way of thinking needed to happen slowly. There needed to be moments where the reader would get pissy with her for not seeing what Connor sees. There also had to be times when the reader sympathized with her when she hit those lows. And there had to be applause and cheers when she finally, finally, got it. This story has all of that, making it realistic and relative. That saying that love conquers all is definitely a shining banner in this story. I don’t think Amanda would’ve made it through the haze of doubt she walked in if it wasn’t for Connor’s love. Even when times got hard and it seemed like she was really, truly done, he remained steadfast and true, proving he and his love weren’t going anywhere except back to her, again and gain they’d always go back to her. 4.5* ***Received from author for an honest review***
This series never gets old. I love Amanda and Conner. How they have a past and how it continues to haunt them throughout the story even it if is only one night. We all make mistakes, but sometimes it is the mistakes we just don't admit that make us look bad. Conner is trying to get beyond his playboy past that he really didn't have, but everyone believed him to have. At every corner it seemed to reaching out to him, even after he thought he had gotten rid of them. Amanda always felt she was not able to keep a man due to her not so glamourous self. But she was beautiful because of who she was anyway. She just could not see it. The two together were an amazing couple that just made loving this book easy to do. It was so overwhelming with emotions on both sides for the rollercoaster ride along the way, but oh so worth it. I can't wait for the next story about Bren and Ash(such a long wait on this on in my mind).