And Now There's You: A Novel

And Now There's You: A Novel

by Susan S. Etkin


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Leila Brandt lost her husband—her perfect match—to cancer five years ago. Now, still single and squarely in her mid-fifties, she copes with her profound loneliness by channeling her energies into her interior design business and close circle of grown children, family, and friends. Her formula works until she meets Ayden Doyle, an arrogant but hypnotically appealing architect, at a new client’s home. Ayden has been divorced for twenty-five years and is open about his aversion to commitment and the family obligations that go along with long-term relationships. He’s also had significant experience with wooing women, and Leila gets to know firsthand that he’s very good at it. A little too good. Still, despite her reservations, the astounding chemistry between them is impossible to ignore, and she finds herself beginning to fall under his spell. Ayden, meanwhile, finds Leila unlike the younger women who have occupied his time in the past, and is drawn to her intellectual depth, style, creativity, sense of humor, and sexual allure. Leopards may not change their spots—but if anyone can tame the beast, it will be Leila.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684630004
Publisher: SparkPress
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Susan S. Etkin grew up on Philadelphia’s Main Line and graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s in English for secondary education. She also holds a master’s in literacy and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, both earned at the University of Cincinnati. Her professional life has entailed writing and teaching experiences, as well as entrepreneurship in the art and design fields. Her husband’s career within a large US conglomerate prompted numerous moves. Etkin and her two sons always viewed Dad’s relocations, which took the family to four states on the East Coast, as well as to Ohio, as adventures. Etkin now lives in a suburb of Philadelphia and is grateful that her sons and daughters-in-law decided to raise their families nearby. She devotes her days to reading and writing novels that focus on romance and topics of interest to women.

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