Author: Casper Graham
Length: Novella (129 pages)
Publisher: JMS Books (3 Nov 2019)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts
Blurb: Harley Green has never been lucky in love, but after yet another unfortunate date, he doesn’t expect to encounter a fight between a malevolent spirit and Connor Bowman, a man who claims to be a soul collector. Due to Harley’s untimely interference, Connor loses his grip on the evil spirit, who immediately escapes from the scene. Now, Harley has the responsibility to help Connor recapture that wicked spirit, and it’s difficult when he’s often distracted by how attractive the soul collector really is.
Connor has been a soul collector for more than six thousand years, but he has never been affected by a mortal’s presence until Harley. He has no idea what it is about Harley he can’t seem to shake off. Harley somehow feels really familiar to him, but he can’t remember ever meeting that man. It doesn’t matter, though. All he needs to do is remain by Harley’s side until he catches that malevolent spirit. Then he will return to the underworld. However, that’s easier said than done, and it becomes so much worse when he starts developing feelings for Harley.
Can Harley and Connor discover the link between them and work things out somehow? Or is happily ever after nothing but a fairy tale?
Review: Now and Forever is a standalone paranormal romance by Casper Graham.
To be perfectly honest, Casper Graham is an author that I feel that I’m still finding my feet to decide whether I like their novels or not. I don’t want to say it’s a love-hate type of thing, but I have felt that so far it’s been a bit hit and miss for me, especially when wanting to relate in order to feel a connection to the characters. I think in earlier works I wasn’t satisfied with character development but that is always something that can change and depending on the connection I get from the MCs.
The story follow Harley Green, who is exactly as the blurb describes. He’s unlucky in love but things change when he encounters someone struggling with an evil spirit his luck doesn’t seem to be improving. Not knowing what he’s stumbled across, his distraction leads Connor Bowman to lose the spirit that he is after. And what seems to be the ideal situation to rectify this? Harley now has to join Connor on his hunt. Connor is six thousand years old and can feel that there is something different about this mortal and their hunt for the spirit throws them into close quarters and feelings begin to develop. Their relationship seems doomed from the start – after all, Connor does belong in Hell – but this is love and we want a HEA!
While I did enjoy Now and Forever and was, generally satisfied with the overall feel and romance between the two MCs, I can’t say that I “loved” the book. Its one of those books where I was happy with the book and the ending but I don’t think it’s one that I will revisit again in the future when I’m feeling nostalgic for the comfort of a book that I know and love.
I think this book would be good for those that love their paranormal romances with demons and hunters and a dash of insta-love.