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Why Now? by [Heywood, Carey]
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Length: 251 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Heywood's writing is rich in dialogue and detail and can move fluidly from brazen to tender and heartfelt in one page. I enjoyed every minute." ~ Renee Carlino, USA TODAY Bestselling Author
"This is simply a beautiful contemporary romance, a love story that transcends time, overcomes devastation, and makes you hopeful for the impossible." ~ Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads
"Why Now? is a wonderfully written story that proves that sometimes true love is worth the wait. Carey Heywood told Jake and Kacey's story with a lot of patience, longing, and finally love." ~ Heidi McLaughlin, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Now one of my favorite authors! I'm so anxious to read the next book in this series." ~ Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
"Once again, Carey Heywood has written a story that tugs at every piece of your heart. Why Now? is a sweet escape that will keep you entertained from beginning to end." ~ Jessica Prince, Author
"This story sucked me in from the first chapter and I literally read it in one setting. I simply had to know how it would end." ~ Author Groupies 

"With a unique storyline and an engaging writing, Carey Heywood has written another sweet romance that will keep you turning the pages all night long! Why Now? Is a compelling love triangle where Kacey is torn between two men for two different reasons, between following her head...or her heart. And I loved every second of her journey!" ~ Stacey Lynn, Author

About the Author

Carey Heywood is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Bridge of Her Own, Uninvolved, and Stages of Grace, among other novels.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1018 KB
  • Print Length: 251 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 22, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01D5PC20M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm not sure what drew me in more to Why Now?...the cover, that blurb, or this author. This book looked and sounded spicy and angsty and sexy before I ever turned a single page, and after thoroughly enjoying previous books by this author, I knew I'd be in for something yummy. I'll tell you what though, there's so much more to this story than I could have imagined. The dynamic between each of these characters, their history, the emotional web connecting them all far exceeds what's hinted in the blurb. Even the secondary characters add such depth to this story. I devoured this one eagerly.

This is a story about a girl who, for years, has longed for and loved her best friend's older brother with no hope of those feelings being returned. It's an unrequited love story that becomes something else entirely.  Why Now? evolves as a love triangle of sorts, but it's a love triangle that is outside the box from anything else I've read in recent memory. There's no lies, no deception, just a war for one woman's affections. And there's no right or wrong choice because all players involved are good people, honest people, that care and respect each other and just want to be happy. Kacey is every girl that's ever loved a guy all the while knowing he'd never feel the same. Heath is a guy dealing with heartbreaking circumstances within his family who's just looking for something solid to hold on to. Jake is simply a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders whose eyes are just now seeing something he's been overlooking for years. Why Now? is the perfect storm of tumultuous emotions, fragile friendships, sexual tension and everlasting love.

One of my favorite things about Carey Heywood's writing is the way she nails the male POV.
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Carey Heywood honestly writes the perfect romance. Her characters are often working through different life problems, and I think that is one of the main reasons that this author remains one of my most favourites. Her stories and this one in particular are completely relatable to real life. You could jump straight into one of her books and fit right in. The intensity of the emotion throughout always keeps me engaged. I always fall in love with all the characters, not just the main ones. I think that is a true testament to the authors amazing ability with character development. Wonderful book that I will read over and over again.
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How do you write a review for a book that was so moving that you have no words?

I can try, but my review will not do Carey's writing justice. Why Now has it all. You will be laughing one minute, embarrassed for the heroine the next, and crying by the end of the book! I won't tell you what kind of crying it is(happy or sad), no spoilers from me! I will say have your tissues handy! Going in, I had my mind set that the book was going to go a certain way. I thought I already knew what was going to happen. I was so wrong! Carey kept surprising me, and changing what I thought I knew up until the very end.
The dynamic of all of the characters is amazing. You can tell that she really knew each and every character well, not just in a superficial way to fill space and time in the book.
I loved all of the secondary characters as much as the h and H. They were really memorable and likeable. They helped bring the story to life perfectly. I'm really hoping for another book. I want everyone to get their HEA, or at least find out what happened after the epilogue(hint hint Carey). This is definitely a 5***** read. I hope you all love this book as much as I did!

Some of my favorite lines from the book:

"Memories, dreams, and all those feelings of longing I had for a girl who slipped through my fingers assail me."

"I kissed you because I know I'll never deserve all you have to offer, and I wanted to experience it at least once."

"That kiss made one thing for sure; I'll never be able to look at her again without remembering what she tastes like."

"We're building something here Kace, something I want to last the rest of our lives... Last night you reminded me that we are in this together. You're it for me. That work for you?"
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Why Now? By Carey Heywood is a fantastic book. It’s the story of Kacey, who has been in love with Jake for as long as she can remember. Jake is her best friend’s older brother and she never thought he would ever look at her the way she always looked at him. Twenty years later, Jake returns home to find Kacey, his little sister’s best friend, now engaged to his friend. Now, the one thing Kacey has always wanted is now right in front of her wanting her back.
This book was so emotional for me. I caught myself grabbing for the Kleenex just from the prologue. The scene was so detailed involving the dog, and I have a soft spot for all animals. The writing in this story was one of my favorite things. It really helped me connect with the characters and story itself. Wow can Carey write from a male’s perspective too. She did a fantastic job. A lot of times I really look for a book that has the guy’s point of view as detailed and emotional as the female’s, which doesn’t always happen. Carey has a great way of capturing so much detail and history with the characters that you truly feel like you are a part of the story.
This story is basically a love triangle of sorts. What girl doesn’t love a good juicy love triangle? There was so much tension, love, heartbreak. My emotions were going crazy reading this. She really makes you fall in love with Jake every step of the way. I definitely put him in a book boyfriend category. Every girl has had that one crush that always seemed so out of reach growing up, especially if you had an older brother who had lots of friends. This book really brings back those type of memories which I think really helps readers connect more to the story and make it overall more emotional for them. I can’t wait to read more books by Carey. Now one of my favorite authors! I’m so anxious to read the next book in this series.
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