Review

BETWEEN NOW & NEVER is high school teacher, Laura Johnston’s second published work about an FBI agent’s son falling for a convict’s daughter.

Buh boom, buh boom.

My heart thrusts with a force that takes me by surprise. Telling me something I don’t understand. A splitting pain, a longing to slip back under. They tell me I was in a hit-and-run, but I can’t remember what happened that night.  All I know is that I woke up with pictures in my pocket, a card from one of those photo booths in the mall. And I’m in the pictures. Cody Rush. Me and…

Julianna.

Her brother was there that night, and my dad, the FBI agent, was the one who put her mom behind bars. What’s the connection? And why won’t Julianna talk to me now? Somehow, she holds the key to it all, and getting close–real close—to her for the answers I need will be no hardship at all…

Ms. Johnston has written a modern day Romeo and Juliet, with suspenseful twists and turns. Johnston’s Romeo is an FBI agent’s son with amnesia and her Juliet is a convict’s daughter, oh, did I mention the FBI agent was responsible for putting Juliet’s mother in prison.  However, when it’s all said and done, this romantic thriller ends much differently than the Bard’s version… it has a happy ending.

I loved the action, suspense and overall arc of this book and highly recommend it to not just teens, but to adults as well.

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About the Reviewer

Christi Hubbard
Founder at Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. © (Veteran Rescue)® “A Warrior’s Sanctuary.” Owner at Wildcat’s Sanctuary and Ranch, Corp. © “Ask For The Best, Ask For Wildcat!” Owner at Home For Heroes ® is a registered trademark of Home For Heroes Productions, LLC.© “United We Stand, Divided We Fail.” Owner at For Love of Books, Corp. © ” Where your imagination reigns.” Executive Director Ms. Hubbard was raised on a small ten acre farm in the woods of Brooksville, Florida, with lots of animals. She’s actively cared for a variety of pets since she was a small child. These early experiences impacted her in a profound way. Later, she noticed a distinct lack of animal care in her area when owners traveled on vacation. The owners often boarded their pets with a vet, typically in cages. Wildcat asked, “Who wants to stay in a cage all day?” The answer – No one! She has handled horses, rabbits, ferrets, cats, dogs, birds, hamsters and gerbils. Years ago, Christi discovered an ability to catch and hold any animal whether feral or domestic, regardless of bites and claws. She’s also hand raised animal babies that were abandoned, sick or just taken too soon from their mother to ensure their health and well being. Her love of animals is partially the reason she earned the moniker “Wildcat”. She also showed the tenacity of a wild cat in her fighting techniques during her police academy training, so “Wildcat” was a natural fit. Throughout her adult life, Ms. Hubbard has gained a lot of different understanding through a lot of diverse work experiences. Ms. Hubbard has worked in Law Enforcement, and has two associates degree, one in Law Enforcement and the other in Criminology. She has earned multiple certificates and gathered a long line of military connections, which include her dad, a Marine, her nephew in the Air Force, a cousin and brother in law both in the Army. A father in law also retired from the Navy. Wildcat Hubbard worked for three years for the local Sheriffs office. For fifteen years, she worked as a receptionist, then two years as a teller. After that, she spent five years in security. She’s also done house and pet sitting and volunteering. I used to work for Waldenbooks as Keyholder, Book Seller, and Assistant Manager fill in for over 2 years. For Love of Books was started by Christi Hubbard, who owns numerous businesses, including Wildcat’s Sanctuary & Ranch, Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services (Veteran Rescue) and Home for Heroes. Ms. Hubbard’s love of books has been evident throughout her life, through her experience in working in bookstores and a collection of books contained within her non-profit that spans over 6,000 titles. It wasn’t until after she published her own books, Helpful Tips for Any Type of Business and Helpful Tips for Any Type of Business Part II: The expanded Edition that For Love of Books became a solid idea. For Love of Books plans on opening a brick and mortar shop and for now, the only titles available are a limited selection. However, joining our mailing list will keep you up to date with the latest news on For Love of Books and any new arrivals.

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