Then, Now, Always (Original)

Mona Shroff (Author)


Sometimes first love is better the second time around.

Maya Rao has made her own dreams come true: she's the owner of a bustling café and bakery in New York and the mother of a beautiful teenage daughter, Samantha. But when Samantha lands in legal trouble over a misdemeanor she didn't commit, Maya is desperate. Desperate enough to call Samantha's dad, Sam Hutcherson, whom Maya left abruptly many years ago, and who is now a successful lawyer. The problem? Sam doesn't know he has a daughter.

Sam has put Maya firmly in his past, despite how shattered he was when she broke his heart. So he's both dumbfounded and furious to find Maya outside his office asking for his help--with a picture of a girl who looks just like him. But as Sam reconnects with Maya, those old sparks begin to fly. Can he even picture a future with the woman who wrecked his past?

Product Details

$7.99  $7.35
Publish Date
January 28, 2020
4.2 X 0.9 X 6.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound
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About the Author

Mona is obsessed with everything romantic, so she writes romantic stories by night, even though she's an optometrist by day. If she's not writing, she's making chocolate truffles, riding her bike, or reading, and is just as likely to be drinking wine or gin & tonic with friends and family. She's blessed with an amazing daughter and loving son who have both gone to college. Mona lives in Maryland with her romance-loving husband.


"Shroff manages to make several of romance's most enduring tropes feel fresh in her cute contemporary debut...[Sam and Maya's] sweet second-chance romance is rendered with nimble prose, quick plotting, and rich cultural details, making it clear that Shroff is a writer to watch."-- Publishers Weekly

A sweet angsty romance with a second chance for two people struggling to overcome the harsh mistakes of their past.--Sonali Dev, author of Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors

Mona Shroff weaves a sweet and heartwarming romance of forgiveness and second chances, and the lies we tell in the name of love. Sam and Maya are utterly unforgettable. -Falguni Kothari, author of The Object of Your Affections

This was the kind of story that lives and breathes with you...the kind where the characters stick with you long after you're done. The fact they looked like me made it all the more real. -Shaila Patel, author of Soulmated