For Now and Forever (The Inn at Sunset Harbor—Book 1) - Sophie Love

For Now and Forever (The Inn at Sunset Harbor—Book 1)

Artist Sophie Love

  • Release Date: 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 308 Ratings


“Sophie Love's ability to impart magic to her readers is exquisitely wrought in powerfully evocative phrases and descriptions….FOR NOW AND FOREVER is the perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”
--Midwest Book Review (Diane Donovan)

“FOR NOW AND FOREVER is a very well written novel, describing the struggle of a woman (Emily) to find her true identity. The author did an amazing job with the creation of the characters and her description of the environment. The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”
--Books and Movies Reviews, Roberto Mattos

Emily Mitchell, 35, living and working in New York City, has struggled through a string of failed relationships. When her boyfriend of 7 years takes her out for their long-awaited anniversary dinner, Emily is sure that this time will be different, that this time she will finally get the ring.

When he gives her a small bottle of perfume instead, Emily knows the time has come to break up with him—and for her entire life to have a fresh start.

Reeling from her unsatisfying, high-pressure life, Emily decides she needs a change. She decides on a whim to drive to her father’s abandoned home on the coast of Maine, a sprawling, historic house where she’d spent magical summers as a child. But the house, long-neglected, is in dire need of repair, and the winter is no time to be in Maine. Emily hasn’t been there in 20 years, when a tragic accident changed her sister’s life and shattered her family. Her parents divorced, her father disappeared, and Emily was never able to bring herself to step foot in that house again.

Now, for some reason, with her life reeling, Emily feels drawn to the only childhood place she ever knew. She plans on going just for a weekend, to clear her head. But something about the house, its numerous secrets, its memories of her father, its oceanfront allure, its small-town setting—and most of all, its gorgeous, mysterious caretaker—doesn’t want to let her leave. Can she find the answers she’s been looking for here, in the most unexpected place of all?

Can a weekend become a lifetime?

FOR NOW AND FOREVER is book #1 in the debut of a dazzling new romance series that will make you laugh, make you cry, will keep you turning pages late into the night—and will make you fall in love with romance all over again.

Book #2 is also now available!


  • Great read

    By LindaNel
    I could not put it down!
  • Now and forever

    By Fluke fan
    Very good. Can't wait for more but must wait for free ones. Am on fixed income. Love to read,
  • Amazing!!

    By Shalynne1
    This book was the best I've read in a while! It is sweet, romantic, and realistic which I found incredibly refreshing. Emily is a very relatable main character, and now I have to read the rest of the series!
  • Clearly never been to New England

    By Bored Reader # 999999
    I bailed on this book after about 50 pages. As the character drives from the city, through New England to get to Maine, the descriptions of the terrain were LAUGHABLE. 'As she crossed the border into New Hampshire, the trees fell away and she saw sprawling open spaces as far as the eye could see?!?!?!' Really? Have you ever BEEN to New Hampshire? There are trees as far as the eye can see. I can't be bothered to waste my time reading rubbish when there are so many other free books out there that were clearly written by people who did a minute or two of research.....
  • Ugh. Way too many inconsistencies.

    By theharpster
    First, who abandons a house for 20 years and thinks it would be livable to vacation in? Then, who boards up windows on the inside of the house? 🙄 Not to mention, there are no moths flying around lights after a 3' snowstorm and, how exactly does one not know about a secret ballroom with beautiful stained glass windows on the main floor of the house? I just couldn't go any further without shutting off my brain. I did kinda want to know what happened to the dad but not enough.
  • The Inn at Sunset Bay

    By Series end
    Great story. Well told, but just a tad too pat.
  • For Now and Forever

    By Cdreads
    This was a free book I downloaded from my BookBub. It was GREAT! Fast paced and exciting to read!! It was first of three books. I can't wait to read the other two!! I had not heard of this author before but will looking for more of her books in the near future!
  • Quick easy read

    By Yafroboi25
    I thought this was a quick, easy read. I got totally involved and loved the story. I immediately downloaded and read the second one after this. You must keep reading!
  • ☺️

    By RVPnik816
    I feel so warm and fuzzy inside lol...time for part 2