Lauren Stewart – Once and Forever Series Reading Order

by Maryse on February 11, 2018 · 0 comments

in Reading Order Guide:

<— THIS ONE HAD MANY in a delighted book frenzy, and now BOOK #3 IS LIVE!!!

bev: Darker Water had that great quick witted banter, love that. Wish more books had dialogue like that.

Anne: Just finished Darker Waters and loved it! The banter and chemistry between Carson and Laney was off the charts! 4.5/5

Lisa: Darker Water by Lauren Stewart (loooved this one).

And okay, it’s true… “Deeper Water” sounds familiar but you might not recognize it. That’s ’cause of this:

Lauren Stewart: I also did something crazy – I changed Darker Water’s cover. I miss the original already, but the new one is great and speaks to the tone of the book much, much better. eep.

About book #1:


I finally get it. And to think, it only took my heart being pried out of my chest and stomped on five separate times by men who claimed they loved me. That’s got to be a record, right?

Let me put it as simply as I can:

Fairy tales aren’t real. Love is a lie. And, at least in my experience, sex never comes with a happy ending.

Fortunately, I still have B.O.B, and he’ll never fall out of love with me. I won’t walk in on him in bed with another woman either. Nope. As long as I keep supplying him with fresh batteries, B.O.B’s only purpose in life is to make me happy.

And, damn it, I deserve to be happy. I’m a nice person. I work hard. And, most importantly, I’ve learned my lesson:

I will never, ever let a man near my heart again.


My secret to happiness is to be completely upfront with what I want and, trust me, it has nothing to do with Laney’s heart. Her lips? Hell yeah. A few other parts of her body? You better f*cking believe it. But her heart? Nope. Not even a little.

Until it does…a lot.

Forget I said that. I don’t have feelings for anyone. They were all ripped out of me when I was a kid.

This thing between Laney and me could be great. But we have to follow certain rules. We have a good time–no dates, no sleepovers, no expectations. When one of us is ready for something new or if she starts getting too attached, we move on with no hard feelings. Win-win, and everybody’s happy.

I came into this thinking it would be the same thing as it had always been and that she was like any other beautiful woman.

It isn’t. She isn’t.

But how do I tell her she deserves someone better, someone who can love her, someone who’s not broken, if I can’t seem to let her go?


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