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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Book Review - When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak

Simon O'Neal's causing trouble again. And it's up to Gail DeMarco to stop him.

Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek, California, to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. Her PR firm has accumulated a roster of A-list clients, including the biggest box office hit of all—sexy and unpredictable Simon O'Neal. But Simon, who's just been through a turbulent divorce, is so busy self-destructing he won't listen to anything she says. She drops him from her list—and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him.

Desperate to save her company, Gail has to humble herself by making a deal with Simon. The one thing he wants is custody of his son, but that's going to require a whole new image. He needs to marry some squeaky-clean girl who'll drag him off to some small, obscure place like Whiskey Creek….
Gail's the only one he can trust. She agrees to become his wife—reluctantly. But she isn't reluctant because he's too hard to like. It's because he's too hard not to love!

I just love getting in on the first of a series, and "When Lightning Strikes" is the first in Brenda Novak's  new series, "Whiskey Creek." 

This is a charming romance that features a gal who has never thought she was pretty or sexy enough, and a guy who has looks, charm, money, but desperately needs the love of a good woman!  And the chemistry between these two characters is like a firecracker -  it sizzles along the fuse, slowly working it's way up to the end and when it really ignites, the fireworks spark and it was so worth the wait!!

This is the first book of Brenda Novak's that I've had the pleasure of reading, but I will be searching out her work from here on out!  I enjoyed her storytelling style and the humor she mixes in with the romance is just perfect, creating a light and entertaining read with the undertones of sexual tension to give it a kick!

I highly recommend this novel!

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak has penned over 40 novels. A two-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best, The Bookbuyer's Best and many other awards. She runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com. To date, she’s raised over $1 million. Brenda considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life.

Be sure to check out her website at www.brendanovak.com for more information on her books, contests, news, and more!


"When Lightning Strikes" is the first full-length novel in Brenda's Whiskey Creek series, but there is a short 150-word novella, "When We Touch," which introduces the folks of Whiskey Creek to readers. 

And the good news is - it's FREE!  Click here to download this cute story and begin your Whiskey Creek experience!

Kindle users. Download When We Touch from Amazon.com for free.

Kobo eReader users. Download the When We Touch epub file, the mobi file, or the pdf file to your computer. Then please follow the instructions for transferring the eBook file from your computer to your eReader.

Adobe Digital Editions users. Download When We Touch from the Harlequin site for free.

Adobe Reader users. You can download the When We Touch pdf file and either read it in Adobe Acrobat Reader or use Adobe Acrobat Reader to print it out.

Future "Whiskey Creek" novels are in the works!  Can't wait!!

November, 2012
February 2013

My thanks to Brenda Novak for the review copy of her book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a fun new series!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Add it to your TBR list, Mary! :)

Sim said...

I love the covers ... very retro. Do you see screen adaptations in their futures?