Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: When We Touch (Whiskey Creek #0.5) by Brenda Novak

"If you want to see the stars, I could give you a night to remember." - Brandon

When We Touch
Series: Whiskey Creek #0.5
Author: Brenda Novak
Publisher: Mira
Published: August 1, 2012
Source: Amazon

Buy Links: Amazon - Barnes & Noble - iBooks - Kobo
Add to Goodreads

You’re invited to a wedding in Whiskey Creek…
Unfortunately, it’s the wrong wedding.

Olivia Arnold is arranging the festivities — and it’s the hardest thing she’s ever done. Because she should’ve been marrying Kyle Houseman. They were together for two years. . . But her jealous sister, Noelle, purposely stole him away — and now she’s pregnant.

All their friends in Whiskey Creek know as well as Olivia does that Kyle’s making a mistake. His stepbrother, Brandon, knows it, too. But Kyle’s determined to go through with it, for his child’s sake.

Olivia’s still devastated but surprisingly, Brandon, the black sheep of the family, is there to provide comfort and consolation. The intensity between them, both physical and emotional, shows Olivia that maybe Kyle wasn’t the right man for her. . .

But is Brandon?

When it comes to reading a book before meeting the author, I kinda suck. I'm forever going into it with the best intentions. A couple months, a month, a few weeks... I could know about the event a year in advance and I would probably still not read but a handful of the books. When I learned that Brenda Novak was signing at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, I was determined to read something by her. So I searched the depths of my Kindle and I came across When We Touch, the prequel novella to Brenda's wildly popular Whiskey Creek series. Well, as it turns out When We Touch was more of a re-introduction. I found a copy of a 2001 Harlequin tucked away in my favorites box. That was a pretty neat find.

I love a book with family drama and When We Touch had it in spades. Holy cow! The drama that's going on in that family! I loved it. So basically Olivia loves/loved Kyle, but now he's marrying her sister, Noelle. Now that she's back home for their wedding, Olivia comes face-to-face with Brandon, Kyle's stepbrother. The chemistry between Olivia and Brandon started brewing back in high school. How long will it be until all that pent-up chemistry bubbles to the surface?

I thoroughly enjoyed When We Touch. Gotta say, as a prequel novella, this one certainly did it's job. Brenda hooked me in and now I want to continue on with the series. When I searched the depths of my Kindle, I also found out that I already own the next book in the Whiskey Creek series. Guess what I'm reading the next time I have some free reading time? Yea, buddy!

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of more than fifty books. A four-time RITA™ nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised nearly $2.5 million.

No comments:

Post a Comment