You're invited to a wedding in Whiskey Creek, Heart of the Gold Country
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 be marrying Kyle Houseman. They were together for more than a year…. But her jealous sister, Noelle, 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 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?
Welcome to Whiskey Creek— Heart of the Gold Country!
One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news…
She needs a liver transplant. But her doctors warn that, in her case, the chances of finding a compatible donor aren't good.
Determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, she keeps the diagnosis to herself and moves out to her late grandparents' farm. She's always wanted to live there. But the farm hasn't been worked in years and she begins to fear she can't manage it, that she'll have to return to town.
One night, a stranger comes knocking at her door…
He's an attractive and mysterious drifter by the name of Levi McCloud, and he offers to trade work for a few nights' shelter. Callie figures she doesn't have anything to lose. He needs a place to stay until he can fix his motorcycle; she needs an extra pair of hands. The arrangement seems ideal until what was supposed to be temporary starts to look more and more permanent. Then she realizes she does have something to lose—her heart. And, although he doesn't yet know it, Levi stands to lose even more.
I enjoyed reading the both of these! When We Touch took us to the very beginning (which, for some reason, I didn't read before When Lightning Strikes) and then When Summer Comes is the latest instalment! I'm really enjoying this series!
When We Touch is the the kick off to the series, and what a one it is! I enjoyed it a lot, and it features some pretty important characters later on in the series, so I liked the beginning. I felt bad for almost all the characters-Olivia, who's sister stole Kyle away from him, Kyle for having to put up with Noelle when it turns out she's not even pregnant, and Brandon. Yeah, Brandon.
I really enjoyed the interactions between Callie and Levi, they were just really great and really sweet, as they were both dealing with their own issues, Callie's more life-threatening, but Levi's aren't a walk in the park!
Writing this review now, after I just wrote the ones for the next two books, well, it turns out that I've been not liking the chief of police then just Home to Whiskey Creek, but When Summer Comes, because he wasn't nice in this book either. So I can't wait for him to gone after Take Me Home for Christmas!
What great stories in a wonderful series! I just loved them, and I can't wait for more!
Author: Brenda Novak
Series: Whiskey Creek #0.5, 3
Read: July 21st, 22nd, 2013
Source: Free, NetGalley
Reason Why: Because I enjoy Brenda Novak's writing, and they're Sequel Challenge 2013 Books!
Published: January 1st 2012, January 1st 2013
When We Touch:
When Summer Comes: