Whiskey Creek series
by Brenda Novak
One Christmas can change your life…
Kyle Houseman believes he’ll never find anyone he could love as much as Olivia Arnold, who’s now married to his stepbrother. Not only did he lose her, he’s been through one divorce and has no desire to go through another. He’s determined to be extra careful about the next woman he gets involved with—which is why he fights his attraction to the beautiful stranger who rents his farmhouse for the Christmas holiday.
Lourdes Bennett is a country music artist. She’s only planning to stay in Whiskey Creek long enough to write the songs for her next album—the album that’s going to put her back on top. Her dreams don’t include settling in a town even smaller than the one she escaped. But as she comes to know Kyle, she begins to wonder if she’d be making a terrible mistake to leave him behind…
I have been looking for Kyle to finally get his happy ending. When we met him in When We Touch I didn’t like him much, although I guess we weren’t really supposed to. At that point, he’d slept with that heroine’s sister and gotten her pregnant, which ruined not only his relationship with the heroine but cemented a big rift between the sisters. So he wasn’t exactly the good guy in that story 🙂 But as we got to know this group of friends over the next few books, we also got a better understanding of Kyle and how much that mistake impacted his life. Now it is finally his chance for a HEA.
I love how fluid this story is – nothing about it is big or dramatic or that surprising. He meets Lourdes and the two spend time together, realize they are attracted to one another but that their lives don’t exactly mesh. We get to know them as they get to know each other and we’re right there with them as they fall in love. It’s sweet and true to life (as much as it can be with a country music star 🙂 ). We do get some trouble with Kyle’s ex, which spices things up but also helps to wrap up that relationship and leave him clear for a future with someone else.
Kyle and Lourdes just have to figure out if their’s is that future and if so how to make it work for both of them.
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