A Whiskey Creek Novel
by Brenda Novak
Can she ever trust another “bad boy”?
India Sommers once had the perfect family—until an ex-boyfriend broke in and shot her husband. Not only did that cost her the man she loved, a respected heart surgeon and the father of her child, but she also feels responsible. Charlie died because of the people she hung out with before she had the strength to change her life.
Just after moving to Whiskey Creek with her little girl, Cassia, to start over, she’s learned that her ex-boyfriend’s trial ended in a hung jury. He’s getting out of jail; he could try to find her again. And that’s not all that scares her. She’s extremely attracted to her next-door neighbor, but Rod Amos is the handsome “bad boy” type that’s given her so much trouble in the past. If she got involved with him, her in-laws would sue for custody of Cassia.
India has to keep her distance from Rod—but the more she gets to know him, the more difficult that becomes.
I’m going to state up front that I love this series. Unfortunately I don’t remember enough about the remaining (single) Amos brothers to have a preconceived impression of Rod. But here he’s just about perfect – maybe a little too perfect 🙂 We know that the Amos family hasn’t had the easiest time but they’ve stuck together and created a good life for themselves. They’re a little rough but they are truly good men. Rod’s honest, hard-working and not willing to settle for anything less than honest with India.
I don’t know that anyone can really imagine what India has gone through, and is still going thru, but it definitely complicates things for her. And meeting someone as sexy and good as Rod seems to be only adds to that. She knows that she shouldn’t get involved but he’s awfully hard to resist.
I do think that the whole thing happens a little fast. Not only the time from their meeting to them getting together but how long it has been since India’s husband died. I know it’s the only way it works with the timeline of her troubles with her ex, but it just seems a little soon. I know their somewhat concerned with that as well butt over all as an issue I think it is a minor one.
The rest of the story – from the deepening of their relationship to the troubles with her ex – is addictive and so well written that I had trouble putting it down. We also get a little look at the next story in the series and I have to say I’m a little concerned where it is going but I trust Novak to handle it with care, just like all of the others 🙂