Saturday, 8 February 2014

When Lightning Strikes (Whiskey Creek #1) by Brenda Novak

The Book
Release Date: 28 August 2012

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!

My Opinion  5 STARS
I loved this book.

There was lots going on and I just could not put this book down, seriously, my husband threatened to take away my kindle last night because I was up reading so late and he wanted to sleep.

Gail is a steadfast woman with strong morals and and innocent heart.  After a member of her staff puts a nasty story in the press about Simon O'Neal, she and his manager hash out a PR solution to help him out of the mess they have made.

However she has stern demands she imposes to help clean up his image and to help get his son back.  It is decided that they will marry for two years in order for her to help him out.

The chemistry between the two is sizzling and she turns out to be the towering pillar of strength, Simons rock, the one person he can count on and has always needed.

There is no bull-shit between them, they tell each other the truth and don't hold back on what they think where needed.  To him she is refreshing.  She wants nothing from him like all the others have.

We see a hard lady in Gail at first, but then we see the much softer side, the vulnerable side, and you can't help but like her and her strong sense of loyalty.

I would have liked the ending to have more of a bang considering how else the book had gone, the simple declaration from Simon at the end seemed a little too simple.  But otherwise I really loved this book.

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