Tuesday, 11 February 2014

When Summer Comes (Whiskey Creek #3) by Brenda Novak

The Book
Release Date: 1 March 2013

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 it's too much, 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 who 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 realises she does have something to lose — her heart. And, although he doesn't yet know it, Levi stands to lose even more.

My Opinion  5 STARS
Brenda Novak really knows how to put just the right emotion in a book. I loved it. 

Callie is a very warm hearted individual, cautious when a stranger lands on her door hurt, she brings him in and looks after him even as he refuses an ambulance or police assistance. Gravely ill herself, she puts the needs of this stranger above her own.

Callie is hiding her condition as she does not want people to feel sorry for her as she needs a liver transplant by the end of summer. Having Levi around helps her out as there are things she cannot do and he ends up being added security for her.

Levi has been a vagrant for two years after coming home from war and an argument with his father. He is also on the run. Levi is a fighter and doesn't want to owe anyone, he is also honest and sweet. He looks after Callie one night when she is ill, but she still hides her condition with him and her family until she has no choice.

I really felt the emotions of both Callie and Levi, and was refreshing to have the man as the younger of the two. Although her friends are wonderful I'm glad that Baxter was there for her and gave her warnings.

An excellent author.

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