Saturday, 8 February 2014

When We Touch (Whiskey Creek 0.5) by Brenda Novak

The Book
Release Date: 1 August 2012

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?

My Opinion  5 STARS
After I had read book 5 in the series (you can find the review of Take Me Home For Christmas here), I decided that I should read the rest of the series.  This is an author I thought that I would really enjoy and I haven't been disappointed so far.

This novella was a wonderful introduction into Whiskey Creek and the group of friends that make up this series.

We get to see the sisterly rivalry between Noelle and Olivia and the step brother rivalry between Kyle and Brandon.

I really felt Olivia's pain in having been betrayed by both her ex-boyfriends and her jealous sister.  Brandon really was swoon worthy the entire time, pained as the black sheep of the family, he is the more put together and has a better sense of all those around him and acts the part that they portray him as.

Its now only Olivia that is able to see behind his facade. 

Even at the beginning of the book, it is obvious that the marriage between Kyle and Noelle will not be a happy one, even if it lasts.  Neither of them have married for the right reasons.

I'm even more excited to read the rest of the series.

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