Series: Whiskey Creek #10
Also in Series: This Heart of Mine
Author: Brenda Novak
Publisher: Harlequin, Mira
Publication date: May 24th 2016
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 400 Pages
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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.
“There was a bloody man walking down the middle of the road.”
“I guess friends will be a good place to start.”
“To start?” she echoed.
“I’m going to want to sleep with you eventually,” he said, and when he didn’t so much as crack a smile, she knew it wasn’t a joke.
After reading my third Whiskey Creek Book (Yes I’ve jumped all about but luckily they do not appear to need to be read in any sort of order) I think I’ve finally figured out one of the biggest factors in my enjoyment of this series and Brenda Novak’s books in general.
Everything is completely believable.
Discovering You had a great mix of romance and suspense…but none of the tropes or devices that can annoy me in romances.
All of the characters back stories had meat but were also completely plausible. The interactions felt genuine…there was an instant attraction but no insta-love and the distance between them felt legitimate throughout rather than simply contrived to allow them to come together at the end.
The somewhat inept efforts at surveillance etc were also pretty believable. People who are not actually Private Investigators shouldn’t be able to step into a situation and act like a police detective. Rod and India are completely believable in their somewhat bumbling attempts at detective work and the whole endeavor was a great way to bring them closer and engender trust.
I also loved the not so subtle hints at a story between Mack and Natasha…I’m hoping theirs will be the next Whiskey Creek book.
All in all Discovering You was a solid and enjoyable romance with a nice dash of suspense thrown in!Discovering You was a solid and enjoyable romance with a nice dash of suspense thrown in! Click To Tweet