Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak (Whiskey Creek #7)

The Heart of Christmas
by Brenda Novak

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Whiskey Creek - Book 7
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
ISBN-13: 9781460341582
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Print Length: 384 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

Just call her Christmas Eve… 
Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn't have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that's what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.
Eve's worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There's no one in the area she could even imagine as a husband until a handsome stranger comes to town. Eve's definitely attracted to him, and he seems to have the same reaction to her. But his darkly mysterious past could ruin Eve's happily ever after just when it finally seems within reach. And just when she's counting on the best Christmas of her life!

The Heart of Christmas (Whiskey Creek, #7)My Review
The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak

What could be better than a Holiday romance in a cozy little town where everyone knows and cares about everyone else and that holiday feeling lasts throughout the year? Welcome to Whiskey Creek, welcome to the warm romantic world of Brenda Novak that carries the edge of mystery and spirits from the past???

Eve is one of Whiskey Creek’s own, running a B&B, single, no prospects and her clock is ticking as her birthday rolls around. Why not do something out of character, something no one would believe? All of her friends are either married or have a significant other, but a few too many drinks and waking up next to a gorgeous stranger was a little more than she had planned as a celebration. Nor did she plan on discovering he is staying at her B&B. Can you say “awkward?”

Besides being handsome, charming and feeling as awkward as she does, Rex has a dark past he is trying to outrun. Has he brought danger to Whiskey Creek? Who is this amazing man who has become a part of Whiskey Creek? With the help of her friends, Eve is determined to get to the bottom of what is haunting this man with many aliases. After a bleak romantic past, is it possible that the one man Eve wants to share her life and her Christmases with could be too hot to handle?

The Heart of Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak blends the joy of the holiday season with the joy of finally finding a chance at love for two lonely souls who expected to be alone forever. There is no sizzling romance or eyeball melting sensual scenes, but there is a quiet, mature feel that comes across as real, warm and easy to believe, as if it could happen for anyone. In the spirit of the holidays, Ms. Novak has presented readers with a delightful read that will help usher in the magic of the season and the beauty of love, while imparting just enough mystery to make this a unique read one can still sigh over!

I received an ARC edition from Harlequin in exchange for my honest review.

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