Tuesday, July 9, 2013
WHEN SUMMER COMES by Brenda Novak
Welcome to Whiskey Creek— Heart of the Gold Country!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 she can't manage it, that 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, and he 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 realizes she does have something to lose—her heart. And, although he doesn't yet know it, Levi stands to lose even more.
This is the fourth book in the series and though I didn't read the first three this one did great as a standalone. Callie Vanetta needs a liver transplant and she is told the odds of finding a donor are slim. She decides to live the rest of her life doing what she has always wanted to do...move back to her grandparents farm! No one has lived there for years and she begins to feel she may not be able to stay until Levi McCloud shows up on her doorstep one evening looking for shelter.
I found this to be an entertaining story, kind of sweet, but there's Levi has a past that could cause trouble for Callie. Well written, enjoyable!
***I won this book on Goodreads as a first reads giveaway. This is my honest review.***