Saturday, March 14, 2015

Idolizing In: Whiskey Creek Series, Book 8

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Paperback - Pages: 400; Kindle Edition - File Size: 523 KB | Expected Release Date: March 31, 2015 | Publisher: Harlequin : MIRA Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"This Heart of Mine" [Whiskey Creek Series, Book 8] by Brenda Novak

Author's Book Description : First love. Second chance?

As the daughter of a hoarder, Phoenix Fuller had a tough childhood. So when the handsome, popular Riley Stinson became her boyfriend in high school, she finally felt as though she had something to be proud of. Phoenix was desperate not to lose him—especially once she found out she was pregnant. Yes, she might have acted a bit obsessive when he broke up with her. But she did not run down the girl he started dating next.

Unfortunately, there was no way to prove her innocence. Now, after serving her time in prison, Phoenix has been released. All she wants to do is return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her son. But Jacob’s father isn’t exactly welcoming.

Riley doesn’t trust Phoenix, doesn’t want her in Jacob’s life. He is, however, ready to find someone to love. And he wants a good mother for his son. He has no idea that he’s about to find both!

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! After 17 years away a wrongly accused woman is released from prison, heads back home, and hopes to connect with her son. Yet as she grows closer to her son, she also grows closer to his father too. Will she be able keep her heart intact through it all or will she loose it along the way?

I was instantly addicted to this novel!! I loved the main and sub plots!! In truth, even though I loved its plot along with Riley and Phoenix's relationship, I don't think they would've been able to have as meaningful of relationship with one another when Phoenix first got pregnant, as they are able to now. Therefore, while I don't like that Phoenix had to go to prison for a crime she didn't commit, I think the time away from Riley helped their relationship for the better. I couldn't get enough of Phoenix & Riley, didn't want their novel to end, as it was all I could've hoped for and more! Their story made me laugh, it made me tear up a lot, and most of all made me wish for a man like Riley too. In addition, I liked the ending because of its redemption without the huge fallout that I worried would have happened and how Riley & their son protected Phoenix the whole way through.

I can't wait to see where Phoenix, Riley, Jacob, Callie, Levi, and Kyle's stories will go next! I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those who are fans of this series and/or like dramatic contemporary romances!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Alibris (Paperback) : Together for Christmas: 5-B Poppy Lane\When We Touch (Book 0.5)\Welcome to Icicle Falls\Starstruck | Alibris (Paperback) : When Lightning Strikes (Book 1) | Alibris (Paperback) : When Snow Falls (Book 2) | Alibris (Paperback) : When Summer Comes (Book 3) | Alibris (Paperback) : Home to Whiskey Creek (Book 4) | Alibris (Paperback) : Take Me Home for Christmas (Book 5) | Alibris (Paperback) : Come Home to Me (Book 6) | Alibris (Paperback) : The Heart of Christmas (Book 7)

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 0.5 (Prequel) | Book 1 | Book 3 | Book 7

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Bastard / Honor Bound | Coulda Been A Cowboy

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Blog Tour - The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak | Spreading the Word, Gift Card Giveaway, & 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Author's Novel Extras : THIS HEART OF MINE - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : WHEN WE TOUCH - Overview & Excerpt | WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES - Overview & Excerpt | WHEN SNOW FALLS - Overview & Excerpt | WHEN SUMMER COMES - Overview & Excerpt | HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK - Overview & Excerpt | TAKE ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - Overview & Excerpt | COME HOME TO ME - Overview & Excerpt | THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS - Overview & Excerpt | A WINTER WEDDING - Overview & Excerpt | Download Your Simple PDF Of Whiskey Creek Series Character Summary Here

Book Teaser(s) :
"I have a better plan," he said, straightening.
Her eyes lowered instinctively to his chest and the muscles that rippled beneath his skin, but she jerked them up again. "What's that?"
"I'll pick the lock."
"You can do that?"
"I don't see why not. My tools are here."
True. They were hanging on the leather belt that rode low on his hips. "You don't mind?"
"Stop being so damned polite!" he snapped.
"It's driving me crazy." ~ within Chapter 8
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