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When Summer Comes by Brenda Novak
Series: Whiskey Creek
Published by MIRA on 2013-01-29
Reviewed by Melissa
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.
Callie Vanetta is dying; her only hope is a liver transplant. The news came as a total shock to her, so much that she’s retreated from her friends. When an injured man knocks on her door one night, she has no business being drawn to the handsome drifter. But she finds herself offering room and board for a few days of labor on her family’s farm. Levi McCloud is running from a past of heart break and grief. With trouble following him he has no business falling for Callie. Levi and Callie fight their attraction while falling in love. But living like they are on borrowed time, how long until it falls apart?
When you add a woman hiding from the future and a man running from the past, what do you get? A romance that has you in tears one moment and smiling with joy the next. Brenda Novak took me back to Whiskey Creek with When Summer Comes and I enjoyed every minute of it. Although Brandon from When We Touch may always be my favorite character (and I loved the glimpse into other characters lives) Levi is a close 2nd! This is one book not to be missed!