Thursday, September 29, 2016
When Love Arrives by Johnnie Alexander
Dani had planned to spy on Brett- So how did she end up on a date with him?
The quote that put on the top of this post is the reason that I chose to read this book. When I was given the chance to read and review this book I was going to say no because of the title. To me the title When Love Arrives screamed ROMANCE NOVEL and romance novels are not really my choice genre. But something about that line on the back cover caught my attention and got me interested in the story...
So if you are looking for a good romance novel to pass away the hours or are curious about the story, look no further, here is my newest "Must Read" When Love Arrives by Johnnie Alexander.
When Love Arrives by Johnnie Alexander is the story of Brett Somers, A rich, young orphan who was raised by his Grandmother when his parents were killed in a plane crash. Now Brett is in his twenties and is reaping the wild seeds that he has sown in his past. He just found out that he has an 8 year old son who is in a coma from a car accident and the boy's mother will not allow Brett to see him. Brett has asked God to forgive his past sins but is having a hard time forgiving himself.
Dani Prescott wants revenge. Her mother died in a plane crash and her father is a drunk who does not want her and never has. Even though life has been hard, she has made her way through college and had a good job until Brett Somers went on television and in front of the whole world, announced that her mother murdered his parents, that it was pilot error that caused the plane crash. Dani is determined to make Brett pay for his careless words but the question is how?
Dani followed Brett one day from his office in hopes of catching him doing something wrong and was shocked that he went to the Children's hospital. Did he know someone there? As she watched him from her car, She saw such pain and anguish on his face that she felt bad for him. She stood looking at the lights that shone through the hospital windows when suddenly Brett was right beside her asking if she was OK...
Brett wanted to make sure that the petite girl was OK, She appeared to be standing taking pictures of the lights but he wondered what exactly she was doing there. She appeared so lonely and she intrigued him when she gave him a fake name from an old movie that he used to watch with his Grandmother before she passed away. Suddenly before he realized what he was doing, he asked her on a date and she said yes!
Dani panicked on the inside, How had she gotten into this mess? She was looking for a way to get even with him and now she was going on a date?! Well, I don't want to tell you everything that happens in the book but Brett and Dani go on more then one date and though they have nothing in common with each other ( except their love for classic movies) they find themselves growing closer together even though they both insist that they are not "dating" they are just "not-dating"
Brett knows that Dani is hiding something but she will not tell him what... Dani is not sure how the man that claimed her mother was a murderer was the same man she has fallen in love with. He seems so different then she thought that he was, but will he still love her once he finds out who her mother is?
You will have to read the book to find out!
What did I think about the book?
Well for a romance novel it was not that bad. The author started the plot within the first few pages and the suspense of Dani's and Brett's secrets continue until the very end of the book. I love the humor that is intertwined in the book with both Dani and Brett's witty answers. This is the second book in the Misty Willow series but I read it as a stand alone and it was good. I have to say that the plot was engaging and reminded me of a Hallmark movie. Overall I liked the book and will give it 4 out of 5 Stars ****
So if you would like to check out her other books, here is the link
Happy Reading :)
I would like to thank Revell , A division of Baker Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book in exchange for a free copy, I was not required to write a favorable review, just an honest one.