Monday, 18 June 2012

Book ~ "When Lightning Strikes" (2012) Brenda Novak

From ~ Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek, California, to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. Her PR firm has accumulated a roster of A-list clients, including the biggest box office hit of all — sexy and unpredictable Simon O'Neal. But Simon, who's just been through a turbulent divorce, is so busy self-destructing he won't listen to anything she says. She drops him from her list — and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him.

Desperate to save her company, Gail has to humble herself by making a deal with Simon. The one thing he wants is custody of his son, but that's going to require a whole new image. He needs to marry some squeaky-clean girl who'll drag him off to some small, obscure place like Whiskey Creek ...

Gail's the only one he can trust. She agrees to become his wife — reluctantly. But she isn't reluctant because he's too hard to like. It's because he's too hard not to love!

I received a copy of this ebook at no charge in exchange for my honest review.   This is the first book by this author that I've read and I enjoyed it.

It was a fairly quick read. I liked the writing style and the story was good. Gail has her own company and is doing what she has to do to save her company. Simon is tormented and just wants to get his son back. They strike a deal to help each other to accomplish both.

Does Simon get Ty back? Will Gail and Simon stay together at the end? You'll have to read it and find out!

I'm not crazy about the cover, though ... and I don't usually comment on covers. Simon is supposed to be a studly movie star, a bad boy. Even with the leather jacket, the guy on the cover is too clean cut. I wasn't buying this guy as Simon. When I was reading the book, I pictured someone like a scruffy Gerard Butler. And I can't imagine Gail standing in the middle of the road with a parasol and her leg up. She's a mature business woman, not a helpless waif from the 1900s.

This is the first book a series of three based in Whiskey Creek, CA.

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