Sunday, 11 August 2013
Review: Home to Whiskey Creek
Author: Brenda Novak
Sometimes home is the refuge you need-and sometimes it isn't. Adelaide Davies, who's been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She's there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, Just Like Mom's. But Adelaide isn't happy to be back. There are too many people here she'd rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago.
Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she's wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible-men now-are punished. But she can't, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it's better to pretend....
Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won't have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she'd rather forget. He only knows that he's finally met a woman he could love.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
I really liked this book.... yep
I wasn't quite sure if I was going to like this book mainly because it was the third book of the series and usually you have to read the previous books to understand , but this book was not the case.
I absolutely loved reading this book because firstly, it went straight to the point. It wasn't like those books that have really tedious beginnings or when the books' plot is moving too slow as I really hate that.
Secondly, Home to Whiskey Creek didn't contain those typical things occurring in most books for example, there are characters that you will be confused about. For me, I found myself wanting to hate some people but I couldn't. This book was realistic. It shows that sometimes in life, nothing is black and white.
However, I actually hated a few of the characters. After all the things they had done, they did not show any remorse. Since they were respectable figures in that community they felt that they got away with it. I was so frustrated how some people were so ignorant and selfish- all they thought was of themselves. At the end I kept reminding myself that this book was fiction (well I hope so) but I know that this happens in real life and that really tears me apart.
Adelaide is quite a strong woman. I felt quite frustrated at her for not going to the police about it even though she thought she might be revealing a 'darker secret.' However, I felt she grew stronger each page but, also more vulnerable, as she came back to the town that contained so many memories for her.
Noah was genuinely a good guy. He was such a gentleman and was so loving. I just instantly liked him. The way he was protective of her from start to finish..... sigh. He helped her even though she didn't want any and gradually, fell in love with her. However, if she actually wanted his love was a different story.
I really enjoyed this book. I was addicted and was always on the edge of my seat. The topic really made me interested in this book more because I'm really passionate about these type of things...
I'll definitely read more books from Brenda Novak. And hope anyone who is reading this will be convinced to read this.