Monday, March 30, 2015

This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak (Whiskey Creek #8)


  • Series: Whiskey Creek Novels
  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (March 31, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778316726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778316725


    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 review: This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak
    4 STARS
    I wondered if I would like Phoenix as much as I would because of how everyone talked about her in past books of Whiskey Creek.  I did like her. She was human and willing to sacrifice for her son.  She had a lot of pride. She spent 17 years in prison for a murder she says she did not do it.
    Phoenix Fuller is back home in Whiskey Creek. She lives on the property of her mom in a trailer. She was pregnant when she was 18 and convicted of murder. Her mother is over weight and a hoarder. She does not get out of her house.
    Riley Stinson was a contractor.  He raised his son by himself.  He believed that Phoenix murdered his girl friend 17 years ago because she was jealous.  At times I did not like him much. But he did trust his parents when he was 18.
    Jacob is glad that his mom is out of prison he wants to have a relationship with her.  He is a baseball player for his high school team.
    This is the #8 book of Whiskey Creek series.  Deals with a big group of friends from high school that they are still close friends and meet each Friday for coffee.
    There is a lot of drama, a couple of love scenes and makes for a good story.
    I was given this ebook to read from Net Galley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of This Heart of Mine.

    No comments: