One night can change your life
Kyle Houseman believes he'll never find anyone he could love as much as Olivia Arnold, who's now married to his stepbrother. Not only did he lose her, he's been through one divorce and has no desire to go through another. He's determined to be extra careful about the next woman he gets involved withwhich is why he fights his attraction to the beautiful stranger who rents his farmhouse for the Christmas holiday.
Lourdes Bennett is a country music artist. She's only planning to stay in Whiskey Creek long enough to write the songs for her next albumthe album that's going to put her back on top. Her dreams don't include settling in a town even smaller than the one she escaped. But as she comes to know Kyle, she begins to wonder if she'd be making a terrible mistake to leave him behind
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak has penned over 45 novels. A two-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best, The Bookbuyer's Best and many other awards. She runs an annual online auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com. To date, she’s raised over $2 million. Brenda considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life.
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"Your ex-wife is on the phone again."
Kyle Houseman squeezed his eyes shut and massaged his forehead. There were few people in the world he considered as difficult as Noelle.
Actually, he couldn't think of one.
"Did you hear me?" Morgan Thorpe, his assistant, stood at the entrance to his office wearing an impatient frown. Noelle (who still used his last name, which bothered him, since they'd been together for only a year) hadn't been able to reach him on his cell. She'd tried three times in the past fifteen minutes and he'd let it go to voice mail. So she'd called his business line, which he'd specifically asked her not to do. He didn't like the way she aired her complaints about himand everything elseto anyone who'd listen.
His employees didn't like it, either.
"I heard," he replied.
"Are you going to take her call? Because if I have to talk to her again, I'm going to tell her exactly what I think of her."
He gave Morgan a look to make sure she understood that would be a mistake. At forty-five, she wasn't old enough to be his mother, but she often took a maternal approach with him, probably because she'd been working for him since he started First Step Solar. He'd hired her the same week she came out of the closet and moved in with her partner, who was as soft-spoken as Morgan was bold. "No, you're not."
"Why?" she cried. "Noelle's a terrible person! She deserves whatever she gets!"
"We were once married. We still live in the same small town. We can figure out some way to get along."
She rolled her eyes. "If it's that easy, why are you avoiding her?"
She had a point. Dodging Noelle's calls wouldn't do him any good, anyway. She'd just track him down at his house or even a restaurant, if she had to. She did that kind of thing all the timeto plead for an advance on his spousal maintenance, a "small loan" to prevent her utilities from being turned off or money to get her car repaired. Once, she'd even asked him for five hundred bucks to go toward fixing her boob job (apparently, her body kept rejecting the implants, but instead of having them removed, she kept trying to make them work). It didn't seem to matter that none of that was his responsibility anymore.
"Put her through," he said with a sigh.
"That woman is insufferable. I don't know how you tolerate her," Morgan grumbled as she left.
He didn't, either.
He glanced at the light blinking on his desk phone. Surely Noelle would find someone else and get remarried. He wished that would happen soon. It would save him $2,500 a month, not to mention the relief of not having to deal with her anymore. But he'd been wishing that for the past five years, ever since the divorce. He was beginning to suspect that as long as she had him to pay a hefty chunk of her monthly bills, she'd be unlikely to tie the knot with someone else. She wasn't the type to part with a freebie. Besides, she saw his financial support as punishment for the fact that he'd never been able to love herand, truth be told, he saw it in the same light. That was why he'd agreed to that amount and why he helped her out as often as he did. Guilt demanded it.
"Someday," he muttered as he picked up.
"Someday what?" Noelle asked.
Someday he'd be rid of her. But he couldn't say that. "Nothing. What's going on? Why have you been blowing up my phone?"
"Why are you ignoring my calls?" she countered.
"Because I can't think of any reason you'd need to talk to me. We are divorced, remember? And with all the money I've given you over the past few yearsin the past several months aloneI'm a good six months ahead in my payments. That pretty much leaves you with no excuse."
"It's my water heater," she said.
"My water heater."
She'd found something new to complain about? "What's wrong with it?"
"It went out on me. I can't take a shower or do laundry or dishes. I don't have any hot water."
He rocked back in his chair. "Then shouldn't you be looking up a plumber instead of bothering your ex-husband?"
"Why are you being rude? I'm calling because you happen to own a solar manufacturing plant. Can't you give me a deal on a solar system? So I can get my hot water bill down?"
"I manufacture photovoltaic panels, Noelle. They run air conditioners and other electrical appliances. Anything that requires gas is a whole separate thing." They'd been married, for God's sake, and she still didn't understand what he did for a living?
"You have connections for hot water systems, too. You put one in for Brandon and Olivia's neighbor."
Why had they told her he'd done that? "Mrs. Stein is nearly eighty and she lost her husband a year ago. I saw that she got a deal. That's all."
"You bought it from the manufacturer at wholesale and let her have it at cost. And your photovoltaic installers put it in for her."
"Because she could use the break. Brandon asked me to help her out. Occasionally, I do favors like that for my brother."
"Come on. You didn't do it for Brandon's sake."
Irritation clawed deeper, causing his eye to twitch. "Of course I did. We've been getting along great," he said, and that was true. He and Brandon had once been rivals. They hadn't met until they were in high school, when Brandon's mother married Kyle's father. Two large-and-in-charge boys so close in age would understandably have a difficult period of adjustment. But the dynamic was different these days. In spite of everything that'd happened back then, and with Noelle and Olivia since, Kyle cared about Brandon. He got the impression Brandon cared, too. At least, he heard from his stepbrother quite a bit. He also saw Brandon and Olivia every Friday at Black Gold Coffee. They'd joined the close-knit group of friends Kyle had grown up with.
"Quit lying to yourself," she spat. "You'd do anything for Olivia. The way you stare after her when she leaves a roomor you avoid looking at her if you're in the same roommakes it so obvious. They'd see it themselves, except they don't want to see it."
His blood pressure shot a little higher. "Fine," he said. "You want a solar hot water system? I'll offer you the same deal I gave Brandon and Olivia's neighbor."
She seemed startled that he'd capitulated so suddenly. But there wasn't any point in refusing. She'd never be able to afford it. Besides, he didn't want to talk about Olivia. What Noelle said was true. Olivia was her sisterwhich was a big part of the reason Noelle had gone after him in the first placebut Olivia had been, and still was, the one great love of his life. She'd been with him before she'd ever been with Brandon.
"That's better," Noelle said. "So how much will it cost? I have nearly $250 in my account."
She stated that amount proudly. She wasn't good at saving money, so this did signify quite a feat. But, as usual, she was completely cluelessor, more likely, cal-culatedly clueless. "That's what I thought," he said.
"You don't have enough to buy even a traditional water heater."
"I don't?" She sounded dismayed. "How much are they?"
"A decent one will run you eight hundred or more."
"And how much is solar?"
"Nearly three grand."
"You've got to be kidding me!" she cried. "How do you expect me to pay that?"
"I don't expect you to pay it. You need to drive over to the hardware store and see what's in your price range."
"In other words, you don't give a shit whether I'm in a bind."
His head was beginning to pound "I'm sorry your water heater died, but it's not my problem."
"You can't help me?"
Morgan tapped the glass between her workstation and his office and made a face at him.
He waved her away. "What do you expect me to do?"
"A solar hot water system can't cost you that much," she replied.
"It can and it does. Check the retail price and you'll see it's around six grand. Wholesale would be about half of that."
"Then maybe you can put one in and let me make payments."
"We're divorced! And you're only renting. Call your landlord."
"Harry won't do anything. He's letting me stay here for a lot less than he'd charge someone else. Why do you think he gave me such a good deal?"
"Because he's your cousin?"
"Because in order to get that deal, I have to take care of all maintenance and repairs."
"Then it's on you."
"If you can't get me solar, can you at least help me pay for a regular water heater? From what you just told me, I only need another $550. What're a few hundred bucks to you? You make so much more than I do!"
"That doesn't mean I'm obligated to pay for it. You got extra money out of me last month. And the month before."
"Because I needed a D&C, Kyle. I've been having female trouble ever since I lost the baby. Remember?"
As usual, she'd chosen something he had to be careful not to question. That didn't stop him from wondering, however. Had she really needed a D&C? Or were the documents she'd shown him forged? It could be that he'd paid for another boob job, after all. He wasn't even sure she'd lost the baby that had supposedly created the need for a D&C. Had she even had a "miscarriage" five and a half years ago? Maybe she'd aborted it. He'd always suspected her of lying, suspected that after she got him to marry her, she'd purposely terminated the pregnancy. At that point, she wouldn't see any reason to risk damaging her figure, which she protected above all else.
"I remember," he said through gritted teeth. He didn't want to talk about that, either. It was easier to bury the doubt and the suspicion and try to forget the past.
"You don't care."
Maybe he would if he believed it was true. But with Noellewho could say? Whenever she needed money, she came up with an excuse he'd be hard-pressed to declinemedical treatment, that she'd be evicted, that she wouldn't have electricity or food.
"Look, I paid for the procedure," he said. "That's all that matters. I hope you're feeling better. Now I've got to go. I have a lot to do here"
"Wait! What about my water heater?"
"What about it?" he asked in exasperation.
"You seriously won't give me a small loan? Then will you let me stay in the farmhouse until I can get it fixed on my own?"
No way was she coming anywhere near his property. She would never live there. "Absolutely not. I've got the farmhouse cleaned up and ready to lease."
"But it's been ready to lease for two months, and it's sat empty that whole time. Why not let me move in until I'm back on my feet? You're not likely to get someone now."
What was she talking about? "Why not?"
"The holidays. People are busy with shopping and wrapping and decorating."
"Not everyone. Matter of fact, I have someone coming to see it tonight. He's ninety percent sure he wants it. He just has to see it in person to confirm. Then he'll sign."
"Who is it?" she asked.
Kyle checked the information he'd jotted on his desk calendar. "Guy by the name of Meade."
"Never heard of him "
"He's from Nashville. Only needs it for a few months, but he asked me to furnish it, so"
"Furnish it with what?" she broke in. "It's not like you have a furniture warehouse."
"There are companies that rent furniture. I called a place in Sacramento, chose some items from their website, and they brought it all out. The place is move-in ready now. Looks great."
"You went to that much trouble for someone who's only staying for a few months? I thought you wanted a year's lease. That's what you told me when I asked about it."
"He's paying a premiumfor the furniture, my time and trouble in acquiring it and the short term. Even if he decides he hates the house and I have to send the furniture back, he's covering all of that. In any case, you didn't lose out, because I wouldn't let you move in, no matter what." The past few months, she'd been trying her best to get back with him. The last thing he needed was to allow her to be that closenot to mention he'd never see a dime of rent.
"Even though I'd be willing to sign for a year?"
"Even if you'd be willing to sign for ten."
"You can be so mean," she said.
Mean? He thought he was being incredibly niceconsidering that merely talking to her made him want to punch himself in the face. "We've talked about this before. I'll take Meade's deal, if I can get it, and try to find another tenant next summer, when school's out."
"That's great for you, but what about me? Can't I use it until he moves in?"
The childlike whine that entered her voice made his eye-twitch worse. Patience, he reminded himself. Breathe deeply and speak kindly. "He hasn't said when that'll be. But since he's coming all the way from Tennessee to look at it, I'm guessing he could move in tonight."
"In the middle of the storm that's coming in?"
"Why not? He'll just carry in his luggage. How hard can that be, whether there's a storm or not?"
"So you're going to leave me in the lurchthe woman who would've been the mother of your child if that child had survived?"
Before he could respond, Morgan knocked briskly and opened the door. "Don't tell me you're still on with her."
He sent her a frown that told her to mind her own business, but she didn't leave.
"I have a call from LA," she said. "Some guy wants a special deal on a 10-megawatt order."
Which was such a big order, no one at his company could provide the pricing but him. He changed the phone to his other ear. "Noelle, I've got to go."
"I can't believe you're doing this!"
"What else am I supposed to do?"
"You have the contacts. You could get me a water heater and let me make payments, if you weren't so stingy."
"Kyle?" Morgan prompted, reminding himas if he needed her toof the far more important caller on the other line.
He almost told Noelle to go down to the hardware store and have the checker call him for his credit card information. He wanted to get rid of her, and they'd done that kind of remote purchase before, when someone threw a rock through her window (likely the girlfriend of someone she'd flirted with at Sexy Sadie's). But the more he gave her, the more she'd keep coming back to him. He had to break the cycle.
Fortunately, he thought of a solution that should've been obvious to him from the start. "I've got a water heater here," he said. "It's the one I took out of Brandon's neighbor's house. If you'll have someone pick it up and install it, I'll give it to you."
"You're sure it works?"
Morgan propped her hands on her hips and scowled at him, refusing to leave until he took that business call.
"It did when my guys removed it. No reason that should've changed. She wanted solar mainly to be responsible to the environment." He'd been planning to donate the water heater to a poor family who could use it. But Noelle fit the bill. She didn't have much money, despite juggling two jobs. Working in retail part-time, and then as a barmaid nights and weekends, she didn't make a whole lot. What she did earn, she spent on clothes and beauty aids.
"Okay. Thanks." Noelle lowered her voice. "I'm happy to oblige if you'd like something in return."
"I don't need anything," he said.
"You sure about that?"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the fifth book of Brenda's and is book 9 in the Whiskey Creek series. I was excited to learn more about Kyle's character in this book. We found out a little in the previous books in the series but really were able to understand his past in this book. As always Brenda does a great job developing both the characters and the stories. She really makes the readers feel like they know the characters. In addition to learning more about Kyle in this book I really enjoyed how dynamic the character Noelle was and how Brenda intertwined her in this book. It was an aspect that she really hadn't done in the past books in this series. Lastly, my favorite part in the whole book was the last chapter. To not spoil it for readers I will not go in depth but it helped bring the whole story full circle! Would defiantly recommend this book to romance readers who like both contemporary stories but also a little comedy!
I loved Kyle's story! As with all of her books, there are so many emotions throughout the story. Kyle rents one of his properties to struggling artist Lourdes, except there are some issues with the place upon arrival. They become close, and watching each of them find love and happiness is always a fun ride! Great characters, great writing, great book! Can't wait for the next! *arc provided by author for honest review
Winter Wedding: Brenda's books are always amazing to me. I haven't found one I didn't like yet. That being said, I didn't get the feeling that this book was like the other in the series. Which isn't a bad thing. It took me by surprise. I felt myself turning page after page just wondering what was going to happen. I kept rooting for Kyle. Who is more deserving than him? Does he get his happy ending? Does it end in disaster? Honestly, the book left me speechless. Don't pass this book up. You won't regret it!
Loved this book! It is a beautifully written story about finding love when you weren't even looking. If you are a follower of the Whiskey Creek series, this is the book you have been waiting for. If this is your first visit to Whiskey Creek, you will want to come back again and again. Kyle has made some mistakes in life, for that he has paid dearly. But bad choices do not make Kyle a bad guy. And sometimes the price that we pay for those choices seem to be disproportionately steep. Especially when the one who lost the most is you. Kyle has paid for his bad choice in spades. Kyle could use a break... and along comes Lourdes. She has troubles of her own, but as Kyle can attest, sometimes 1 choice can change the course of your entire life. Sometimes when you least expect it, love happens.
This is another great Whiskey Creek story! I have been waiting on Kyle's story and I wasn't disappointed. It seemed like Kyle was struggling with his feelings for Olivia, his ex-girlfriend, who is now married to his step brother. We also have his immature ex-wife, sister of the ex-girlfriend, causing tension with her actions and lies. I liked the way that Lourdes was introduced and how she seemed to "fit" with Kyle. Having updates about all of Kyle's friends and what's happening with their families is something else that I like about Brenda's stories. It is also great to see that Kyle and his step brother are getting along. I can't wait for the next story to come out. Brenda, keep them coming!
Back home for a visit! Having left home at 18 and going back across country every couple of years to visit family and friends is a very familiar feeling. Reading this series by Brenda gives me that same feeling. It is so great to catch up on what has happened and to whom here in Whiskey Creek. Brenda's characters are so natural and true to life. We have all had that schoolmate that was horrible and never changed (Noelle) but then there was always that one that you didn't like but after time and distance for both of you, you discover they deserve a second chance (Kyle). I am sorry that my visit is over and I have to wait months before I can get back to visit.
A lovely tale This is such a wonderful series and A Winter Wedding fits in beautifully! We get to see a more in deep look into Kyle's life this time around and what happens with his family, friends, his ex and a country singer that comes to town. I love this group of friends! So much happens and you always want to see more! I really enjoyed how things played out! Kyle deserves to find happiness and what a journey he has had. This book truly tugs at your emotions... A great addition to the series! *copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.
Brenda Novak has another winner with a Winter Wedding, it is #9 in The Whiskey Creek Series. Kyle's story is told, Kyle never thought he would love again until Lourdes came into his life. As always Brenda drags you in and never lets you go to the end. I would recommend this to anyone! Love Brenda Novak's writing.
This is a wonderful story of putting the past behind and finding a new life. The characters are amazing. I understood their pain and their fear. I love Whiskey River and care about the people who live here. Brenda Novak is a talented author who drew me into her wonderful story. I was hooked and read A Winter Wedding in one sitting.
An absolute delight! Brenda Novak has another winner with her latest in the Whiskey Creek series, A Winter Wedding. Each book in this series gets better and better. This one is Kyle's story. He has been a true friend to so many in his group of friends. He wants what they all have, a happy marriage and family. When a new renter shows up to stay in his rental, things get interesting. The heat goes out and Kyle, being the gentleman he is, offers her a place to stay until it gets fixed. It just so happens to be a big country singer from Nashville, hoping to get some peace and quiet to write new songs for her next album. His ex-wife is along in this book as well, causing trouble in Kyle's life. Each time I read A Whiskey Creek book, it is like going home again. I love the way Brenda ties all of the characters together in each book. To have such a wonderful group of close friends is a treasure. The real treasures are the books that Brenda writes. She really knows how to write a book that keeps you riveted until the very end. Thank you Brenda for this book and this series. Great job!
I’ve loved Brenda Novak’s Whiskey Creek novels, and this one did not disappoint. There are some twists I didn’t expect, like the first love scene (no spoilers here). The presence of a past lover really heats things up! A great read.
Nothing is Always Simple in Whiskey Creek Kyle Houseman has the ex from hell. Lourdes Bennett wants and needs a break. Sometimes I like to set the mood as I read and on this particular day, we had our first snow flurries of the year – in October! Mother Nature came through for me on this day. If you like to listen to music as you read, try some country or gentle pop. The author shows that some men can actually care about how a woman feels. But she also has a very devious mind, if not a very creative one, when creating her Noelle character. Noelle would give Glenn Close’s character, Alex Forrest, in Fatal Attraction. Ms. Novak also has a way of showing that you can find love in the most unexpected places. But not everyone gets the love at first sight. The author always has to come up with something new and different in order to keep her readers attention and to get them coming back for more. Kyle also has an image of his past love that can be hard to compete with – especially when Noelle seems to keep popping in and changing the whole vibe of how the scene is playing out. She seems to be the resident evil of this story. If you’re looking for the one character to hate then she will fit that bill. What I loved about Lourdes is that she tries to help Kyle find his love. The reader will find that there’s another character that you will come to hate and his name is Derrick. For me this felt like one of the longest of the Whiskey Creek series. It covered a lot from beginning to end. Our author took her time in building her scenes, which goes toward conveying what each character was about. And you’ll have to be patient because nothing comes to an end until that last word is read.
I loved this story! Kyle has been an ongoing character from the beginning of the Whiskey Creek series. We learned about mistakes he had made in his relationship with Olivia in the beginning of the series. In A Winter Wedding, we see Kyle still living with the consequences of those mistakes. Despite his mistakes, he is one of the most likeable characters in this series. Kyle is a good guy and while this can be somewhat boring in some characters, he is interesting and admirable. Lourdes is a great match for him. It was fantastic to see the good guy get the girl! The story is fast paced and is full of twists and turns. The outrageousness of his ex Noelle is both unbelievable and fascinating. This was a fantastic installment in the series and I can't wait for the next!
There are no words to describe how much I love this series. The characters and the stories are all so unique and amazing. Kyle and Lourdes are great characters, and throw in some of the other Whiskey Creek residents, and you have another magnificent story. Kyle is one of my favorites, and since he is one of the last singles in the group, I feel like I've been waiting for his story forever. It was well worth the wait, and I was not disappointed. You can't go wrong with Brenda Novak, especially her Whiskey Creek series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have been a fan of Ms Novak's for a long time! I love all her stories and always fall in love with the characters! Whiskey Creek tho, is by far my favorite series from this author! I've enjoyed each story so much and it makes me sad that most of the characters have gotten their happy ever after now! I'll be so lost without Whiskey Creek!!!! I really enjoyed Kyles story!! He and Lourdes are instantly drawn to each other and I loved watching their story unfold! I'm so glad Kyle finally found happiness!!
Kyle is a great guy who made one (maybe 2) bad decisions and now can't seem to get Noelle's out of his life. He married her when she got pregnant but never loved her and 5 years after their divorce, well, she is just an evil conniving woman that twists his big heart to get what she wants. When a new tenant arrives from Nashville, Lourdes, a famous singer, he finds a new distraction. Lourdes needs some time away from Nashville to write music and regain her focus but as she is doing this, her 3 year relationship with her manager is falling apart. When the house she rents has a no heat, staying with Kyle becomes the logical choice so she can avoid meeting other people. Both Kyle and Lourdes need to find some happy in their lives, can they be that for each other? This is a fun, sexy ride that connects us with the entire group of friends in Whiskey Creek as we get to see if Kyle can find his own HEA.
In her Whiskey Creek novels, Brenda Novak has created a town and characters that invite you to come visit and spend time with them. In A Winter's Wedding, book #9, the focus is on Kyle Houseman. Kyle has always loved Olivia, but one mistake and he ended up married to her sister, Noelle. The marriage was brief, but Kyle has literally been paying for it since. He has spent the past 6 years watching his friends find their HEA, including Olivia...with his step-brother. With no desire to leave Whiskey Creek, Kyle has resigned himself to loving her from afar and enduring the awkward get togethers. Lourdes Bennett needs to concentrate on writing the album that will put her career back on track, and a rental in Whiskey Creek should provide the peace to do it. Unfortunately, soon after she arrives, she is dealing with a broken heart along with her broken career. When the furnace at her rental dies, to avoid town and people, she ends up staying at her landlord's home. As these two people with broken hearts get to know each other, they find the friend that they didn't know they needed. Lourdes is determined to help Kyle move on from Olivia, and Kyle is determined that Lourdes have the time and place to work on her career. I love that these two got to be friends who knew each other's feelings and problems before they got involved. I laughed at some of their antics together, and felt frustration with incidents related to his ex, Noelle. The sign of a good book is that you are drawn in, and have strong feelings about the characters and the story. I always feel like I am visiting Whiskey Creek, and this time was no exception. This is a great story, whether you are a repeat visitor to Whiskey Creek, or someone visiting for the first time. I hope we get another visit in the near future. *I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I was so excited to finally read Kyle's story and it did not disappoint me. Kyle so needed his HEA, even tough he was still pinning for Olivia, who married his stepbrother and then his divorce with Noelle. When country music star, Lourdes comes to town for some quite time and write some new songs. Lourdes ends up staying with Kyle, just as friends. As their friendship develops can they fight off their mutual attractions for each other even though they both want different things out of life. I always love returning to Whiskey Creek, catching up with old friends and making new friends. Loved the Christmas wedding! I highly recommend this book along with the rest of the Whiskey Creek stories.
I enjoyed this visit to Whiskey Creek via Brenda Novak's latest book, A Winter wedding. I was very glad to see Kyle get his own book! It was also wonderful to 'keep in touch' with many of the other 'old timers' in Whiskey Creek. Kyle is DONE with women. His ex is still in his life and wants to go back to being his Mrs., but he can't stand her. There is no one in town he desires...well except his ex-girlfriend but she's married to his half-brother. A successful businessman, Kyle decides he doesn't want a woman. Lourdes comes to Whiskey Creek from Nashville, where she is a singer/songwriter who is no longer at the top of her game. Her manager rented Kyle's house so Lourdes can have privacy and some time to work. What a great story! There is always a twist and this book is no exception to that rule! Fantastic read.
Oh I just love the way Brenda writes. I wished I could give more than just 5 stars for her books because they sure deserve it! This one was really exciting and that ex-wife WOW! If you have never read any of Brenda’s books you have no idea what you are missing. You really should get a book and get hooked! Thanks Brenda!
Brenda Novak has written another wonderful story. Her characters are so strong and their emotions come a live when reading this book. Of course, the Whiskey Creek series is one of the best. Looking forward to reading more. joy943
I have just started reading Brenda Novak books, and can say I will be reading more of her books. I loved how the characters all came together and you could tell they were all good friends that had been through different things in life. This story is about Kyle and his chance of finding happiness in life with Lourdes who has rented a house from him. Things start out rocky with the house rental; however it draws Kyle and Lourdes closer. Throw in Kyle’s ex-wife who is crazy and the story gets real interesting.
3 stars Brenda again makes characters that I thought I might not like from previous story line into ones that I could understand why they acted that way in the past. Wanted them to get there own happy story. Kyle Houseman was a sad guy for a lot of books. He was in love with Olivia but after she moved away slept with her sister and got Noelle pregnant. While Olivia than married Kyle 's stepbrother Brandon. So Kyle still loves his sister-in-law Olivia and divorced Noelle. Lourdes Bennett is a singer who is in the middle of her own soap opera life right now. Lourdes has come to Whiskey Creek to write songs. She wants to hideout at Kyle's farm house that he rented out. Her manager boyfriend decided at last minute not to come. The farm house furnace is not working and a storm is on its way. Lourdes comes to stay at Kyle's home till he can get furnace repaired because she does not want to be in a public place. Lourdes wants to have a come back album. I liked seeing Lourdes and Kyle become friends and help each other out. Did not like the sex scenes. I loved Riley & Phoenix's wedding. How all the friends helped with it. I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin. In return I agreed to give a honest review of A Winter Wedding.