When Love Arrives: a book review

Description: Dani Prescott came to the children’s hospital to spy on Brett Somers–so how did she end up on a date with him? Weeks earlier she’d seen an interview in which he blamed her mother for the plane crash that had killed his parents. But the crash had killed her mother as well, so Dani can’t believe the story Brett’s trying to sell to the media.

Vowing to find a way to discredit the privileged–and maddeningly handsome–Brett, Dani has been following him and taking photos, hoping to find something she can use against him. But when she catches his eye instead, she quickly finds herself offering up a fake name and agreeing to a date. Brett knows this mystery girl is hiding something–but he’s got his own secrets to keep. What will happen when he discovers who she really is? Will Dani and Brett look beyond their own heartaches to discover a love that could heal their deepest pain?

My Review: The story follows a young woman, Dani, who is determined to get even with rich playboy Brett for the hateful thing she said about her mother on tv. She doesn’t belive her mother was at fault in any way for the accident that took her and Brett’s parent’s lives. It has become so tiring to see selfish, rich people like Brett getting away with anything they please just because they have money. Any dirt she can use to humiliate him, will be used.

So how exactly did she wind up becoming his date?

Brett’s a screwup, and he freely admits it. He’s never had any problem using a woman then tossing her to the curb. But when one of his biggest past screwups comes back to bit him hard, he takes it as a call to turn his life around. His plans to take a dating sabattical are becoming increasingly difficult to stick too, no thanks to a mysterious little photographer he stumbles over in a parking lot, who he bonds with over their shared love of old movies. She seems innocent enough, but he still can’t fully shake the feeling that she’s hiding something from him.

With her nemesis showing himself to be nothing at all like she believed, Dani must make the choice to go through with her revenge, or leave it be. She might be starting to be attracted to the man, whether she wants to be or not. But if her secret is ever revealed, it will be more than just him who is hurt.

Okay, honestly, this story was a very difficult one for me to get through. I can’t even quite tell you why. Although I admittedly am not the biggest fan of contemporary novels, it usually doesn’t take me this much pushing to get to the end. I read it in fits and starts, unable to stick with it for too long. Although the characters were solid and well rounded, and the plot was all right, something still felt a bit lacking. It’s not a bad read by any means, it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

**I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way required to leave a good review. I promise this review is my genuine opinion of the book.**

My Rating: Three Stars

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Heat Advisory:

Romance: A quick kiss, some flirting. it is mentioned more than once about Brett’s past with women, along with the women his colleagues are with, and there are subtle hints of what they do behind the scenes, but most is left to the imagination. There are a few vague mentions of a woman’s figure, and a group of guys who get together to talk about the latest conquests, giving some mild innuendo.
Language: clean
Drinking/Drugs: the men’s group mentioned above went for drinks once. No drunkenness.
Blood/Violence: nothing

Amazon Kindle Link:When Love Arrives (Misty Willow Book 2): A Novel
Amazon Paperback Link:When Love Arrives: A Novel (Misty Willow)

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