When We Touch

Brenda Novak
When We Touch
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Publisher
Mira
Release Date
August 2012
ISBN
9781426875793
Genre
Contemporary Romance

SUMMARY
You're invited to a wedding in Whiskey Creek, Heart of the Gold Country

Unfortunately, it's the wrong wedding. Olivia Arnold is arranging the festivities—and it's the hardest thing she's ever done. Because she should be marrying Kyle Houseman. They were together for more than a year…. But her jealous sister, Noelle, stole him away—and now she's pregnant.

All their friends in Whiskey Creek know as well as Olivia does that Kyle's making a mistake. His stepbrother, Brandon, knows it, too. But Kyle's determined to go through with it, for his child's sake.

Olivia's devastated, but surprisingly Brandon—the black sheep of the family--is there to provide comfort and consolation. The intensity between them, both physical and emotional, shows Olivia that maybe Kyle wasn't the right man for her….

But is Brandon?

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Sep 25, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
83 people found the following review helpful
WHEN WE TOUCH, the novella that started the Whiskey Creek series, has a cast of memorable characters.

Olivia Arnold is going back to Whiskey Creek to plan the wedding of her younger sister to her ex-boyfriend. She has to do it or people will think she hasn't forgiven her sister for stealing her boyfriend. However, she couldn't have known how hard it would be...or how much she would rely on Brandon, her ex-boyfriend's stepbrother, to help her through it...

This novella (free when I got it) caught my eye because I thought it would have lots of angst, plus I love the complicated relationship dynamics that was bound to ensue. However, it fell a bit short of my expectations as the story didn't flow and reads a bit patchy in areas.

Believe it or not, the most memorable character was Kyle, the cheating boyfriend. He wasn't a caricature; he showed remarkable depth and character, and I couldn't help but feel sorry for him. The female characters who will have their book-length stories in the series also show up a bit in this novella, as they are part of Kyle's close-knit group of friends. I'd love it if Ms Novak would chronicle Kyle's story in these later books.
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