Saturday, July 1, 2017

When Love Arrives


GIVEAWAY

ALEXANDER, JOHNNIE
WHEN LOVE ARRIVES

Dani had planned to spy on Brett -- so how did she end up on a date with him?

Dani Prescott can't believe the lie Brett Somers is trying to sell to the media. During an interview about the plane crash that killed his parents, he blamed Dani's mother. But the crash killer as as well. Vowing to restore her mother's reputation, Dani has been following Brett and taking photos, hoping to find something she can use to discredit him. But when she catches his eye instead, she quickly finds herself 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?

My Review:

Be prepared for a tummy-flipping, heart-dropping emotional roller coaster of a read. Honestly, I was so anxious about Dani's deception that I squirmed my way through this story. Oy. I kept ranting at her, begging her, cajoling her -- 'Just talk to him!' I pleaded but did she? Nope. Sigh. I made need counseling after this one.

But for all the angst this is a stunning redemption story.  If you read Where She Belongs (the first book in the Misty Willow series) you will be familiar with Brett. Shudder. I was not a fan in book one. He was.a self-serving slimeball. I'm just telling it like it is. But God gets a hold of his heart and he starts on a transformation that is truly miraculous. It's this Brett we meet in When Love Arrives. The guy who is struggling to put his past behind him and face the future with honor and hope. And there is nothing so romantical as a 'reformed rake.'

The funny thing about Dani is that I would almost be cheering her on if she'd started her smear Brett Somers campaign a year ago. (I know that's awful of me to admit!) But not this new and improved Brett. Dani has her reasons -- though that's not an excuse. But hurting, damaged people don't always act rationally and she's suddenly caught up in a personal dilemma of her own. Gah! I was tied up in knots right to the end! If you enjoy an emotional read, then When Love Arrives is definitely the book for you.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of When Love Arrives, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email in a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please remember to add the title in the subject line so that it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 2 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!


29 comments:

  1. I have "Where She Belongs" (yet-to-be-read) and I'd love to add this book. Tummy flipping emotional roller coaster rides are my favorite! Even though you want to strangle the characters...LOL!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Ah yes -- strangling characters -- sometimes that seems to be the only recourse left to readers. LOL Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I love emotional reads. Thanks for sharing these with us. I am going to check out the other book that you mentioned with Brett in it. 😃
    iamabho at gmail dot com

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    1. Then this is definitely the book for you. Good luck, Linda.

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  3. I love books that engage me emotionally. This sounds like one so I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Emotions will be engaged all over the place for sure! Good luck, Cindy.

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  4. This description sounds so good! I imagine it would be an emotional one!

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    1. Vvveerrrrryyyy emotional! LOL Good luck, Nancy.

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  5. I love Johnnie's books! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She knows how to grab a reader's attention! Good luck, Kate.

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  6. Stunning redemption story? I am in!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. This review is so vivacious and fun. I love that the story tied you up in knots. LOL! Thank you, Heidi!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Johnnie!!!! (and for tying me up in knots...I think.)

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  8. Would love to read this on my vacation. sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  9. Would love to read this one. She's a new author to me but the storyline sounds great.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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    1. Yes, you must try one of her books sometime soon! Good luck, Mindy.

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  10. Would love to read. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck!

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  11. Oy! Gah! Those are two words I need to start using in my reviews, Kav! I have learned so much from reading yours! 😉 Thanks for the giggles and for the giveaway.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. They are tools of the trade, Diane. LOL Good luck!

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  12. I need to read a Johnnie book! Thanks for the chance to win. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  13. I've only read one of Johnnie's books and need to get to the others! Hopefully soon.
    tmkgrup2soon(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  14. Love the cover and love the Best Reads review!
    Thanks,
    Rebecca
    rbooth43 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Sounds like a great book. Thank you' Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  16. Oh my, does this sound like it would keep me on the edge of my seat! Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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