Book Review: When Love Arrives

TITLE:  when-love-arrivesWhen Love Arrives (Misty Willow #2)

AUTHOR:  Johnnie Alexander

DATE:  2016

PUBLISHER: Revell

STARS:  ***1/2

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?

After reading the first book of the Misty Willow series, Where She Belongs, I jumped at the chance to read and review When Love Arrives. When the padded envelope from Revell showed up, I eagerly opened it. Huh. Not the cover I would have chosen, but hey, I wasn’t about to judge a book by its cover. Not when I’d been waiting to read this story.

As in the first story, Johnnie Alexander’s writing sang, with witty, realistic dialogue and picturesque descriptions. However, the hero seemed awfully unheroic for much of the book. I understand that his character arc included a drastic change, but his lingering womanizing ways were a disappointment. And Dani’s desire for revenge melted awfully quickly under Brett’s mesmerizing gaze.

In spite of these perceived problems, I enjoyed When Love Arrives, and if given the change, would love to read Book 3 of this series. I award When Love Arrives three and a half stars. I was given a copy of the book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.

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About kathleenefriesen

I’ve always loved music, even before the writing bug hit. Grace notes are little extras, not the actual melody. Just something that adds to the feel of the music. My desire for this blog is to encourage and bless readers, to share a little grace.
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