After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She’s grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she’s troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn’t her mother.
Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren’t talking. Cheyenne is set on finding answers, but without so much as a birth certificate, it won’t be easy.Things get even more complicated when her closest friend is attracted to the man Cheyenne has secretly loved for years. For Eve’s sake, she decides to step aside — which lands her right in the arms of Dylan Amos, oldest and baddest of the hell-raising Amos brothers. He’s the kind of guy she’s sworn to avoid. She can’t afford to make a mistake, not when she finally has a chance to learn who she really is and change her life for the better. But… maybe there’s more to Dylan than she thought. Maybe letting him go would be a bigger mistake.
©2012 Brenda Novak (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I read so I can write
As a romance this book is just mundane. The heroine is weak and the friction between characters doesn't work. If you have a bunch of extra credits laying around go ahead and spend them. Otherwise, skip it.
First I want to say that I beleive all romantic novels should have a happy ending. Yes, the main characters do get a happy ending, but not so for quite a few of the supporting cast. Maybe this is for future stories and maybe not. In any case it left me feeling a little incomplete come the end of the story. I do feel that the first half of the book dragged on a bit. And for being chacters in their 30s it felt like a lot of teenage angst! I rolled my eyes a few times at this as there are scenes where I just wanted to yell "Make up your mind!" Maybe the main character just wasn't strong enough for me. For someone who went through a hell of a childhood and is doing a good job of surviving and striving in many ways, the main character is weak in so many other ways. The narrator did a pretty good job on voices, but her flow was really slow... making a book I already felt was dragging go even slower. I feel this book could be condensed to make a better book, but overall it wasn't bad.
With most romances the fates our heroes are known within the first few moments. No so here. The emotional plotting was satisfyingly complex. If you want a romance novel, this is one of the best choices.
I liked this book however, I was somewhat confused in the beginning in terms of the love interest. I don't want to give anything away with an explanation to that. In the end it all turns out hunky dory.
I was disappointed in When Snow Falls after listening to When Lightening Strikes. It was a bit a drag. I finished it out and I'm glad I did, but the story line was a little depressing. I just kept wanting the story to get on with it and come to the satisfactory resolution.
I liked the honesty exhibited by all of the characters. This trait helped the storyline become more believable.
My favorite character was Cheyenne because she was honest about her thoughts and feelings, even when she was struggling with her decisions.
I think her performance was very good. She handled each characters' voice in an artful manner.
No, I did not have an extreme reaction to this book.
One of the story-line climaxes was predictable, but overall, this is a fun read!
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