Brenda Novak

Unforgettable You by Brenda Novak

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Unforgettable You (Silver Springs, #5) by Brenda Novak
Series: Silver Springs, #5
Published by Mira Books on February 26, 2019
Pages: 409
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
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This was a sweet and heartfelt read, that will really pull at your heart strings. The characters of both Maddox and Jada are just ones that you can’t help but fall in love with. They both have gone through so much in their lives, and most of it is beyond their control and not really their faults. This is the kind of story that you really hope happens in real life, where 2 people who obviously are meant to be together actually get that 2nd chance. If they are strong enough to reach out for it and hold on for dear life. A quick read that will suck you in and not let you go until the end this story is a perfect one for by the pool or at the beach.

This Heart of Mine (Whiskey Creek #8) by Brenda Novak

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This Heart of Mine (Whiskey Creek, #8) by Brenda Novak
Published by Mira Books on March 31, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 400


First love. Second chance? As the daughter of a hoarder, Phoenix Fuller had a tough childhood. So when the handsome, popular Riley Stinson became her boyfriend in high school, she finally felt as though she had something to be proud of. Phoenix was desperate not to lose him-especially once she found out she was pregnant. Yes, she might have acted a bit obsessive when he broke up with her. But she did not run down the girl he started dating next. Unfortunately, there was no way to prove her innocence. Now, after serving her time in prison, Phoenix has been released. All she wants to do is return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her son. But Jacob’s father isn’t exactly welcoming. Riley doesn’t trust Phoenix, doesn’t want her in Jacob’s life. He is, however, ready to find someone to love. And he wants a good mother for his son. He has no idea that he’s about to find both!

This book had me crying throughout most of it. Phoenix has gone through so much as a person, she’s done her time in prison. But she just can not escape the judgement and hatred of people in the small town of Whiskey Creek. All she wants to do is to be a mother to her 17 year old son, the child she’s never had the chance to know. Jacob is her sole focus right now, well that and taking care of her recluse hoarder of a mother. Phoenix is a scared woman who just wants to be left alone, her pride is great and she has a hard time accepting help from anyone. She makes the right choices, does the right things but she just can not get a break from anyone but her son and her sons’ father Riley. The story of Phoenix over coming her past, pushing through her difficulties and really trying to do the right thing is just great. My heart ached for what she went through and I cheered as she started to accept the good things that were coming her way. I liked that she stood up for herself and others when needed, but was more than willing to walk away to avoid a conflict when she could. She is the kind of woman I admire for pushing through her hardships and making something of herself. Riley also was a great character, his initial reluctance to accept Phoenix into his sons life was realistic, but he put his sons needs ahead of his own. Then as he got to know Phoenix slowly he thought for himself and let Phoenix and her actions dictate how he felt about her and not his family and the family of the girl that was killed in an accident the Phoenix was involved in. Once Riley made up his mind to trust Phoenix he became her protector, but he didn’t try to push his way into her life taking over. He recognized her pride and the need she had to prove herself. Which couldn’t have been easy. This was a fairly quick read, and I really enjoyed the book