Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak


Simon O'Neal's causing trouble again. And it's up to Gail DeMarco to stop him.

Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek, California, to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. Her PR firm has accumulated a roster of A-list clients, including the biggest box office hit of all—sexy and unpredictable Simon O'Neal. But Simon, who's just been through a turbulent divorce, is so busy self-destructing he won't listen to anything she says. She drops him from her list—and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him.

Desperate to save her company, Gail has to humble herself by making a deal with Simon. The one thing he wants is custody of his son, but that's going to require a whole new image. He needs to marry some squeaky-clean girl who'll drag him off to some small, obscure place like Whiskey Creek….

Gail's the only one he can trust. She agrees to become his wife—reluctantly. But she isn't reluctant because he's too hard to like. It's because he's too hard not to love!


Brenda Novak is a very talented writer. Her romance novel, When Lightning Strikes, starts out with a bang and continues to arouse curiosity in every chapter.  It is a suspense-filled tale of ego conflicts and rehabilitated narcissistic behaviors set in the modern world of power and money. The story has a certain beauty in its unfolding and it kept me cheering for the underdog, with whom I could identify in many ways.  Novak neatly ties it all together using sensible, and believable, solutions. I particularly enjoyed this book and recommend it without reservation.

Thanks for visiting, Rose, Julie & Rochelle

Length:  448 Pages
Print:  $6.39
Digital:  $1.59
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