Hott Synopsis:

Sophia has spent the last fourteen years paying for the mistakes she made as a selfish teen. Now, her husband has disappeared – during thier anniversary cruise – and the entire town of Whiskey Creek, including his parents, are blaming her for his nefarious deeds. Really?!?! Like she ever had a say in anything he did!

Ted Dixon knows that Sophia’s a trophy wife, it’s been completely obvious since she dumped him to marry the richest man in Whiskey Creek, so he’s doing his best to remember that now that she’s a widow she’ll be looking for a new man.

Except someone has to protect her from the investors her husband bilked since they’ve decided to get thier money from her one way or the other.

Hott Review:

What I liked: A great book! I’ve been feeling bad for Sophia while reading the other books but this one just made my heart crush for her. I just wanted to go protect her. It was great to see her become a real person, learn humility, and find friendship!
What I didn’t like: Ha! I just love Eve and she makes me sad.


Author: Brenda Novak
Source: Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley
Grade: A
Ages: 18+
Steam: Adult – a bit steamy but not too descriptive. There are some snide references due to the abuse Sophia suffered during her marriage that will not be appropriate for all.
Series: Whiskey Creek #5

My Review

My Review

Author Bio:

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s bestselling author career.

“I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.”

However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a creative bone in her body. In school, math and science were her best subjects, and when it came time to pick a major in college, she chose business.

Abandoning her academic scholarship to Brigham Young University at the age of 20 in order to get married and start a family, Brenda dabbled in commercial real estate, then became a loan officer.

“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda admits. “I learned how to write by reading what others have written. The best advice for any would-be author: read, read, read….”

Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history. Many of her novels have won or placed in contests such as the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Write Touch, the Award of Excellence and the Beacon Award for Published Authors.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. She juggles her writing career with her children’s softball and soccer games, field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions.

When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fundraiser for diabetes research—an on-line auction held at her website May 1st – May 31st. Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him. She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking–she rides an amazing 20 miles every day!

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6 Replies to “Christmas Review | Take Me Home for Christmas”

  1. That sounds like a really neat book to read for Christmas. I love Christmas books, stories, movies, everything about Christmas. 🙂 Have a great day! Thanks for sharing.

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