When Snow Falls

Brenda Novak
2012, HarlequinMIRA

     Synopsis: After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful 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. Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, people aren’t talking. Cheyenne is set on finding answers, but without so much as a birth certificate, it won’t be easy.
Things get 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 Amos brothers. He’s the kind of guy she’s sworn to avoid. But maybe there’s more to Dylan than she thought. Maybe letting him go would be a bigger mistake.

My Take: First of all, I have always enjoyed reading Brenda Novak. But this is not as good as others I have read. The characters were strong and defined, but not especially likable.

Secondly, the behaviors of many characters were troubling and I am not a fan of S&M (Sadism & Masochism) however slight it is.
Finally, the resolution occurred in the last tenth of the book, while the unresolved angst occupied the reader, without relief, for the majority of the book.

My Rating: Disliked it.

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