India Sommers once had the perfect family—until an ex-boyfriend broke in and shot her husband. Not only did that cost her the man she loved, a respected heart surgeon and the father of her child, but she also feels responsible. Charlie died because of the people she hung out with before she had the strength to change her life.
Just after moving to Whiskey Creek with her little girl, Cassia, to start over, she's learned that her ex-boyfriend's trial ended in a hung jury. He's getting out of jail; he could try to find her again. And that's not all that scares her. She's extremely attracted to her next-door neighbor, but Rod Amos is the handsome "bad boy" type that's given her so much trouble in the past. If she got involved with him, her in-laws would sue for custody of Cassia.
India has to keep her distance from Rod—but the more she gets to know him, the more difficult that becomes.
I honestly can't believe this is the 10th book in the whiskey creek series and while I loved each and every book in their own way I had some issues with this one.
If you have kept up with the series you will have remembered Rod Amos as Dylan and Aaron's brother of the famous Amos family and now he is getting his story. While I did like the characters I found myself missing the group of friends that I have grown to love. Don't get me wrong a few and what I mean by a few is maybe 2 of them make an appearance but whiskey creek just didn't feel the same.
I did like that Novak twisted up the storyline by bringing in a single mother whose husband died by the hands of her ex. I kept thinking how could India ever get over this and take the chance to love again but Novak wrote her confused on wanting to move on and not sure if she was making the right decisions for herself and her daughter. The issue I had with India is that she left her in laws walk over her and tried to play detective. I get she didn't want Rod involved but come of course he was going to get involved!
I would have also liked to see more interaction with Rod and India's daughter. It's like after the meet for the first time the epilogue happens. I understand while she is away for the month that India and Rod fall in love but I felt like she was part of the story that was just missing for me.
This story also had a second story between Rod's brother Mack and his step sister Natasha. While it was great to get a chance to know each of them a little better I was getting frustrated with them and felt they were taking a little bit away from Rod and India's story.
In a way I am glad that the rest of the Amos brothers will get their own books I just hope that Novak will include the previous characters in their stories in the future. Like Maybe have Rod and India join the regular group for coffee on Fridays or have a girls/guys night after all India now lives in whiskey creek.