When Lightning Strikes

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When Lightning Strikes

Whiskey Creek, #1

Gail is a PR agent living in Hollywood. She is in danger of losing her firm because of a miscommunication between her and an ex client of hers. She is the type of person who will do anything to make things right so that she and her employees can keep their jobs. She just never factored falling in love.

Simon is a famous Hollywood actor. He has been trying to get custody of his son, but with all of the bad publicity he is getting, he feels like that will never happen. Simon is acting the way he is because of some personal relationships he has with his ex-wife and father. He never thought he would have to make a deal just to prove he can be a good father to his son. He also never factored love into the mix.

Gail, Simon, and Simon’s manger came up with a plan to help clean up Simon’s image. All parties involved signed a contract with all of the specific details that outlined what could and couldn’t be done while their contract was in effect. The contract would be in effect for two years. After those two years are up, Gail and Simon would go their separate ways with no hard feelings.

Throughout the book, Gail kept fighting her feelings for Simon thinking that it was just a business deal and nothing else was going to happen. Feelings were not supposed to get involved. But with everything else, feelings got involved. Gail realized she was in love with Simon when she thought she was never going to see him again when their contract was up. It took Simon going back to Hollywood without Gail for him to realize that. Will these two profess their love for each other and will their marriage be for real or turn out to be a scam?

When I first started reading this book, I did not think I would enjoy reading it. I honestly did not think I would be able to finish it. It started off a little slow for me. I guess that was because you had to be introduced to the characters and a little background was needed. I thought it could have been written a little better. The characters could have been introduced a little differently, in my eyes at least.

However, the more I read of the book the more I could relate to the characters. I understood what the author was trying to get across. The message is that nothing and no one is exactly what everyone thinks they are. There are always something’s that are hidden.

I did not think I would enjoy reading this book. It was not really my cup of tea so to speak, but I am glad I had the opportunity to read this. I do recommend this book. It is a good read and you will not regret reading it. It is a good summer read.


Book Blurb for When Lightning Strikes

Welcome to Whiskey Creek- Heart of the Gold Country! 

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!


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2012 3.00