Romance Review: Take Me Home for Christmas by Brenda Novak

Take Me Home for Christmas (Whiskey Creek, #5)Take Me Home for Christmas by Brenda Novak
Series: Whiskey Creek
ISBN: 0778315460
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: October 29th 2013
Number of pages: 400
Source: NetGalley

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I received this book from NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Christmas is a time for remembering….

Too bad all memories aren’t pleasant. Everyone in Whiskey Creek remembers Sophia DeBussi as the town’s Mean Girl. Especially Ted Dixon, whose love she once scorned.

But Sophia has paid the price for her youthful transgressions. The man she did marry was rich and powerful but abusive. So when he goes missing, she secretly hopes he’ll never come back—until she learns that he died running from an FBI probe of his investment firm. Not only has he left Sophia penniless, he’s left her to face all the townspeople he cheated….

Sophia is reduced to looking for any kind of work to pay the bills and support her daughter. With no other options, she becomes housekeeper for none other than Ted, now a successful suspense writer. He can’t bring himself to turn his back on her, not at Christmas, but he refuses to get emotionally involved. He learned his lesson the last time.

Or will the season of love and forgiveness give them both another chance at happiness?



This series is my little secret romance weeping moment, because everytime a new novel is on NetGalley you can bet I’ll read it fast, and this book was no exection. I loved Sophie and never really understood why people bullied her so much when everyone can claerly see her life is way far from perfect.

This book was her most drasting time and she pulled throught with flying colors to me, managing to even make friends among those that hated her previously. Ted is back to brooding all day and I didn’t liked his attittude with Eve because everyone can see how much he still loves Sophie and it’s hurting them both.

But Sophie has a daughter and I loved the way Ted handled the teenager and even helped a lot. Christmas always makes the romances more sweet and cute, but this one made me cry several times. Just loved!

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Series in Order

#0.5 – When We Touch
#1 – When Lightning Strikes

#2 – When Snow Falls
#3 – When Summer Comes
#4 – Home to Whiskey Creek
#5 – Take Me Home for Christmas
#6 – Come Home to Me (Expected publication: March 25th 2014)

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