After a troubled childhood, it’s a wonder Cheyenne Christensen turned out to be such a good person. She’s nothing like the drug-addicted sister who can’t seem to get herself together or the mother who has never shown her an ounce of true motherly love. So when the dreams of a childhood she remembers nothing about and the feeling that her mother really isn’t her mother gets stronger, there’s only one thing to do: find answers. But without a birth certificate or any information to go on, it’s not easy. Add to that, her oldest friend is attracted to the man Cheyenne has secretly loved for years. So what’s a good friend to do but step aside? But in doing that, she ends up seeking a connection with her neighbor Dylan Amos. Unfortunately, Dylan isn’t the kind of guy you settle down with…or is he?
Dylan Amos stepped up and raised his brothers after his mother dies and his father is sent to prison. But not many people look at what he’s done in a positive light. After all, some of the ways he’s ‘parented’ is to step into the fight on his brother’s behalf…quite literally. But secretly, Dylan is a stable, ‘will always be there when you need him’ kind of guy. He’s passionate and he’s had his eyes on Cheyenne for a long time. So when the opportunity to be with her presents itself, what’s a guy to do? Take what he can get for as long as she’ll give it…but will that be enough for either of them?
Ms. Novak’s ability to write bad boys with hearts of gold is amazing. She has a knack for making you doubt the heroine’s sanity for taking up with the hero only to later doubt her sanity for not sticking with him. In Cheyenne you have a very strong, sweet, responsible heroine who might care just a bit too much about what people think. But you like her. She’s the kind that you route for from page one. And Dylan is that hero that you dream about. He take charge in all the ways that count while being understanding and caring all the rest of the time. When Snow Falls is a great story to follow When Lightening Strikes and When We Touch. I had mixed feelings after When Lightening Strikes but felt amazing relief that Ms. Novak turned back to the kind of characters I enjoy reading about with When We Touch. However, out of all the Whiskey Creek books so far, When Snow Falls is by far my favorite if for no other reason than Dylan Amos. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Eve!