Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review of No One But You by Brenda Novak (Silver Springs #2)

Brief Summary by MIRA Publishing

Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options.

Dawson has given small town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he's innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs.

As Sadie and Dawson's professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there's more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else see she has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for.

My Review: 

I received an ARC of "No One But You" in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Having read Brenda's books in the past and the first book in this series I had a good idea of Brenda's writing style and how well she develops her characters. However, I think this by far is one of my favorite books of hers. From her character development, to the setting, the plot, conflict and the ultimate resolution she had me hooked from the very first page.

First off Brenda did a great job of really developing both of the main characters as well as the supportive ones. Such as with Sadie and Dawson she brought them alive by the way she described their backstory to their emotions that they felt through out the book. A particular scene that got to me was actually in the beginning when Sadie approached Dawn's house for the interview. You as the reader felt like you were in the car with her as nervous as she was for what laid ahead but the determination to make a life better for her and her son.

In addition to creating well developed characters I think she also did a great job of making this more than just your typical romance story. She also made it a mystery as well as a thriller. You were on the edge of your seats waiting to find out what happened next.

What I found I enjoyed more about this story then what I did about the last one in this series was that she made it more realistic. From how the characters would react through out the stories to different situations and also the ending of the book. Without going into much detail as not to give a way the juicy stuff I think that story is very plausible to what could happen in real life.

I can't wait to read the next book in the series and to see who she cast as the next major characters.

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