When Love Arrives by Johnnie Alexander (review by Cathy)


About the book:

An Unlikely Couple Struggles to Reconcile the Burdens of Their Past

Dani Prescott came to the children’s hospital to spy on Brett Somers–so how did she end up on a date with him? Weeks earlier she’d seen an interview in which he blamed her mother for the plane crash that had killed his parents. But the crash had killed her mother as well, so Dani can’t believe the story Brett’s trying to sell to the media.

Vowing to find a way to discredit the privileged–and maddeningly handsome–Brett, Dani has been following him and taking photos, hoping to find something she can use against him. But when she catches his eye instead, she quickly finds herself offering up a fake name and agreeing to a date. Brett knows this mystery girl is hiding something–but he’s got his own secrets to keep.

What will happen when he discovers who she really is? Will Dani and Brett look beyond their own heartaches to discover a love that could heal their deepest pain?
Fresh, flirty, and fast-paced, “When Love Arrives” is an engaging story that will have readers falling in love with the characters as they navigate the tricky waters between romance and revenge.


My  review:

Johnnie Alexander is a new to me author, so I was looking forward to reading When Love Arrives.

To be completely honest, it took a while for me to get interested in this book.

At first, I truly didn’t care for Dani and felt she was too anxious to get try to make Bret look bad.  She seemed bitter to me.

I liked Brett almost immediately.  I liked him more after he opened up to Dani about his past. 

Their instant attraction to each other added a surprise element to the story and introduced other characters. 

Bret turned out to be totally different from what she had believed and Dani didn’t have the physical attributes that he was usually attracted to .They both had redeeming qualities as the book continues and I did begin to like them much better than I thought I would.

Although, I personally had a difficult time connecting to the characters I found the storyline interesting. I hadn’t read the first book in the series and to be fair to the author, that may have been part of the reason I didn’t immediately become engaged with the characters.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher and have given my honest opinion.




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