When Snow Falls is the second book in the Whiskey Creek series by Brenda Novak. I received this book from NetGalley and Harlequin.
Overview: When Snow Falls continues about a year after When Lightning Strikes.
Cheyenne Christensen moved to Whiskey Falls, as a teenager, with her mother Anita and older sister Presley. Anita became sick, so the family stayed in town. Years later, the daughters are taking care of the dying Anita.
Cheyenne is a sweet, selfless daughter. She’s also a 31 year old virgin, due to her mother’s promiscuity. Cheyenne has been in love with Joe (Gail’s brother from When Lightning Strikes) since she moved to town, but kept it one of her best guarded secrets. The only person who has figured it out is Dylan Amos.
Dylan Amos is the bad ass, tattooed hottie down the street. Life through quite the hardball at Dylan and he had to overcome his rebellious teen urges and raise his younger brothers. Dylan has watched Cheyenne from afar, their only communication being simple nods and Dylan’s brother’s relationship with Presley.
Throughout When Snow Falls, Cheyenne and Dylan are forced to deal with the affects of drug use by family members. Cheyenne discovers her life is not what she thought it was and that the heart knows what it wants, and it’s not always what you expect.
The secondary characters stories are starting to get a bit hectic and over powering. Presley and Aaron (Dylan’s brother) bring a darker side to the Whiskey Creek series.
The group of friends each are starting to have deeper subplots and I’m curious how it’s going to turn out because all signs point to this series being a trilogy with one book left.
My Opinion: I love Dylan. Who doesn’t love a reformed bad boy. His sweetness was beyond heart-tugging. All I’ll say is three-legged dog!!! Swoon. I think this was a great 2nd book of a series. The story was gripping, and addicting. You don’t need to read the first 2 books to read this, but it’d be helpful to understand some of the characters. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
I do warn that there is reference to drug use, abortion, and dom/sub sex (but not descriptive and only part of the sub plot).