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Brenda Novak

Forfatter af Trust Me

181+ Værker 8,581 Medlemmer 506 Anmeldelser 11 Favorited

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Brenda Novak was born in 1964 in Vernal, Utah. She has written nearly 50 books. Her first book was titled Of Noble Birth in 1998. She soon sold a contemporary romance to Harlequin Enterprises and has written for them ever since. Her novels have received critical acclaim and won many awards, vis mere including three RITA Award nominations, the National Reader's Choice, the Book Buyer¿s Best and the Bookseller's Best Award. They have hit many national bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. Her titles include: Take Me Home for Christmas, When Summer Comes, When Snow Falls, and When Lightning Strikes. Her title When We Touch made Harlequin's Hot Romance List in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Brenda Novak

Trust Me (2008) 305 eksemplarer
When Lightning Strikes (2012) 297 eksemplarer
Dead Silence (2006) 266 eksemplarer
Watch Me (2008) 223 eksemplarer
Stop Me (2008) 219 eksemplarer
Dead Right (2007) 211 eksemplarer
Dead Giveaway (2007) 211 eksemplarer
Before We Were Strangers (2018) 206 eksemplarer
Her Darkest Nightmare (2016) 189 eksemplarer
When Snow Falls (2012) 177 eksemplarer
When Summer Comes (2013) 176 eksemplarer
The Bookstore on the Beach (2021) 175 eksemplarer
Hanover House [short story] (2014) 173 eksemplarer
The Perfect Couple (2009) 168 eksemplarer
The Perfect Murder (2009) 167 eksemplarer
The Secret Sister (2015) 162 eksemplarer
When We Touch [novella] (2012) 161 eksemplarer
White Heat (2010) 155 eksemplarer
The Perfect Liar (2009) 146 eksemplarer
First Love, Second Chance (2004) 146 eksemplarer
Inside (2011) 144 eksemplarer
In Close (2011) 140 eksemplarer
Of Noble Birth (1999) 138 eksemplarer
One Perfect Summer (2020) 136 eksemplarer
Home to Whiskey Creek (2013) 132 eksemplarer
Take Me Home for Christmas (2013) 132 eksemplarer
Honor Bound (2011) 128 eksemplarer
In Seconds (2011) 124 eksemplarer
Come Home to Me (2014) 121 eksemplarer
Body Heat (2010) 118 eksemplarer
That One Night (2002) 117 eksemplarer
This Heart of Mine (2015) 117 eksemplarer
No One But You (2017) 116 eksemplarer
Hello Again (2017) 106 eksemplarer
Killer Heat (2010) 105 eksemplarer
The More I Love You (2007) 104 eksemplarer
Until You Loved Me (2017) 102 eksemplarer
Every Waking Moment (2005) 102 eksemplarer
The Secrets She Kept (2016) 101 eksemplarer
Cold Feet (2004) 89 eksemplarer
The Heart of Christmas (2014) 89 eksemplarer
Through the Smoke (2013) 79 eksemplarer
Discovering You (2016) 79 eksemplarer
A Winter Wedding (2015) 79 eksemplarer
Finding Our Forever (2017) 79 eksemplarer
Unforgettable You (2019) 74 eksemplarer
Face Off (2018) 72 eksemplarer
Summer on the Island (2022) 72 eksemplarer
Right Where We Belong (2017) 69 eksemplarer
Mother, Please! (3-in-1 Anthology) (2004) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
Taking the Heat (2003) 64 eksemplarer
A Matter of Grave Concern (2014) 64 eksemplarer
Baby Business: 9 Months Later (2000) 61 eksemplarer
Meant for You (2005) 60 eksemplarer
Falling for You (2003) 60 eksemplarer
Dear Maggie (2001) 58 eksemplarer
Say You Love Me (2004) 54 eksemplarer
Finding You (2005) 51 eksemplarer
Just the Two of Us (2006) 48 eksemplarer
That Christmas Feeling [3-in-1] (2010) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
When I Found You (2021) 47 eksemplarer
The Seaside Library: A Novel (2023) 47 eksemplarer
A California Christmas (2020) 47 eksemplarer
Christmas in Silver Springs (2019) 42 eksemplarer
Sanctuary (2003) 39 eksemplarer
Keep Me Warm at Christmas (2021) 39 eksemplarer
Home to You (2-in-1) (2017) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
Blind Spot (2019) 37 eksemplarer
More Than Words: Volume 1 (2004 Publication, 5-in-1 Anthology) (2004) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Snow Baby (2000) 33 eksemplarer
Shooting the Moon (2002) 33 eksemplarer
Sweet Dreams Boxed Set (2015) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Once Upon a Christmas [Anthology 3-in-1] (2011) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The Seaside Library (2023) 17 eksemplarer
Tourist Season: A Novel (2024) 15 eksemplarer
Expectations (2000) 13 eksemplarer
Snow Angels [By Request 2-in-1] (2004) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
Sweet Talk Boxed Set [10-in-1] (2015) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
The Stillwater Trilogy (2014) 7 eksemplarer
Alaska. La serie (2021) 6 eksemplarer
Talulah's Back in Town (2023) 5 eksemplarer
Blood In, Blood Out [short story] (2018) 4 eksemplarer
On a Snowy Christmas (2009) 4 eksemplarer
To Win Her Heart (2019) 4 eksemplarer
Karlar Düserken (2016) 3 eksemplarer
All I Want For Christmas (2016) — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Be Mine at Christmas [3-in-1] (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Whiskey Creek Series Vol Two — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
Umut Mevsimi (2020) 3 eksemplarer
Placeres robados (2017) 3 eksemplarer
A Dundee Christmas (2017) 3 eksemplarer
Perseguida (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Icimdeki Yaz (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Acusación mortal (2009) 2 eksemplarer
L'infiltrato (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Silenzi (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Alaska. Il ritorno (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Bir Yanimiz Bahar (2000) 2 eksemplarer
Home for Christmas [2010, Anthology] (2010) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
A Family By Christmas (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Face au danger (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Splt (2011) 1 eksemplar
Bir Kis Büyüsü (2019) 1 eksemplar
Tills du älskade mig (2019) 1 eksemplar
Hasta que me ames (2019) 1 eksemplar
Calda follia (eLit): Volume 1 (2017) 1 eksemplar
Mi adorado enemigo ; Un amor de siempre — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Ett eget barn (2004) 1 eksemplar
Nieuwe dromen 1 eksemplar
Tourist Season 1 eksemplar
A Hot Pursuit (2-in-1) (2005) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Un debito di sangue 1 eksemplar
Verdad mortal (2009) 1 eksemplar
Väck mitt hjärta (2019) 1 eksemplar
En andra chans 1 eksemplar
I mina ögon (2018) 1 eksemplar
En perfekt sommar 1 eksemplar
En plats för dig och mig (2019) 1 eksemplar
Bokhandeln på stranden (2021) 1 eksemplar
Alltid bara du (2019) 1 eksemplar
Amours secrètes (2006) 1 eksemplar
Puisqu'on ne vit qu'une fois (2006) 1 eksemplar
Les coeurs indomptés (2006) 1 eksemplar
une femme en cavale (1981) 1 eksemplar
Mitt hjärtas jul (2020) 1 eksemplar
Sin salida (2013) 1 eksemplar
Paljastus 1 eksemplar
Il silenzio dell'acqua (eLit) (2017) 1 eksemplar
La ragazza scomparsa (2019) 1 eksemplar
L'infiltrato (2019) 1 eksemplar
Descubriéndote (2018) 1 eksemplar
Whiskey Creek 1 eksemplar
Crimen perfecto (2012) 1 eksemplar
Mentira perfecta (2012) 1 eksemplar
Mírame (2010) 1 eksemplar
Pareja perfecta (2012) 1 eksemplar
Silencio mortal (2009) 1 eksemplar
Sin culpa (2013) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Love Is Murder (2012) — Bidragyder — 181 eksemplarer
Together for Christmas [4-in-1] (2014) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
A Sweet Life: Box Set (2014) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Sweet Christmas Kisses [14-in-1] (2014) — Forord — 13 eksemplarer
Suspense Magazine August 2010 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Abandoned. I really tried to push on through with this one, but after 150 pages, I had not connected with the characters or the story enough to tackle the remaining 250 or so pages. The story involves friends reuniting after a girl's body was recovered years after she went missing. One had been the chief suspect at the time, but the others lied to give him an alibi because they were sure he didn't do it. Now the family has hired a private investigator with the help of an online funding campaign. Everyone is being questioned again. I expected a library to be more central to the story than it seemed to be--at least in the first 37.5% of the book. I did cheat and look at the ending to see "whodunit." I concluded I made a good choice, because I don't even remember that person's name as someone to whom we'd been introduced.… (mere)
thornton37814 | May 26, 2024 |
Tourist Season is my first summer read of the season and it checked all the boxes: hard to put down, great characters, and of course, a perfect ending! Ismay Chalmers arrives at her fiancé's family's luxurious summer house. Her fiance, Remy will join her in several weeks after his exams. There's a hurricane, a scary discovery, a caretaker with secrets, and Remy's twin brother; definitely not the relaxing summer she was expecting! I really enjoyed this book!
Dianekeenoy | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 25, 2024 |
Good romance with a bit of suspense mixed in to make things interesting. Ismay and Remy have been a couple for three years and living together for two of them. They met at college, where Ismay was studying to be a lawyer while Remy attended medical school. At the beginning of this book, Ismay graduated and passed her exam, and Remy is studying for his finals. They plan to take the summer off to spend time with each other and rejuvenate their relationship, which has suffered under the stress of their studies. Ismay has arrived at Remy's family beachfront cottage on Mariner's Island, where she will hang out until Remy can join her.

Shortly after her arrival, the island is hit by a massive storm, something the farm girl from Utah has never experienced before. While searching for a flashlight or candles, she stumbles across some disturbing items in Remy's old bedroom. She's relieved when the home's caretaker, Bo, arrives to fix the generator and check on her. There is something about Bo that makes her feel safe, so when the storm damages his house, she has no problem inviting him to stay at the cottage with her. Matters become more complicated when Remy's twin brother, Bastian, shows up unexpectedly.

First impressions: I liked Ismay. She has worked hard to get where she is and is rightfully proud of her accomplishments. She grew up on a family farm in Utah and had a solid value system. She is kind and courteous, and I liked how she treated Bo as an equal rather than as a servant. She looks forward to spending time with Remy because she feels they have drifted apart. But after finding those things in his closet, she wonders how well she really knows him.

I liked Bo, too. He has had a difficult life and, as a result, keeps mostly to himself. He doesn't trust easily and is wary of Ismay when he meets her. It doesn't take him long to realize that she differs from Remy. I liked his protectiveness toward her and his neighbor, Honey. Bo also has a big secret he has been keeping from everyone, which could change how people look at him.

Remy and Bastian. I didn't like either one of them. Remy is focused on himself and his goals and expects Ismay to go along with them. I didn't like how he took her for granted. But in her conversations with him, I thought something else was going on. Bastian creeped me out from the moment he appeared. He is rude, crude, and far too interested in making obnoxious comments to Ismay. There is also something odd in the relationship between the two brothers.

Jack. Ismay's brother is going through a devastating divorce that has left him reeling. Ismay invites him to come to Mariner's Island to escape the gossip and decide what he wants to do. He has been expected to follow in his father's footsteps as a farmer but realizes that may not be what he wants from life. Jack is a nice guy and stays with Bo while on the island. I liked how he pitched in to help with the storm cleanup and how easily he made friends with Bo.

I liked how Ismay confided her worries to Bo. They worked together to find out the truth about the things they found. The more they learned, the more worried they became. There were several worrisome twists, and I couldn't decide who the most likely culprit was. The more time she and Bo spent together, the closer they became. This also contributes to Ismay's concern over her relationship with Remy and leads to an examination of her choices. I felt her confusion and liked seeing her take a hard look at her options. Bo's secret comes out because of Bastian's underhanded actions, straining the developing relationship between Bo and Ismay. I ached for both as they came to terms with the revelation and what it meant to them.

The epilogue was an excellent wrap-up to the story.
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scoutmomskf | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 9, 2024 |
As an adoptee, I was searching for my biological family's information for years but my file was sealed. I eventually got some information and was able to get more via Google and started communicating with one of my half-sisters. We agreed to do a DNA test which proved we are half-sisters, so when I read the synopsis of this book, I knew I had to read it.

I really enjoyed reading the stories of Lorelei, Reagan and Serenity and how they met and worked through each of the issues they were dealing with at the time. For a bulk of the book, they couldn't figure out the common denominator between the 3 of them...but they eventually do.

It is a romance book, which is not my preferred genre but it was a very good read.
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Cathie_Dyer | 14 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |



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