That old mine above Whiskey Creek was boarded up fifteen
years ago - after a death. Noah Rackham, out trail riding
in the Sierra Nevadas on his mountain bike, hears a cry for
help and after a struggle manages to haul a young woman to
safety from the mine's depths. She's scantily clad,
freezing, and gives him some story about sleepwalking which
he doesn't believe for a minute. But she's too scared to
tell him the truth.
Addy Davies has recently come HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK to
care for her grandmother, but someone doesn't want her
around. That person kidnapped her and threw her down the
mine shaft, the last place in the world she wanted to be.
She was there fifteen years ago... when Noah's brother died
at a drug-addled graduation party. Addy's grandmother runs
a restaurant which inspired the girl to qualify as a chef,
but she's not going to settle back in town. Noah meanwhile
opened his own bike store, and rides in races. He really
wants to help Addy, and thinks she must be the victim of
domestic violence, but what can he do if she refuses to
report the matter? Addy is certain that the trail leads
back to that party, and the kidnapper has to be one of four
men still living in town.
Brenda Novak has written several romance novels set in
Whiskey Creek but has managed to make this one read
perfectly as a standalone. If you have visited the town
before you'll be glad to catch up on friends, and if not,
HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK would be a good introduction.
Sometimes home is the refuge you needâ€”and sometimes it
Adelaide Davies, who's been living in
Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once
called home. She's there to take care of her aging
grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, Just Like
Mom's. But Adelaide isn't happy to be back. There are too
many people here she'd rather avoid, people who were
involved in that terrible June night fifteen years
Ever since the graduation party that
changed her life, she's wanted to go to the police and make
sure the boys responsibleâ€”men nowâ€”are punished. But she
can't, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it's
better to pretendâ€¦.
Noah Rackham, popular,
attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won't have
anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very
presence reminds her of something she'd rather forget. He
only knows that he's finally met a woman he could love.