Judul asli: When Summer Comes (Whiskey Creek #3)
Penulis: Brenda Novak
Tebal: 273 hlm
Dibaca 22 Januari 2017
One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news
She needs a liver transplant. But her doctors warn that, in her case, the chances of finding a compatible donor aren’t good.
Determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, she keeps the diagnosis to herself and moves out to her late grandparents’ farm. She’s always wanted to live there. But the farm hasn’t been worked in years and she begins to fear it’s too much, she’ll have to return to town.
One night, a stranger comes knocking at her door…
He’s an attractive and mysterious drifter by the name of Levi McCloud who offers to trade work for a few nights’ shelter. Callie figures she doesn’t have anything to lose. He needs a place to stay until he can fix his motorcycle; she needs an extra pair of hands. The arrangement seems ideal until what was supposed to be temporary starts to look more and more permanent. Then she realizes she does have something to lose — her heart. And, although he doesn’t yet know it, Levi stands to lose even more.
Now it’s time for Callie’s story. She’s of course one of Gail DeMarco and Chey Christensen’s circle of friends. Callie live by herself in her grand parents farm, run photo studio, and still enjoy her life although she already received one shocking diagnosis from her doctor. Nobody knew about her critical condition, not even her parents.
On one destined night, she met Levi, a mysterious guy who accidentally come to her house after bitten by two dogs from Callie’s neighbourhood. At first she didn’t wan to help him and even called police to arrest him, but he disappeared suddenly. After the policeman left, he broke into Callie’s house and lost his consciousness because of his terrible wound condition, so he had to stay overnight in Callie’s room.
Levi’s existence in Callie’s house made Kyle worried about her safety. Kyle’s one of her close friend, they even had had a special relationship hidden from their other friends. But Callie didn’t really care because she believed that Levi’s a good guy. She want to make a good life before her condition beat her out.
At one certain point, Callie become close with Levi who also fell for her slowly. Levi also enjoy their casual relationship. But Callie’s condition could not be hidden anymore, she’s getting worse and really need a donor in order to save her life. The only close friend who knew about her condition was Baxter, who had his own battle about his true identity. At first the other friends felt betrayed by Baxter silence, especially Kyle, but they had to understand about Callie’s decision for keeping the secret from them.
A happy ending for Callie and Levi? Of course all of the readers wanted it. But what about Levi’s past? Who he really was? Well, I thought Levi’s past didn’t tell properly so the reader could not relate with him well, at least it happened with me. And I dunno, I didn’t get the chemistry between Callie and Levi. Maybe because the portion of their story covered up by the friendship story.
Ah, one more thing, I didn’t like the way Callie wanted Baxter to confess his feeling to his crush for a long time. Err, I thought it’s too much when the crush choose the straight way obviously #oops
Sensasi rasa susai baca: 3/5