Judul asli: Take Me Home for Christmas (Whiskey Creek #5)
Penulis: Brenda Novak
Tebal: 290 hlm
Dibaca 28-29 Januari 2017
Christmas is a time for remembering….
Too bad all memories aren’t pleasant. Everyone in Whiskey Creek remembers Sophia DeBussi as the town’s Mean Girl. Especially Ted Dixon, whose love she once scorned.
But Sophia has paid the price for her youthful transgressions. The man she did marry was rich and powerful but abusive. So when he goes missing, she secretly hopes he’ll never come back—until she learns that he died running from an FBI probe of his investment firm. Not only has he left Sophia penniless, he’s left her to face all the townspeople he cheated….
Sophia is reduced to looking for any kind of work to pay the bills and support her daughter. With no other options, she becomes housekeeper for none other than Ted, now a successful suspense writer. He can’t bring himself to turn his back on her, not at Christmas, but he refuses to get emotionally involved. He learned his lesson the last time.
Or will the season of love and forgiveness give them both another chance at happiness?
First of all, maybe I didn’t pay much attention. But first thing I remember about Sophia was she’d been introduced as a popular girl whose blamed by the Whiskey Creek’s citizen for making one promising athlete of that small town die in the car accident. It was in When Lightning Strike when she tried her best to be friend with Gail. But not long after, she’s been told as Ted high school lover who left him to marry Skip DeBussi later on when Ted had busy life in college?
Maybe Sophia was that mean & bitch character as the earlier book told us, but that definitely was not her character at all in the fifth book of Whiskey Creek. She’s a victim of his abusive and liar husband, and everybody also blamed her for the lost of investments people made for his husband.
All I really feel was sorry for her since she introduced in the first book. Then when she finally got to be told in her own book, my opinion was still the same. And somehow I hate Ted for his childish behavior… making drunk decision involved Eve, the character I didn’t like since the first book (she’s the one who like to involve in others business). Yes, maybe Ted and Eve thought that it’s time for them to move on with their life, but hey, there’s a big real fact that everybody knew: Ted never gave up on Sophia. NEVER.
I hate how Ted and Eve try to ignore the fact that Callie and Kyle’s been the same pace with them once and made it awkward situation in their circle group of friends. I appreciated Sophia who didn’t make a move at all to seduce Ted, she even took one step backward when Ted try to help her against Chief Stacy who also I hate since his first appearance in the books. He’s a typical antagonist character who ignore the facts and only believed his judgement made me sick and it become worse in this book.
Sensasi rasa susai baca 3/5
Actually I’d give 2* for this book just because I didn’t like how the development of the main characters were going on, but Sophia’s love for her only daughter, the bullying issue, and how Sophia’s struggle in getting her happines back made me gave it 3*/5