Discovering You - Brenda Novak

Discovering You

By Brenda Novak

  • Release Date: 2016-06-01
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 25 Ratings)


Can she ever trust another "bad boy"? 

India Sommers once had the perfect family—until an ex-boyfriend broke in and shot her husband. Not only did that cost her the man she loved, a respected heart surgeon and the father of her child, but she also feels responsible. Charlie died because of the people she hung out with before she had the strength to change her life. 

Just after moving to Whiskey Creek with her little girl, Cassia, to start over, she's learned that her ex-boyfriend's trial ended in a hung jury. He's getting out of jail; he could try to find her again. And that's not all that scares her. She's extremely attracted to her next-door neighbor, but Rod Amos is the handsome "bad boy" type that's given her so much trouble in the past. If she got involved with him, her in-laws would sue for custody of Cassia. 

India has to keep her distance from Rod—but the more she gets to know him, the more difficult that becomes.


  • Whiskey Creek Series

    By Ghidyubseuv gykbxfx
    As I just finish book #10, I am so sad to see it end! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading every single one of them. I hope to find another series that intrigues me just as much as this one did! As I said, I hate that it is over!
  • Discovering you

    By NolaWin65
    I didn't like this book and I couldn't finish it. First, I couldn't conjure up any sympathy for India. She wanted us to believe she was still worried about her safety, her child, and loved her husband but she slept with a stranger pretty quick. The storyline with Mack and Natasha was gross even if you look past the stepbrother/stepsister thing, he is 28 and she is 19. She isn't old enough to legally order a drink but he has romantic feelings for her. I didn't finish the book so I have no idea how it all ended, but I couldn't connect with the characters or the storyline.
  • Brenda Novak's Discovering You

    By Carol M Smith
    This book focuses on Rod Amos and India, the new girl in town. Will India be able to put the death of her husband behind her? Will she and Rod connect? The author gets the reader involved from the beginning. You experience what the characters are feeling. You discover that all people have flaws. Suspense and romance that make for a good read. This is the tenth book in the Whiskey Creek series but can be read as a stand alone. Thank you to the author for this eBook. My opinion is my own.
  • Overall I really enjoyed this story, love those Amos brothers and really liked India.

    By tsmb02(Sue G.)
    I really enjoyed this book. I just loved the character of India Sommer. This is a woman, who's husband was gunned down while in their bed, by her ex-boyfriend, hell bent on keeping India for himself. She was left trying to pick up the pieces and keeping a life for her and her daughter, Cassia, safe since the jury that tried her ex ended up hung. India decides to move away from San Francisco, where the murder happened and moves to Whiskey Creek, in a house next door to the Amos brothers. With her daughter staying at her in-laws while she sets up their new house, she sees this man walking down the middle of the road all bloodied and scraped up. Soon she realizes it is her neighbor, Rod Amos. This tall, dark and tattooed man just screams trouble and reminds her too much of her ex but she ends up stopping to help him. I just loved this meeting. It was a great way to start off their story. I loved how Rod looked bad, but deep down he was good. I loved how he made her feel so safe. As the days go by, Rod quickly learns of what happened to India and wants to help her. I really enjoyed the mystery behind this part of the story. It kept me wanting to read to find out what would happen next. I really enjoyed the explosive ending. The secondary story between Mack and Natasha was a slight look into their feelings for each other. Even though Natasha isn't related to Mack, he is still hesitant to pursue anything with her because their parents are married. Nat of course is trying her hardest to pursue something with Mack. Hopefully more of these characters will be explored in their own story. Overall I really enjoyed this story, love those Amos brothers and really liked India. I can't wait for the next book!
  • Perfect blend of drama, romance & suspense

    By mj_toth
    Another fabulous trip to Whiskey Creek. India finds her world completely turned upside down after an incredible tragedy 11 months ago. She moves to Whiskey Creek to restart her life and ends up as Rod Amos’s neighbor. As she works to cope with the tragedy and finding the strength to start over to build a life for her and her daughter, Rod becomes a new constant that she leans on. She struggles though since he has that bad boy image that has caused her so much hurt in the past so she tries to fight the connection she feels. Rod is captivated by his new neighbor and when she comes to his rescue one night, he finds himself drawn to help her and be her friend. Now, can he convince to let him be something more? Along the way, India must face her greatest fear and Rod won’t let her do it alone. We get to revisit other members of Whiskey Creek which just adds to the depth of this series. There is a perfect blend of drama, romance and suspense for a fabulous escape.
  • Sweet and hopeful

    By Lexxie Lin
    *I received a free copy of Discovering You from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review* If you’re familiar with Novak’s Whiskey Creek series, you know all about the Amos bad-boy brothers – how they aren’t necessarily as bad as some people make them out to be, because they’re hard-working, loyal and open for love if it ever comes their way. Discovering You is about India, who has just moved to Whiskey Creek, and her frequent encounters with Rod. India has been through a pretty horrible year, and it seems her ordeal is not completely over yet. Between what India thinks she needs, and what her heart wants – there’s a chasm, and Rod might be so much more than meets the eye. However, India has too much to lose if she gets involved with him, especially because her in-laws have her daughter at the moment. There is both mystery, heartache and romance in Discovering You. We got several glimpses into the Amos household, and there is a lot going on there, especially the dynamics between the brothers on one side, and their father with his bride and step-daughter on the other. There is also more than one budding romance in this story, one that has some strong shades of forbidden – but that really isn’t… And I sure hope the next Whiskey Creek novel will feature the other couple. India and Rod drew me into their story from the start, and I loved how India was doing her best to be strong, and to do the right thing – both for herself and for her daughter. Moving forward and being so very brave made me love her even more. And I have to say, the tender and romantic moments between India and Rod almost made my kindle melt, that’s how hot they were together! Written in third person point of view, past tense, Discovering You also included dialogues that made getting to know the characters very easy. There was both humor and hotness and seeing how well India and Rod worked together made me want more.
  • A Thrilling Suspense

    By Marge_Roberts
    What a make-your-heart-race story for Rod Amos and India Sommers! The murderer of India's husband of six years wants her back or, in the alternative, revenge. Sebastian was her bad-boy boyfriend before she met and married Charlie, a heart surgeon from a well-to-do family. Within a year of Charlie's death, India moves to Whiskey Creek to start over. She meets Rod Amos, who has the reputation of a bad boy and lives next door with two of his brothers, their dad, his wife Anya, and Anya's daughter, Natasha. Her daughter, Cassia, is staying with Charlie's parents for a month in San Francisco while India gets settled in Whiskey Creek. The story explodes with danger when Sebastian is set free until more evidence is found to try him again. This was a suspenseful and dramatic addition to this series. The protection shown by the Amos brothers, especially Dylan, who took over their care when he was 18, is ever present. Rod has learned so much from him. I really liked how the author focused on the Amos family. Three out of five have had their story, and I look forward to Mack and Grady's adventures. This can be read as a stand alone book, although I hope you will want to read more. [I received an early copy of this book from the author for an honest review.]
  • Amazing romantic suspense!

    By Cheryl SDS
    This is book 10 of the fantastic Whiskey Creek series and it's about Rod Amos, one of those amazing Amos brothers, and India Sommers, a new resident of Whiskey Creek. While she's escaping a tragic past by buying a house in the small town of Whiskey Creek, she's also hoping the man that killed her husband won't find her there. In the strange circumstance in which they met, India and Rod were immediately attracted to each other. Will her fear of the past prevent her from reaching for a brighter future? Will his abandonment issues get in the way of a future that he desperately wants or will he decide that he's not good enough for the former doctor's wife? Brenda Novak does it again! A great romantic suspense! No stone left unturned. The story and its characters developed steadily throughout the book. And the background story? AMAZING! I can't wait to see what happens with Mack! It's always great coming back to Whiskey Creek. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
  • Whiskey Creek at it’s finest!

    By KPMe1
    Every new book in the Whiskey Creek series just gets better and better. I love the progressions that have taken place through all of the books in this series. This book takes us into the life of another Amos brother. I absolutely love the Amos family. They have so many facets. The sons have faced so many struggles and have pulled themselves through and really come a long way to making a good life for themselves. Dylan was our first intro to this family and now it's followed up with Rod. Rod is just as strong and damaged as Dylan, he's faced so many struggles and yet he, like Dylan, isn't so damaged that he can't recognize love when he see's it. India and Rod share an amazing connection from the moment they see each other on that rainy night all the way through the terror and pain they struggle through. These two incredibly strong people find each other and compliment one another on a level that makes them strong enough to handle anything thrown in their way and boy do they have struggles to face. I can't say enough about how much I love this book, it's a great compliment to an amazing series.