When Love Arrives

28637702Book Review: When Love Arrives

Author: Johnnie Alexander

Review by Grace Olson

The Story

Back Cover from Revell’s website for When Love Arrives:

Dani had planned to spy on Brett–so how did she end up on a date with him?

Dani Prescott can’t believe the lie Brett Somers is trying to sell to the media. During an interview about the plane crash that killed his parents, he blamed Dani’s mother. But the crash killed her as well. Vowing to restore her mother’s reputation, Dani has been following Brett and taking photos, hoping to find something she can use to discredit him. But when she catches his eye instead, she quickly finds herself agreeing to a date. Brett knows this mystery girl is hiding something–but he’s got his own secrets to keep. What will happen when he discovers who she really is?


            So, I struggled with this book for the first half of the story. The back cover made me think this story was going in a different direction, so I had a hard time figuring out where, exactly, this story was going. I didn’t like either Dani or Brett at the beginning. Neither one is a very nice person. But as the story progressed, I found that I started to like them more, though it wasn’t until the ending that I was on board with the two of them. I really liked the secondary characters and what was going on with them. The change that occurs in both Dani and Brett seemed authentic, so I enjoyed reading that. Overall, it was an ‘ok’ book. Not my favorite, but not a bad book either.

About the Author

Biography from Revell’s website: Johnnie Alexander is the award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs. Johnnie is an accomplished essayist and poet whose work has appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and taking road trips. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee. Learn more about Johnnie and her books at: http://johnnie-alexander.com/

I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.

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