‘When Love Arrives’ by Johnnie Alexander: a Review

What would you do if you sought revenge, only to discover the person was not what you originally thought? A review of 'When Love Arrives' by Johnnie Alexander.When Love Arrives

by Johnnie Alexander

From the back cover:

An Unlikely Couple Struggles to Reconcile the Burdens of Their Past

Dani Prescott came to the children’s hospital to spy on Brett Somers–so how did she end up on a date with him? Weeks earlier she’d seen an interview in which he blamed her mother for the plane crash that had killed his parents. But the crash had killed her mother as well, so Dani can’t believe the story Brett’s trying to sell to the media.

Vowing to find a way to discredit the privileged–and maddeningly handsome–Brett, Dani has been following him and taking photos, hoping to find something she can use against him. But when she catches his eye instead, she quickly finds herself offering up a fake name and 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? Will Dani and Brett look beyond their own heartaches to discover a love that could heal their deepest pain?

Fresh, flirty, and fast-paced, When Love Arrives is an engaging story that will have readers falling in love with the characters as they navigate the tricky waters between romance and revenge.

About the author:

author Johnnie AlexanderJohnnie 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.

You can also “meet” Johnnie here: ‘When Love Arrives’: Meet Johnnie Alexander; ‘The Courageous Brides Collection’: Meet Johnnie Alexander; and Meet Johnnie Alexander, Author of Where She Belongs.

My thoughts:

What would you do if you sought revenge only to discover the person you wanted to hurt was not at all what you first thought?

When Love Arrives brings two very different people with two very different worlds together. Inevitably sparks will fly, but whether they are healing or destructive is another matter.

I might feel Brett was too good to be true if it weren’t for his tainted past. Dani is bitter — understandably so. Both characters have growing and healing to do, and as in reality, sometimes that’s a bumpy road to travel. I love the redemptive themes throughout the story. So many of us can relate, even if the circumstances are different.

I loved the interaction between the characters, and often didn’t want to put the story down. (Unfortunately, it was a busy week!)

When Love Arrives is the second book in the series. While it was an amazing story on its own, I do wish I had read the first one first. Not only would I have understood things at the beginning a little easier, but as good as this one is, I want to read the whole series!

(I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)

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2 thoughts on “‘When Love Arrives’ by Johnnie Alexander: a Review

  1. I read the first book in the series & really enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to reading this one.

    Great review, as always!

  2. Ann Ellison

    I love Johnnie’s books and looking forward to reading this one.

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