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Sandra Brown’s classic love stories have long captivated readers with “larger than life heroines [that] make you believe all the warm, wonderful, wild things in life.”* Now, for the first time in hardcover, comes her exquisite novel of two people whose newfound attraction compels them to see other in . . .A WHOLE NEW LIGHTCyn McCall knew she could always count on her lateSandra Brown’s classic love stories have long captivated readers with “larger than life heroines [that] make you believe all the warm, wonderful, wild things in life.”* Now, for the first time in hardcover, comes her exquisite novel of two people whose newfound attraction compels them to see other in . . .A WHOLE NEW LIGHTCyn McCall knew she could always count on her late husband’s friend and business partner, Worth Lansing. He could make her laugh and forget her problems. She could tease him about his many romantic entanglements. The last thing Cyn expected was to find herself longing for a man who could never settle down.When Worth invites Cyn to a getaway weekend in Acapulco, he doesn’t expect to be sharing a room—or to respond to her the way he does to any beautiful woman. While he thinks it’s time Cyn stopped mourning and moved forward with her life, he can’t escape the feeling he’s betraying his friend’s memory. But even guilt can’t stop the desire that overwhelms him—and ultimately overtakes them both.Cyn wants to believe their night of passion was sparked by the exotic locale and intoxicating scent of hibiscus. But Worth knows they share something deeper, something that will outlast the Mexican sunglow. He knows he’s finally ready to stop playing games . . . if only Cyn would open her heart to new possibilities and the promise of love....

Title : A Whole New Light
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ISBN : 9780553297836
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 227 Pages
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A Whole New Light Reviews

  • Suzanne
    2019-04-16 15:29

    A short and snappy little romance from the late 80’s. Harmless beach holiday reading. Sandra Brown may have started more mildly in her writing, and not always a romantic suspense which I must have assumed. I enjoyed this one, nothing hard about it and ultra quick. Happy to find it at the Gloucester community bookstore whose profits go 100% to community groups in need; then happy to pass it on to a neighbour at my holiday. She actually gave me a whole bunch of books, and I gave her a memoir as soon as o got out of the car which was meant for the camp kitchen. Happy days.

  • Sandra
    2019-04-10 17:17

    Cyn McCall feels like she needs a change, her life has become too monotonous."I want something to happen. Something that will shake things up, turn my life around."Cyn's husband Tim died two years ago. She has a four-year-old son, Brandon. And she's being hit on by an ob/gyn doctor who works at the same clinic that she does who thinks Cyn's uptight about sex. After visiting a good friend, Worth Lansing, he persuades her to go away with him for the weekend (just as friends) to Acapulco, to take a break and get away from it all. After thinking about it Cyn impulsively agrees.Worth has been friends with Cyn for years. He was her husband Tim's best friend and they got to know each other well over the years. They had their happy times, and their sad times (like when Tim died in an auto accident.) And they were only just friends.Worth got his tickets to Acapulco from a girlfriend who couldn't make it. So when he and Cyn arrive at their hotel in Acapulco they find they have a room with only one bed. But, since they are friends, they think they can deal with sleeping together. As they spend time together they start noticing things about each other, and start becoming attracted to each other. One day they eventually make love. But afterwards, Cyn is confused. She feels insecure, she thinks she can't compare to Worth's other lovers, she wonders if this ruined their friendship, etc....and she decides it's time to go home.This was a sweet friends to lovers romance. I really liked Worth. He felt very guilty for wanting his best friend's wife, but he found himself genuinely caring for her. There were times when I was disappointed with Cyn though, and I didn't like how she treated Worth and jumped to conclusions. But eventually she noticed her mistakes. I thought Cyn and Worth were perfect for each other since they went through so much together and knew each other so well. Another enjoyable read by Sandra Brown.Previously released as a Loveswept romance from 1989.

  • Ana
    2019-04-19 21:20

    When I first read the summary of the book I was intrigued. I love friends-to-lovers story, and I usually like Ms. Brown's stories so I figured I would like this one as well. Unfortunately that didn't seem to be the case.Cyn's life hasn't turned out the way she dreamed. Her husband died two years ago, and now she lives with her widowed mother and her son. Nothing interesting happens to her. The only bright thing in her life (besides her son) is her best friend Wroth (who happened to be her husband's best friend as well). So when he suggests a weekend getaway to the tropics she lets herself be convinced to go.Wroth is mostly happy with his life. True, his romantic relationships have gotten a bit, well boring, lately. So when his girlfriends stands him up, he decides to invite his pal Cyn.Neither of them expected anything romantic to happen.As I said, a great premise, but I simply couldn't like it, mainly because Cyn is an idiot. She is whiny and selfish and immature. I couldn't stand her. I was tempted to simply DNF the book, but I decided to endure and finish it, and even then I skimmed the second half.Wroth is OK, but not good enough to make me ignore Cyn's gigantic flaws.Rating:1.5 stars

  • Robin
    2019-04-24 17:10

    It's been two years since Cyn McCall lost her husband Tim to an automobile accident. The love for her son and the support of her husband's best friend, Worth Lansing, kept her going in her time of grief. Now she is restless and her mother keeps telling her it is time to get on with her life. When she talks to Worth about it, he invites Cyn on a weekend trip to Acapulco. But the trip turns into more than either of them counted on when they see each other in a whole new light. Is it the exotic locale or is it time to move on from the past?This is one of Sandra Brown's older category romances. I usually stay away from these because of Brown's overly dramatic dialogue. This one was very enjoyable and didn't have the over the top dialogue that I see in her older books. I'm guessing this was a later book where she was transitioning into the writer she is today. My rating: 4 Stars.

  • Linda
    2019-03-24 20:33

    Originally published in 1989 under the 'Loveswept' label, A WHOLE NEW LIGHT takes the formulaic theme of a young widow getting involved with her deceased husband's best friend. Because there is some outdated material, my guess is those 35 years old and up would enjoy this romance the most. Or if you are a young 'old soul'.Cynthia 'Cyn' McCall was contentedly married to Tim when her husband was tragically killed in an accident. Fast forward two years later and she is stuck in a rut. Her widowed mother lives with her, she has a job working with young pregnant girls that wipes her out sometimes, mothering her little boy has her anxious at moments and she is attempting to have a social life. And along comes Dr. Josh, with an ego as big as a mountain, who accuses her of having an issue with sex. Because she wants to take things slow.Once Tim's best friend and a happy third wheel, bachelor and womanizer-extraordinaire Worth Lansing has been Cyn's closest friend for quite awhile. Before, during and after, Cyn cannot remember a time when he hasn't been there. Able to joke and share things, he has two free plane and hotel reservations for a getaway weekend in Acapulco, Mexico. After seeing how Cyn is behaving, he convinces her to go with him. As friends, of course.Needless-to-say, they have loads of fun but before their stay is over the relationship changes from friends to lovers. It is nothing either one expected to happen. Cyn chooses to not address the issue while Worth does his best and pursues her. Worth makes the story worth reading. No pun intended.Honestly, if this was a longer I would have probably rated it lower. Cyn's self-esteem and problems with dwelling on the past make her have some unlikable moments. But because it is only 212 pages and covers a period of a few weeks, time flew by.Ms. Brown's strength is making all her characters believable. There is a nice secondary story with Cyn's mother and an older neighbor. And, of course, Worth is a sweetheart when Cyn gives him a chance. If you enjoy the writing style of Brenda Novak, Marilyn Pappano, or Nora Robert's older contemporary romances, you should like this story.

  • Nefise
    2019-03-28 21:28

    It was easy and engaging read.

  • Cheri
    2019-04-23 22:34

    It's just a short, fun, romantic beach read. Perfect for a summer vacation go to book.

  • Saly
    2019-04-05 16:21

    Rating 3.5I like friend to lovers story and this fit this theme. The fact I appreciated the most was these two were truly best friends, joking about the hero's success with women, he being there for her when her husband and his best friend died and the best part was that both of them had never harboured feelings of more than friendship before they both take a trip out of town & are thrown in close proximity. This change of environment makes them see each other in a new light with both thinking it's one-sided when it all ends in a passionate encounter.Afterwards of course things are awkward since both of them need time to process and it was funny seeing the heroine attaching nefarious purposes to the hero's intentions and later on when the heroine's mother got married both of them got dates and were jealous as hell. I liked it when they finally got it all out and realized they had moved past friendship, the hero came to this realization faster.A short book.

  • Alexis-Morgan Roark
    2019-04-17 16:10

    My only problem with this funny, sexy book is that Cyn's husband had to die for these two to come together.I laughed. I teared up a little. I marvelled at how absolutely BLIND Worth had been for YEARS!This is a great read that is quick, a little predictable, but LOADS of fun!!

  • Arch
    2019-03-27 17:26

    This is my first Sandra Brown that I've read. This book had me laughing. I don't know if Sandra intended on making her readers laugh with this, but I did. Worth and Cyn (Cynthia) are best friends. Cynthia is a widow. She was married to Worth's best friend, Tim. He had been dead for two years. They had a son together - Brandon.Cyn had been in an icky mood and her mother told her the she needed to move on with her life. She had a bad day at work and needed to talk to someone that would understand her and that person was Worth. She tells him about her day and what her mother said and he agreed. He had a date with a woman name Greta, but she cancelled it and left him tickets to go to Acapulco, Mexico. He gets the ticket and decides he wanted to go and he wanted Cyn to go with him.On the trip, they were walking in friendship shoes, but not for long. They sleeps together, but the next morning Cyn regretted what they have done and she wanted to go home. So, they both leave. Her problem was that she didn't believe that she could touch the women that Worth was use to being with.They have tension between them. Their tension may seem childish to some people, but I would think that's how best friends who cross that line would act towards one another. They wanted to be friends and not go there again, but at the same time, they were fighting their feelings for one another. They were trying to push each other away, at the same time, wanting the other close.I honestly believe that best friend turn lovers would be harder to do, then two strangers hooking up. This is a person, you have seen as your best friend all these years. Someone you didn't see as girlfriend or boyfriend material, until something change. One part that had me laughing so hard and laughing for a while, is when Worth and Cyn was in his bedroom and he asked her to touch him in a certain spot. He yelled and poor Cyn thought that she was hurting him. Come to find out, he was having a charley horse. LOL, poor worth. That's a bad time for a charley horse to appear. I know about Charley Horses and they are painful. Cynthia and Worth gets married. Her son Brandon calls him father, which was touching to him. Brandon may have only been four years old, but he knew that Tim was his real father, but to him, Tim was his father, when he was a baby and now Worth is his father for the rest of his life. This book is a very quick read and strictly romance. Oh, and funny, well at least to me it was.

  • Lyuda
    2019-03-26 17:28

    3.5 starsNice, short and satisfying read. This is a story of two best friends (widow and confirmed bachelor) who came to see each other in a different light during their unplanned trip to Acapulco. The mixed emotions, reluctance and even guilt that they experienced when their feelings changed for each other were well portrayed. It was also interesting and kind of sad for me to revisit before 9/11 commercial flight experience.

  • Nonieღserenity2bliss
    2019-04-11 19:27

    An easy, good romance story with almost predictable ending. Not her best, but still one of my personal favorite. As this book was first published in early 90s, the characterization (not to mention the fashion, haha) is different than most contemporary romance written today. But don't let that deter you from giving this book a try.A good book is a good book regardless when it was first released :)

  • Jelena Antic
    2019-04-23 19:37

    Ovo sam vec procitala, ali zaboravila da jesam 😁😁😁

  • Denise
    2019-04-11 21:26

    Bleeech!! For those reviewers that found Cyn to be unlikable, shallow and just obnoxious, im with you! There was nothing romantic about this romance

  • Gizella Tóth
    2019-04-22 15:30

    Felfoghatatlan. Mondanám, hogy spoiler következik, de annyira nem szól semmiről ez a könyv, hogy bármit írok is, azt nem lehet spoilernek nevezni.Adva vagyon ugye a hősnő, aki özvegy - itt még nagyon érdekelt a dolog, mert nora új trilógiájában a három nőből kettő szintén az, így kíváncsi voltam, Sandra hogyan dolgozza fel ezt a témát - nos, sehogy - a hölgy cirka kétszáz oldalon keresztül vagy az önsajnálatban fetreng vagy a féltékenység cakkozza, persze néhányszor szeretkeznek is a főhőssel, aki elég ostoba ahhoz, hogy menthetetlenül beleszeressen a szépséges hisztérikába (egy rejtély... ha tényleg ilyenek vagyunk mi nők, kész csoda, hogy csak ennyi meleg pasi van a földön!) pedig a pasi elég normálisnak tűnik... - ezzel sikerült is felvázolnom a teljes cselekményt - egy-két oldalt még rászánt az írónő arra, hogy a főhősnő anyja megtalálta az igazit és férjhez megy (üde színfolt a tömény unalomban) - illetve, amikor végre történne valami (Cynthia kórházi piszológus, aki a megesett lányoknak ad tanácsokat - egyik paciense piszok gazdag, de érzelmekben nulla családból származik - a lány végső kétségbeesésében a szobájába zárkózik és öngyilkosságra készül - a rendőrség Cyn segítségét kéri...), akkor is ott vége a cselekménynek, hogy a rendőrség riasztja és a hapi felajánlja, hogy elviszi - a következő fejezetben már újra otthon vagyunk, a hapi néhány dicsérő szóval hízlalja Cyn egóját, hogy milyen ügyesen bejutott a lányhoz, milyen ügyesen megoldotta a helyzetet, de hogy ezt hogyan tette...??? - szóval elképesztően nagy csalódás ez a könyv

  • Diah Didi
    2019-04-12 20:07

    Aku suka banget A Whole New Light ini. Tema temen-jadi-demen gitu lho ... one of my favorite theme. Dan hubungan mereka baik banget sebelumnya. Kayaknya belum nemu SB yang begini (kecuali Texas! Chase dan Marcie, tapi itu juga sempet dingin gara2x kecelakaan yang newasin istrinya Chase) Jadi ya si Cyn ini bersahabat baik kok sama Worth, sahabat almarhum suaminya. Sampe akhirnya ... mereka liburan bareng dan 'terjadilah' sesuatu. Dari situ mereka sempet renggang gara-gara Worth salah ngomong. At the same time, Worth ngerasa ini perlu ditindaklanjuti sementara Cyn panik dan gak mau. Suka banget di adegan waktu acara nikahan ibunya Cyn, terus Worth manas-manasin Cyn di kamar dengan satu kalimat wicked yang bikin Cyn syok dan refleks nampar Worth pas ibunya masuk kamar. :D Ceritanya sih simpel dan cenderung ke arah 'manis', bukan yang penuh konflik. Tapi aku suka banget. Yah, angin segar di antara konflik cinta berapi-api antara dua orang asing deh. I think it's kinda comforting. Mungkin ost yang pas adalah Lucky-nya Jason Mraz. Lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed Lucky to be coming home someday

  • Christine
    2019-04-08 17:28

    This book tells the story of Cyn who lost her husband a couple years back. Her husband's best friend, Worth, takes her on a trip to Acapulco one weekend and they end up sleeping together.The romance between Cyn and Worth was sweet. I am glad they got the ending that they did. I found their emotions and what they said to each other both realistic and endearing. They made me smile alot. There was a bit of tension between then after they slept together. Cyn felt like she was betraying her husband by having sex with his friend. She missed him so much, but wanted to have someone in her life again. She struggled with that and that was understandable.The only things that I didn't like about the book was that the story was a bit predictable and it seemed a bit unusual that neither Cyn or Worth had developed any feelings beyond friendship before their trip.I really enjoyed the author's style of writing and the characters that she created. I have picked up a couple more of her books already and think they will be just as fun to read as this book.I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Thank you!

  • Mary B.
    2019-04-15 15:37

    Not bad... not GREAT. Very dated. Characters were well-written - but I thought Cyn was excessively unreasonably prudish and fussy. I also found it slightly hard to believe that Worth made the switch from sex-crazed playboy to the ultra-faithful super-dad in such a short time. I also found it hard to believe that two people who were truly, honestly JUST friends up until their trip to Acapulco would behave as these two did. They never behaved liked just friends. From the very beginning (when they were supposed to be strictly friends) they were caressing and nuzzling in ways that two friends just do not. I liked the story concept, though, and the writing was pretty good. I haven't read any others by Sandra Brown, but this was available to me on audio book and so I listened to it. Enjoyable, but nothing truly special.... and a tad annoying in parts.

  • Andrei Ardelean
    2019-04-04 15:10

    This novel is very good, romantic, really exciting and you can not put it down until you finish it! It presents an escapade of two very good friends in Acapulco - Cyn McCall and Worth Lansing - but the romantic atmosphere, the loneliness and the privacy that they have there change and complicate their friendship and they inevitable fall in love and become attracted to each other.Would they be able to pass all the barriers in the name of love or would they give up and suffer an entire life?Read the book, and you will find the answer!I recommend this book for anyone who wants to live, even if not in reality or palpable, a truly good love story!

  • Suria Selvaraja
    2019-04-19 15:16

    1. A book by a female author2. A book you can finish in a day3. A book by an author you've never read before4. A book you own but never read5. A book written by an author with your same initials

  • MiniMe
    2019-04-15 21:23

    Déjà vu again. After finishing this story, I am certain I read this in the late 80s. It was enjoyable then and enjoyable again now. I guess that makes this an oldie but goodie.

  • Rita
    2019-03-30 19:17

    I randomly, quickly selected this one after Tara showed me how to download from my phone when I didn't have one checked out from the library. Found this one simple and poorly written. Ironically about a young widow. Wouldn't recommend.

  • Elisabeth
    2019-04-06 18:13

    I found the heroine deeply unlikable. She complained about everything, relentlessly and with little reason, to the point that I had a hard time understanding why the love interest actually liked her.

  • Linda
    2019-04-05 22:12

    While I am a fan of Sandra Brown, romance is not the style of Sandra Brown book that I like. This read more like a Harlequin romance and is not anywhere close to the caliber of books she has written and I have enjoyed in the past (Mean Streak being one of my favorites). Pass this one up.

  • Pandora
    2019-04-24 19:24

    Am I done with Sandra Brown? I have been so disappointed in her books lately. Seriously a 30 year old women who has been widowed for two years is worried what people will say if she goes out of town with a man?!? Her female characters are so wussy and outdated.

  • Veeru Popuri
    2019-04-06 15:30

    Not a very smooth read... But will do

  • AMY
    2019-04-07 18:20

    Didn't finish.. too old

  • NMonroe
    2019-03-24 18:33

    Such a cute read.

  • Fran Rudd
    2019-04-02 20:33

    Plausible with some stretches. Had to check the copyright date when a play gun was purchased in an airport gift shop. Very quick read while the hubby spent the last 24 hours watching football.

  • Dottie
    2019-03-24 23:07

    I am not a fan of romance novels, that mushy, love-of-my-life stuff. It was a quick read, with good characters, if you like this genre.