Author: Karen Erickson
Series: Wildwood #2
Release Date: June 21, 2016
My Rating: 5 Stars
Lane Gallagher wants Delilah Moore - bad.
He's imagined the sexy brunette in his bed more times than he can count.
She's everything he's ever wanted, but the only problem is…
She's his brother's ex.
For years, the stoic sheriff's deputy has fantasized about the sweet, bubbly dance teacher who stirs his deepest desires. But Lane's too loyal to ever move in on forbidden territory and he knows that while he can look, he definitely can't touch. Fighting his attraction to Delilah is nearly impossible, but the infuriating-and incredibly sexy-woman seems determined to drive him crazy.
And she's bringing him to his knees. One smoldering kiss at a time.
I loved book one, IGNITE, but SMOLDER set the bar a little higher. Delilah and Lane are the couple that you want to root for. They would just be so perfect together if Lane would ever just GIVE. IN. Ugh that man is infuriating, but is such a deliciously, sweet way. There is a lot of push and pull with these two. Delilah is in full force, but Lane has is reservations about the two of them. However, the table turn a bit. When Lane gives in just a bit we see Delilah start to run. And in the end, it's anyone's guess as to who will be standing.
SMOLDER packs a huge punch for a shorter read. Delilah and Lane's characters were both fleshed out incredibly well and the entire world that Ms. Erickson has built with the supporting characters is enticing and relatable. I would love to see more stories from the Wildwood group.
This book was highly enjoyable, and a perfect beach read for me. I will be waiting not so impatienly for the third Gallagher brother's book. while still reveling in the emotional impact from SMOLDER.
*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson is a firm believer in romance and happily ever afters. The author of too many contemporary romance books to count, she lives in central California on 14 acres of property with her husband, three kids, one dog and too many cats. Being a romance writer and bringing her characters to life is her greatest dream come true.
IGNITE, her newest release, is the first in her new Wildwood series with Avon Impulse.