Smolder by Karen Erickson
Release Date: June 21st, 2016
Series: Wildwood #2
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.
My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Smolder is a fabulous follow-up to a fantastic beginning. Ignite was hot, and Smolder sizzles. The fires burning in Wildwood just aren’t the kind that are easy to put out.
In Smolder, we have Lane Gallagher, the often surly Deputy who is super serious about his job and has strict rules about how he lives his life. One of the big ones? No matter how much he wants Delilah Moore, he’s determined that she’s off limits. After all, she’s his little brother’s ex. So, no matter how often he thinks about those long, dancer’s legs of hers, he’s convinced that they can’t be together. More than that, even, he’s convinced that relationships aren’t for him, and Dee’s the kind of girl who deserves the world. Keeping her at arm’s length, that’s what’s best for both of them. At least, that’s what he believes.
And then there’s Delilah, who’s more of a free spirit than Lane. She believes in going after what you want in life with all you have. What she wants more than anything, what she’s wanted for years now, is Lane. For a while now, she’s thrown herself at the man every chance she’s gotten. And every time she starts to think they’ve finally made some progress, he pushes her away. Waiting for him to make a move, to give up his perpetual hot-and-cold routine, seems to be a serious exercise in futility. So much so that she’s about ready to throw in the towel, no matter that she’s invested years in chasing after the man. But she makes one last effort to make him see what she sees: that they’re seriously perfect for each other.
Smolder is a sizzling read from start to finish, sparks flying every time you turn a page. Take one stubborn, protective, stand-offish Deputy who’s convinced he knows best and isn’t capable of romance. Have him collide repeatedly with one feisty, determined dancer who wants to take care of him in any and every way possible. And stir in an arsonist who keeps getting bolder by the day. Mix well, until everybody’s all whipped up and emotions run high.
And hang in for one helluva ride. Savor the fires started in Wildwood. Once Ignited, they Smolder forever. There’s no escaping the heat, and you won’t want too. Pick up Lane & Delilah’s story today! And, if you’ve missed West & Harper, check them out, too. Next for Wildwood is Torch, out in August!
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1N0zQt1
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1NUw5jm
About the Author:
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.
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