Review: Smolder (Wildwood #2) by Karen Erickson

July 7, 2016 Review 0

Review: Smolder (Wildwood #2) by Karen Erickson

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.

Title: Smolder
Author: Karen Erickson
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ignite, Torch
Series: Wildwood #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Ignite, Forbidden Fling, Torch, Wild Kisses
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: June 21, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 256
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Stars: two-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Delilah has been pinning for her best friend’s older brother in what feels like forever. She has given him plenty of hints and without literally throwing herself at him, Lane seems oblivious. Or so she thinks. Lane has tried everything to dissuade Delilah from any sort of attraction and has made himself pretty much a hermit. Thanks to his parents screwed up marriage, Lane is afraid of any type of commitment.

I had really had really high hopes for this book. It is the second book in the Wildwood series and Lane was a character who I was intrigued. I mean who could say no to a brooding, man in uniform, loyal and utterly possessive? I know I could not. But, Lane, oh lane, could have been so much better! He tried his hardest to keep his distance from Delilah, or Dee, most of his life but only because he did not think he was good enough for her AND because she dated his younger brother in high school. By the way his brother (the first book) is madly in love with his current girlfriend, Harper, who happens to be one of Dee’s best friends. It is plainly stated countless times that Dee and West’s relationship was mainly friends having fun, nothing serious.

Then, poor Delilah. Her heart got yanked in so many different directions. It really is a wonder how she didn’t just up and leave Wildwood. Lane didn’t realize that he was acting like his father; in the way he hurt her more by pushing her away than actually trying to work out a relationship with her. This book was pretty much a repeat of the first one. There were a lot of repeat phrases throughout the book that drove me crazy. Like okay we get it, Lane is perfectly infuriating, you can’t quit him and he is utterly sexy. You said that like five times in the last ten pages!

I was gifted a copy of this book from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. The ratings and opinions are solely my own.

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