Julie Anne Long brings us the second in her series set in a rural California community with Wild at Whiskey Creek, and brace yourself, because it will grab you and refuse to release its grip until you’ve turned the very last page.
Glory Greenleaf wants out of Hell Canyon in the worst way. She has her guitar and a voice that she expects will take her far—if she can ever get away. But if the Greenleafs didn’t have trouble, they’d have nothing at all. So things keep popping up to interfere with her ambitions. Then there’s Eli, whom she’s adored for years—right up to the moment he arrested his best friend, Glory’s brother Jonah.
Sheriff Eli Barlow has been in love with Glory since he was 12. However, before he could dredge up the words to tell her so as an adult, The Arrest happened, and Glory has been furious with him ever since.
But Glory and Eli have a hard time staying away from each other. Neither can forget the night passion exploded between them. It barely went farther than a hot-as-hell kiss, but put them in the same room, and they’ll gravitate together every time.
Wild at Whiskey Creek is a marvelous, nuanced journey of a man and a woman who have truly adored each other since they were children. But in order to be together, they must battle personal demons and try to rise above their ascribed places in the small town they’ve lived in their entire lives. Julie Anne Long has long been an auto-buy for me, because she entertains her readers, making us laugh and cry and fret along with her characters—heck, sometimes this reader does all three at the same time.
Susan Andersen is a New York Times bestselling author of 23 romance and romantic-suspense novels.