Author: Kate Sherwood
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: February 6, 2017
Genre(s): Mystery / Suspense
Page Count: 197
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
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Embers is the second book in Kate Sherwood's engrossing Common Law series. Jericho continues working for the sheriff's department, Nikki and her semi-feral children are still thorns in Jericho's side, and Wade remains as enigmatic as ever. A triple murder - Chicago thugs perhaps killed by the Mountaineers (Mosely's biker gang) in a turf war - starts off the mystery but as always, the real heart of the series is the sexual tension between Wade and Jericho:
But while you’re living your righteous life, all respectable and proper? You should remember me. You should remember how it feels to have my hands on you, my mouth on you. You should remember me f@cking you, and you f@cking me, all the ways we took care of each other back when we were kids. You should ask yourself: if it was that perfect then, when we didn’t know what the hell we were doing, how much better would it be now?
Wade continues his Machiavellian maneuvering and it's glorious as he messes with the DEA, the FBI, but especially with Jericho, as he continues to manipulate him with tips and helpful "suggestions" that always lead Jericho into trouble:
“What are you up to? Are you— F@ck, Wade, are you doing your fucking reverse-psychology thing? You want me to go somewhere so you’re acting like you want me to stay? Or is it another double reverse, and really you want me to stay?”This series keeps getting better and better and I highly recommend it. 4.5 stars.