Hellcat Canyon Series, Book 2
From the publisher:
Everyone knows the Greenleaf family puts the “Hell” in Hellcat Canyon—legend has it the only way they ever leave is in a cop car or a casket. But Glory Greenleaf has a different getaway vehicle in mind: her guitar. She has a Texas-sized talent and the ambition (and attitude) to match, but only two people have ever believed in her: her brother, who’s in jail, and his best friend . . . who put him there.
Sheriff Eli Barlow has secretly been in love with Glory since he was twelve years old. Which is how he knows her head is as hard as her heart is soft—and why she can’t forgive him for fracturing her family . . . or forget that night they surrendered to an explosive, long-simmering passion. But when a betrayal threatens Glory’s big break, Eli will risk everything to make it right . . . because the best way to love the girl from Whiskey Creek might mean setting her free forever.
Catching up on a terrific series with the second book, a terrific read. I really read these out of order, and while Long does a really good job making it easy to keep up, it’s been great putting everything I already knew into perspective. I really enjoyed this story and these characters. Glory is talented and smart enough to know that with her family’s bad reputation, she needs to be extra careful because people are always going to assume the worst. Luckily, she’s known Eli since they were children and that’s not an issue with him. But there are lots of other issues.
Glory is a truly gifted singer and songwriter who has spent her life dreaming of a music career and leaving Hellcat Canyon. But she lives with her mother and younger brother, and they are just one paycheck away from foreclosure. The women in Whiskey Creek aren’t especially nice or kind to Glory, and she has a major chip on her shoulder which is totally understandable. I like women who help one another, but this rang true for me so I’m not going to quibble about it, it works for the story.
Some hot sex scenes amp up the romance and all in all, this was a good read for me. I enjoyed the humor as well. Now I’m all caught up in this series and hoping there’s a fifth book coming soon.
7/18 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
WILD AT WHISKEY CREEK by Julie Anne Long. Avon (November 29, 2016). ISBN 978-0062397638. 384p.