Review | Embers by Kate Sherwood

Embers by Kate Sherwood | Common Law #2
LGBTQIA, Suspense
Published on February 6th, 2017
ARC from Netgalley


Book Blurb:

Small town—big problems. Jericho Crewe is back in Mosely, Montana, trying to deal with police corruption, interfering feds, his newly discovered family members, and, of course, Wade Granger.

He doesn’t really need a biker war on top of it all, but as the bodies start to pile up, it becomes pretty clear that’s what he’s got. Not only that, but Wade’s involved somehow, and as soon as Wade is a part of something, things that seemed clear become cloudy.

With the feds breathing down his neck, Jericho has to find his way through Wade’s maze of half truths and manipulations. It would all be so much easier if Jericho could think straight in the other man’s presence. So much easier if their passionate past could be forgotten, and if he could be sure he’s strong enough to resist the temptation of a passionate present.

| Book Review |

I’m just going to address this with every single installment: I swear the sexiness jumps off the covers of the books in this serial, and I love them. They’re so damn hot, and that lanky frame just makes me salivate. I had planned to read the first two back to back, but alas. The intrusion of life happened. So, we’re back in Mosely with Jericho, and man did I miss him. I forgot just how laconic and sarcastic he is, and in these books that are fairly serious, it’s those parts of his personality that make me chuckle. Because there is really not a lot to smile about in this small, dysfunctional town. I love all the characters in this story, and there are a few surprises in this one that I didn’t see coming, one of which has inspired a theory that hasn’t been confirmed yet. But I’m anxious to read the final two installments to see if I’m right. The sexual tension between Jericho and Wade is taken up a notch. (Who knew that was even possible?) Their attraction is sizzling, and I love every scene they have together. But I’ll just say – the fact that Wade is always one step ahead of Jericho gets my goat, because I’m so far gone for Jericho, and since he’s so far gone for Wade (even though he’s fighting it,) I want him to have him! But Wade is going to have to take a few steps away from that dark side for that to happen. But Wade is still a mystery to us, and I think there’s a lot we don’t know, including Jericho. I like that they’re well matched. Wade may be slyer than Jericho (by Jericho’s own admission,) but Jericho is good at improvising and finds ways to hold his own. I think the suspense part of this series is so well done, and things are coming out at a molasses pace that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. I’m loving this serial, and Embers was a solid installment. I can’t wait to dive into the next installment!

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Serial: Common Law

long-shadows embers darkness home-fires

22 thoughts on “Review | Embers by Kate Sherwood

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    1. Thank you, Carole! I’m not a hugefan of them, but the author has done a wonderful job with this particular serial. She does one overall story arc, but there’s also a mini-plot that’s wrapped up at the end of each installment, so you feel some closure when each book ends.


  1. Wow.. this is a new author to me. I’ve never heard about her before. The covers though. Looks awesome. You make me curious about this series. I’ll check the series out. Fantastic review, Angie. 😁👍🏻


  2. Oh man, that life interference stuff, but so glad you could get back to Jericho and Wade. Yeah, that Wade, he is such a complex great shades of gray character and Jericho is just the fella to match up with him. I like how you describe the way these books feel- spot on, Angie! 🙂


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