Series: Colorado High Country

Slow Burn by Pamela Clare

Posted March 21, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Slow Burn by Pamela ClareSlow Burn by Pamela Clare
Series: Colorado High Country #2
Published by Self Published on September 19, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 287
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Victoria Woodley is done with men. Fresh off a dating nightmare, she flies from her home in Chicago to Scarlet Springs to take part in her best friend’s wedding. Who picks her up at the airport? Eric Hawke. Of course. She made a fool of herself over him last time she was here. He’s cocky, charming, and sexy as sin. But the fact that she’s attracted to him is all the proof she needs that he’s bad news. She would ignore him if she could. But he’s the best man, and she’s the maid of honor. She can’t just tell him to jump in a lake—especially not when her lips are locked with his.

Eric isn’t looking for a relationship. Between running the firehouse and volunteering for the county’s search and rescue team, he has enough on his plate. He doesn’t need to get tangled up with a woman from the big city, especially one whose idea of roughing it is going without designer coffee. Yet from the moment he looks into Victoria’s big brown eyes, the attraction he feels is too strong to deny. Faster than he can imagine, the spark of desire that has smoldered between them since the first day they met will flare into full-blown passion.

But can Eric convince Victoria to set aside her doubts and trust him with her heart before their time together runs out?

 

 
Victoria (Vic) Woodley is back in Scarlet Springs, Colorado for her best friend’s wedding. A year before, Eric Hawke met her at the airport and they really got off on the wrong foot. She’s Lexie’s maid of honor and he’s Austin’s best man so this time, they’ve got a week to change course. And, that new course direction was definitely a slow burn.

 
I was really happy that this next book featured Victoria and Eric as their first encounter was so lively and interesting they were destined to have a strong story. They are well developed characters with strong senses of self but also a great understanding of each other. There aren’t any relationship gimmicks used in this story as theirs is open, honest and mature. That’s not to say it was bump free but how they handled those issues was in tandem with their natures.

 
I loved this story, especially the intersection with characters from the I-Team series, one of my favorites. Aside from Eric and Victoria’s relationship development, the beauty of the Colorado region was showcased through the week of pre-wedding activities. And, as Eric is a fire chief and search & rescue team member, we get incredible insights about those roles and the impact on family and relationships.

 
Pamela Clare is an auto-buy author for me and this story inspired me to keep her on that list. I liked everything about this book.

About Pamela Clare

USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. This year, she was honored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with their Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. A single mother with two college-aged sons, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is a two-time RITA finalist (Surrender, Defiant) and a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist (I-Team series). She loves history, having studied archaeology in college, and has traveled extensively, living for almost three years in Denmark, which feels like home to her. She attributes her love of historical romance with the years she spent visiting ruins and castles in Europe.


Barely Breathing by Pamela Clare

Barely Breathing by Pamela Clare

Posted July 8, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Lexie Jewel returns home to Scarlet, Colorado when her father’s marriage falls apart and her own career unravels. She left twelve years ago with no intention of ever going back, especially after the heartbreaking end of her relationship with Austin Taylor, now a park ranger and member of the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. Both blame the other but neither really wanted it to end.   At first I didn’t think this story was going to be all that interesting given the set up (communication misunderstandings that take forever to resolve). Well, shame on me for not remembering this author’s stellar writing chops. She wastes no time moving the story along and having Lexie and Austin behave like adults. And, these two […]