Embers (Common Law #2) by Kate Sherwood #mm #review @RiptideBooks

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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. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14

This is the second book in the Common Law series. Jericho Crew has taken a leave of absence from his job in LA to be the undersheriff for the Mosley Police Department. At the end of the last book there was the revelation of corruption within the police department that included a couple of feds, and Jericho promised to help Kayla, his friend and Sheriff, to uncover the corruption. A triple murder and arson bring the feds back to town, mucking about and causing a right mess. Jericho is still trying to deal with his feelings for Wade Granger. Then there are the issues that his father’s widow and his half siblings throw into the mix, keeping my undivided attention from beginning to end.


I liked this book almost as much as I enjoyed the first. It included all the things that I enjoyed before such as the humor and interesting characters. I liked the mystery and even the dialogue between Jericho and the DEA. It is kind of funny that such a small town is a hotbed for so much criminal activity. The romance between Jericho and Wade is a slow burn, which I enjoy because I don’t want to see either of them suddenly change who they are, I enjoy watching the slow process. Jericho’s half brother, Elijah was a freaking hoot with his obsession about shooting a gun. Wade and his mind games were interesting to watch. What did make me a little disgruntled was Jericho’s inner thoughts whenever Wade came around. I really wanted to slap him and at times his sexual thoughts felt a little forced, as if they were added afterwards. But all in all, it was a great story with a nice mystery that I enjoyed very much.

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