Thursday, 17 March 2016

Review Blitz & Giveaway: Karen Erickson's "Ignite (Wildwood #1)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Review Blitz for Karen Ericsson's "Ignite (Wildwood #1)."


Weston Gallagher is falling hard-for the wrong woman.
One night of passion has haunted him for years.
Now he’s got a second chance to get the girl of his dreams…but there’s just one problem:
She hates him.

Eight years after he stormed out of Wildwood, California, West has returned to his hometown as a firefighter. His friends and family are thrilled he’s back-with the exception of Harper Hill. His best friend’s sister is all grown up and in all the right ways. He knows she’s going to do everything she can to protect her heart and keep him at arm’s length, but West has other ideas.

He will win the girl that got away. No matter what it takes…


This one got off to a bit of a slow start for me. I usually love books from Karen Erickson so I began to think that maybe I had lost my reading mojo. Luckily things changed for the better with the arrival of the half way mark and I ended up reading the second part in one afternoon. I devoured Harper and West's story, I couldn't stop reading and I was blissfully happy with how the book had picked up pace and things were, at last turning out just the way I had hoped.

"Ignite" followed the second chance romance of hunky fireman, Weston Gallagher and his childhood friend, Harper Hill. When I heard that this was going to be a series involving sexy firefighters, I was excited to get started, however when I first met West, I was a little disappointed to discover that he wasn't quite the hero that I had expected. West spent a great deal of time dilly-dallying around over his feelings for Harper when all I wanted him to do was take action and go get his girl. I was afraid that he was going to lose Harper. He really needed to grow some balls and fast. Where was the big, alpha fireman that I had envisaged? Thankfully, West did come to his senses and I was cheering him on from the sidelines, ecstatic to see Harper and West together at long last.

From that moment on, I loved everything that I was reading and I must have had a huge smile on my face as I continued with the story. I was delighted with the progression of West and Harper's relationship and the only thing that made me sad was how quickly I reached the final page. I felt as though I had only just got excited about some much needed romance when the book came to an end. Thank goodness it is part of a series because I have seriously not had my fill of this cute and sexy couple. 

Next up is Lane and Delilah's story and I'm looking forward to that one. Having met them both in this book, I am anticipating a stormy ride and I can't wait! 

"Ignite" gets  ❤️❤️❤️❤️  from me.


Oh, shit. He was fairly certain he knew what was about to happen. She’d shed the coat and—he hoped—she would be wearing nothing much underneath. And if she was asking for uncomplicated sex, could he give her that? Did he want to give her that?

She bent her head and undid the belt, letting it fall to the floor. Glancing up at him, she didn’t smile, didn’t say anything. Just held his gaze while her fingers moved over the few buttons keeping the coat together, until the last button was undone and the coat fell open. Revealing that she wore nothing but the smallest scrap of black lacy panties he’d ever had the honor of seeing.

He broke out into an immediate sweat. Yeah. He’d give her whatever she wanted, no questions asked.

“Sit down, West,” she demanded and he did, practically falling backward onto the couch, his hands gripping his knees. He told himself to calm the hell down but the quick mental reassurance was no help. He had an erection just from seeing her like this, watching her move toward him with pure determination in her every step as she shrugged out of the coat so it fell onto the floor in a crumpled heap.

She pushed his hands away from his knees and straddled his thighs, her bare breasts in his face, hard, rosy pink nipples a complete temptation. Ignoring them, he tilted his head back, blinking up at her as she smiled down at him, shaking her head so her hair tumbled all to one side.

“Like what you see?” she asked, her voice husky. Sexy.

So unbelievably sexy he couldn’t believe this was happening. How’d he get so fucking lucky?

“I definitely like what I see,” he said, his gaze...everywhere. He didn’t know what to look at first. Her face? Her breasts? Those slender legs straddling him, the lace panties and what lay beneath? Christ, she was trying to kill him. Slay him dead.

It was working.

Harper rested her hands on his shoulders, her fingers tracing the artwork that covered his skin. She drew closer, her hair trailing over his bare skin, and bent her head so her mouth was by his ear. “You should touch me, West. Touch me wherever you want.”

Ah, fuck.

Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read – sexy contemporary romance. Published since 2006, she’s a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

She also writes new adult romance as NYT & USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy.

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any. This sounds great!

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