Embers by Kate Sherwood ~ Buddy Review by Teresa and Sadie

Title: Embers

Author: Kate Sherwood

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

Teresa’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Sadie’s Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/06/2017

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Summary:

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.

Teresa’s View:

We decided to do something different for our review on Embers. We each choose three questions and answered them in a chat format. I hope you enjoy 🙂

 

T: First question is what do you think of the town of Mosley? It’s authenticity?

S: Well, I’ve never been to Montana, but I’m wondering if everyone would actually be cool w/ Jericho being gay. You?

T: I think it must be an awfully big small town to have a biker gang and FBI and dea agents there alll the time. Although the sheriffs department only has about 5 officers (only four members are ever mentioned). The terrain is accurate. I’ve been to Montana. As for the gay thing, Montana is a pretty conservative state. I think there would be less support for it.

S: Yeah it’s “not big enough” for its own police dept, hence the sheriffs, but it has a drug ring, a gang etc?
My question is, what is one difference you noticed in each of the main characters (Wade and J) between books 1 & 2?

T: Wade seemed much more manipulative. Jericho, I thought, was pretty much the same as book 1 – good, cocky but Wade is his weakness.

S: Agree about Wade. But he was also a little more direct with his emotions toward Jay? Like he literally said “I care about you”
TBH I thought Jericho seemed like he had taken one too many bumps to the head lately

T: Haha. True.
I still don’t see them working out in the long run

S: I’m not sure they’re supposed to

T: If they don’t, it’s not a romance…

S: Do you think it’s meant to be a romance? It seems pretty heavy on the other elements to me

T: It is listed as a romance. Book four is listed as HEA on Riptide’s site

S: Well that answers that. LOL

T: I don’t see how that’s possible though… which is the only reason I’m going to finish the series. To see how [Kate Sherwood] does it

S: I bet Wade goes back to Cali with Jay

T: I could see that.
My next question is what do you think about Kayla?

S: I have mixed feelings. She’s constantly worried about how the town perceives her, yet she 1. begs Jericho to work for her and 2. has no clue *** is dirty?

T: Agreed. But sometime you can turn an innocent blind eye to [people you know]

S: True
How do you feel about Hockley? (We can’t put spoilers obv but I mainly mean his sudden about-face)

T: I don’t trust him. At all. I’m not sure what he is all about!

S: Me neither! He spends 1.5 books being a jerk and then…

T: Last question from me… do you see Jericho taking on more in regards to his half siblings?

S: Only if he has to. Like if Nikki isn’t around. He doesn’t seem to enjoy the kids at all

T: I think he is just not used to kids, wild one in particular, but won’t leave them to their mother entirely.

S: My last question is, you’re casting the 3 MCs for a movie, who are your first picks?

T: Ugh! I’m no good at that…

S: Ok. Lemme think of something else.
How do you feel about Nikki? Any particular thoughts?

T: I think she has no redeeming qualities. She is a poor mother and a manipulator. I don’t like her at all.

S: Definitely a manipulator.

T: Well that’s it for this book. Now to wait for book 3.

Sadie’s View:

T: Final thoughts?

S: I slept on it and I don’t think so

Links

Embers on Goodreads
Riptide
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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