by Karen Erickson
Series: Lone Pine Lake #2
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Publication date: April 8, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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The girl next door never looked so good... For Cameron
McKenzie, Chloe Dawson has always just been his younger sister Jane’s best
friend—a pesky annoyance who followed him around and acted like he hung the
moon. It isn’t until Jane’s wedding to her firefighter beau Chris that Chloe
reappears in his life…and she isn’t pesky or annoying anymore. In fact, the
beautiful Chloe tempts him beyond reason. But Cam knows he’s damaged goods—not
nearly good enough for Lone Pine Lake’s resident good girl. Chloe’s always
dreamed of a future with the dark, brooding Cam, and after they share an
explosive kiss, she wonders if her dream could be coming true. Cam’s never
stuck around his hometown for long, though, so she makes him an offer: one
sweet summer romance with no strings attached. This good girl’s ready for an
adventure…one that just might end up lasting a lifetime.
Tempting Cameron is the second book in the Lone Pine Lake
series and since I had no idea it was a second book I feel confident that you
can read this as a standalone. Karen Erickson delivered an old fashioned
romance that was a delight to read.
Cameron McKenzie left town after high school and has not been
back since but his baby sister is getting married and how could he miss it? At the wedding he
is shocked to see that Jane’s pesky best friend Chloe Dawson is all grown up
and in all the right places. Chloe has had a secret crush on Cam forever and
when he kisses her it’s like fireworks on the fourth of July. An old-fashioned
summer romance might just lead to something more.
I enjoyed the characters Erickson created. They are flawed, genuine
and you cannot help but care for them. Chloe has never left Lone Pine Lake; she
is a local teacher and has set down roots with close knit friends and a cabin
near the lake. Cameron took off after high school and has made his career in
photography. He has been hurt emotionally and physically and shut people out; giving this teddy bear a bad boy persona. The interaction between them was sweet, hot
and feed the romantic inside me. I loved
the secondary characters interaction with the couple and how everyone swept in
to protect Chloe from big bad Cameron.
I consumed this in a single afternoon and found it entertaining. While predictable the characters felt genuine and the race to get my HEA made it delightful.
The heat was relatively low but the chemistry was smoking, making this the
perfect read for a large audience. The lake-side town and its residence made me want to pack up my bags and spend the summer.
Looking for a sweet romance, with loveable characters to tug
at your heartstrings Tempting Cameron is the perfect rainy day or beach read.
I look forward to trying more of Karen
Erickson’s books. Jane’s Gift is book one in this small lake-town series.
Four cups of coffee out of five
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Labels: contemporary romance, Entangled, Karen Erickson, Lone Pine Lake