Enticed by You
Dafina (AUGUST) Softcover $7.99 (304pp) 978-1-4967-1602-6
His papa was a rolling stone, and Parker Wells Jr. inherits a mess after his death. From family feuds to broken partnerships, Parker makes repairing the past his business. However, a run-in with gorgeous attorney Kennedi Robinson changes his priorities.
As Parker and Kennedi face off in a real estate battle, their romance sizzles. Their innate understanding of one another is charming and well conveyed: “From the beginning, silence was never awkward with them.” One look into Kennedi’s milk-chocolate eyes, and Parker is determined to sweep her off her feet. They have undeniable chemistry, but their relationship has to withstand both the pressure of their legal battle over Kennedi’s family property and the close scrutiny that comes with small-town life.
Enticed by You is a solid contemporary romance novel that uses plenty of the genre’s time-honored tropes and tricks to keep the fire burning. The strongest element of the relationship is the profound contrast in Parker’s and Kennedi’s experiences, beliefs, and hopes. Is this meant to be, or made for the moment? Supporting characters like Parker’s sister Brooklyn and Kennedi’s aunt Anny raise the emotional stakes. If things fall apart, personally or professionally, there’s going to be a lot of human collateral. Each sex scene and romantic fishing date is mixed with risk, and the tension rises as the novel unfolds.
Enticed by You is the second novel in author Elle Wright’s Wellspring series. Set in Wellspring, Michigan, Enticed weaves the town’s history through Parker and Kennedi’s romance. Family legacies enrich the characters’ relationships: although Parker and Kennedi are vastly different, they both have deep roots in Wellspring.
Enticed charms across the board and is a sweet but salty, memorable romance. CLAIRE FOSTER