In Wild at Whiskey Creek by Julie Anne Long, Glory Greenleaf just can’t seem to catch a break. Just as she was getting ready to leave the sleepy town of Hellcat Canyon to pursue a singing career, her brother is arrested for drugs. Glory has no choice but to stay in town and help her mom try to keep their home. Sheriff Eli Barlow is probably Glory’s biggest fan, not to mention the fact that he has been in love with her since they were kids. It absolutely killed him to have to arrest her brother, who is also Eli’s best friend. His relationship hasn’t been the same with Glory since then. When Glory is presented an opportunity to perform for a music executive, another hurdle is thrown in her way. Can Eli help Glory get her big break? Will Glory ever forgive Eli for arresting her brother?
I can think of two words that describe Glory Greenleaf: sassy and determined. Despite all of the obstacles placed in her way, Glory keeps playing her music hoping one day she will be discovered. Her sassiness is on display in just about every interaction she has with the other characters in the book, especially those that think the worst of her.
I loved how Eli and Glory danced around each other for most of the book, ratcheting up the sexual tension. It’s obvious that they both want each other but neither wants to admit it. These two even date other characters in the book, making each other jealous. When these two finally come together, sparks flew off the pages.
Wild at Whiskey Creek by Julie Anne Long is the second book in the Hellcat Canyon series, but it can be read as a standalone. Long has written a fun romance with vivid characters that leap off the pages. Anyone who loves contemporary romance or small town romances would enjoy this book.
Title: Wild at Whiskey Creek
Author: Julie Anne Long
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: Borrowed from the Library