Wanting You by Leslie A. Kelly

Posted July 31, 2018 by Marsha in Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

A cold case is suddenly too hot to handle.

Police officer Rowan Winchester wants nothing to do with his family’s A-list Hollywood legacy. Working with the LAPD is his way of atoning for the Winchesters’ dark and secretive past. And, right now, the last thing Rowan needs is true-crime novelist Evie Fleming nosing around the most notorious deaths in Los Angeles – including the ones that haunt his own family.

To make things worse, he’s torn between wanting the wickedly smart writer out of his city… and just plain wanting her.

While researching her latest book, Evie suspects that a dangerous new killer is prowling the City of Angels. Now she just has to convince the devastatingly handsome cop that she’s right. Soon Evie and Rowan are working together to try to find the killer, even as their attraction ignites.

But when the killer hones in on Evie, she and Rowan realize they’ll have to solve this case fast if they want to stay alive.

Titles in the Hollywood Heat series include:  Watching You – Wanting You – Waiting for You

Title:  Wanting You
Series:  Hollywood Heat #2
Author:  Leslie A. Kelly
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  July 31, 2018
Publisher:  Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating:  4 stars

Evie is prying into things, both in the present ans the past, that could easily get her killed.  As a true crime writer, Evie is used to dealing with professionals who don’t exactly want her around… but Rowen has a hidden reason for not wanting Evie to be working this cold case, one that’s a bit more personal to his family.  Soon it becomes obvious that Evie and Rowen are not only exposing the past, but also revealing a current day serial killer at large in the city.  One that seems to have set their sights on Evie.

Wanting You is the second story in the Hollywood Heat series, and it works well on it’s own.  You don’t “have” to have read the first, but I will always believe that any series is best experienced in order.  The action is fast paced in this mystery, and the danger doesn’t always come from where you expect.  I enjoyed pulling apart this mystery and seeing if I could come up with an answer that matched the story’s ending.  I liked Rowen and Evie together.  Sure, at first Rowen didn’t want to be assigned to help her or even have her in town… but things change when the emotions get involved.

If you enjoy mystery, a puzzle to solve and watching two unlikely people fall in love along the way… then you’ll love Wanting You.  I’d definitely recommend this one to any Romantic Suspense or Mystery reader who likes their puzzles with a dash of Romance.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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