Love Strikes Book 1
By: Lacey Wolfe
Nurse Molly Harper has had a tough year. But when she decides to regain control of her life, buying her dream house becomes her first priority. Finding the perfect house and falling in love with it—that’s the easy part. The hard part is getting rid of the obnoxious man who thinks he’s going to be the new owner. Even if he is gorgeous. And the sheriff…
Sheriff Luke Logan needs to buy a house. Getting out of the renting game will help in the custody battle for his son, so when the perfect place pops up right on his street, he can’t believe his luck. But there’s already an offer on the table, and the woman won’t back down. Too bad she doesn’t know that he always goes after what he wants, and he has no intention of letting her have “his” house. Even if she does make him feel that he might need more than just a house to make a home…
“That’s the only reason?” She wasn’t sure why she was disappointed. “What were you hoping I would say?” His gaze locked on hers and held it. There was no way she was going to ask if it had to do with her and the hope that they could have more. But as he stared at her with lust-filled eyes, she knew she had to say something. “I guess I just thought…from the stuff you said yesterday that maybe it was…never mind.” Luke moved closer to her. Molly’s breath caught, and the sound of her racing heart filled her head. She did her best not to look at him, but her need to see his eyes was too strong. She gazed up and found he was staring at her with nothing but passion in his eyes. She inhaled a spicy fragrance that tingled her senses. He reached out and rubbed his hand along her cheek. She closed her eyes out of instinct. Just the feel of him touching her brought back feelings she hadn’t experienced in a long time. The nerves in her body stood on end, and it was almost as though she were being tickled. She shouldn’t be enjoying this. In fact, she should tell him to stop again and not come any closer, but, man, did it feel good, for once, to just feel. And feel she did. He was close enough now that she felt his warm breath touch her skin. Opening her eyes, she saw his focus was on her lips—his mouth inches away. If she made the slightest movement, she’d taste him. She ached to grip his shirt and pull him to her. If they kissed, it would be passionate and ignite a fire deep within her. She hadn’t kissed another man since Steven. Could Luke be the first? She pushed up on her tiptoes. She was going to do it. Reaching out, she was about to wrap her hand around his neck. Her gaze was locked on his, and it was as though they were moving in slow motion. “Sheriff, you in there?” A man pounded on the door, sending it flying open.
Bidding Wars is a very sweet but short romance story about Luke and Molly. It’s one of those kinds of stories that just lets you forget about everyday struggles and takes you to that HEA world that we need sometimes.
Both, Luke and Molly, are divorced and have some baggage, but one of them deals with that baggage just a tad bit better than the other 😉 Luke is amazing!!! Amazing man, Amazing father, and just all around a sweety. I know Molly is hesitant. Who wouldn’t be with what she went through, but man I was so ready for her to just dive right in to that hunk of a man, Luke. It was making me crazy that she was so wishy washy. And I know she thought she was doing the right thing but it still killed me to wait 😉
This was a quick read. But a very sweet and cute little read. There was some humor in it that I really enjoyed. It had me smiling almost the whole time. A girl that is sweet and sarcastic is exactly what I like to read about! That was exactly how Molly Harper was.
And then, how can I not talk about Sammy J He was a doll baby and having a 5 year old myself made me love him even more. I wanted to hug him, spoil him, and just show him how special he was, like his momma should have been doing 😦
My only complaint about this story and it is such a minor detail was the sex scenes. As sweet and romantic as this story is, I actually expected a tad bit more with those scenes. But, as I said, this is a small detail and didn’t take away from the enjoyment of the book. If you are looking for a quick, east, and heartwarming read, then this is the one 🙂 Enjoy!!!
**ARC received from the author for an honest review**
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**Copy given by author in exchange for an honest review**
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About the Author
Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true.
Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.
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