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Wanting You (Hollywood Heat #2)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  39 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
No celebrity secret stays buried for long in USA Today bestselling author Leslie A. Kelly's sexy and suspenseful Hollywood Heat series.

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 n
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by Forever Yours
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Bette Hansen
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a great book with a nice blend of mystery and romance. It's the second in the series but I read it without reading the first book with no problem. The story had a nice quick pace and the characters are very well developed. Evie is a true crime writer who is smart, quick and strong. Rowan is an LAPD detective assigned to work with Evie as she digs into unsolved murders for her latest book. Before long these two have dug up enough info to convince them there is an active serial killer in ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wanting You is the second in Leslie Kelly’s Hollywood Heat series. Picking up a few months after the first book left off, this one is twin brother Rowan’s story. Rowan saves true crime writer Evie Fleming from an apparently mugging gone wrong. Her self-proclaimed protector, Rowan then becomes her police consultant as Evie looks into LA serial killers and other notorious deaths. I really liked the interaction between Rowan and Evie. They complement each other well. Kelly is keeping this series in ...more
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author, netgalley
WOW!! What an emotional roller coast Wanting You by Leslie Kelly, book two in her Hollywood Heat series, took me on. This romantic suspense was edgy, dark, as well as being romantic and sexy. In addition there were some humorous scenes that made me laugh.

Evie Fleming is in Los Angeles researching her latest true-crime book when she is attacked out of nowhere. Police officer Rowan Winchester happens to be in the right place at the right time to stop Evie’s attacker from mugging her or possibly w
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leslie Kelly has been an auto-buy author for me since I read the very first Harlequin book by her years ago. While I adore her super sexy books, I have to say her romantic suspense books have always been my favorites. Wanting You hit on all my favorite things about a romantic suspense with the action starting on the very first page. I'm not going to lie, I wanted Rowan's story as soon as we met him in Watching You. I always find a favorite character when I know there is a trilogy, and usually ha ...more
Angie Reed
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Evie Sullivan has a knack for looking at crimes and finding missing information. After her friend was brutally killed and she was the key witness putting away her killer the last thing she wants to hear is this killer gets a new trial. In LA researching her new book and also a possible serial killer getting attacked was not in her plans nor was meeting sexy cop Rowan Winchester. Once Rowan found out she was a writer and what she was writing about he knew he need to make sure he kept his distance ...more
Diane Saul
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Hollywood Heat series about the Winchester brothers. This is Rowan and Evie’s story. Rowan is a detective and Evie is a true crime author. The story has a mystery and a romance. I loved that Evie was a strong female character. The story also continues a mystery that involves an event from the past of the Winchester Brothers. I look forward to seeing the resolution of that mystery in book 3. Thank you to net galley for an advanced readers copy of this book.
Meghan Lloyd
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This kind of story is like my catnip - I can't get enough of it, and every time I find a book like this, I swoon just a little. It's got just about everything I like in contemporary romances - murder mystery, hot guy in a uniform, damsel in distress (who can actually kick butt too, but still), and romantic tension. The story centers around the romance, but it also has a major focus on Hollywood's darker side, the abuse of power in law enforcement, and murders left unsolved. It's always great to ...more
‘Wanting You’ reads more like a typical murder-mystery in the RS genre as compared to the previous book—since it involves law enforcement and a true crime writer—, which isn’t a bad thing. If Leslie A. Kelly’s first book in the series felt more like a glitzy portrayal of celebrity romance, Evie/Rowan’s story delves into the grittier side of violent crime in the seedy underbelly of Hollywood, with a lot less of the stardust that one would expect of this kind of story.

The book functions well as a
Cathy Egan
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Leslie A Kelly's books because she puts a lot of suspense in them. This one was no different. The only problem I had was that I didn't realize when I started reading it that it's book number 2 in a trilogy so I got spoiled on some things from the first book, but that's my own fault. The characters are well developed and the story line moves along at a good pace. Enjoy this book and now I need to go back and read the first one. Looking forward to the final book, as well!!!
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Leslie A. Kelly.

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Part of a series: Hollywood Heat

I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Julia David
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
We met Rowan in the first book and in this story, we get to know him better. Even though he and his brother are twins, they are nothing alike except they are both all about their family. Rowan saves a woman from a mugger and helps her out afterwards. When she finds out who he is, she starts talking about the one subject that is off limits. It is too bad, because he was very attracted to her. When he is assigned to help her with her research, they find that someone, besides Rowan and his family, ...more
Katie Hansen
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and was honored to have been able to read and review. It was such a phenomenal read and had amazing characters as well as an amazing story line. I just couldn't get enough of it and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend that you read it.
Jeriann Fisher
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
There's nothing I like better than a meaty romantic suspense with a great romance and a satisfying mystery. Wanting You the second book in the Hollywood Heat series by Leslie A Kelley delivers an enjoyable read on both counts.

Evie is a writer of narrative non-fiction, crimes, with a knack for finding serial killers. Not your typical heroine profession, for sure. Rowan Winchester is a former child actor turned police detective who rescues Evie from an attack.

I didn't read book one yet & Ms K
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Evie is an author who writes true crime books. She was involved in a case as her roommate was killed by a serial killer. She helped put the pieces together and convict him. Now she is looking at another case she is writing about which involves looking at old crime scenes. While she was leaving one scene, she was mugged but saved by Detective Winchester. Rowan Winchester is now a detective in LA, but before that he was part of Hollywood as a childhood actor along with his brothers. Rowan has secr ...more
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a great book. I enjoyed reading Wanting You. Rowan Winchester is a cop from a family of Hollywood movie stars that has been touched by crime on a personal level. Evie is a true crime author who has a unique way of seeing the picture and has been instrumental in solving murder cases due to her attention to detail. Their paths cross when Evie gets mugged only to be rescued by Rowan. The chemistry between them is immediate and very believable. Leslie Kelly does an excellent job of letting the ...more
Brandi Sartin lawrence
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Can’t wait for the next one!! This one definitely kept you on your toes. You never knew why was going to happen.
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wanting You is the second romantic suspense book in the Hollywood Heat series written by author Leslie A. Kelly. This is an excellent series. I'm looking forward to reading the next story. Thanks to NetGalley and Forever ( Grand Central Publishing) for the advance copy.
Angel Hatfield
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Evie Fleming went to the Cecil hotel which had many infamous murders had occurred here. Evie went as she made a good living writing in depth explorations about notorious crimes. As far as Evie is concerned there was no better place to begin her research than L A’s most brutal killers. Nut right now she started to wonder as a man followed her to the parking garage where her rental car is parked. She didn’t mean to be so late in getting the car. A creepy-crawly sensation went up her spine. The gut ...more
Cathy Geha
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wanting You by Leslie A. Kelly
Hollywood Heat #2

Excellent romantic suspense second novel in a wonderful series that I have truly enjoyed so far – cannot wait to see what will happen in book three when the third and final brother will get to find his HEA, too.

The dynamics between Evie and Rowan were scintillating, sensual and so much fun to watch. Evie was strong and smart and admirable in ways that made me root for her throughout the book. Rowan was an alpha cop but also a man I could relate to
Miriam Wolfe
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

While this is book 2 in a series, it can be read as a stand alone book. This was non-stop action and romance as Evie and Rowan try to stay alive when someone is out to kill Evie.

There were things that they each had to work through and trust each other. While there is a HEA for Evie and Rowan the mystery of who killed Harry Baker but Rachel and Steve - were they killed or accidental death or suicide???

The only thing that I really wanted to see happen
Wanting You (Hollywood Heat #2)
Leslie Kelly

Evie Fleming -- True crime writer, researcher, and apparently a crime magnet.
Rowan Winchester -- Reece’s twin brother, member of the Winchester Hollywood dynasty, detective with the LAPD.

Evie has relocated to LA to do research on cold-case crimes. She is attacked in front of a police station and Rowan comes to her rescue.

This book has stalkers, serial killers and rattlesnakes. When the serial killer was identified I admit I was shocked. I did not se
Nicole Westmoreland
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When writer Evie Fleming is attacked by someone sent to murder her, she is "rescued" by the good looking Detective Winchester. Evie gets thrown right into the middle of her research for her current project...a book of unsolved murders in L.A. Even though Evie should be focusing completely on her research, she can't help but feel sparks for Detective Rowan Winchester, who volunteered to be her escort on her research project, to help keep her safe...but he is also trying to keep his family history ...more
Dora Okeyo
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
A delightful read! I loved the chemistry between Rowan and Evie.
She's a Writer and he's a Detective and they both have an understanding of the trauma that comes with crime. The story has a good pace and you have a bold female character in Evie who is not afraid to ask questions, challenge the answers she receives and it builds up the trust between her and Rowan. I can't wait to read the next book in the series! Thank you NetGalley for the eARC and Leslie Kelly for writing such a great romance!
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

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. O
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Wanting You by Leslie A. Kelly is book Two in the Hollywood Heat Series. This is the story of Rowan Winchester and Evie Fleming. I have read the previous book, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Evie is looking into the deaths that have been happening in Los Angeles which leads her to meet Rowan a detective on the force. Rowan is working to keep Evie safe while she is researching the death of several people. Rowan also is trying to keep his family secrets undercov
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wanting You is an amazing story that has everything a great novel should have. Leslie A. Kelly has written a truly delightful novel with suspense, some action, and lots of romance. Absolute perfection. I literally couldn’t put the book down. Sharp, witty and so very well-written.

I thought I loved the first book in the Hollywood Heat Series, but I loved Rowan’s and Evie’s story in Wanting You even more. The romance between these two was combustible, happening quickly. Still it didn’t feel rushed.
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked the first book in this series. But this second book was just fantastic.

Evie was a great heroine and I loved Rowan since he showed up in Watching You.

So worth reading!
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this second story in this series a lot more than the first. It reads more like a mystery than the first book. There was a lot more action and suspense. The romance was just right.
Illustrious Illusions
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A well written romantic suspense! The characters are great. Each with secrets that slowly come out...the pace is awesome and it is a page turning read with just the right mixes.
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Leslie A. Kelly is a New York Times Bestselling author of more than fifty novels in various genres. She writes contemporary romances--usually funny and sexy--as Leslie Kelly. The middle initial--A.--means a thrilling, dark suspense novel, like one of her Black CATs or Veronica Sloan titles.

She lives in Maryland with her husband and their daughters.

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