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Peek Inside Tempting Cameron

For Cameron McKenzie, Chloe Dawson has always just been his younger sister Jane’s best friend—a pesky annoyance who followed him around and acted like he hung the moon. When Chloe reappears in his life she isn’t pesky or annoying anymore... But Cam knows he’s damaged goods—not nearly good enough for Lone Pine Lake’s resident good girl. Chloe’s always dreamed of a future with the dark, brooding Cam. He’s never stuck around his hometown for long, though, so she makes him an offer: one sweet summer romance with no strings attached.

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The girl next door never looked so good…

For Cameron McKenzie, Chloe Dawson has always just been his younger sister Jane’s best friend—a pesky annoyance who followed him around and acted like he hung the moon. It isn’t until Jane’s wedding to her firefighter beau Chris that Chloe reappears in his life…and she isn’t pesky or annoying anymore. In fact, the beautiful Chloe tempts him beyond reason. But Cam knows he’s damaged goods—not nearly good enough for Lone Pine Lake’s resident good girl.

Chloe’s always dreamed of a future with the dark, brooding Cam, and after they share an explosive kiss, she wonders if her dream could be coming true. Cam’s never stuck around his hometown for long, though, so she makes him an offer: one sweet summer romance with no strings attached. This good girl’s ready for an adventure…one that just might end up lasting a lifetime.


"I thoroughly enjoyed Tempting Cameron especially the characters of Chloe and Cameron. They were well written and realistic. Their relationship progressed at a nice pace and the fact they both made mistakes and both owned up to them made this a special story. Karen Erickson has created an interesting small town in Lone Pine Lakes and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next!"- Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622668779
Series: Lone Pine Lake, Book 2
Release Date: Apr 1, 2013
Page Count: 203
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: best friend's little sister, fling, friends to lovers

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By Jonetta May 21, 2013

The Set Up
Chloe Dawson has had a crush on her best friend's brother, Cameron MacKenzie, since she was in junior high school. He's never paid her much attention what with a four-year age difference, and he left home to prove to himself and his family that he could be a success. Cam's a serious bro... ...more

Cameron is the typical wild child of the McKenzie family who ran away from his town and family the moment he could get away. With the typical middle child syndrome and insecurities he keeps everyone away including his family with his gruff demeanor.

Chloe is the town princess who is adored by all... ...more

Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed the first book in this series Jane’s Gift; it was an emotional rollercoaster ride fromstart to finish. While there are some emotional moments in Tempting Cameron it feels somewhat lighter and it was nice to watch this... ...more

By ☕️Kimberly May 04, 2013

Tempting Cameron is the second book in the Lone Pine Lake series and since I had no idea it was a second book I feel confident that you can read this as a standalone. Karen Erickson delivered an old fashioned romance that was a delight to read.

Cameron McKenzie left town after high school and has... ...more

By Donna April 01, 2013

This book takes place in the same world as Jane’s Gift but can be read stand-alone.

Cameron McKenzie is back in town for Jane’s wedding. He left town when he was 18 and hasn't looked back. He is a gifted photographer who has traveled the world. Chloe is his little sister Jane’s friend a good girl... ...more

By LaGina April 04, 2013

Cameron is the run away guy that seems to always find a way to run. Until he goes home for a visit and that bothersome little girl next door that gave him the puppy dog eyes back in the day aint that little anymore. I started this book this afternoon and just finished it not even 10 minutes ago.... ...more

By Barbara Ann May 01, 2013

If you are looking for a "feel good" light romance, then this is a book you'll enjoy. The story's main conflict is whether Chloe Dawson can convince Cameron McKenzie to open his heart to her. Providing alternating point-of-views from Chloe and Cam gives readers an in-depth look at the realities e... ...more

By Kim Reads April 04, 2013

Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

Tempting Cameron is the second book in the Lone Pine Lake series by Karen. The books are stand alone.

Cameron McKenzie is a troubled hero full of potential. In fact, that's probably why I love him so much. He's not the troubl... ...more

By Melody April 07, 2013

Rating 4.5 Stars

Originally posted on What I'm Reading

Around Christmas time, I took a little journey to Lone Pine. This is the place where we got to meet some of the McKenzie family. Well, we are back in Lone Pine to meet another McKenzie. This time we get to know Cameron in Tempting Cameron by Ka... ...more

By Nicola April 23, 2013

Karen Erickson has given us a lovely second addition to the Lone Pine Lake series with wonderful characters and a lovely capturing storyline. We met Cameron and Chloe briefly in Jane's Gift (Lone Pine Lake) and whilst I liked them both, once you get to know them in depth they are both so easy to... ...more

By Amy R April 03, 2013

TEMPTING CAMERON is a really good book. I am new to Karen Erickson's books and after reading this one I plan to look up her others. I enjoyed the characters and the plot in TEMPTING CAMERON, which moves along at a great pace. One thing I liked so much about this story is that the relationship bet... ...more

By The Smutty Kitty April 14, 2013

As posted on The Smutty Kitty

4 out of 5 Licks

Although this is book 2 in the series you do not have to read Jane's Gift to know what's going on here-although you won't be sorry if you do. One of my favorite things in this book is that we get a few glimpses of previous characters. I always love rev... ...more

By Stephanie April 07, 2013

Karen Erickson is a must read author for me. I love her writing and enjoy every book I’ve read. She’s done it again with Tempting Cameron. It’s book two in the Lone Pine Lake series.

Chloe is the town princess. The girl next door that everyone loves, but she’s looking for an adventure in the form... ...more

By Evita April 07, 2013

Cameron has always been the love ‘em and leave ‘em type of guy, he doesn’t do commitments. He did his tour of duty in Afghanistan and suffered an injury at which point he became a photographer and traveled all over the world.

He rarely comes home to Lone Pine Lake and when he does it’s only for a... ...more

By Becca May 06, 2013

I am so excited that Tempting Cameron was the first book I received through Net Galley.

I really enjoyed this book. I think that many women dream to see their high school crush again someday and having him fall madly in love with you because you are no longer an awkward adolescent but a beautiful... ...more

By Lori April 09, 2013

I loved this book. It pulled at my heart strings from the start. I loved the confidence that Chloe had despite her vulnerability that she felt. The way she stood up for herself, so strong and brave. Then there was Cameron. Oh he made me mad with his wishwashiness. He seemed to have a tender heart... ...more

By Jennifer April 26, 2013

What I always love about Karen Erickson books is her ability to take a common romance idea and twist it, give a lot of character and then make it work even better. In Tempting Cameron, there's amnesia, the bad boy in a small town who comes home wounded and a "little pest" to beautiful, sexy woman... ...more

By Melanie May 03, 2013

I love Karen Erickson’s steamy Historical novels, but lately I’ve been checking her Contemporary ones and I like them. A lot!

‘Tempting Cameron’ comes on the heels of ‘Jane’s Gift’ which I read and reviewed for Christmas, and is the second book in the Lone Pine Lake series. Don’t fret if you haven... ...more

By Eileen April 10, 2013

Karen Erickson is really become one of my favorite authors to read. This is her second book in the Lone Pine Lake series and it was a very good story. Didn't like the hero Cameron at first because he was so full of himself but he grew on me. Still has plenty of faults but then who doesn't, right?... ...more

By Rosemary April 20, 2013

Karen Erickson has written a sweet, sexy romance that leaves you with a happy afterglow. This is the second book in The Lone Pine Lake series. The first is Jane's Gift. Jane is Cameron's sister. Chloe has always loved Cameron but he never noticed her. Once he graduated, Cameron left this small to... ...more

By Karin January 09, 2015

Lone Pine Lake Book 2.

This is Cam and Chloe's story. After an accident in Afghanistan, the prodigal son returns to his small town home. Chloe, the town's beloved elementary school teacher, has always had a crush on the elder McKenzie brother. When Chloe puts herself out there to Cam, he pushes he... ...more

By Latochia April 08, 2013

Cameron & Chloe can make you believe in love after a struggle.
Cameron was always running away from everything and everyone, and never stayed around long enough for anyone to get too close. He put on a superior attitude and only let people see what they wanted to see.
Chloe was the sweet girl... ...more

By Linz April 19, 2013

I am quickly becoming addicted to this authors work!

Another great book, if you love a broken hero who you just want to drag into you neanderthal woman cave them Cameron Mckenzie is sooooooo for you lol. He is perfect, moody, sullen, strong willed, sulky, holds things close to his chest, passiona... ...more

By LJT April 02, 2013

Karen Erickson is one of my favorite authors and I truly enjoy reading her books. This was a quick, engaging read and I found this story to be "sweeter" than some of her other works. Tempting Cameron is wonderfully written and flawlessly flows from beginning to end.

Tempting Cameron is a sweet ro... ...more

By Sue April 11, 2013

In Tempting Cameron by Karen Erickson Chloe is a teacer in Lone Pine Lake, her home town. The only time she left was for college, then returned for a job and to be with her mother. She is happy in Lone Pines Lake, although at times she describes it as being happy ‘enough’. As happy as she is, she... ...more

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Karen Erickson

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Karen Erickson

Karen Erickson lives in central California with her husband, three kids, one dog and too many cats. Being a romance writer and bringing her characters to life is her greatest dream come true. To see what she's up to, please visit

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