Leather and Lace
Tempered Steel Series #2
by Maggie Adams
Sam Coalson, ex-Navy Seal, has returned to Grafton for the wedding of his brother. After being run out of town fifteen years ago for a crime he didn’t commit, he’s determined to claim what is rightfully his and take on anyone crazy enough to try and stop him.
Angel Devereaux is smart, sexy and definitely on Sam’s blacklist. After siding with Sam’s enemy fifteen years ago, Angel can’t help but wonder what if….what if Sam had never left? What if he could forgive her now? She had her reasons, but he won’t listen. So enough with words, sometimes action is exactly what’s called for.
Big, blonde and handsome, he reminded Angel of a Golden Adonis.
Angel bit the inside of her cheek to keep from telling the old bat that she had plenty of perfectly beautiful gowns but none that they would deem fit for her niece. She didn’t carry flannel.
Now behave yourself or I’m going to find Nurse Wendell and tell her you need an enema.
His smile revealed several rotting teeth while his filthy, sweat stained shirt proclaimed him ‘King of the Bear Whiz Beer Belly Contest.’ Eyeing the wiggling patch of tattooed belly peeking out from the too small shirt, Sam had to agree with the declaration.
‘It never occurred to you to call the police? Contrary to popular belief, we do a bit more than fill out forms, eat donuts and drink coffee,’ he said as he raised his mug for a drink. Realizing his error, he sat the mug down on the table with a thump.
Miss Maisy had taken to coming over every day to check on Angel and make sure the place was secure. She told Angel it was her civic duty. Angel personally thought it was so she could have an excuse to check out the store and still hold her head up at the Baptist Church.
The mystery deepens, the crimes are intensifying, and surprises abound in the second book of this delightful and entertaining series. I am enjoying this author’s humorous style. The writing is funny, heart squeezing, observant, and steamy. I doubt I would ever tire of more of the same.
About the Author
Hi! I’m Maggie Adams, although my fan club calls me Queen Minx because I do like a bit of naughtiness with my romance! I live near St. Louis, Missouri with my husband, aka, ATTRACTIVE OVER FORTY MAN. He’s also the head of my research and development (if you know what I mean *wink) I love dancing, cooking and reading and writing romance, especially erotic romance. I make sure each of my books has a little something about me in them, so keep your eyes open, I’m in there somewhere!