Book Review: Whistlin’ Dixie – Tempered Steel Series #1 by Maggie Adams 2


Whistlin’ Dixie

Tempered Steel Series #1

by Maggie Adams





A man on a mission….
Mackenzie Coalson was determined to rebuild his hometown after a devastating flood left it in ruins. He has no time for a relationship and all the romantic junk that goes with it. He has a vandal to catch and no sweet smelling bundle of femininity is going to sway him.

A woman protecting her family…..
Dixie Harris charged into the county sheriff’s office with a sassy sway and a smart mouth, eager to give the sheriff, and anyone else, a piece of her mind. When she locks horns with the devil himself, in the form of Mac Coalson, she quickly learns he has a temper to rival hers, even if he’s the living epitome of her sexual fantasies.

When the two unite to catch a potential murderer, it’s in everyone’s best interest to keep it, “business only”. But that’s hard to do when their combined attraction is volatile enough to burn down the town.



My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


He gave her what he must’ve considered his devilish smile. Two rotten front teeth and a line of dried tobacco spittle had Dixie cringing back. His fetid breath assailed her as he stepped even closer.  


Apologize to you? When pigs fly, you Mississippi River rat. I wasn’t the one caught fornicating in the parking lot of the local pizza parlor. Hell will freeze over before I apologize.


I tried sending flowers, but she apparently overturned the vase and dumped the contents on the florist’s shoes, which I felt obligated to reimburse him for, but the way.


Dixie had worked herself up to quite a state of rage.   When he walked in the door, whistling off key, she used her one good arm and threw her bedpan at him. He raised an elegant eyebrow at her display of temper and bent to retrieve it, sitting a vase filled with spring flowers on the counter. ‘I suppose I should be grateful it was empty,’ he drawled.



My Review:


Whistling Dixie was a fun and delightful read that kept me entertained and engaged throughout. Humor, romance, intrigue, and blasts of steam – all my favorite elements. Ms. Adams turned in an adroitly detailed, active, and entertaining storyline. Her main characters were hot-tempered yet endearing and lovable people who exasperated and vexed each other while their mutual attraction blossomed. This was my first Maggie Adams experience and it is one I will gleefully be repeating for the rest of the week. I was an instant fan and have loaded the rest of the series on my beloved kindle.


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Maggie Adams

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!




2 thoughts on “Book Review: Whistlin’ Dixie – Tempered Steel Series #1 by Maggie Adams

  1. Reply Caroline Andrus Aug 12,2016 2:59 pm

    Sounds like a good one! I love a feisty heroine!

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