Book Review of “Leather and Lace (Tempered Steel #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 to 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.

Genre: Romance / Romantic Suspense / Suspense / Siblings / Family / Series
My Review:

 After Mac Coalson’s story “Whistlin’ Dixie”, I was really looking forward to the next in the Coalson brother series. Now Maggie Adams is back with Sam Coalson’s love story. After reading the story, I really felt that the wait was worth every anxious second spent. The book not only lives up to the expectations, but also goes beyond it.

Sam and Angel feel perfect for each other right from the word ‘go’. They were childhood sweethearts and it could have been a perfect happily ever after. However unforeseen circumstances and difficult choices from both ends separate them from each other and thus put an end to a perfect love story. But two people who are meant to be together, always do end up together. That is how the Universe conspires. And that is how it happens here as well.

The thing to look out for in this book is not the romance. The romance is typical and anyone who reads Romance novels know that the protagonists always end up together. The factor that is a USP here is the way the story goes. The flow of the story, the suspense in between and the perseverance of Sam and Angel at various points of the story is catching factor here. It is said that a healthy relationship does not consist of two strong people; it consists of two people who take turns to be strong when the other one is weak. Maggie brings this line perfectly into use with the story and that holds the crux of Sam and Angel’s relationship. The story feels as real as any true love story. Coalson brothers do have a knack of nailing the lessons of relationship deep into the readers’ mind. Read it to know how a relationship truly is, with all of its ups and downs.

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