Leather and Lace
Book 1, Lonesome Point, Texas
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There’s a new bad boy in town…
Harley-riding cowboy Sawyer Kane is two parts swagger, one part sexy drawl, and all parts off limits. At least as far as Mia Sherman is concerned. After barely surviving her last relationship, Lonesome Point’s resident prankster has sworn off men. It’s for the best, really, considering her family is cursed—a real Irish curse that dooms each first born daughter to lose her husband on her wedding night.
But when long hot days talking history become longer, hotter nights with a man who smells like heaven, kisses like he means it, and can melt her panties off with one sexy smile, Mia realizes she wants more than a summer fling.
Too bad forever is forever beyond her reach.
Can true love conquer all, even a centuries-old curse? Mia and Sawyer may be the first to find out.
Look for the entire Lonesome Point series:
LEATHER AND LACE
SADDLES AND SIN
DIAMONDS AND DUST
Twelve Dates of Christmas
GLITTER AND GRIT
Sunny with a Chance of True Love
CHAPS AND CHANCE
ROPES AND REVENGE
EIGHT SECOND ANGEL
4 1/2 Stars - Another Entertaining Success
Jessie Evans has written a surprisingly different kind of romance, but I loved every minute of it. Leather and Lace was definitely unlike the other series written by Ms. Evans, but I must say was very entertaining and unquestionably, in my mind, a success.
Mia Sherman is an outgoing, fun-loving young woman born and raised in the town of Lonesome Point, Texas and is a decedent of the family who founded the small town. After escaping from a horrifying situation while attending graduate school in California, Mia runs back to her hometown to the comfort and safety of her family and the friends who have always loved her. Weary on taking the chance of letting another man into her life, Mia makes the decision to keep her heart safe and protected guarding against the possibility of again letting anyone in who may ultimately end up hurting her. But when a handsome and magnificently intriguing stranger rides into town on his Harley, Mia is hard-pressed to maintain her distance despite the fear that continues to arise within her.
Sawyer Kane works at restoring old ghost towns bringing them back to their former glory to bolster tourism. When he arrives in Lonesome Point to bid on the town’s current restoration project, he is surprisingly knocked off his feet by a beautiful redhead who immediately catches his attention. Although he makes every attempt to get her to say yes to a date, Mia continuously belays his advances insisting on keeping their relationship on the level of friendship. But when Sawyer discovers Mia is to be his guide through the history of the town and renovation venture, he is happily surprised knowing he will be able to spend more time with her and get to know Mia and simply have some fun together. But when Mia’s threatening past comes back to haunt her, Sawyer comes to the realization that this spirited and beautiful woman has come to mean more to him than he ever anticipated was possible and will do anything within his power to protect her and keep her safe from harm.
The spark and chemistry between Mia and Sawyer definitely ignited the pages on my kindle. The fun and banter between not only the main characters but the supporting cast as well was amusing and enjoyable. There were definitely some surprising elements which I have never encountered, but which gave this book a bit of a different twist. Leather and Lace is a delightful and gratifying story of two people who have suffered from circumstances of their past, but whose hearts and souls ultimately join together helping each other to overcome those incidents to heal and find love.
Another winner from Jessie Evans
Mia Sherman is a real firecracker. As owner of Lavender and Lace, Lonesome Point's answer to Victoria's Secret, she's busy selling sexy lingerie to tourists that come to visit her small town in Texas. Sawyer Kane is in town to make a bid to help renovate the ghost town that is part of Lonesome Point's history. When Mia and Sawyer meet, it's fireworks galore. It's hot and steamy from the get-go, and never lets up.
Jessie Evans does small-town romance like nobody's business. Her characters are always unique, vivid, and likeable, and the communities that she paints are places that seem like home. In addition to Jessie's signature love story, 'Leather and Lace' brings intrigue and an old family 'curse,' as well as a loveable and zany group of supporting characters to the table (it doesn't hurt that Sawyer is a sizzling hot cowboy, either!).
Jessie keeps upping her game, stepping out into multiple genres, hitting the mark every time. The Lonesome Point books are no exception, and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. Five stars all the way!
Hot Cowboy and Feisty Prankster
I am a big fan of Jessie Evans and have enjoyed all her books thus far includinng Leather and Lace. Leather and Lace's setting takes place in a small ghost town in Lonesome Point, Texas. Mia Sherman, a descendent of this small town and the owner of the lingerie shop in town, is one feisty, wild, prankster playing hottie. Sawyer Kane is the hot cowboy, harley riding, restoration expert sent to Lonesome Point to help restore the ghost town. One night, while Mia and her friends were partaking in one of her crazy prankster schemes, Mia literally ran into Sawyer, knocking him off his feet and into his heart. They both have been hurt from past relationships but they can not deny their steamy hot attraction for one another every time they run into each other, eventually giving in. What they thought would be a summer fling becomes so much more. Not only will you be drawn to this book because of Mia and Sawyers steamy hot relationship, but also because it includes a ghost town mystery, family curses, and past loves that return to stir trouble.