Thursday, 11 September 2014

REVIEW - Leather and Lace (Lonesome Point, Texas #1) by Jessie Evans

The Book
Release Date: 14 July 2014

Cowboy bikers, fireworks, and romance, oh my…

Wild girl, Mia Sherman, has a secret—she isn’t as fearless as she pretends. Descended from Lonesome Point, Texas’s founding family, Mia grew up hearing tales of an old Irish curse that had followed the Shermans to America. At age twenty-four, Mia is still terrified of the stories, because they aren’t stories. They are a warning about what will happen if Mia allows love and romance into her life. The curse struck Mia’s grandmother and her great-great-whatever grandmother, and Mia knows she could be next. The first-born daughter of every generation is cursed to lose her husband on her wedding night, which is one of the many reasons Mia has sworn off relationships. 

Until the fateful day Sawyer Kane rides his Harley into her life …

Rancher turned restoration expert, Sawyer Kane, can’t believe his luck when the feisty owner of the lingerie shop next to his hotel turns out to be the curator of his latest project, a ghost town he’s been sent to restore. He’s looking forward to long, hot days talking history, and hotter nights with Mia, but the redhead with the killer smile seems determined to keep him at a friendly distance. But when a dangerous man from Mia’s past arrives in town, Sawyer finds himself drawn into her inner circle, and into the legend of Lonesome Point itself.

Can true love conquer all, even a centuries-old curse? Mia and Sawyer may be the first to find out.

My Opinion  5 STARS
A solid start to a new series by Jessie Evans. We have a slightly naughty but fun Mia who is abstaining men after believing all her life of a family curse especially when her last relationship turned very sour.

We meet Sawyer who is in town on business....

"But whereas Bubba was built like a man who hustled up electric poles for a living and scaled mountains in his spare time, the stranger was built like a man who lifted cars off trapped kittens for a day job and hurled boulders around him for fun. With impossibly broad shoulders, thickly muscled arms, and a chest Mia knew was carved from a hunk of solid rock, he was an intimidating specimen."

Who would not want Sawyer when he's described like this? And we find out the is incredibly sweet and caring. He too has had a bad relationship he is getting over.

Mia's relationship with her grandmother is something else...

"What's up, sugar britches?" Mia asked as she answered the phone, grinning when her gram made an offended, huffing noise.
"Really, Mia. If I didn't know your mother had tried her best, I would think you'd been raised in a whorehouse."
"Aw, Gram. You're sweet."
"With a nickname like sugar britches, I oughta be," she said, making Mia laugh.

Mia has some good friends in Bubba, Ugly Ross and Tulsi and her little daughter Clementine. Bubba and Tulsi especially seem to be her better friends and are there for her no matter what.

I loved how Sawyer was there steady, strong sweet and slightly cocky and went after what he wanted, and after that first surprising kiss he very much wanted Mia.

We got a bit of a history lesson, suspense and intrigue along with romance, friendship and a bit of fun.

This was a great read.

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