Feature book: Lawless in Leather
Burlesque and baseball—a match meant to be, despite misgivings on both sides. Lawless in Leather is a fitting third novel in The Saints story by the talented Melanie Scott. I have just so enjoyed them all.
Malachi—the toughest and least urbane (seemingly) of the three team owners—falls head over heels in lust with Raina, a singularly hot, sexy, pocket-sized burlesque club owner and dancer, training the cheerleaders he doesn’t agree with. Cheerleaders belong in football, not baseball, right?
Not so, and as the number of fans of the cheerleaders (the Fallen Angels) grow, so does the relationship between Malachi and Raina, after they agree that they should act on their reaction rather than deny it (hot, hot, hot).
Raina needs the extra money from working with the Saints (adding to an already gruelling schedule) to buy a property, and she feels responsible for the welfare of her workers. She is one heck of a heroine. She also is looking for a good man, having fallen foul of her last infatuation with a bad boy. Can Malachi be that or is that touch of bad boy the real thing? She is confused and thinks he’s more bad boy than long-termer.
Malachi, on the other hand, is not looking for happily together forever, having decided that’s not for him due to his last relationship.
Ha ha. You just know they are heading for a fall—the fall of the best, romantic kind. There is a fly (worm) in the ointment as well as a scary ex to worry about. Add to that, two people who like the benefits but can’t see eye to eye on happily ever after, and you have the ingredients for a book you won’t want to put down until you’re finished. Bravo!
Reviewed by Sharon S
An ARC of this book was provided by the author. ARRA members who leave a comment by 19 August 2015 will go into the draw to win a copy of the ARC. (The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Lyn W.)