Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lawless In Leather - Melanie Scott

Lawless In Leather
Melanie Scott
St. Martin’s, May 5 2015, $7.99
ISBN: 9781250040411

Three jocks ((Alex Winters (see The Devil In Denim), Lucas Angelo (see Angel in Armani) and Malachi Coulter)) saw their college baseball careers go up in smoke when they were injured rescuing people from a fire in Queens.  Years later, the three buy the failing New York Saints baseball team.

Seeking good publicity, Alex the businessman establishes the Fallen Angels cheerleading squad to the chagrin of veteran Mal and the neutrality of physician Lucas.  Whereas Mal insists there is no room for a professional cheering squad outside of fans in baseball, Alex shockingly hires Madam R burlesque club owner Reina Easton as the head Angel.  He may not want her as a dancer, but Mal knows he wants Reina as a lover.  Though attracted to her recalcitrant boss, Reina refuses to let Mal get to first base let alone a walk-off homerun together.

The third New York Saints thrilling baseball romance stars two interesting protagonists who bring their best Mariano Rivera cutters to the game of love.  Fast-paced, the fine storyline needs more sports, but contains delightful dueling Nolan Ryan heat. 

Harriet Klausner

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