A sexy, swoony romance from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Jessie Evans.
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 24, 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.
©2014 Jessie Evans (P)2015 Jessie Evans
California Girl in MA
How can you make a terrific book even better? It's by making it into an audio book and having a narrator with a fantastic voice read it!
The characters came to life in my mind as the story was read to me.
Sawyer and Mia were made for one another. Their dialogue and scenes together were witty, funny and even sexy.
This is my 2nd audio book (as in ever) and I have to say that this is the best way to get through working on a project!
Awesome, Hot, Sexy
The voice over guy was very good
His different voices were spot on for what i pictured
Ride um cowboy
I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to a friend. Jessie Evans books are go-tos for me, and I love every single one of them. This new series is hot and sexy, and the addition of the mystery, along with the love story, is a winner.
I loved Mia's and Sawyer's first time together. Also, the part of the book where Paul came back for Mia was heart-pounding, and added a great edge to the story.
It's always interesting hearing a narrator's take on characters. His voice for Tulsi was one of my favorites.
I just loved the whole thing. There are happy, sad, scary, and sexy moments, and they are all wonderful.
I LOVE Leather and Lace. Jessie Evans created a fun romance with mystery, intrigue, and a hot love story. I also felt that the narrator did a great job. I highly recommend this audiobook to all the romance fans out there.
The love story and family closeness.
This was a good love story about two people who didn't want to settle until they became friends with benefits, and then fell in love. Her history with abuse kept her from admitting her love and using a family curse as the excuse. However he didn't' let any of it hold him back, his patience had his reward.
I really liked this book! It was interesting .... Romance , mystery little suspense, hot scenes and love. It had it all including a good narrator. The story and characters were likable and fun to listen to. I will get the next book in the series.
The geek mom and book blogger known as RhiReading.
I started my Jessie Evans fangirling with her small town sweet romances. She writes such great characters and small towns that it was only a matter of time before I caved and snapped up her Lonesome Point, Texas series books. I'm not really into the whole Texas or cowboy thing but sometimes I'll make an exception with an author I love already or a plot element that's hard to resist. I'm thrilled to find that while LEATHER AND LACE is far more suspenseful and very steamy, it's just as enjoyable as previous Evans' books I've read.
I think that—like most romance readers—I have a special spot in my heart for heroes with a sad back story. There's something about seeing a guy who has had a tough life become a courageous, gentle man instead of a thug. Sawyer could so easily have become that. He's a big bald guy who rides a motorcycle and wears a Stetson and I found him surprisingly sweet and gentle. Mia's so full of sass it's a wonder any guy could get past her emotional defenses—'cause she's had her own bumpy past when it comes to relationships. Together they just combust.
I actually wound up snagging the audiobook for L&L because it was a steal since I owned the Kindle copy already. If you're an audio reader I think it's a great listen. I almost died of red-face though because I was listening without headphones and it got to the first love scene—which was pretty long and very dialog-heavy—and my husband got to hear the whole scene. If you love a high-heat romance I'm pretty sure my husband's disgusted reactions to the male narrator reading the scene are an indication you'll enjoy it. lol
If you're into romantic suspense genre, there is a mystery and a suspense element to the overall story, but I'll admit I wasn't expecting them based on the blurb and they were kind of meh to me. I just wasn't feeling them, kinda felt a little like they detracted from the small-town romance mood in a way that just didn't work for me. But, if you dig the genre you might love it, it's just not my thing outside of the paranormal shelves.
Overall, it was a terrific read on audio but I think I would have been just as happy reading it myself. I'm really looking forward to diving into SADDLES AND SIN as well as DIAMONDS AND DUST because I adored Bubba and Tulsi as secondary characters. If you wind up rooting for secondaries to get their own books I definitely recommend picking up the HOT TEXAS DAYS box set which features the first three books in the series!
The Geekery Book Review
I loved this story when I first read the book and I have to say listening to it brought a new dimension of love! The character interactions and development were really good and the way Sawyer and Mia met and were drawn felt real.
The humor and sensitivity of both Sawyer and Mia. Two people who have experienced bad past relationships, who aren't looking for serious but find forever in the other! Plus you had some suspense and mystery thrown in!
Well having read the book first, he definitely brought the characters to life and his deep voice seemed to really resonate for me as Sawyer.
I laughed a lot in this book! Jessie has written wonderful characters who are fun and charismatic!
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