Book Review → New York Saints Series

Title: The Devil in Denim, Angel in Armani, Lawless in Leather
Author: Melanie Scott
Series: New York Saints
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014; December 30th, 2014; May 05th, 2015

the devil in denim

Synopsis: As the team-owner’s daughter, Maggie Jameson grew up in the New York Saints’ stadium—glove, cap, hot dogs, and all. Baseball’s in her blood, and she’s always dreamed of the day when she would lead the Saints to victory herself. That was before her dad had to sell the team to Alex Winters. The fast-talking, fiercely attractive businessman has a baseball pedigree that’s distinctly minor league. Maggie wants to hate him but his skills of seduction, however, are off the charts.

Alex could never have imagined how much this team means to Maggie. He needs her to help show the players that they’re still a family…even if he and Maggie are at the verge of exchanging blows. But her fiery determination and gorgeous looks prove irresistible to Alex. And much as he wants to relegate their relationship to the playing field—and get the Saints back in the game—Alex just can’t help himself: What he wants to win most is Maggie’s heart.


angel in armani

Synopsis: WILL A LOVE OF THE GAME

Sara Charles is striking out on her own. With her dad out of commission, Charles Air has only one helicopter left—and only Sara to fly charters. With the family business in jeopardy, Sara needs all the clients she can get and the newest one is New York Saints team surgeon, Lucas Angelo. When an unexpected flirtation escalates into a night of pure blind passion, Sara is in agony over what she believes was extremely poor judgment on her part. She wants nothing more than to avoid Lucas. And keep her business her business. But she needs him—in more ways than one.

But there is a catch: Lucas also needs Sara. Spring training is upon him, and his schedule is madness. So he asks Sara to be his personal pilot. It’s an offer she can’t refuse. She intends to keep him at arm’s length—especially when she discovers just what different lives they have. Little does Sara know that, for Lucas, the only thing more important than business is pleasure. He only plays to win. And he intends to hit it out of the park.


lawless in leather

Synopsis: Raina Easton never expected to be training a cheerleading squad for a baseball team. But the owner of the building where her burlesque club is housed is threatening to sell, and she needs to get a deposit together.

Malachi Coulter can’t believe that Alex Winters wants cheerleaders for their team. When he meets Raina, he can’t deny his attraction… He’s just not sure that Raina’s wild ways are what he’s looking for. Raina isn’t thrilled about finding herself attracted to a guy like Mal, ex-army, motorcycle, security, tough guy.

When a crazed fan starts causing trouble, Mal is pulled in two directions. He wants to shut the squad down but Raina wants the money. Can a former bad boy and a former bad girl team up to win the day or are they just destined to strike out?

Review: I found these books after I had read one of the author’s fantasy books. I normally don’t do series reviews and I would just do a review for each of them but I pretty much have the same feelings for each of the books and planned on giving them all the same rating. For me this series is pretty midline for romance, it’s not the best, but it definitely is not among the worst. I thoroughly enjoyed it while I was reading the series. I found the characters, for the most part to be enjoyable, the guys at times were slightly pushing that creepy line at times. However, the biggest problem I had with this series, and it took a LOT away from it for me, was the lack of condoms used during the sex scenes. Scott does a good job writing them and is a good romance writer, but omg woman, wrap up those cocks! I did a search in the e-books and condoms were mentioned at times but not in every scene and I guess I was supposed to assume they used one, but I don’t do that and I assume they’re irresponsible. And when it’s two people who’ve known each other less than a week, ew no. So yeah, huge turn off. In the end, I think I’ll stick to Scott’s fantasy books, I much enjoyed those better.

Stars: ★★★
Recommendation: Sure, if you can overlook the above

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