Thursday, November 6, 2014
Review of The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott
The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Devil in Denim is a sports romance with a twist. Typically the sports romances I read involve an athlete or a recently retired athlete as the main character, but in this book the sports angle has to do with the acquisition of the baseball team and centers around the team's management. While it's true that Alex and his partners were athletes in college, Maggie has the actual sports pedigree as she grew up as part of the team and expected to take over when her father retired. So it was quite a shock when he sold the team without telling her.
Alex loves the Saints and wants to revive the team and keep them in New York. He hopes that with Maggie's support, he'll be able to make the ownership transition smooth for all involved. But he quickly learns that Maggie's father failed to inform her the sale was happening and Saint Maggie isn't quite so saintly when blindsided. As the sparks fly between these two and anger transforms into passion, the heat ignites to inferno levels when Maggie finally gives into the temptation that is Alex. But internal turmoil is not all that stands in Alex’s way as another party makes a bid for the team out of spite and threatens not only his pending ownership, but his relationship with Maggie as well.
The Devil in Denim is a great start to the New York Saints series. Ms. Scott has created a great cast of characters and has introduced me to a side of sports romance that I haven’t been exposed to much … the management. All of the personal and business struggles that Alex and Maggie endured made this for an engrossing read that sucked me in from the beginning. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, Angel in Armani.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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