Love, Marriage & Mayhem by Maggie Adams-Blog Tour

Love, Marriage & Mayhem

Book 4 in the Tempered Steel Series

by Maggie Adams

Genre: Romance

Release Date: November 30th

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With only a small clue to the whereabouts of the arsonist that torched his family’s business, Lawrence “Lucky” Coalson heads to Las Vegas. While posing as a bouncer, Lucky finds himself ensnared by the lovely bartender, Claudia. But, like Lucky, she’s not what she appears to be and what happens in Vegas follows Lucky back home with unimaginable consequences.

Brandon Coalson is as hot as his older brothers, but he’s the sensitive one that patches broken hearts and sends them on their way. Until Anna Meeks walks into the office and into his life. Her shy demeanor melts Brandon’s heart, but she’s got secrets that could get them killed. When a family friend is grievously injured, the men vow to put an end to the sabotage once and for all, but nothing goes according to plan, and the men must fight Mother Nature, a murderer, and the local law enforcement to get the answers they seek.

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His face came closer and she closed her eyes, but popped them open when he simply touched her nose with his, rubbing it lightly. “Open those beautiful eyes, Anna. I want to see your passion.” Anna stopped breathing as Brandon tilted her head slightly, and touched just the tip of his tongue to her lips, licking just the corner, then drawing back. She caught fire at the first touch of his lips on her skin. Naturally shy, she had nevertheless had her share of kisses, but this was entirely different from anything she had experienced before. Tender pecks on the eyelids, the chin, a teasing bite along the throat and collarbone, Anna’s breath hitched. Then he gave a little lick to the ‘oh so sensitive’ spot at the curve of her neck. She gasped, as he captured the sound with his mouth, then went in for the kill…open mouth, tongue licking her lips, demanding entrance as he succeeded in devouring her mouth just as he had been dreaming of doing for so long. One sweet, succulent, tongue entwined, dream of a kiss. When they were both breathless, he tenderly pulled at her lower lip with his lips and planted one last gentle kiss on the curve of her neck. Although it was a gentle kiss, the underlying hunger could not be denied, and Anna didn’t want to deny him anymore. She craved his touch like flowers crave the rain. But now was neither the time nor the place to indulge in these fantasies. She drew back reluctantly. “You make me forget myself,” she blushed and lowered her eyes. “You make me hot,” Brandon whispered seductively.


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Love, Marriage & Mayhem encompasses both the love lives of two Coalson brothers: Lucky and Brandon. Lucky has been recently married while out in Vegas when he was doing some investigative work into the bad things happening to the Coalsons’ business. Wow, did he ever get hooked by a snake, just my opinion, of course. Lucky and Claudia seem to have overwhelming lust for each other, but that’s where it ends. She resents him for bringing her back to his small town and he doesn’t understand why his marriage isn’t like that of his brothers. I really wanted to jump through my screen and shake this woman. Eventually, poor Lucky is forced to see the truth about his wife.

On the other hand, Brandon Coalson, the brother with a soft heart for women who need help, is falling in love for real with one of Coalson’s newest  employees, Anna Meeks. She is actually hired to be Claudia’s assistant…poor girl :)…and Brandon is smitten.

Anna is just as smitten, but hides a huge secret. When Brandon finds out, he has to look beyond the face value of it, which he doesn’t at first, but finally realizes that things are not always what they seem. And Anna is living proof of that. Because he is in love with her and wants to help, he does something that goes way beyond what most men might to do to help her. Of course, there are some misunderstanding along the way, but I knew these two would get their HEA.

I love all of the Coalson’s, but this is my favorite book so far. I love Maggie Adams’s writing. She makes you feel like you are in that small little town and are friends with this wonderful family. And she knows how to write some hot scenes as well. I love the story line, character development, and how Ms. Adams keeps you on  edge right until the end with suspense. And of course, you know you’re going to order the next book because you just have to know what’s happening with this family.

I give Love, Marriage & Mayhem 5 very highly recommended stars! One-click this book and if you haven’t read her others, start at the beginning. They are fun, hot, and keep your interest…every single book. Congratulations Maggie Adams on another fantastic book!


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Other Books in the Series

Book 1-Whistlin’ Dixie



Book 2-Leather and Lace

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Something’s Gotta Give



Book 3.5-Getting Lucky (Novella)



author bio

Hi! I’m Maggie Adams. I live near St. Louis, MO with my high school sweetheart, Ned, (married thirty years) and my wonderful kids, Katie (Kyle) and Ross (Valerie). My life is like a walking, talking sitcom from I Love Lucy, but I love it, although people do tend to keep their distance from me! Writing has always been my dream, with reading my favorite hobby. I try to include a little bit of my life in everything I write, so when you read my books, keep your eyes wide open – I’m in there somewhere! Happy reading! For more about, contact me at

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