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The bestselling erotic romance series from Adriane Leigh is now available in paperback for the first time!From the moment their eyes locked across a crowded room, he recognized something in her that he needed. Something that was impossible to resist...Enigmatic and sexy, Carter Morgan is a wealthy CEO and playboy who keeps a model on his arm and the walls around his heartThe bestselling erotic romance series from Adriane Leigh is now available in paperback for the first time!From the moment their eyes locked across a crowded room, he recognized something in her that he needed. Something that was impossible to resist...Enigmatic and sexy, Carter Morgan is a wealthy CEO and playboy who keeps a model on his arm and the walls around his heart high. His dangerous good looks and seductive charm gets him whatever he wants— whenever he wants it. That is until he meets Eva.When smart and spirited fashion editor Evangeline Austin encounters Carter Morgan, sparks fly and worlds collide. Her every instinct tells her to run, yet she can't deny the overwhelming effect he has on her. They embark on a passionate affair that threatens to consume them. They try to defy the odds by making their own rules and surrendering completely to the exquisite power of their passion but when unforeseen forces threaten to tear them apart, Carter and Eva must decide if the moments of exquisite perfection are worth the intense pain.Steel and Lace: The Complete Series contains volumes #1-4 of the Lace Series....

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Steel and Lace: The Complete Series Reviews

  • Jamie
    2019-03-27 21:24

    SUPER CUTE, SEXY, STEAMY AND CRAZY!!Crazy Sexy Carter....[image error]Eva......[image error]I really liked this one!! Carter and Eva were crazy! Well, mostly Carter was crazy but Eva was a little nuts too. Carter is a young sexy billionaire that has everything he wants (of course) and one day at a party his and Eva's eyes land on each other at the same time and....BOOM!Instant lust.. and when Eva spills her drink on Carter that pretty much seals the deal for him.. They part ways that night but Carter finds her pretty quickly and sets out to make this girl his. And he is way over the top crazy possessive wacko stalkerish kinda holy shit wow crazy wierd into her like super fast...I'm surprised he didn't try to pee a circle around her to mark her as his territory right off the bat!And Eva... she falls for crazy Carter super fast too but she's a little more unsure,a lot jealous, and drives Carter even more crazy than he already his with her actions..it doesnt take much to push Carter over the edge and she just keeps poking at him. They have a VERYYYYY sexual realtionship and their hormones are pretty much on overdrive around each other.. they go at it a lot. And its hot.. its really really hot. They have lots of angry sex too.. all mad and up in each others face yelling and the next thing you know they've done screwed each others brains out...They definitly have LOTS of ups and downs and their whole realtionship is kinda done backwards..but it was obvious how much they loved each other..it was just a crazy f'ked up some of the time kind of love.. but it was love. This book was seriously entertaining and I enjoyed every page. There was no drag time, no boring parts and I never skimmed or skipped any pages. The story was cute, the sex was hot , the characters were hilarious at times but above all--they were interesting! I look forward to more from Ms. Leigh![image error]

  • SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
    2019-04-07 02:07

    ★★★★★! Steel & Lace (complete series). Intense, whirlwind romance with an enigmatic, sexy & controlling billionaire playboy & sizzling sex throughout!The Lace series was a perfect read for me! It has amazing story-telling, just enough intrigue, a larger-than-life hero and off the charts sex scenes! This recently released Omnibus consists of the previously released 4 parts/novellas.Carter Morgan – he is everything that I love in a hero; He is a beyond gorgeous and sexy, ultra rich and successful, controlling and dominant, entitled and ruthless (with stalker tendencies), untouchable and non-committal playboy alpha male… Well at least until he met Evangeline, of course… This is their story!Steel & Lace, #1.1 – Carter’s POV. Read after chapter 1:http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.co....Hero: Carter Jonathan Morgan/28 years old/billionaire/CEO-mogul-playboy/brown hair/steel blue eyesHeroine: Evangeline Austin, “Eva”/26 years old/recent UMASS graduate-fashion website editor/dark brown hair/green eyes“From the moment their eyes met across a crowded room…” they are simply captivated by each other. And so an intense whirlwind romance begins. We get to follow Carter and Evangeline during that initial meeting through several “chance” encounters as they fall hard and fast! We then follow them as they embark on an intense affair that will consume them body and soul. It’s every bit the roller-coaster ride one can expect when dating the ultimate playboy with the villains from his past set out to destroy them. And though some intrigue does come from outside sources their biggest obstacles will always come from within. Carter is simply an unforgettable hero. I loved every moment of him! Eva is strong at times and other times very annoying which is often the case when paired with a larger-than-life hero.Spellbinding storytelling, scorching sex scenes and of course, Carter Morgan! I thoroughly enjoyed this series and I have to say I am surprised that not more readers have caught on. Adriane Leigh is an amazing story teller and an author to follow!“I hope you aren't fond of these," Carter ripped the delicate lace off of my body and shoved them into the pocket of his pants.”“He began rubbing my foot again. "We'll fly out at four on Friday. Don't bother packing, I want you naked as much as possible next weekend."“He grinned a slow, lazy grin and nipped at my lips. I smiled softly; he looked so young and beautiful and carefree in that moment. Not the CEO who ran a billion dollar company, but a man that looked his age. Playful and sweet…”“Can you be quiet, Evangeline?" I nodded my head in response. "If you're not, everyone will know what we're doing up here.”***Hero rating: 5 stars Heroine rating: 4 starsSex scenes rating: 5 starsSex scenes frequency: 5 starsStoryline concept rating: 4.5 starsStorytelling skills rating: 5 starsStory ending rating: 5 starsBook editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): 4.5 stars**********************************************Overall rating: 5 starsWould I recommend this series: Yes.Would I re-read this series: Maybe later.Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

  • Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
    2019-04-01 00:10

    Okay, Okay, I sorta feel bad for ever putting a negative status update out there about this book. YES, especially in the begining, there were massive similarities to this book and FSOG, Bared to You, and even This Man. It was like some major smashed together version of Deja vu. I normally don't really mind similarities and wouldn't even mention it, but geez there were a lot, and I feel it's worth mentioning so people are prepared for it. It sorta made me unable to get into the story for a while. But then somewhere things stopped being so similar and I really, really got wrapped in. Yes, there were still some similarities but I still liked it.Meet Carter Morgan...[image error]"I love you, even if you are the most stubborn woman on earth. I can't help but love you."Billionaire CEO. He's sexy as all hell. Always has a model on his arm, has homes in Aspen, NYC, and Boston. He's used to getting what he wants and isn't used to getting told no. At a charity event he meets Evangeline Austin. "I want to Carter. I want to survive it. Please, let's survive it. Tell me you still want to. I just...I don't think I can live without you."She had just moved to Boston with her best friend Cate when she met Carter. She is a fashion blogger and really comfortable with her independence, so when Carter starts making his move on her, she isn't so easy to give in. But they have an unexplainable pull that neither can resist so only a few days after meeting, Eva gives in and goes to an event with Carter and then ends up going home with him. mmmhmmmm...Carter has instantly decided that Eva is the one for him, but convincing her is the hard part. At every turn Eva's insecurity makes itself known as Carter's past seems to show up. The strong pull they have between each other makes them crazy for each other. They go up and down. From being insanely in love, having sex in all sorts of places, to driving each other crazy and having angry sex in all sorts of places. We're talking public restroom, coat closets, up against office windows, hoods of cars, these two are insatiable, and that's only a few of the places. But the strong pull leads them to make a huge rash decision that seems wonderful at first, but ends up being a struggle they have to fight together. (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]"I'm so lucky. I'll never forget how lucky I am to have you, Evangeline. Not for a single day of my life."Since this is a short story series, I feel that is really all I can say without spoiling. I really liked this series. Yes, as I have mentioned there are similarities with other books out there, but it also has its own punch too. The sex between these two was scorching hot and I loved Carter. He was over the top alpha, controlling, possessive, and sometimes overreacted to situations, but I loved him and all his craziness all the same. Eva was the same way. Sometimes I wanted to grab her and shake her. Sometimes she could be completely mature and rational and then others I would be like, "WTH??" LOL, but in the end, they were indeed perfect for each other. I definitely recommend the read, especially for people who love the series I mentioned above, just be prepared for the deja vu moments. :)And here's the first chapter from Carter's POV. Enjoy!!http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.co....["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Amber Rose
    2019-03-28 22:08

    4.5 dropping panties stars!!! Spoiler free Holy ripping panties like a PRO..... Steel of Lace is HOT. Carter also have made it to my on growing list of book boyfriends... So congrats, Carter. Glad you made the team :) “I couldn't have been more surrounded by Carter in sight, scent and touch. His hands all over me, his body covering mine, his intoxicating fresh water scent surrounding me.”Carter Watch out ladies, there is a new man in my dreams. His name is Carter. Carter is unbelievably hot, he can rip panties like a damn pro. Sexy billionaire once again has hit the jackpot for me. I can't get enough of him. Carter is such a sweet heart. My heart was melting for him in the entire book. When he was not around, I was thinking him. But also like most controlling men that I love, he tends to be very possessive. I can handle that. But when he cuts Eva and leaves her in the dark, I can't help but to want to hug him and also strangle him. So it's one of those drives you crazy type of men and also I want to drop to my knees for him.EvaEva poor girl didn't stand a chance when she first met Carter. He rushed into her life and wasn't going to take no for an answer. I liked who she is very independent, love the type of work that she was in. But also she told Carter what she felt and how it was going to go down. But I had a couple of problems with Eva. Her mind is telling her to slow things down but, then she say YES to everything he says. Which after words worked out, and I was glad. But I hated that she ran away the second things got a little messy. I wanted her to take a little more control. Other then those couple of things, I quite enjoyed Eva.Overall this book is fantastic. I want to read more of course. So I am not sure if this series is over or what but, I would love to have me some more of Carter. This story took me on a really enjoyable ride, My heart was beating at parts and I hated that I had to put this book down for 1 second. Love the Writing style. Looking forward to reading more from this Author! If your looking for a fun sexy read then this is for you! Bravo!!! Now write me some more! PLEASE!!!! :)Received an ARC from the Author, exchange for an honest review.For more of my reviews go to Amber's Reading RoomLike my blog facebook page

  • Adriane Leigh
    2019-03-22 21:31

    Check out the new cover for The Complete Series! A well-dressed man with a tie...YUM!http://amzn.to/1NNEEyY

  • Adriane Leigh
    2019-04-21 05:31

    Carter POV of Chapter 1 at Sinfully Sexy Book Blog! http://sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.co....

  • ~ Becs ~
    2019-04-07 02:13

    "Say, it. Say you are fucking mine." Sweat glistened on his brow and I wrapped my fingers into the hair at the back of his neck. "I’m yours, Carter." I really enjoyed this one. I think it’s safe to say that this book follows a now well worn path. Young, handsome yet more than just a little fucked up billionaire spots and chooses a seemingly regular girl next door type and falls instantly in love and has to have her and claim her. Of course, with all these books, once you get to know the characters, the comparisons fall away and you lose yourself in their story and that definitely happened for me in Steel & Lace as I started to fall under Carter Morgan’s delicious spell."Look at me, Carter." I forced him to lift his head and look me in the eye. "You consume me. I've got it so deep I can barely even breathe. When we're together you take my breath away and when we're apart I'm lost. I won't run again, I promise. What can I say to make you believe me?"This is the story of Carter, handsome young billionaire CEO and Eva, a fashion editor. Their eyes meet across a crowded room and they share an instant and very intense connection. Carter makes it his mission to find out more about her and pursues her relentlessly, not prepared to take no for an answer.I have to say that the eroticism is very well done in this one. It’s beautifully paced and it will have liquid fire curling in your belly. It’s seriously HAWT!! As a piece of erotic romance, this is a mighty fine example. This was originally released as a series of novellas but I read it as a complete novel and there’s no indication in that one where each novella would have begun and ended. I think this is very apparent right at the beginning as Carter and Eva become intimate before they’ve really got to know one another and, more importantly, before we, as readers, have got to know them yet. I felt a bit non-plussed by this but I can understand the need to do it when the first part was released as a novella. To captivate the audience and make the readers want to continue onto part two, the story needed to move on quickly in a way that’s really not necessary in a full-length novel. Personally, I’d have enjoyed a slower build up to increase the anticipation.BUT – it sounds like I’m being overly critical when I actually really enjoyed this. Once I’d got to know Carter & Eva I became completely engrossed in their story and it really is an emotional and angsty ride as they choose to make things just about as difficult for themselves as they possibly can. Sadistically, I enjoy this – I love the main characters in a novel to truly suffer before they arrive at that elusive HEA and suffer they surely do. I will say that things escalate at almost the speed of light inn this one – again, I attribute this to the initial release as a series of novellas.So, I very much enjoyed this and it;s worth pushing through those first, really rather challenging chapters to find the wonderful yet tortuous love story that lies in the pages beyond. I do that think that Adriane Leigh is a very talented writer and I feel that she grew from strength to strength as the novel progressed and, for the future, I would very much like to see her put that talent into writing a full length novel.3.5 very sexy starsFor more reviews, please visit Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews or visit us on Facebook.

  • Jessica's Book Review
    2019-04-13 22:06

    Read more reviews on my blog | Like me on FacebookLadies, if you are looking for a sexy, hot, total alpha male, look no further because Carter Morgan is for you! He is all Christian Grey but without the weird BDSM addiction.The Steel and Lace series is a really fun and sexy read. I really enjoyed the story of Carter & Eva and am glad the author decided to combine the 4 short stories into one book. It all fit in well and I did not feel as if I was reading 4 short stories, it felt like just one book. This was a perfect read while laying out by the pool during Spring Break. I am such a sucker for sexy, Alpha male billionaires sweeping a girl off her feet and Carter Morgan did not disappoint!Eva Austin is a young 20 something college graduate and fashion blogger living with her best friend Cate in Boston. Eva is your average girl until she meets the sexy Carter Morgan at a party. Carter is a CEO/billionaire who is known to have a new flavor of the week on his arm and does not settle down. He is unfairly good looking, rich, and sweeps Eva off her feet. Something about Eva intrigues him and he does everything possible including basically stalking her to get to know her and get Eva to agree to go out with him. Once Eva and Carter go on their first date it is no breaking these two apart. Carter and Eva quickly fall in love and their incredibly hot erotic sex becomes much more. Their passionate love affair is full of romance, sex, and heated arguments leaving the reader wanting more of Carter and Eva.I really enjoyed the character of Eva, she felt real to me. The relationship with Carter and Eva was too fast for my taste, saying I love you so quickly, getting married too fast I felt Carter was a bit unrealistic. He went from being a “man ho” to falling in love and wanting a wife within in weeks of meeting Eva. Eva however was more reserved and even her character had second thoughts with how quickly she and Carter were moving along. I found this to be realistic and I was glad she wasn’t all fairy tales and HEA’s with Carter. Even her arguments with Carter about his past I felt were understandable; though she may have over reacted I would be concerned with the same things as well.Carter was perfect, maybe a little too perfect. Once Eva entered his world he completely changed his ways and became a new man. I would of liked to have read their relationship develop a little longer before the “I love you’s” started. I find it hard to believe in a relationship developing so quickly and the two actually staying together. Carter is incredibly sexy. Based on the author’s description of him I pictured David Gandy and his sexy blue eyes the entire time while reading and it made it even better for me. I love alpha males and Carter is a total Alpha sex god. He was controling of Eva but it was so sexy. I wouldn't mind being controlled like that ;) I think Adriane Leigh is a great writer who wrote an enjoyable story. I felt connected to the characters and wanted them to have their HEA at the end. I would have liked to have seen a little more drama or bigger dilemma in Steel and Lace but I overall enjoyed the story, the characters, including the best friend Cate. The epilogue was precious and I was smiling while reading it. I would recommend this book to readers looking for a erotica romance novel that enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey or the Crossfire Series. I give Steel and Lace 3.5 Stars. I am looking forward to reading more work by Adriane Leigh in the future.** I received an ARC copy of Steel and Lace from the author in return for an honest review **Sexy Carter Morgan with his wavy hair and blue eyes.Carter and Eva

  • Alana ~ The Book Pimp
    2019-04-08 01:22

    Yet another edit:I've found out that Steel and Lace came out BEFORE Beautiful Bastard, so some of my feelings on unoriginality may actually be directed in the wrong direction. Because of this fact, I've bumped up my GR rating back to 4♥'s. Steel and Lace perfected the panty ripping first, so I'm giving them round-up to reflect that.Original Review:I've flip-flopped on the rating. I'm trying to determine if it deserves 3 or 4♥'s, because I think the ultimate rating would be 3½♥'s.If you love 50 Shades, this is right up your alley. In the beginning, I'll admit, I was a little worried because it seemed SO much like 50 Shades and Beautiful Bastard. I fought those comparisons throughout the book. Edit: Rather it was Beautiful Bastard that was much like this book, but Steele and Lace still ran along the same overall territory that 50 Shades made popular. Now, this is probably going to come back and bite me on the ass... but originality-wise, I'd only give this 1♥. The writing isn't bad, the characters aren't that bad... but it's like I've read this all before. Maybe it's because I've read Beautiful Bastard so recently, but it's like a bunch of adult Twilight fan fictions got together into a blender, was put on chop, and then out as Steel and Lace. Because it was on chop, and not puree' you can still identify parts and pieces of the original ingredients/ideas. And this couple- *ARG* nothing beautiful about them, just the disaster part. Can you tell I've re-read Beautiful Disaster recently, too? Hard not mentally set aside other books at times. They ARE a train wreck of a relationship. I really wish that many elements were not as predictable as they ended up being. I loved that feeling after I read 50 Shades, and I keep trying to feel that again, but without enough individuality and originality to make a book seem new and fresh... I was given a free copy from the author in exchange for a review. My thoughts are my own, and I received NO compensation for my review.

  • Pam
    2019-04-13 01:05

    DNF @ 60%I know I am the minority, I wanted to love this as much as my other friends and I think that is my downfall with this book. I can't really pinpoint what it is, but I couldn't get fully into to the point of almost dreading that I have to pick it up. Eva was too much of a drama queen for me and I couldn't relate or even feel for her, she got no sympathy for me. Eva and Carter's brand of insecurity was not for me, it was a bit too much, it drove me mad. I don't mind books that have the inst-love scenario, but it was hard to read when I was comparing it to FSoG or the Crossfire series. I would hate if this little write up of mine discourages you from reading this series, as I mentioned my friends who have read it have given this a 4-5 star and loved it so don't let what I say be the judge of it :)

  • Helena
    2019-04-11 03:23

    ★★★★1/2 Panty-Ripping-Sexy-Controlling-Billionaire STARS“I hope you aren't fond of these," Carter ripped the delicate lace off of my body and shoved them into the pocket of his pants.”ATTENTION LADIES HOT SEXY CONTROLLING ALPHA BILLIONAIRE ALERT!!!!!Steel and Lace The Complete Series, was a fantastic read. It consists of 4 short novellas that have been combined to make a full novel. I loved everything about this book, Eva and Carter are the perfect mix of right and wrong and Carter well..... Carter Morgan is my new billionaire boyfriend he is perfect in every way. Young, uber rich, total alpha with panty ripping mega stalking tendencies....what's there not to like right?Eva Austin is a 26 year old UMASS graduate and now an editor for a popular fashion website. She has just moved in with her best friend Cate a Boston-based fashion designer, and is accompanying her to an exclusive invite only party where she has her first encounter with the "modelizer" playboy billionaire Carter Morgan."Carter Morgan, 28-year-old sexy CEO, named youngest billionaire by Forbes, and diehard Modelizer" Cate Scoffed"Modelizer?" I laughed"He only dates models. That's Nikki...model du jour...She's always hanging on his arm"After their first encounter at the party Eva is obviously attracted to Carter but she's not into being his flavor of the week and really doesn't think that their one meeting would result in any others. But as Eva soon begins to realize that she's not only going to be seeing a lot more of Carter Morgan but that he would soon be in pretty much every part of her life and in all of her thoughts.Carter like I said above was perfection. He is labeled as a billionaire playboy with a different model hanging off his arm at every turn. But when he meets the beautiful Eva Austin he puts a halt on all other activity and is beyond determined to get to know the mysterious editor that he can't seem to get off his mind. As Carter and Eva embark on their whirlwind romance things are far from perfect. Nobody ever said that love at first sight is a bad thing but when two people that each have their own trust issues and emotional baggage fall head over heels for each other.... and one of them happens to be a young billionaire that every woman wants to get their talons into to either advance their own careers or simply get their hands on his money, drops his playboy lifestyle for a nobody... things definitely get interesting. I liked watching Carter and Eva's relationship develop and escalate. Even though some of their decisions are rash and rushed I understood the motivation behind them. The only thing that bothered me was Eva's indecisive/fleeting mind and self at times, I will try and elaborate a bit without ruining the plot. I have no problems with an indecisive female heroine but Eva got to the point where she got a bit annoying and I felt like "you know what sweetheart...You've made your bed now lie in it" kinda thing ya know? That is really the only thing that I would say bothered me in the book but it was definitely not enough for a major complaint. The steam and sex scenes in Steel and Lace are OFF. THE. CHARTS.GOOD. If you are looking for something that's sure to steam up your reader ladies you will not go wrong with this book. Adriane Leigh has created an amazing series and turned it into a novel that will blow you away. It kept me engaged from the very first page and had me saying the famous "just one more chapter" to my family whenever they tried to pull me away. I just couldn't get enough of Carter and Eva! Steel and Lace has the perfect mix of angst and ecstasy, and a super sweet epilogue that will leave you feeling completely content *happy sigh*. If you have not heard of Adriane Leigh ladies and gentleman go grab this book and you will see what you're missing! She is definitely an author to look out for, with her ability to connect you to her characters and pull you into her sizzling plot after just one read I'm sure you'll be asking for more and adding her books to your TBR lists!MY CASTING"" "" And just as an end note I have to include this or my review would not be complete... Carter Morgan's panty ripping skills are seriously HOT and if for whatever reason he's hiding any other talents or special skills from us I think it would be this......definitely... removing clothes with the snap of his fingers... "" Steel and Lace: The Complete Series release date is scheduled for April 1/2013Visit my Blog for more of my reviewsLIKE my Facebook Page*Copy kindly provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review*

  • ★★Sara Lizzy★★
    2019-04-06 21:32

    5 stars! I really liked this book- honestly at first I saw some similarities between this book and Sylvia Day's "Crossfire" series, but by about 20% in the similarities ended. It was a good love story and I absolutely loved Carter. Carter and Evangeline were perfect for each other. There were LOTS of steamy sex scenes in this book. I loved how the book ended and was happy Carter and Evangeline got their HEA. I'd highly recommend this book.

  • Smitten's Book Blog
    2019-04-12 04:21

    Another book that has me in two minds... I'm going to settle on 3.5 Stars.You will love this book if you don't mind reading the same type of things over and over. If you love Fifty Shades, Crossfire, etc. and you want an alpha male, controlling billionaire, that follows the standard pattern, then you will enjoy this book."Carter Morgan, 28-year-old sexy CEO, named youngest billionaire by Forbes, and a diehard modelizer."It is well written, and as a book in it's own right, it is full of drama and angst and very hot sex. So in that respect, I loved it. I did want to bang the characters heads together at many points in the book. There seemed to be misunderstanding after misunderstanding and they both drove me crazy! A lot! Lol."It's us. You and me, always."But for me, it had way too many similarities to Fifty Shades and the Crossfire series. The characters, the reactions, the situations, everything... The first half of the book, I really could have just been reading a book I'd already read. The female lead is even called Eva!! But Carter calls her by her full name, Evangeline. And when he said he used her full name because it's a "Beautiful name for a beautiful girl.", I physically rolled my eyes. However, the second half of the book was much much better in terms of originality."We'll fly out at four on Friday. Don't bother packing, I want you naked as much as possible next weekend.”I was very cynical about the speed of Carter and Eva's relationship. It made it a little difficult to buy into, for me. Things developed so fast that I wasn't convinced that their feelings could possibly be real... it was kind of like they'd gotten caught up in a whirlwind. And they went from one extreme to another, they were either ripping one another's clothes off or on the brink of splitting up. I wonder if all of this worked better as a four piece series, because between books you would have time to mull it all over and process everything. But reading it all in one go, I felt like I was on a very very fast emotional rollercoaster. "My bed sheets feel empty when you're not there. Your heartbeat helps me sleep. Your breath soothes my soul. I know you're mad, but, please don't leave. Don't run on me Eva, I love you, more than I knew I could ever love anyone. When were apart I think of nothing but you. You're my everything."I feel like this is quite a negative review and I have to stress that I did enjoy the book. It was one of those 'I need to find out what happens next.' and I was rooting for the characters, despite feeling that they were absolutely crazy, lol. Eva is relatable, like I mentioned, the writing is good and Carter is super hot."I was just thinking, the sky's the limit when you put your mind to something, and then I realized that could be the perfect metaphor for our relationship."I would definitely recommend it to fans of Fifty, Crossfire and Up In The Air, as long as you don't mind reading things that are a bit samey. It is sexy and pacey and Carter is a great alpha. But if you're looking for original, fresh ideas then I don't think this is for you. To read more reviews go to my Book Blog: http://smittensbookblog.wordpress.com/Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmittenSCFind me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/smittensc/Join in the chat on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Smitten...

  • Chris- Bookaddict
    2019-04-21 05:32

    I received a copy of this from Adriane in return for an honest review . I have seen a lot of people compare this to 50 Shades of Grey . I do not think this resembles it at all . This story is different . There is no BDSM in this book . Yes there is a billionaire , semi controlling , alpha Male in it , BUT it has no comparison to 50 Shades . Carter is a possessive, crazy, demanding, infuriating, overwhelming character, rich and successful, controlling and dominant, did I say controlling , but that is what we love about our Book Men . He knows what he wants and gets what he wants no matter the cost. When Carter meets Eva for the first time he knows She is what he WANTS and he will stop at nothing to get her ."It's us. You and me, always."Eva was a great character in this story , she was feisty, semi level-headed , I agree that the relationship between Eva and Carter moved way to fast pasted but She had some reserve and tried to slow things down a bit . Which in turn ended up in heated arguments, and fighting , but great make up sex lol . I think the “I love you’s where thrown out there way to quick, I would of like to have seen the relationship with these two build a little more before love you’s and marriage within a month of being together , But without the I love you’s this story was a great story full of lots of sex, dominant , control and a building of a relationship. I feel this book was a little rushed , BUT I also know it was put together from 4 short novella’s into one book . It is a great story full of sex, sex, heart break, anger, fighting, making up, and everything in between . I LOVED Cate, The whole Scene with her and pregnancy tests had me cracking up laughing ….Book Blurb:From the moment their eyes locked across a crowded room, he recognized something in her that he needed. Something that was impossible to resist...Enigmatic and sexy, Carter Morgan is a wealthy CEO and playboy who keeps a model on his arm and the walls around his heart high. His dangerous good looks and seductive charm gets him whatever he wants— whenever he wants it. That is until he meets Eva.When smart and spirited fashion editor Evangeline Austin encounters Carter Morgan, sparks fly and worlds collide. Her every instinct tells her to run, yet she can't deny the overwhelming effect he has on her. They embark on a passionate affair that threatens to consume them. They try to defy the odds by making their own rules and surrendering completely to the exquisite power of their passion but when unforeseen forces threaten to tear them apart, Carter and Eva must decide if the moments of exquisite perfection are worth the intense pain.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-20 01:13

    I tried. I really did try. But I just couldn't.Between the too many sex scenes (yes too many) and the behavior of Eva I just could not get into this. The one saving grace was that I liked Carter. That was it. My feelings on this really have nothing to do with the author's ability to write a story - it is strictly based on my hatred of a character. The story was well written and flowed well, a few sexy-times could have been removed - but I just could not get into this because of the heroine. I really, really hated her. The rest of the story went something like this for me....I was really hoping that there would be some reasoning behind her behavior; something that could explain it and make me feel a little sorry for her (and ultimately get over my annoyance) - but nope.And the kicker? (view spoiler)[She FUCKING married him after like 2 weeks, would not move in with him - take his name or wear the fucking ring because it was too soon - too fast? WTF? A little fucking late for that bullshit. (hide spoiler)]Even the similarities between FSOG and Crossfire faded after a while - but the above noted spoiler and Eva drove me insane. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Juls
    2019-04-10 00:30

    First off, I have to thank you Adriane for allowing me to read your book. It was full of lots of angst and I thrive of that shit! The angstier the better. But I felt very cheated when I finished. I really felt as though Carter and Eva needed more time to sort through their relationship. Yes the sex was hot and amazing but that’s not what makes a relationship. They didn’t communicate like they should have. They just rushed through it all and when they ran into a problem they just had mad angry yet hot and sweaty sex. I really didn’t know where their relationship stood and still don’t even after finishing the book. During the time Carter and Eva were in Aspen I had really hoped that Carter would surprise Eva with having her bestie Cate and her parents come up but that didn’t happen. I know they needed the time away but they were living in a fantasy and what they really needed was dose of reality. I was very happy with the way things ended especially for Eva. Eva got something she never thought was possible and it was truly a miracle. see all my reviews at www.upallnightreviews.blogspot.com

  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    2019-04-20 23:29

    If you need a super steamy hot read that has a fabulous ending, then look no further!!!!! Angst, lust, instant attraction, sex and lots of it, anger, sorrow, bliss, and love.............Carter and Evangeline experience all.Carter is the hot, controlling, super rich, demanding alpha male at its best. He know what he wants and always gets it. He meets Evangeline and he knows she's the one. I felt that Carter was true through the entire book and never wavered in his desire, passion, and love for his girl. Evangeline, on the other hand, believes she is in infatuated and never truly really gives herself over to Carter. She is always second guessing herself. She infuriated me at times because she made poor choices that didn't help to develop their relationship. Needless to say, communication was not one of their strong suits. Through lots of turmoil, rushed decisions, and angst, Carter and Evangeline's relationship is tested several times. It's a crazy roller coaster but you were always rooting for them. I must confess that I adored the Epilogue!!!!! Adriane Leigh did a fabulous job wrapping up the book. I felt content, happy and it brought a big smile on my face!!!Some of my favorite quoted-"I hope you aren't fond of these." Carter ripped the delicate lace off my body and shoved them into the pocket of his pants. (I forgot to mention that he is an expert in this-haha!!)Carter Morgan kissed me with more passion than I had ever been kissed in my life. This one man seemed to embody passion, from head to toe."I knew something was wrong when I left. I knew we weren't right. I tried to go home. I tried to workout, get some work done, go to bed. But I couldn't. My bed sheets feel empty when you're not there. Your heartbeat helps me sleep. Your breath soothes my soul. I know you're mad, but, please don't leave. Don't run on me Eva, I love you, more than I knew I could ever love anyone. When were apart I think of nothing but you. You're my everything."As evident from my quotes, I am a Carter fan- "swooning and fanning myself"!!!

  • Chloe
    2019-04-14 00:24

    I purchased this maybe an hour ago, and let me tell you i seriously couldn't wait to start it. I'm a huge fan of these Possessive/alpha male characters and this looked like the perfect read...Now, I'm not saying that, that wasn't what i got because lets face it Cater is without a doubt an alpha male with a hint of possessive behavior and he was totally drop-your-panties-good-looking. That being said though, i cannot deal with books that literally throw you in the deep end and continue to zoom through everything. I felt as if i was missing half of the story because it was so rushed. At 9% i threw in the towel, i couldn't continue reading when i was consistently thinking- too fast and too rushed -so this book has now been returned and I'm getting my money back.

  • PJ
    2019-04-18 03:16

    3.75 starsGosh, I'm so torn about how to rate this...3 doesn't seem fair but 4 seems a bit high. Overall, I really enjoyed this. My biggest complaint is that it coasted along for much of the book without anything meaningful happening besides pushing and pulling / running and chasing. I could have used a smidge of angst, which is surprising because angst = heart palpitations for me. Thing is, I really liked the two MCs. I just wanted some real growth. In the end, though, I love how it all came together. And what a great Epilogue.

  • *My*
    2019-04-20 02:25

    I have to say this was a great read. Just enough angst, a super hot alpha male, a sweet if a bit annoying heroine (lol), and a happy ending. Who could ask for more? Oh and of course, SUPER SPERM, (as Merc and I like to call it) lol. It just seems like in every book they use birth control pills, condoms, and in this case scar tissue that makes her infertile, but lo and behold TWINS! Super sperm strikes again!

  • Ella Dominguez
    2019-04-11 04:22

    It's really over? :( Great writing, lovable characters and sexiness oozing off the pages. Amazing and well done. I look forward to more books from Adriane.

  • Alexis Nicole
    2019-03-31 05:11

    I went to Vegas in August 2013 for an amazing signing event and just so happened to stumble across a new friend named Adriane. It wasn't until the 2nd day of the event that I found out that she was an author and had written a series called Steel and Lace and according to our mutual friend, this book was right up my alley. So I downloaded the book while in Vegas and started reading shortly after I got home. To sum things up, I loved the story of Evangeline and Carter! I've only read a few stories that took place in the Boston area, so it was a very nice change of pace not to have a story that primarily took place in NYC or LA. There was a quick scene in NYC, however, it was quick and the rest of the story took place in the Boston and Aspen area. So what did I love about the story exactly? Here's what:#1: Carter was ALWAYS ready, lol... he never wore underwear (I love a man that's ready for action whenever the time's right, lmao!)#2: Carter was definitely an Alpha Male and I LOVE Alpha's! He made sure he was in charge of almost every situation and he wasn't afraid to let Evangeline be herself without losing confidence in who he was. He was moody and demanding at times, but once you heard the story of his past, you almost understood why and became sympathetic toward his attitude. #3: He was just downright sexy! With his Toffee-colored hair and defined jawline.#4: Did I mention he was an Alpha?!?!? "See this?" He pulled my hair back from my neck to reveal the bruise he'd left on me. "This is my mark on you, the one that says you're mine." He held my waist firmly to him and I could feel his length hard against my bottom. <--- yup, he could get it!! ;-)I think Adriane has great potential as an author and I cannot wait to see what she brings out next! One thing I will point out is that you can either read the series as one large book like I did, or you can read it in 4 different parts.4.5 Stars from Classy Ladies Dirty Books!!

  • Deanne
    2019-03-23 02:09

    3.5 Lacy StarsThere is nothing slow abut this book! Whew! It was a jump right it and get to it story! I felt like I was on a roller coaster with these two...when one was up, the other was down and it completely hurt my head. I struggled a lot with these two but especially with Eva. I'm all for strong heroines but Eva was just too much. Thank goodness for her best friend in this one to help keep her head on straight! The one thing that kept me with this one is, surprise, surprise, yes you guessed it....the SEX! Adriane Leigh does know how to write a spicy sex scene. I guess overall I just didn't really connect with the story. BUT this will not be my last read from Ms. Liegh. Can't wait to read her other books!

  • Merc
    2019-04-13 04:14

    Overall, a great story with engaging characters. If you like the hot, handsome, alpha-billioinare CEO meets the young, educated, wants to be independent but can't help but like to be controlled by the bossy guy, then this is the book for you. I can't imagine reading these in parts as they were released because some major cliffhangers between "books." It's just one of my rules now since I can't stand the recent trend of the cliffhangers; I wait for the whole series. Must warn you though, the back and forth drama between them can get a bit junior highish at times. But other than that, a great story with a very happy ending. Enjoy!!

  • Keri
    2019-04-05 01:32

    Love, love, love this book!! I was just thinking I wanted to read fifty shades again and then I found this book. Although it is really similar to fifty, bared to you, and a few others, it holds its own and was really good. I think Carter Morgan is up there high on the book boyfriend list. I'm sure this will be one of the books that I read over and over again just to get my Mr. Morgan fix.

  • Liz Lawson
    2019-04-07 00:27

    Carter very sexy CEO and Eveline. Eveline drove me nuts with her indecisions - yes I want you but I want to run away attitude. Carter was hot but too needy. Story was enjoyable with similarities to FSOG and This Man - too predictable.

  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    2019-04-02 05:20

    I really enjoyed this series! Carter kind of reminds me of a combination of Gideon,Christian,& Jesse. :)

  • TJlovestoread Blog
    2019-04-04 05:10

    :) nice, hot and fast pased.... another insta-love/lust story with an HEA and lots of hot bedroom scenes.... and desks, kitchen counters, gondolas, bathtubs, public restrooms, etc etc etc :)

  • Lashuri Chan
    2019-03-29 02:14

    This is the most unoriginal thing I have ever read! A cluster F of pure ridiculousness. Now I never read FSOG, but i have read the This Man trilogy and even though the author of that series is a coward, I still liked the book. But this? This was a joke! This was a fan of that trilogy who wanted to recreate the story and it wasn't even decent!Okay so let me list the characters of this series and the other series.Eva- AvaCarter- JesseCate- KateParker- JohnMadeline/Nikki- SarahI'm surprised the person who write this didn't give Carter a name similar to Jesse's because most of his dialogue was the same. Saying he wants to be tied to her forever, the whole lace thing, not wanting her to go to New York or talk to an ex. He was not as overbearing or possessive as Jesse and by comparison, Carter is a wimp really. Jesse would never give Ava the amount of space he did with Eva.Eva was just as stupid as Ava. Running the minute she sees Carter's ex leave out of his office. Goes running to Cate and then wants to call him after ignoring him to give him a chance to apologize and explain even though he doesn't have a clue what her problem is! Cate turns Carter away the door and Eve flips out about it even though she said she didn't want to see him.And she cried over everything! Ran to Cate about every little issue in the relationship, more than Ava did.It was ridiculous! I didn't even read the whole thing. After chapter nineteen I just started jumping chapters ahead and returned the book when I got to the chapter that she got knocked up.I can't even call the person who copied another book an author. I wonder what other authors she tried to copied. And like someone else said the book is so fast paced, you can't connect or relate to any of the characters. they were saying I love yous before chapter ten!It was just a cluster F of ridiculous mess. I don't know what else to say about it. Talk about a waste of three dollars.

  • Rude Girl Book Blog
    2019-04-07 21:34

    Carter Morgan is the most eligible and illusive bachelor in Boston. Carter is painfully gorgeous, SO alpha male and has built an empire that is admired by many. You will love him and hate him but most of all you will be moved by him as he begins to tear down the walls that have been protecting him for so long.Eva Austin is just a couple years into her budding journalism career as an editor for an online fashion magazine. Eva is very likable and you will enjoy her fashion sense mixed in with her feisty spirit. Eva moved to Boston so she can be close to her best friend and is looking forward to putting down roots. She doesn’t even realize her life is missing something until she meets Carter. The immediate attraction between these two is intense and their chemistry will sweep you away. Eva and Carter’s love story is steamy and rocky. It pulls emotions from you in all directions. They have many ups and downs but the one place they get everything right is in the bedroom. Just when you think they have broken down Carter’s walls and will ride off into the sunset life tosses them a curve ball. OR should I say Carter does….. Adriane Leigh’s writing is smooth and eloquent. I bought this book when it was originally published as a four-part e-series novel. It has been a pleasure reading Leigh’s works. I can only imagine what her future holds and where her journeys will take us.