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Leather Nights (Armadillo #1)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  172 ratings  ·  43 reviews
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When widowed, jobless, and about to be homeless Jake Maxfield inherits his Aunt Becky's home in Texas, the California native uproots his teenagers and moves. Still trying to rebuild his career after the mortgage crises, and to reconnect with the kids he's been too busy for, the last thing Jake is looking for is love. Especially with a ma
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Published August 2010 by Torquere Press
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T.A. Webb
I don't know what got up two of these reader's butts, but I am not sure they read the same book I did!

Ms Logan did an admirable job with her first outing.

Jake is a straight widower, who is forced to move to a small town in Texas due to the economic downturn and the loss of his wife. With his two kids in tow, he relocates and starts to fit in with his new home. Along the way he meets biker Cade, and instant chemistry erupts.

When the two act on the chemistry present, some in the town take action a
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Veronica /  V
I have never enjoy reading the reviews as much as I did with this story.
Some of them said....
Horrible pornography dialogue, stereotyped characters and an inane plot that should have been resolved 100 pages earlier.
Too much instant-love, too much sudden passion, too much feelings, too much romance…
Other reader said:
I don't know what got up two of these reader's butts, but I am not sure they read the same book I did!
Ms Logan did an admirable job with her first outing.

well?? I will give it
Kerry  sullivan
This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm

I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! The story was addictive because of the chemistry between Jake and Cade and made all the more interesting with the suspense element. I read some review before reading this book and some of them said that the rate at which the two men got together was not realistic due to Jake not having been in a gay relationship before. I disagree, both men knew what they wanted and were honest with themselves about what they felt. I
Sue bowdley
Absolutely amazing....this was a hard book to read because the love between Jake and Cade was so sweet but the hatred they faced was hard to read....It's one of those books you can only put down at a good part because when you get to a bad part you need to read through it so you don't stew over it....A great ending though and so well worth the read x
Pat Nelson
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! Patricia Logan writes a beautiful heartbreaking story of two men who fall in love and have to fight the bigoted attitudes and hatred of small minded people in a small Texas town. If you only read one book this year, make this the one!
Patricia is one hell of an awesome writer. I love her way with words. She gives you wonderful characters who have all the trials to go through. The abilities that these two men have to over come such pain, anger, bigotry and turn them into such a wonderful loving life is amazing.
Cade was an ex navy-seal and a mechanic. He had been through hell as a seal when he was held captive, to the time he was beat up for being gay and left in a ditch to die. He over came all of it and was stronger than any
Becky Condit
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Welcome to Westburg, Texas, where the temperature is hot and the men are hotter. Meet Cade, native of Westburg, and Jake, lately widowed and newcomer to the town. Throw in children the same age, a small town which tolerates the gay Native American (but only because he doesn’t flaunt any relationships and takes the occasional beating), a man-hungry “desperate housewife” and an overpowering instant
Nerine Petros
Leather Nights is, in a superb way, an involved and interesting novel. It starts from a narrator's point of view, but as the story develops, it changes to first person, mostly told by Jake, with smaller sections from Cade's point of view. There are many supporting characters, and they are all written well, keeping individual personality traits that make it easy to distinguish between them while reading.

Jake is a recently widowed single father, whose previous employment was in the mortgage indust
Mary Wallace (Madam Aus)
I have an acute fondness..... b#gger that..... I have a wildly inappropriate love for characters who are honest and courageous about the decisions they make. Which these two ,especially Jake, have in spades. I want to know where I can get one (straight of course) and I want to know how I foster this courage in my own life. Patricia Logan has written two men who I will be falling asleep with for many many more rereads.

Now whilst I fell head over heels in love with Jake it was Cade who actually r

Once again i find myself reading a book by a Author i havn't read before and i just love finding new Authors and i am so glad i found this little gem.

Once in a while a book comes along that really touches you that makes you sit back and think.Well this book did that for me and it makes me sad that same sex relationships are still frowned upon in this day and age.We are all human,still breath,hope and love,Their love is just for the same sex.

Patricia really makes you feel like you know the chara
Sandy Winn
Finished reading Leather Nights recently and really enjoyed it! Its extremely romantic and very erotic in places, but its a sweet, hot, fun romp with a couple of gorgeous men. What's not to like about that? Loved Ms. Logan's writing style and her descriptive way of creating a mood or a scene.

It was a very poignant read and I couldn't wait to see how it ended. The characters were strong, very dominant males which I appreciated, and both men were great father figures to their children. That reall
Lisa Cullinan
I really enjoyed this book. Cade and Jake connection was smokin.....I loved how the the author incorporated the challenges of raising teenage kids who dealt with the ignorance, violence, and narrow minded bigotry of the townsfolk against their gay father...the characters were so lovable....I will say that the hatred and violence they all endured, tugged at my hearts things to no is love....and....all's well that ends well...
Sue bowdley
Don't know why goodreads didn't save my review.....But oh how I love my Jake and Cade x
Lorraine Lesar
"Love conquers all?" - well it certainly did in this book and I LOVED it! Patricia Logan is a new author for me and was offering a free book to entice new readers, this strategy has certainly worked in my case - I want more and look forward to exploring her books in the future. Now to the storyline - Jake finds himself a widower, with 2 teenage children, after a happy? marriage. He has always been a father, but a " dad?" - not so much and there is also the added problem of losing his job and the ...more
Nearly broke, recently widowed, and out of work and prospects, Jake Maxfield needs a break, which comes as a legacy from an elderly aunt. Of course, to use it, Jake has to uproot his teenaged kids to Westburg, Texas, where he'll meet an assortment of characters from the aging beauty queen accustomed to getting what she wants, to the pick-up driving redneck bigot, to the part-Indian and totally scrumptious Cade Littlebear, who he feels an instant affinity and horrifyingly immediate attraction to. ...more
Elisa Rolle
Sometime reading this book I had the thought swirling in my mind, wow, isn’t it a bit too much? Too much instant-love, too much sudden passion, too much feelings, too much romance… and then I realized I was slightly complaining of what I usually complain is overlooked in the romance genre. Maybe my odd reaction was due to the fact that the two main characters are both hot and hunky men, and then I realized that I was a snob: why hot and hunky men can’t be overly romantic? After all, that was the ...more
1.5 stars. This book was a total disappointment/ waste of money. Yet I did finish it. Ugh. It was like I had a morbid fascination with seeing how it would end. The characters were not at all realistic, sounded like they were about 20+ yrs younger. The one guy all of a sudden realizing he had been gay his whole life,deep throating on the first try,plus a Dom to boot??? The bad guys were so obviously exagerrated and the love between the main characters oh so perfect. I won't be trying anything fro ...more
Both main characters were just hot together..., and yeah the sex scenes are simple, ohh...yeah... jummy. But this sex talk was really mood killer for me. I mean good played sex talk is part of sex scene and even feelings but damn, to much is just too much in my eyes. It's great to read sweet, romance between couples, but it was just to much for me. But hey you get happy ending, so that's something, lol. Even if the plot is nothing fresh, problems with empty people with hatred in their minds, sad ...more
Oh my where do I start with this book.... I'm gob smacked, this book blew me away in more ways than one...

Jake is struggling, his wife died leaving him two teens to bring up with no money since the crash, a gift from the gods give him hope again in the form of a house in Texas left to him by his elderly Aunt. Cade a leather clad biker blows Jakes beliefs of being a straight guy right out of the water. Its lust at first site, very soon turning to instant love. Between the two they have two girls
Take a good number of pet peeves and niggles (and I'll admit I have quite a few), throw them at me relentlessly and I couldn't have loathed disliked this book more.

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I'm going to be kind. I believe this was the author's first book. So I am going to be kinder than I maybe should?

The dialogue... was very immature. The writing, also was immature. Heavy use of exclamation points! Which just made everything come out even more immature.

The teenage children did not sound teenage, but then neither did the two grown up men.

The plot was alright, but oh dear lord there was so much insta-love. Quite off putting insta-love.
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I didn't completely hate this story but I wouldn't recommend it or reread. I didn't read the whole book. I skipped a lot of the sex, not that I had a problem with it, it was just back to back to back and WAY too much talking during the scenes. There were three things that really irked me though one being the atrocious dialogue. No one talks the way they do in this book. I kept cringing and rolling my eyes at the unrealisticness of the conversations and actions of these characters .The attempt at ...more
Richard Balko
Sep 27, 2011 Richard Balko rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All M/M Erotica romance readers
Recommended to Richard by: Patricia logan
Leather Nights Is one of the Best Start out to a Series Novel! The Protective Instincs that Jake Has Twards Cade Is Fanominal! As I read more through this first book I Cried in two wonderful scenes I read! cause the passion that has been brought fourth with the personalities has endured the likeness of Continuing my Journey through this story! Great Work Patricia! I shall Continue Bying your Books! I see Good Reads to come in the Future with your Novels.

Richard Balko
Rain Carrington
This book just blew me away! I love Patricia's books and this was no exception. Cade has risen up on my ranks as one of my all time favorite characters. He is so hot and determined to get his man! The story was a mix of heartbreak and triumph and the cast was alive. There were no dull moments or dips in the action or sexiness like other books. Thanks Patricia for another great book!
Started out really liking this. Ok, I still liked it at the end, but the writing was quite immature at times and it was VERY repetitive. How many times can you talk about the button-down shirts or talk about the sexy banker? Too much telling and not enough showing.

Good complex plot, though. I think, though, that the son's acceptance of his father's discovery of his sexuality was dealt with in a too simplistic manner, and the use of endearments by Kade was a bit over the top. And Ms. Logan proba
Petronella Ford
I just love this book especially the scene where Jake first sees Case and basically turns into a teenage girl! The story is well written, the sex is hot and the whole book was grittier than I expected which just makes it a better read. Off to book 2!!
Unrealistic romance aside, this was a wall-banger for me due to the author's glaring lack of homework. If you're gonna write about motorcycles, at least learn the basics of how they operate, and what the parts are actually called. Yeesh.
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Patricia Logan resides in Los Angeles, California along with her husband, four children, her grandchild and ever increasing number of cats. When not being stage mom, baking cookies, or scooping kitty litter, she writes steamy, award winning, gay erotic romance and tries to lead her readers on a journey of discovery with more than a little angst.
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