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Steel and Lace: The Complete Series (Lace #1-4)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  1,818 Ratings  ·  163 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 335 pages
Published March 25th 2013 by Adriane Leigh Books (first published December 16th 2012)
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Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Crazy Sexy Carter....

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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....


Instant lust.. and when Eva spills her drink on Carter that pretty much seals the deal for him.. They part ways that n
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
★★★★★! 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
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer* by: Jamie

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
Amber Rose
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.”


Watch out ladies, there is a new man in my dreams. His name is Carter. Carter is unbelievably hot
Adriane Leigh
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Check out the new cover for The Complete Series! A well-dressed man with a tie...YUM!
Adriane Leigh
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Carter POV of Chapter 1 at Sinfully Sexy Book Blog!
~ Becs ~
"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 charac
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Ladies, 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 on
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
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 3♥'s.

If you love 50 Sh
Apr 22, 2013 marked it as zzz_dnf
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 ins
★★★★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.”


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...
★★Sara Lizzy★★
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

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
Chris- Bookaddict
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 th
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 ye
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
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 hi
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 re
Apr 01, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didnt-finish
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 th
3.75 stars

Gosh, 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 to
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-bomb-diggity
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
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rich-men
3.5 Lacy Stars

There 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
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
I really enjoyed this series! Carter kind of reminds me of a combination of Gideon,Christian,& Jesse. :)
TJlovestoread Blog
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-adult, erotic
:) 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 :)
Rude Girl Book Blog
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
Giving this a 3.5 Star rating.

So after getting to about 40% read, the similarities between this book and 50 Shades, This Man and Crossfire just disappeared and the author actually came up with some writing that was her own. There was some serious deja vu going on here at the beginning and it really turned me off. I'm glad I looked at the other reviews and stuck with it. Overall, I was pleased with this book but the similarities still don't quite sit right with me. Too often, especially now, writ
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“You’re cute when you're mad."

He caressed my bottom lip with the pad of his thumb. I huffed in exasperation. 
"Is that why you make me mad all the time?”
“Just then Carter burst through the door of my room. His hair was wild and he had a frantic look in his eyes. 
I bolted up in bed, "What's wrong?" 
"Eva." He dropped to his knees at the edge of my bed and grasped my hips with both of his palms. He laid his head in my lap and I ran my fingers through his hair. 
"I knew something was wrong when I left. I knew we weren't right. I tried to go home. I tried to workout, get work done, go to bed. 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 we're apart I think of nothing but you. You're my everything.”
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