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Love, Marriage & Mayhem

(Tempered Steel #4)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  26 reviews
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 Coalso
ebook, 100 pages
Published December 1st 2015
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Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: maggie-adams
I received this book for free to give my True and Honest Review

Maggie is doing it again where there's tension apprehension including finding their love we'll Brandon's love meets his Soulmate Ana who starts to help Claudia whilst is recovering from a hit and run but Ana has some personal dilemmas, she has twins at home but there's more to it than that. And this is where Brandon starts trying to woo her, which starts going slowly but pretty good that is when one thing after another starts going w
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Favorite Quotes:

For some reason, the two of you keep missing what is perfectly clear to the rest of us. You belong with each other. That's why whenever you're in a room together, the rest of us stand back. We're waiting for the two of you to simultaneously combust from sexual frustration.

That dress is too damn low in front. She's practically falling out of it. I think she's got it on backwards...

My Review:

The underlying storyline gains in density and heft with more intrigue and addi
Winter Sophia Rose
Fun, Sweet & Flaming Hot! A Great Read! I Loved It! ...more
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Maggie Adams has truly outdone herself on Book 4 of the Tempered Steel series- now my favorite story so far, and that says quite a lot, since all her other books are 5 star must reads, IMHO :D Even the word Mayhem in the title gives you a hint how good it will be! Not sure how she does it but this talented author has turned up the heat and added more surprises in this latest thrilling, romantic suspense page-turner. I'm thrilled that the loving Coalson family appears to provide love & suppo ...more
Books Laid Bare
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok, so I have read the book twice now- I formed an original opinion that I have to say I have now revised.
This is book 4 in the series and reading them in sequence is important due to the continuation and crossover of storylines.
The book has a lot going on and a plethora of characters that you have to keep a close eye on, they are strong and hold nothing back.
I liked Ana and was glad that Claudia had her around while she recovered but her story was far from simple and adding Brandon into that mi
Nov 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book in the Tempered Steel series. They must be read in order. Each book is centered around a different Coalson brother finding his love, but there is a continuing story line throughout all the books. Someone is trying to destroy their family.

This is Brandon’s story. With a little of Lucky thrown in and all the other family members as well.

I did really like Brandon and Anna. They are both great. Anna is super shy, but she would do anything for the twins.

At the end of the la
AJ's book-reMarks
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The title says it all. This story encompasses both Lucky and Brandon Steel. While one finds love and marriage the other has to deal with family betrayal! Lucky takes Claudia home to met his family and right at the start she causes mayhem wherever she goes. I fell in love with this story, the writing is freakin' phenomenal, it's sensuous and yet sharp-witted. Maggie is an audacious cheeky writer. Can't wait for the rest of this series, write woman, write!
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holy crap talk about a way to end a book, go from having hot sex scenes to let end the book with that.. I absolute love this series of book, so fun and easy/quick reads.
Cheryl Drake johnson
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Brandon Coalson's and Anna's story but there is a lot going on but we start right here with their little brother Lucky Coalson coming home from Vegas with a brand new bride that seems to think that she is to good for their little town and does her own thing until Lucky decides she needs to help out in the office but she doesn't like it and seems to disappear every evening. Even though she is to second to Dottie the head bookkeeper, Claudia has a whole lot of other things on her mind like ...more
Margaret Watkins
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Love, Marriage and Mayhem is the first book I have read in this series, and I found it disjointed. I kept feeling as if I was walking into the middle of a conversation and having to play catch up. Brandon and Anna's romance in the middle of the chaos was sweet, although somewhat confusing. They were attracted to each other but for some reason were unable to accept the passion brewing between them. Other factors were at play and ultimately whilst Brandon and Anna eventually did come into accord, ...more
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first 27% of the story is more about Brandon and his family with a blip of Anna. Once the story gets past background development it delves into Brandon and Anna's love story. The author does a good job of keeping all the characters involved throughout the story. There's other plotlines taking place but they are not so prominent that the reader would feel cheated if the questions weren't answered, maybe just enough to intrigue you to the point of wanting to read the next book. This is a stand ...more
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Action and betrayal of the worse kind is what brings out the truth about a lot of things and sees the fall of another brother in the clan. The closer they get to finding out what's going on the deeper the trouble gets. Just when they think things have turned the corner it actually gets worse. Not as much replay as the other books have had but the story does end by flowing into the next book. These are good reads with tons of love and family support. One by one the brothers are falling hard not o ...more
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series gets better and better. With Lucky and Claudia's storyline I found myself loving characters and hating characters. The saying what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas is not necessarily true. This book had me inching more to the edge of my seat. Can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Mary Doss
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
4th in series - earlier better - later stronger. Well worth reading. Each book part of evolving mystery and a stand-alone romance.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Blooms

Can Brandon and Anna make a go of it - I loved watching their love develop and am scratching my head trying to figure out who had it out for this family.
Melody Dawn
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
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 m ...more
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
The 4th book in the ‘Tempered Steel’ series is a very quick read but I would strongly suggest that you read the previous books in the series because it's a continuing storyline and characters. Unlike the other stories that focused on a single couple, this story has two brothers – Brandon and Lucky. Brandon’s the brother who brings home the strays and is the care take of the group. Lucky’s back from some Vegas stint with a new wife and she’s a doozy.

After reading the previous stories in the seri
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lawrence "Lucky" Coalson heads to Las Vegas to follow up on a small clue to the arsonist, who burned the family business office to the ground. While posing as a bouncer, he finds himself with a strong attraction to the sexy bartender, Claudia, but she's hiding secrets herself, and when he brings her home, it sets serious consequences in motion. Brandon Coalson is every bit as hot as his brothers, but he's more sensitive, so before he sends women on their way, he patches their broken hearts first ...more
Kristin Heller
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, watching the family bond always gets me in these books. No matter what they stick together. I know this book was more about Brandon, and he seems like the best one of the group, macho and sincere at the same time. I do have to say I loved learning more about Lucky and his wife and life. Seeing how the brothers were still there for each other even though they disliked Lucky's wife is a rare family bond, and they all stuck together. Especially when Brandon needed their help with ...more
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of 'Love, Marriage & Mayhem' in exchange for my honest review.

Having finished reading 'Getting Lucky' last week, I couldn't wait to read what mayhem Lucky brought with him after his adventures in Vegas. I can honestly say I was not dissapointed in the least. Once I started reading 'Love, Marriage & Mayhem' I couldn't put it down & soon found myself awake till 3am finishing this book. Please read the "Tempered Steel" series in chronological order, including the Lucky's novella
Page Turners
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Because I had not read the first few books in the series I was a little lost at the beginning with the family dynamics but this story really took off for me when Anna arrives on the scene. Her sweet and shy demeanor captured my attention and I could not wait to see the romance unfold between her and Brandon. Anna was dealing with the abuse of her brother-in-law while trying to find a solution for her and her two children. Brandon knew Anna was someone special and worked hard to prove his intenti ...more
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
This series is great, heart warming, sweet, tender, laugh out loud funny and very well written. The characters are so fun to read and easy to relate with.
This book is full of intrigue, heat, adventure, a surprise or two and loads of fun witty, sassy dialogue. It's fast-paced, well written with a story that is just a thrill to read.

Tempered Steel Reading order
1. Whistlin' Dixie
2. Leather and Lace
3. Something's Gotta Give
3.5 Getting Lucky
4. Love, Marriage & Mayhem

I recommend this series.

Roberta Eggers Studer
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another Maggie Adams hit! I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. Maggie does an exceptional job of letting you get to know the characters in each of her books. The Coalson brothers are so hot!!! I can't wait for the next book. I'm hooked.
Sassy Bama Girl
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Ms. Adams knows how to pack a punch! That's exactly what she did with this book. She gives us a little more of the Coalson Brothers saga. Brandon stole my heart! This is a must read!!
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book!!!!!

Love love love, this series. Great story line and awesome love scenes. Maggie Adams is a really great author. Can't wait to read the next book.
kelly mitchell
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good story

This chapter of the ongoing story of the town had some greater highs but also much lower lows. Lucky is not lucky.
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Maggie Adams is an Amazon Best Selling contemporary romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Amazon’s Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, humor, on November, 2014 and then again at #61 in 2016. Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with Leather and Lace, Something’s Gotta Give, Love, Marriage & Mayhem, and Forged in Fire. ...more

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