4 Star Review (#FREEREAD) ☆ Whistling Dixie (Tempered Steel #1) by Maggie Adams



Reviewed by Suzi

Whistling Dixie by Maggie Adams

I enjoyed this story, it hit hit close to home. Being from the St. Louis area myself I have been up the river road and to Grafton many times. I remember the devastation by the floods in 1993 and then again a few years later. I love the fact that Maggie incorporated real life and everyday struggles in her book. I am also pretty positive that if I ever ran into a guy who didn’t refer to me as honey, darlin, baby, sweetheart or sugar, I would know he’s most likely not from around here. By Maggie adding that into her book it really throws you even more into how this town and the surrounding areas are. Little country towns where most spend their entire lives, everybody knows everybody and gossip runs high.
With that being said, the story had its ups and downs. It is a nice love story. I wish we would have gotten to know the charters as a separate a little better, but I like the fact that she gave you just enough to keep it a bit of a mystery. Maybe that’s something she will re-visit in another book….The age difference in this book may bother some but really should not. For this area its close to the norm, it is after all a small town.
Dixie is smart, sexy, and full of fire. She is hell on wheels with a temper of a ticked off goose.
Mac, everything you expect in a good ol’boy from a small town. Works hard, takes pride in everything he does and makes sure its perfect. He’s a relentless business man through and through. He’s on a mission to save his town.
If you have never visited Grafton I suggest you do, its breathtaking.  Jump on a bike or take your Jeep down the river road stop at one of the local wineries that overlook the bluffs. Stay at one of the bed and Breakfasts. Step inside this book.
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A man on a mission….
Mackenzie Coalson was determined to rebuild his hometown after a devastating flood left it in ruins. He has no time for a relationship and all the romantic junk that goes with it. He has a vandal to catch and no sweet smelling bundle of femininity is going to sway him.

A woman protecting her family…..
Dixie Harris charged into the county sheriff’s office with a sassy sway and a smart mouth, eager to give the sheriff, and anyone else, a piece of her mind. When she locks horns with the devil himself, in the form of Mac Coalson, she quickly learns he has a temper to rival hers, even if he’s the living epitome of her sexual fantasies.

When the two unite to catch a potential murderer, it’s in everyone’s best interest to keep it, “business only”. But that’s hard to do when their combined attraction is volatile enough to burn down the town.

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About the Author
Hi! I’m Maggie Adams, although my fan club calls me Queen Minx because I do like a bit of naughtiness with my romance! I live near St. Louis, Missouri with my husband, aka, ATTRACTIVE OVER FORTY MAN. He’s also the head of my research and development (if you know what I mean *wink) I love dancing, cooking and reading and writing romance, especially erotic romance. I make sure each of my books have a little something about me in them, so keep your eyes open, I’m in there somewhere!

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