ARC Review: The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott

Posted October 2, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: The Devil in Denim by Melanie Scott
The Devil in Denim
by Melanie Scott

4 Stars


Released: August 26th 2014
Series: New York Saints #1
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 342
Format: eARC


“The Devil in Denim is an awesome start to the New York Saints series.” ~ Under the Covers

The Devil in Denim is Melanie Scott’s Debut novel to the Contemporary Genre. I didn’t know when I picked up this book, but Scott is also known as the paranormal romance writer, M.J. Scott. I’ve never read any of those books, but I can tell you this, writing contemporary was a great decision. The Devil in Denim is an awesome start to the New York Saints series.

Maggie Jameson was primed and ready to take over her dad’s position to lead her favorite baseball team, the Saints. Unfortunately, her dad had other ideas. Instead of passing on the torch to his daughter, he had sold the team to Alex Winters and his close friends, Mal and Lucas. Crushed by this decision, she is still willing to do anything to support her team. The question is, how will she survive working with a man who is equally attracted to her as she is to him?

I picked this book to help with my UTC Reading Challenge for the “hot jocks” category. It was a perfect pick as Melanie Scott not only covered the business aspects of baseball; she didn’t forget to load it with hot athletic men! First man up… Alex Winters.

I really like Alex. He is smart, sexy, and he knows how to go for what he wants. I love that he had his eye on Maggie and pursued her accordingly. Maggie, on the other hand, well, she had her head on straight, but she showed some immaturity in this story. There were times when she acted like a douche towards Alex. I wasn’t particularly fond of her during those times. Given her situation, I guess I can understand but still. Overall, their romance was sweet, and they had a few sexy scenes I enjoyed. I most definitely enjoyed Alex’s romantic streak.

I thought Scott’s mixture of business and pleasure was well-done. I really liked that she emphasized on the backdrop of the sport. My only complaint about the book is Maggie’s inner therapist. I thought that part could’ve been taken out, and the book would still be good. It’s easily overlooked I suppose. It certainly will not hold me back from reading the next installment of this series. In fact, I’m excited to get my hands on Angel in Armani, which releases end of December. I’m betting that Scott will be all warmed up with her contemporary writing skills.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Melanie Scott

Melanie Scott is an unrepentant bookworm. Luckily she grew up in a family that fed her a properly varied diet of books and these days is surrounded by people who are understanding of her story addiction. When not wrestling one of her own stories to the ground, she can generally be found reading someone else’s. Her other distractions include yarn, cat butlering, dark chocolate and fabric. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.


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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

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Thanks for the review Angela

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I enjoy sports romances, thanks for the review.


nice cover 😉