Sports bar owner Atlanta Jackson has a good life. She loves
her bar, it combines her love of food and sports; she loves
her girls, The Posse always has her back; and she loves her
family, from a distance, of course. Even if her love life is
lacking, thereís nothing wrong with self-pleasure. Lucky girl
that she is, she wonít have to worry about that for too long,
not after she runs into Mr. Tall, Really-Damn-Light-Skinned
and Devastatingly Handsome, also known as Steele Magnussen.
Business owner Bastille ďSteeleĒ
Magnussen is coasting through life. The business is doing
really well, he has great friends, he gets along with his
family, but something is missing. Steele hasnít been with a
woman for three months and doesnít really miss it. But what
the berserker in him does miss is having that one special
woman in his life, that one woman who is worthy of him.
Little did he know that quick-witted, short-tempered,
voluptuous Atlanta will shake up his world.
I love this story. Atlanta and
Steele are now one of my favorite couples. Atlanta is loud,
abrasive, and opinionated and she makes no apologies for it.
And if the Viking canít handle it, then he needs to keep on
steppiní. But Steele has fallen hard and heavy for Atlanta
and the only thing he canít handle is Atlanta not being a part
of his life. And be prepared to laugh yourself silly
throughout this story. The interaction between Steele and
Atlanta reminded me of vintage episodes from the TV series
Moonlighting (yes, Iím dating myself).
The Wild, Wild Mess: Atlanta
reminded me of why Iíve been left wanting after reading other
stories. In this book, thereís an actual beginning, middle
and end. Atlanta and Steele did not jump into bed after the
first night; I saw the evolution of immediate attraction,
growing friendship, and eventually, undying love. Ms. Leigh
did a great job of showing the give-and-take that occurs
between a new couple Ė it was just lovely. And when Steele
and Atlanta do finally hook up, Hotlanta lives up to
Did I mention that I loved this story?
You get a true sense of the characters. You get to meet their
friends and family. You get to understand Atlanta and Steele
as individuals and as a couple. Although not a major sticking
point, they do acknowledge race and cultural differences.
Love the story, love the characters and love the idea that
because of the fascinating secondary characters, I can read
future sequels. I canít stress it enough, if you are looking
for a complete story, filled with memorable characters,
fast-paced and humorous dialogue, and smoking sex, pick up
The Wild, Wild Mess: Atlanta.