She took a slow, steady breath. You can do this. You can ignore your inner Chaka. You do not want his baby juice. – Leather Pants by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Leather Pants is the second book in Mimi’s contemporary romance series titled Happy Pants. I loved the outwardly serious heroine, Judge Sarah “The Hammer” Alma, who has worked hard to get where she is and is determined to do the right thing. Of course I also appreciated Colt, the studly yet down-to-earth rock star hero. If you have read Mimi’s work before, you know you can expect a little strange…things like adults in costume, pet pigs, and love cookies. The main beef at the beginning of the story was the judge role that the heroine was playing, and the defendant role that the hero ended up in. You can imagine the giant ethical conflict that this presents, but there is so much more at stake than careers. In the end, both of them have to make some hard decisions about where love is on their priority list for life.
While Leather Pants stands alone just fine, I very much recommend picking up the previous books in the series. Not only is Happy Pants Cafe a great, fun read, but it will give you a good baseline on the whole cookie situation which will no doubt be recurring throughout the series. Also it is currently available for only 99 cents. Leather Pants was an enjoyable story, with billionaire rock stars, epic-level deceit and treachery, amnesia, and secret babies! Wait, no. There were no secret babies. Sorry, I love me some tropes. There could totally be a baby in the future, though, because there was a lot of practicing. Personally, I like to think there’s a tiny, leather pant wearing baby in their future.
*Advance reader copy of this dark romance was received from the author in exchange for an honest review*