Author: M. Leighton
Publisher: Self Published (January 6th, 2013)
From: the Author
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My Review: Down To You (The Bad Boys, #1)
NOTE: Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance - Please be advised that this book is NOT YA friendly, not even in a New Adult category!
Synopsis: Happily ever after doesn't come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.
Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms. He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest. Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.
Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time. And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back. Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.
Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises. Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well. She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option. And this is one of them. If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life. But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.
Review: 5 Stars - Up To Me, the second book in the Bad Boys trilogy by author M. Leighton continues right where we were left in the first book – Down To You. With twists happening faster than you can turn the page Leighton continues her epic action and romance with characters that just keep getting hotter and hotter.
The end of Down To You had us teased with a pretty huge cliffhanger. It had my heart racing because I didn't know what was about to happen to Olivia, Cash and Nash. Dangerous people had found the twins and they were after the one person who was closest to them to take back what their father had stolen.
The plot continues stronger than ever, just as the story keeps twisting deeper and deeper. I didn't know how Leighton would keep up the pace but she did and then some. She writes a mean character and a strong story that just keeps you guessing. With the action coming fast and furious and the romance steamier than ever!
With the highest stakes on the line we see a different side to the twins; it’s more raw and harsh yet hotter than ever before. Oh to be a fly on the wall when Leighton writes… WOW!
There are new characters to shock and stun you. There’s much more drama and inner dialogue when it comes to the characters than ever before… because there’s just so much more at stake and to prove. The vulnerability takes on a whole new level from more than one person and I loved getting a chance to meet a better rounded character or two. And then there’s the dialogue these characters share is so entertaining… on many, many levels I can’t even tell you how many times during reading I would reread things because they were just THAT fantastic and then some.
All in all, the second book if I dare say is better than the first. It has everything I loved in the first and then some. Leighton writes some fantastically hot bad boy that’s for sure! With another shocking ending that left me a bit confused and stunned I can honestly say that this is some of the most entertaining stories I've read in awhile. I am without a doubt excited to talk about these two books, thrilled to read them over and over again and will be more than ready to recommend this to anyone looking for a Adult title to fall in love with. Can’t wait for book three! Bring it on and your bad, bad boys Michelle.
FTC Disclaimer: I did NOT pay for this book, nor have I been compensated at all in any way or means for reading and writing this HONEST review.