Author: M. Leighton
Publisher: Berkley, 336 Pages (June 3rd, 2014)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: He’s someone she can’t trust…
She’s someone he thinks he knows…
Violet Wilson is a wallflower. Shy, serious, and accident-prone, she’s got a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The night she’s forced to pose with her friend might just be the worst time of all—that’s when she meets Jet Blevins. She knows better than to get involved with someone like him, but he touches her in ways she never expected, never wanted before.
On the outside, Jet is a typical rocker, an arrogant lead guitarist who unapologetically lives a wild lifestyle. But on the inside, he’s battling demons and using the stage to escape the troubles of his past and the addictions of his present. Until the night he sees Violet standing at the back of the room. She brings his life into focus. She knows his secrets. She’s the girl he can’t forget, and the one thing he craves more than his addiction.
But can they ever hope to have a future when their very foundation is nothing but lies?
“It doesn’t matter. I won’t give up on her.”
One corner of Jet’s mouth turns up in a wry smile. “Until the bitter end, is that it?”
I get the feeling he doesn’t approve. I raise my chin defiantly. Jet’s opinion of me doesn’t matter. I can’t let it.
He makes a noise in the back of his throat as he shakes his head, stepping closer to me. I stand my ground and hold his gaze.
When he stops in front of me, he stares down into my face for the longest time before he raises his hand and brushes the backs of his fingers down my cheek.
“Violet, the soft, delicate flower that is stronger than steel. Strong enough to support everyone around her. But are you strong enough to fix the whole world, beautiful?”
Something in his voice sounds . . . pensive. And doubtful. It gives me chills.
“I don’t need to fix the world,” I reply quietly, not knowing what else to say.
“Then can you fix me?” he asks, his eyes burning into mine.
I see him glance down at my mouth. My lips tingle in response and I hold my breath. I know he’s going to kiss me. And that I’m going to let him.
Jet lowers his head, tilting his face just enough to graze my cheek with his lips.
“Goodnight, Violet. Sleep well.”
And then he turns around and walks out the door, closing it tightly behind him.
About the author:
M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.
For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter @mleightonbooks.
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