Sunday, January 6, 2013

Up to Me (Bad Boys #2) by M. Leighton - Review and Giveaway

Title:  Up to Me (The Bad Boys, #2)
Author: M. Leighton
Release date:  January 6, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Group:  Adult
Source:  eARC provided by author 

Buy Links:  Barnes and Noble  |  Amazon

Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:  Let me begin by saying what an M. Leighton fangirl I am.  This lady knows how to write, and she takes up another notch in Up to Me.  If you haven't met Cash Davenport yet, you have not lived, for real, he is to die for.  I am a total book ho-bag when it comes to Cash.  I could just devour him.  Olivia is one lucky girl, and she knows it.  

Up to Me picks up right where Down to You leaves off.  Olivia and Cash have finally gotten together and the chemistry between these two, well let me just say I think my Kindle actually shocked me when I was reading it.  The boy has it going on, for real.  I mean Cash just oozes with hottness.  I think if someone just made Cash lollipops and sold them they could make a fortune.  So, yes the romance in Up to Me is fantastic and the sexy scenes leave you not knowing what end you need to put in the freezer first.  M. Leighton definitely knows how to deliver in this area.  That said, and that's enough, there is also a kickass story to go along with it all that has danger, murder, intrigue, mystery, and even the mob.  The plot is fantastic and there are some secrets that come to light that will blow your mind, oh yeah, really blow your mind.  We all know Cash is a badass, but we get to see that he also knows how to kick butt to.  

As far as the characters.  Well, I think you all can tell how I feel about Cash by now.  I also really love Olivia.  She and Cash are perfect together.  Ginger, Olivia's "outspoken" friend, was one of my favorites to.  We get to know Gavin in this book also, and OMG he is awesome.  I am hoping that he gets his own book down the road......hint, hint.  I couldn't stand Marissa at first, but she kind of grew on me by the end of the book, and you will really be surprised by someone else you get to meet.  

To sum it up, I loved the book.  The plot was great.  I couldn't put it down and stayed up half the night to read the book.  There was never a dull moment.  There's hot romance, sizzling sexy scenes, and a whole lot of surprises in between.  If you haven't read Down to Me, hurry as fast as you can and get it, and then go get Up to Me as fast as you can, because you are going to want, or dare I say, need it to.  This is one series you won't want to miss.  Standing ovation to you M. Leighton - job well done!

Now, because I loved this book so much, I am giving away an eBook of Up to You by M. Leighton, which will be gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  Be sure and check out the Release Event for Up to Me hosted by AToMR tours also, where you can also enter to win a copy of Down to You, the first book in the series.  

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more 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.

About Michelle:  I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined.  I'm convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace.  I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

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  1. Omg, Ellen! You little Ho bag! You totally cracked me up, with your Cash love. I loved Up to Me too. And yes! More Gavin, please. Great review!

  2. I bought this but still need to read Down to You. My sister read both of these and loved them so I know I will too :)

    1. Oh Nereyda, I just read both of these recently. I really think you are going to just LOVE the both books. I can't wait to here what you think.

  3. Sigh. I need a Cash in my life.. While my husband would probably disagree, I still say I need one lol.. I LOVED Down to You && I am totally slacking because I have not read Up to Me yet - clearly, I am missing out! I loved your review!

    1. I agree totally, and my husband would probably disagree also, but Cash is so awesome. I hope you loved Up to Me. It was so good.


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