Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blog Tour and Release Day Launch: Everything for Us by M. Leighton

Welcome to the blog tour and release day launch for Everything for Us (Bad Boys #3) by M. Leighton. The tour is hosted by Inkslinger Blog Tours.  You can see the tour schedule here, or follow the links below.  My stop today features a review and a tour-wide giveaway, which you can enter below. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

by M. Leighton
Published:  September 3, 2013
Publisher:  Penguin/Berkley 
Source:  Publisher/NetGalley

When it comes to passion this hot, it’s all or nothing. 

Olivia Townsend’s wealthy cousin Marissa had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

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My Thoughts:  I can't tell you how excited I have been for this book to release.  I totally fell in love with Cash Davenport In Down to You and Up to Me, and I have been dying to read Nash Davenport's story in Everything for Us.  The story picks up where Up to Me leaves off, focusing on Nash and Marissa, and is told from both of their points of view.  Marissa has always been kind of a b*tch, but after her abduction, she has realized the kind of person she has been, and wants to change and never be that person again.  She also realizes that she wants the dark, sexy Nash Davenport more than anything.  Nash Davenport is the darker of the Davenport twins, and once you know his history, you will understand why.  He is hot beyond measure, sexy, exudes dominance, doesn't care what anyone things, and is kind of scary.  He wants one thing...revenge...something he has been looking forward to for the past 7 years.  The last thing he is interested in is a relationship.  He's never cared for a woman for more than one thing, and he doesn't make a secret of that fact, yet something about Marissa keeps drawing him in, and he isn't quite sure what to do with it.  The walls that Nash has put up around his heart and emotions to survive have created a hardness in him that has allowed him to be able to cope and focus on his goal, and Marissa is beginning to chip away at them.  Nash also has major trust issues, which is totally understandable to.  In addition to all the secrets he has, he has one that specifically involves Marissa, and Nash isn't sure what will happen when she realizes what that is.    

The chemistry between Nash and Marissa is electrifying, and the sex, well M. Leighton knows how to deliver in that area and the Davenport boys, they just ooze with sex appeal and hottness.  We also get to see plenty of Cash and Olivia in this book, which was awesome.  Nash is so wounded and hard, and Marissa really surprised me with how understanding she was of him and his needs.  Whether she wants to or not, she is losing her heart to this man, which is something that she may or may not survive.  Theirs is not an easy journey by any means.  Meanwhile, Nash and Cash are working towards helping their dad, which requires Nash to make contact with some dangerous people from his past.   As badass as Cash is, Nash is an even badder badass if that is possible, and I totally loved him, but Cash will always be my favorite.  Everything for Us is filled with suspense, angst, drama, and HOT romance.  I love the way M. Leighton takes these two characters, especially Marissa, who has come across as unlikable and unlovable up to this point in the series, and makes you totally fall in love with them both, rooting for them and their relationship, as they go through so much in this book.  I loved the ending.  I don't know if there are any plans for future installments in this series or not, but I would love to see Gavin get a book.  Everything for Us is a must read for all M. Leighton fans, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and most definitely recommend it.  

“I’d be willing to bet your parts are exceptional.  In fact, now might be a good time to warn you that if we come back to this library, I’ll find out for myself.  In this very spot.  I’ll push you up against the books in the corner and I’ll put my hands on you.  I’ll do things to you.  In the quiet.  And you won’t be able to make a sound.  Not a whimper, not a moan.  You’ll have to bite your lip to keep it all inside.  And you know what?” I ask, reaching up to trace my index finger along her full, trembling lower lip. 
“What?” she whispers, her pupils two dilated dots of excitement.
“You’ll love every second of it.” 
With a wicked grin, I take the books from her arms and turn to walk back the way I came.

Picture from M. Leighton's Facebook page

“I’m so sorry for the life you had to lead. You were so young,” she says, her voice thick with emotion.  “You didn’t deserve that.”
Her hand splays across my chest as she scatters kisses all over my face and neck.  I feel drops of warm wetness every so often.  I don’t realize they’re tears until one hits my lips and I taste the salt.
She makes her way to my stomach then down my right leg and back up again, dragging her lips and tongue along the inside of my thigh.
It’s not often I see the goodness in people. Or that they surprise me with compassion.  Yet Marissa has.  I just told her I’m a criminal and a killer, and rather than running the other direction, she cried for me.
Something burns deep inside my chest.  I don’t have time to think about it or deny it, or devise a plan to rid myself of it.  Marissa sees to that when her lips close over me.  She makes it so that she’s all I can think about.  She erases all other thoughts with the first swipe of her tongue.  And I’m happy to let them go.

Picture from M. Leighton's Facebook Page

M. Leighton Bio:
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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  1. I really loved this one too!! Such a great conclusion to the Davenport and Townsend gang!

  2. Great review & quotes. Glad you enjoyed it :)

  3. I would love to see a Gavin book too! I was looking forward to reading EFU, b/c I felt like Nash and Marissa would be super fun. I wasn't wrong.
    Great post, Ellen!

    1. Cash is still my favorite. I think I saw today that Gavin is going to get a book and Cash and Olivia a Christmas story maybe. I hope so.

  4. Great review. Love the teasers! I still have yet to read anything by Leighton. Down to You sounds fantastic. I'll have to check it out soon. :)

    1. Thanks. It was really good. Down to you and Up to Me are fantastic.

  5. I want to see Marissa be nicer to her cousin! Ha ha

    1. You'll be please then, because she is much nicer in this book.

  6. I am looking forward to enjoying this story so much that I want to read all of the books in this series.

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  7. I really want to read this one but missed the email for the blog tour :(
    It looks like my kind of book though :)

    1. I liked it. I still like Cash the best, but I did like Nash to.

  8. I'm with you, I want a Gavin book!

  9. I haven't read any books by M. Leighton yet but I'm looking forward to it :)

  10. Wonderful review and blurb. Thanks for the giveaway.


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