Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Some Like It Wild by M. Leighton - Blog Tour and Release Day Launch

Today, we are helping M. Leighton welcome her newest love story into the world.  Happy birthday to Jake and Laney, the two main characters of Michelle’s latest book, SOME LIKE IT WILD.  This is book 2 in the Wild Ones series and it’s available right now!
Want to meet this steamy couple? 

 Some Like It Wild
 How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves?

Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl.  Her only goal was to get married, have babies and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen.  With the betrayal of two people closest to her, Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him. 

Jake has no interest in thinking beyond the here and now.  All he wants out of life is the next rush, the next “feel good” thing to keep his mind off the pain of his past. His latest rush?  Showing Laney there’s more to life than being a good girl—and that going bad can be so much fun. Her only concern now is how she can ever hope to satisfy the wild side of a boy like Jake. She’s looking forward to trying. And so is Jake.
If that’s not enough to get your heart rate up and your interest piqued, maybe this teaser will help.  Hopefully it’ll make you feel good and…teased.

 You can get your copy of SOME LIKE IT WILD here:  
 My Thoughts:  I've been so excited about reading Some Like It Wild.  I absolutely love M. Leighton's books, and Some Like It Wild has quickly become one of my favorites.  M. Leighton has such a gift for creating a story that not only will captivate you, but packing it with lots of humor, heartbreak, a little angst, and enough steam to power a freight train, which she fully demonstrates yet again in Some Like It Wild.  

After reading the prologue some time ago, I knew I was going to love Jake and Lane's story.  Jake is Jenna's brother. Jenna being one of the main characters in Wild Child.  After the first chapter, I knew Jake was going to be one of my favorite among the A-List of hot Alphas M. Leighton has brought to life in the novels she has written.  Jake is the bad boy, he doesn't do love or relationships, and lives life to its fullest, doing so somewhat dangerously.  He loves a challenge and he makes it clear from the get go that "forbidden fruit" is one of his favorite things.  Well, "forbidden fruit" has a name and it just happens to be Laney Holt.  Laney is the classic good girl.  She's a preacher's daughter and has always tried to do the right thing, but after being betrayed by her fiance and her best friend, she definitely isn't looking for another relationship.  One thing she's never forgotten, however, is Jake Theopolis.  Something about him touches that flame that has been buried deep within her, quenched by her desire to do good and be what's expected of her and while Jake is a firefighter, the flame inside Laney is one he wants to fan rather than put out, and fan it he does.  Trust me, you will need a fan yourself when you see how hot things get between them.  

I loved Jake's character, everything about him is the kind of book boyfriend that draws me in, and when his secret regarding what has happened to him to cause him to feel the way he does is revealed, it is heartbreaking and made me love him even more.  I liked Laney also, and as the book progressed she grew on me even more.  While the romance is off the charts hot, the story itself is also wonderful and keeps you turning the pages following the road map M. Leighton has provided that will take you one a wild and exciting ride.  If you are a contemporary romance fan then you will definitely want to read Some Like It Wild and fall in love with the "hot heart-breaker" that your own heart will both break for and fall in love with in the process.  For M. Leighton fans, it is a definite must read, and for those of you who haven't read her books yet, this is a great one to start with.  
Series reading order: 
The Wild Ones
Wild Child (novella)
Some Like It Wild
There’s Wild, Then There’s You (coming June 3, 2014)

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 wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

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  1. Wow, sounds like a really hot book, and we always love great good boyfriends! Thanks for the review Ellen :)

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    1. Thanks for stopping by. It was really good.

  2. Well crap, I need to make time for this series!

  3. I really enjoyed Some Like it Wild, too. Jake was such a great character and Laney was super sweet. Great review, Ellen!

  4. I love Jake and Laney. Glad you loved it too!


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