Saturday, August 1, 2015

Strong Enough by M. Leighton ~ Review & giveaway

Source: Received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Is she strong enough to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met? And is he strong enough to let her? 

How would I describe myself? Well, I’m Muse Harper. I’m a twenty-something painter who loves red wine, quirky movies, and men with a fatal flaw. But that was before I met Jasper King. He became my fatal flaw. Eight months ago, I had a choice to make—abandon everything I’ve ever known to protect my family, or stay and risk someone getting hurt. I chose the former. My plan was working just fine until I found out my father had gone missing.

That’s when I met Jasper. A bounty hunter with the eyes of a tiger and the nose of a bloodhound, he was supposed to help me find my father. What I didn’t know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isn’t all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish I’d found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I don’t know if I’d have done things differently.

Now, I have another choice to make—trust the man that I’m falling in love with and hope that he’ll do the right thing, or run as far away from him as I can get.


Feels.  That word has been expanded to mean more because of this book.  It's packed with FEELS from the prologue to the very end.  FEELS.

Jasper King is a dangerous man.  A product of a painful and heartbreaking youth, this boy will have you from the prologue.  My heart ached for him.  His heart and his mind is encased in a strong box that doesn't allow anyone inside.  He had to create this box to survive.  No one gets past it.  He does his job.  The job always comes first.  Nothing gets in the way.  Nothing until Muse.

Muse is hiding.  Trying to protect her dad and stay safe, she's only got a couple of friends in a new city and a new job.  But when she doesn't hear from her dad, she hires Jasper to find him.  But nothing is a it seems and I do mean NOTHING.  Muse has let her father protect her for far too long.  She lets him get away with keeping her in the dark but over the course of the book, Muse comes into her own.  No more clueless Muse.  She wants the truth.  All of it.

As these two spend time together, the attraction they both feel flares.  It's not smart for either of them.  But neither can resist.  But as the truth starts to come out, things get complicated and the feels come strong.

I was pretty surprised with this story.  I had so many guesses and they were wrong.  I figured out a few things but I was texting my friend, Krista (she was reading it too) with the total freakout response of OMG over and over again.  She just laughed at me until she caught up with me and then she understood.

I've always loved this author and this book just increases that mad love.  She is a master story teller that always makes me happy.  While it was an emotional read for me, I loved every moment.

If you love M.  Leighton, you will want this one.  If you just love a great romance that goes from hopeless to happy, then you want this one.  If you love the emotional ones that rock the sexy too, you want this one.  You want this one.


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  1. Sigh... I have to agree with you, people will want this one! It was a great read and Muse really did come into her own. I loved Jasper... his broodiness and all. I enjoyed the suspense... it was fantastic!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  2. I love either, but probably lean more toward Emotional read!

  3. As much as light reads are super fun, I'd have to go with emotional reads. It's just something about being connected and invested with the story and characters. It's an everlasting impression.

  4. for me I like emotional reads

    tiramisu392 (at)

  5. I finished this book last night and completely agree! Michelle is just awesome and this book was great. Great review!

  6. Both. If I am in a dark mood I want a light read. If I am normal (haha) than I like emotional reads!

  7. Depends on the day. I love a good emotional read that makes me cry some days and a light fluffy read on other days.

    Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

  8. I like both emotional books that give you a good cry and ones with humor.

  9. I like both but I need a light read after a emotional read

  10. I prefer emotional reads! I love when books leave me feeling winded and lost, it speaks volumes about the writing.