Saturday, September 22, 2012

Down to You by M. Leighton ~ Review & Giveaway

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Source: Received an eBook from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

From Goodreads:

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance- Please be advised that this book is NOT YA friendly, not even in a New Adult category!

The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not.

Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white.

But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.
Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her.

Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn’t stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them.

Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire.

She wants them both.

And they want her.

How will she ever choose between them?

My Thoughts:

5 stars - Impossible to choose between, the Davenport twins dual for Olivia's heart in this fabulously sexy and provocative book!!

It's true that I LOVE Michelle's boys! Jackson from the Madly Series is so swoon worthy.  I thought Trick was the best guy ever in The Wild Ones.  But no one holds a candle to Cash Davenport with the possible exception of his twin.

This is a character driven story and what a drive it is.  I fell for Cash about the time he cocked his eyebrow at Olivia challenging her to strip his clothes off upon their first meeting.

Taking a deep breath, I stand and turn toward the Hot Stripper Guy, purposely jacking my chin up another notch.  He's still watching me with those smoky coal eyes.  When I take a step toward him, he very slowly raises one eyebrow. (Kindle location 41) 

Yeah, this is like on page 3! I'm loving Cash and totally on his team until I meet the equally gorgeous twin, Nash.

She chews the inside of her lip as she digests it all.  I don't think she has a clue how sexy and adorable she is.
 When it all settles in, she takes a deep breath and asks, "Can I have a do-over?"
 I grin.  "Sure."
 A brilliant smile comes instantly to her lips and she sticks out her hand.  "You must be Nash, the boyfriend.  I'm Olivia, Marissa's slightly dull cousin."
 I grin.  "It's nice to meet you, Olivia, Marissa's slightly dull cousin."
 I doubt there's one single dull thing about you.

Oh and did you notice how fun Olivia is?  She had just mistaken Nash for Cash and tried to tell him off.  So fun.

I cannot tell you much of anything about this story because it must be experienced.  But I can say that it's fast paced and totally captivating.  Once you start it, you will not want to put this one down until you have finished it.  I struggled to get to work the next day because I was up late reading it.

This one brings the steam!  Let's just say that both these boys are about as yummy as they come.  One of the sexiest scenes I have ever read came from one of these boys.  Check this out.

"I like to use all my senses to get a good lay of the land."
"Lay of the land?" she asks, the corners of her mouth dimpling.
"Of course," I reply.  "So I can plan my attack."
"Recon? For an attack? Do tell."
"First I start with touch." I reach out and brush one dimple with my fingertip then slowly drag it inward, across her pouty bottom lip.
"Touch is invaluable.  The texture of the terrain tells me how....aggressive my attack needs to be.  Some places require a much more delicate approach than others."
"I see," she says softly, her warm breath tickling my finger.  "What else?"
"Smell," I say, sliding my hand into her hair to hold it back as I bury my face in the lightly scented skin of her neck.  "A certain scent can tell me if I'm heading in the right direction.  Something sweet.  Something .... musky," I murmur.
I hear her gasp when I gently bite the flesh beneath her ear.  "And hearing," I whisper. "Sometimes the softest sounds, even a moan can tell me a great deal about how close I am to attaining my goal."
I feel her hands latch onto my forearms.  Her fingernails are biting into my skin through my shirt.  All I can think about is how I want to feel them on the skin of my back instead.
Her breath is coming fast and shallow in my ear.  "What else?" she pants.
I lean back and look down into her face.  Her lids are heavy over her dazzling eyes and her cheeks are flushed with everything that's happening between us.  She doesn't want to stop either.  There's no doubt in my mind.
"Taste." (Kindle location 1489)

*Sigh* See what I mean.  There is no way to choose between them.  They are equally hot and have the same effect on Olivia.  I so enjoyed the trip that was Olivia's journey to decide between her feeling for each of them.  I had a clue of what might happen and I was kinda right.  Michelle was a master at leaving a few tantalizing clues tucked in the pages between the hot and sexy moments.  I wondered and I hoped for my guy!  I was not disappointed in the ending of this book one bit.  There is more...a book 2 coming...but not a cliffhanger.  I was completely and totally satisfied.  What more can a reader want from a book?

This is a sexy, steamy, spicy book.  Not even close to YA.  Adults only for this one.  BUT it's sooooooooooo good.  Comes out tomorrow and you should RUN to pick it up as soon as possible!


So I have an eBook copy of Michelle's book The Wild Ones to give away to one of you lovelies!

I loved this book too.  Check my review here.

Give away is below.
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  1. OMG!! I need to get this. I totally have too many books to read to possibly fit it in right now, but I need to have it anyways so it's there in my nook waiting for me. This sounds so good!!

  2. I NEED this book now!! I kinda hate you for the teasers ... *pout*

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  3. Val, this is one of the best reviews I've ever read! I can't stop smiling! Literally! No lie. I'm sitting here grinning like an idiot even as I type:D Thank you for taking the time to read DTY. And, even more, thank you for loving it. You'll never know how much that means to me. Never. Ever. <3

    1. Awww...really? You have made my day and my week and my month!!! Glad you liked it!


  4. Great review! Haven't had a chance to read this author yet, but heard great things about her. Her books are every where lol.

  5. I'm seriously dying to get my hands on Down To You! I haven't read all of her books, but the ones I have read... amazing! Trick *Swoons*... Sry, what was I saying? Oh yeah... Trick was great! I cannot wait for this! She is easily becoming one of my favorite authors and I like so many books I don't usually do favorites, but I anxiously anticipate every one of M. Leighton's books and plan on reading the ons I haven't read soon!

  6. I can't wait to read this book! I loved THE WILD ONES so much, and now am a huge fan of Michelle!

  7. I've been wanting to try one of this author's smexy books. I really enjoy a hot read every now and then ;-) But I am soooo not a love triangle person especially when it involves brothers! Twins no less! LOL Not sure if that will work out for me. I'll probably end up pissed.

    1. Oh I don't think you'll be pissed at all. I was so happy about the way it resolved!


  8. I have got to read this one! I'm in love with M. Leighton's books! But a love triangle..I can't take love triangles, but that cover *keeps going back and staring at cover*
    It's so... :]

    Anyways, I will have to try this one for sure! You gave it such a great review!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book, crazed girl

  9. Great review! I absolutely LOVED this book. Cash is just yummy and Nash is equally sexy. M. Leighton did a fabulous job with this one!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  10. I agree, Val, Down to You was such a fun, sexy story. Great review!

  11. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. love the cover of the book and the excerpts are HOT.

    great review, can't wait to read the book and see what happens next.

    tammy ramey

  12. Fantastic review ! :D

    Really hope I'm lucky enough to win

  13. Thank you for an amazing review Val! I have been soooo curious about this book but the thought of a love triangle, with brothers makes me squirm a tad.

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

    1. Without ruining anything for you, let me just say that you won't need to worry about that at all.