Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tough Enough (Tall, Dark, and Dangerous, #2) by M. Leighton ~ Release day & Trailer Reveal


You seriously don't want to miss MMA-champion-turned-Hollywood-superstar Rogan. Hotness!

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MLeighton-ToughEnough-Cover250pxFrom the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the second book in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy.

He’s a fighter who never loses, but is he tough enough to win her heart?

There was a time when I had everything–a wonderful family, a bright future.  Love.  But all that was taken away in a single night, torn from me like flesh from bone.  Since then, I’ve hidden away in my second-choice job as a makeup artist.  But I prefer it that way, actually. I’m comfortable in the shadows, where no one can see my scars.

Kiefer Rogan literally took my breath away the moment I met him.  MMA champion-turned-actor, notorious playboy, charming to a fault–he’s everything I vowed to avoid. 

But he just wouldn’t stop until I opened up and let him in.  Maybe I should’ve tried harder to resist.  Maybe I shouldn’t have fallen in love with him.  Because I, of all people, know that everyone has secrets. Scars.  And that they’re usually ugly and painful and destructive to the people we love most. 

I just never would’ve guessed that they could be deadly, too.

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Get Strong†Enough, the first book in the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series†on Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo†| Google Play
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Trailer Reveal


If M. Leighton is the author, I'm down to read it.  Period.  End of story.  Why?  Because every book I read from her is better than the last.  Her characters feel real and I totally fall for them.  Her stories surprise me and have me crying and gasping out loud.  The romance is steamy and has me fanning myself.  And because I always, always enjoy every word.

Rogan is just yum.  He's persistent and determined with Katie but he doesn't push.  Something in her draws him to her - I think it's their shared pain and scars in their past - but he just can't leave her alone.  He brings her little gifts that are so adorable and kind.  She resists.  He pursues.  Charming.  So charming.   He's protective, strong and caring.  Can he get any better?  Of course he can.  Did I tell you he's a MMA champion turned actor.  Ex-military and the complete package.

His relationship with his brother has me wanting to hug him.  As I learned more about what happened to him growing up, I wanted to hold him.  Perfect.  He's just about perfect.

Katie is a sweetie.  Her struggles have been so hard on her.  She's drawn into herself to protect herself and she's fine there but not happy...not living.  Rogan teaches her to live again.  And together they are better though she's not convinced it's for good.  And nothing in this authors books is so simple.  And, of course, this one has more to the story.  Are they tough enough together?

The chemistry between this two is off the charts and I enjoyed every kiss, every caress, every heat infused moment between them.  The want between them is palpable.  So enjoyable.  So yummy.  So perfect.

I loved this book.  I savored it and wanted to drink in every word.  When I finished, I just wanted to start again...to keep enjoying it.

If you read the first one, you'll want this one.  If you didn't, you'll still want this one.  Don't let it slip by without some serious snuggle time.

MLeightonAuthorPhotoNew 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.

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  1. THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH for all that you do, Val! I adore you, heart and soul! <3

    1. LOVE you back, my friend! Anything for you.

  2. can't wait to read this book! sounds good and I've never have read your books! love finding a new author!