Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy Release Day & 2 Five Star Reviews ~ Strong Enough by M. Leighton

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Now available: Strong Enough, the first book in the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous trilogy by M. Leighton! A dark and sexy read in the style of the bestselling Bad Boys novels.


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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. And is he strong enough to let her?

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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.


  
Sheraka's Review:

Before I begin with my review, I must say M. Leighton is one of my favorite authors and I honestly can't decide if this series will now become my favorite. This book is worth so many more stars than 5 stars!!

Wide, wide shoulders, the kind a girl can hang on to when she's scared.  Strong, steely arms, the kind that can sweep a woman off her feet. Long, hard legs, the kind that can tirelessly chase down what he wants

I instantly fell in love with Jasper. When we first meet him, you could tell he's dark, mysterious and dangerous but it draws you too him and you want to see that dark side.  Muse was that danger that he needed.  She actually was his muse and she masked something that he yearned for.  

"It's his face that captivates me.  From an artist standpoint, he reminds me of  bronze sculpture, something strong and ancient that was carved by the talented hands of Michelangelo or Donatello, Bernini or Rodin.  From a woman's standpoint, he is simply breathtaking."

Muse is somewhat quite but for reasons unknown to most.  Muse's life is that of a military child. She is always on the go and has to leave at a moments notice.  There are so many things in her life that loves and some, unbeknownst to her, that dangerously love her.  Muse needs Jasper for more than just safety reasons.  He brings out something in her that makes her live. He silently and methodically invoke the love that she failed to show anyone.  He holds something dear that she doesn't even know.  

I look quickly away, but not before I notice the lithe way he moves.  With the fluidity of the jungle cat his eyes remind me of.

Like a tiger. Surefooted. Silent. Deadly.

I can't say enough of how addicting this book is. There is so many turns, so many breath taking moments and so much love!! This is a must read!!

Jessica's Review:

Holy wow! I was truly blown away by the incredible writing of M. Leighton in her newest novel Strong Enough. The storyline flowed effortlessly and beautifully to create a book so intricately woven, it kept me flipping the pages from the very start.

While this story line took on a bit more of a darker subject line and male lead than we have seen M. Leighton write recently, the book was fantastic and just what I was looking for. The story starts out with a bang and a prologue that will suck you under. Jasper King our leading male is strong, mysterious and dark. There is no other way to describe him. He doesn't feel for anyone or anything, only caring to do his job. When his job collides with aspects of his past, Jasper is met with a fiery ball of woman in the form of Muse Harper.

Muse is an enigma in and of her own. She's fun, free, strong and determined but most of all she's loyal. Her father is her only family she has left and when he's discovered missing and Muse has no way of finding him, she does the one thing she thinks will.. She hires the illusive bounty hunter Jasper King. The chemistry between these two... Whew. Hot! I could feel the lust and magnetism just radiating off of these two in waves. No matter the effort they put into staying away from each other, it was impossible. The feels, god the feels I felt in this book. My heart ached for Jasper and then for Muse. I felt their anger, their hope, their sorrow, but most of all their passion.

M. Leighton has totally blown this book out of the water. I believe its her best work to date. The story, the writing, the characters all tied so perfectly together. The flow of the story just was incedible. From beginning to end, M. Leighton brought us a story that will captivate and hold you each page you turn! But I would never expect anything less from such a phenomenal author.

Five Strong Stars! 
 

 


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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 horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.
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