Monday, January 7, 2013

Up to Me (Bad Boys #2) by M. Leighton

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Title:  Up to Me (The Bad Boys, #2)
Author: M. Leighton
Release date:  January 6, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Group:  Adult
Happily ever after doesn’t come easy.  But for love, it’s always worth the fight.

Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms.  He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest.  Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.
   Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time.  And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back.  Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.
Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises.  Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well.  She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option.  And this is one of them.  If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life.  But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.

Cash’s back is to me. I see him run his fingers through his hair and I hear him sigh again.  “I’m asking you to trust me, Olivia.”  He turns to face me.  “Trust in what you know about me.  Because I know, if you stop listening to your fear, you know who I am.  Deep down.  You know me, Olivia.  You know me.”
His voice is sincere. His expression is urgent.  I close my eyes against his face, his handsome face, the face that haunts both my waking and my sleeping world.  I open them again when I feel warm hands cup my cheeks.  Cash is a breath away, his eyes pools of midnight, drawing me in.
“It’s me,” he says softly.  “Stop listening to everything else.  Remember the way you feel when I’m kissing you and touching you.  Don’t think with your head.  You know me.  And when my lips are on yours, you trust me.”  As if to make his point, he dips his head and brushes his mouth over mine.  Sparks fly between us.  As always.  “You trust me, when my hands are on your skin.”  He runs his palms down my arms and then over to my waist where he pushes them up under the edge of my shirt.  Chills break out down my back.  “You trust me when you turn your mind off, when you just feel.”

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.

About Michelle:  I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined.  I'm convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace.  I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.
Oh where do I start with Up to Me??? Man, when I read book one, Down to You, I was truly and completely blown left me wanting so much more...Soooo, I get my hands on Up to Me and guess what???
Now, Up to Me picks right up where Down to You leaves us and of course, we are thrown right back in to the suspense of what is happening in Cash and Olivia's life.  There is not a lot I can tell you because if you haven't read book 1, so much will spoil you.  But, in Up to Me we are still dealing with the same ole problem, except now, things have escalated.  Events have happened to push decisions from Cash and Olivia; causing a strain on their relationship.  Will they make it through these tough times?  Will they be able to get passed all of the obstacles that plague their relationship?
Well, the answers to these questions are answered and let me just say....OMFG!!! Michelle Leighton knows how to grab hold of your soul and tether it to her characters.  You are so wrapped up in them.  You feel and experience everything that they are going through.  Their emotions ranging from fear, worry, anger, joy, passion, lust, love....completely envelope us...You are constantly rooting for the HEA and biting your nails when twists and turns, surprises, leave you second guessing if it will happen...
AND, don't let me forget to tell you about the HOT, SEXY...FREAKING STEAMY scenes found many times throughout Up to Me...Just to quote Olivia..."Holy Crap Balls"...those moments had you reeling, panting, aching, and WHEW....Just talking about it now leaves me breathless....Can I just say I want me a Cash??? OH YEAH!!!
Overall, I LOVED it...I read it one sitting, yep, the minute it landed in my kindle, I devoured it....I am dying for the next installment...just knowing that it is going to rock my world....
FABULOUSLY HOT series that you DO...NOT...WANT....TO....MISS!!!

OH YES!!! Can we have this fabulous book 
showcased on here and not have a GIVEAWAY???
So, what is the fab prize...??? 
An ecopy of Down to You (book 1) 
and an ecopy of Up to Me

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  1. I liked more Wild Ones - this series wasn't something special. At least for me.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

    1. The Wild Ones is my fave... But I do enjoy these bad boys...
      But, I get ya... We can't all love the exact same thing... It is fun to see how others react to books...
      BTW--- loving the new blog dear!! ;)