September 27, 2012

Review: Down to You by M. Leighton

Title: Down to You

Author: M. Leighton

Source: kindle ebook from author

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 take...
When Olivia meets both Nash and Cash her world is sent in a tail spin. Olivia wants both guys but she knows in her heart that she should be with a good guy. Someone who is honest, caring, and trustworthy…someone like Nash. There is just one problem with that. He is seeing her cousin Marissa. And then there is Cash…and oh the things she wants to do with him and he wants to do with her. But Cash is the epitome of what a bad boy should be. He is all wrong for her and in the end she would be left with a broken heart.

As the relationships progress with both guys, Olivia is left wondering if maybe she had it all wrong. Maybe Cash isn’t the bad guy. Maybe everything she thought about Cash and Nash is totally opposite. Or maybe what she thought is nowhere near the truth. Will Olivia get her happy ever after? Or will both guys leave her brokenhearted?

Wow oh freakin Wow! I knew the moment I saw SupaGurl’s After Dark post on Cash I had to read this book. And read it I did. Like super-fast too! From the moment I met both twins I was in lust. Those guys *fans self* are absolutely yum yum. Just when I thought I loved Cash more Nash would say something sweet and I would be gaga over him. Then Cash would come back around and do something totally un Cash like and I would swoon into a puddled mess.

I really liked Olivia’s character too. Loved her inner monologue she had with herself daily…especially when she would cuss herself out. Of course Olivia had good intentions to stay far, far away from both guys emotionally. But good intentions flew right out the window when each guy smiled at her…let alone kissed her. And it didn’t help that her friend Ginger was encouraging her from the sidelines. Oh yes, Ginger is a hoot the small amount of time we see her.

M.Leighton shakes this story up so much from the very get go there is no friggin way you would ever begin to guess the outcome of this story. And here I thought that this would be a stand-alone. But after that ending, I am super psyched for another read involving these fabulous characters. I literally sat up for a hour or so running the story through my head. That ending was Whoa! That story line was genius! Yeah it is that friggin good. Absolutely.Blown.Away!

Down to You is absolutely the most perfect steamy read of my year. Loved it, devoured it, and will definitely re read it again, and again, and again….

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree with you more. I freaking LOVED this book and like you, was excited to see it was going to have a sequel!!

    Cash and Nash were definitely yum and I couldn't decide who I liked more. The twists and turns in this one blew me away and the smokin' hot romance, yeah, right up there in my top 5 reads this year!!