November 11, 2013

ALL THE PRETTY LIES by M. Leighton Review Tour {Review/Giveaway}


Author: M. Leighton

Source: eARC from author


“Live, no regrets”

Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life. However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her. She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over. For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday. So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them. It’s never had to be. He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember. Right up until tragedy struck. Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way.

Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession. But the one thing they can’t find is a future. Neither one has been totally honest. And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details. In the details and in the lies.
How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?

My take...
Leighton has done it once again. She gives us the characters we love and the storyline we ache to read. ALL THE PRETTY LIES was absolutely fabulous and left me happy and eager for the next one.

Man, I just loved these characters so very much. Hemi and Sloane were both feisty and fun...complicated and endearing...protective and loving. In the beginning I felt a connection with them. I felt like I knew them even though we only just met them. From the start it is a given that Hemi and Sloane were holding back secrets of their own. I knew those secrets had to be pretty darn important to the story. But I had no idea how much so. And when all gets revealed, lives will be forever changed. Nothing will be left untouched. You will be hurting right along with these characters. You want to believe the best in people. And sometimes it is not enough. But sometimes you are surprised in what you find. Pleasantly surprised. Yes, this story was just a hot mess of emotions. BAH!! I mean it...HOT.MESS.OF.EMOTIONS.

Loved the secondary characters as well, even Sloane's overprotective brothers. But I think my most favorite was Sarah. That girl was a hoot and had a lot of 'sound' advice for Sloane. I am truly hoping that she will be in book two, ALL THE PRETTY POSES. I really need to hear her story. Would it be so bad to throw Sig in there as well? Pretty please, Leighton? {insert puppy dog eyes here}

If you adored Leighton's BAD BOY series, I really think you will definitely love this one. The suspense is similar and really adds to the storyline. I was loving the fact that the story wasn’t focused just on Sloane losing her virginity, becoming her own self and all that it entails. I was needing a story that was not just fun but one that has a meaty storyline. And ALL THE PRETTY LIES did. It has one heck of an amazing storyline that is mysterious and suspenseful. Really loved where Leighton took the story and man did she own it! But the best part was the romance. In my opinion it was far better than what Leighton has done before. And we all know she can write the romance. I was floating during those scenes and couldn't get enough. 

ALL THE PRETTY LIES is an absolute page turner that reigned me in from the first few lines and held my attention until the very last word. Undoubtedly my most favorite story by this amazing author! I will be adding this to the short stack of my 'want to read again books'. Leighton gets 5 glorious stars from me!!

I thought this song was fitting for Sloane...

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to 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.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

1 comment:

  1. That song is awesome! Awesome, awesome, awesome! And OMG this review just makes me want to happy sigh all day long. I'm wearing the goofiest grin right now. Thank you, Mandy. This totally started my morning off in the PERFECT way!!! And while I plan to write Reese's book next, Sig is on deck as book 3! Wahooooooo I think you'll be pleased:) hehe <3