June 27, 2018

5*Review: THE WAY WE BURN by M. Leighton


Author: M. Leighton

Source: eARC from author for review


Irresistible attraction. Unimaginable danger.

I knew from the moment Noah Williamson walked into the diner that he was haunted—deeply haunted—but I couldn’t resist the lure of him. He was gorgeous and fascinating and mysterious, and like a delicate moth to a brilliant blue flame, I was drawn to him. Drawn to his fire.

But if I’d known about his job, about what happened to his wife, I’d have run the other way. Before I got caught up in the red-hot blaze of his life. Before everything in my world got burned to the ground.

It’s too late to run now. I hesitated and that was it. I fell. I fell for him before I knew there was danger in loving him.

Noah once told me that this is the way we burn—together or not at all. At the time, I didn’t know what that meant.

Now I do.

My take….

I hardly even know him, but something in my gut, something deep down, tells me he’s worth the risk.
And the butterflies in my stomach only fan the flames of that suspicion.

I was not expecting this book and all that it held hidden. Like at all. Leighton did a fantastic job on a monsterous storyline. I cannot imagine what she went through writing something like this one. And, I seriously need to go back and reread it promptly so I can see all the hints I may have missed. This book had me reading until I couldn’t hold my eyes open any longer. Then when I woke up at 3 am and couldn’t sleep, I was back at it. (Insomnia is good for something!) Once I started it I didn’t want to put it down at all. I was at it any chance I had.

To me, Noah was intriguing from the start. We were given this look-see at the start of the book of his life at his lowest. Then when we see him again, it is through the eyes of Poppy. She sees a broken man, but also a man that needs saving. And she believes they might possibly be able to save each other.

I loved Poppy. I was totally invested in her. She was so sweet and I wanted her to be able to repair the shell of a man that Noah was. I knew they could be great together if they could work through his past.

But what in fresh hell was that twist? I mean seriously. It unearthed a whole heck of a lot of skeletons and I was picking through the pieces of all that I read trying to put them all back together into one giant truth. I was absolutely shocked but in the best way possible. Well done, Leighton. You rocked this book and pulled one over on this reader.

Amazing, twisted story...THE WAY WE BURN is a definite must read. 5 Incredible Stars!

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