Book buddies, how many authors do you love to tears? I know, a lot. That's our lot ;o) And here is one I do love to read with everything in me. M. LEIGHTON has written STRONG ENOUGH, first in a new series that I'm dying to read till the end.
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.
Intense from the first page, intriguing till the last one. Not only will it leave you breathless, but you'll read on just to keep breathing.
Honestly, I give this book FIVE HUGE stars and a piece of my heart. Ever since I read this author's Bad Boys series, I fell in love with her style. I swear her stories get better with each new one she writes.
The premise of Strong Enough thrilled me with its gripping combination of suspense and hot, forbidden romance. With a powerful yet subtle narrative, the scenes evoke pretty feelings, deep emotions, and throbbing desires. Both dialogues and inner thoughts make you heady with the sheer quality of their intimacy.
My mind was riddled with questions that kept nagging me and making me squirm. What is Jasper hiding? What is going to happen? Why is he doing that to Muse?
The attraction between them is an inevitability, strong as a sea undercurrent. There are some dialogues that just made my belly tremble. There is a certain scene, playful and sensual, where I had to stop reading until my crazy heartbeat placated a bit. And what comes after that is just pure light colliding with darkness and making fire in your soul.
From the beginning, Jasper King is a treasure chest of mystery that I craved to unlock. Usually, it's just the male character who comes with a mystery, but in this case it's also the female character, Muse. Both mysteries interlock in the most exhilarating way. Jasper harbours a pain that might be too dark for her. The kind of dark that claws its way into your heart and makes it bleed.
The plot is surprising and rich as it goes from enigmatic search to painful romance and twists of lust, betrayal, traumas, covert operations, and dreams shattered in all kinds of merciless, poetic ways. There was so much heart-break and hopelessness. I absolutely loved the double POV and, for a while, I despaired when one character was all alone. Oh, but the ending was so worth the wait! I'm almost drunk with anticipation for the next couple in this series that will move the overall plot along another stretch.
The incendiary narrative brings out the most of this hard-edged, intensely romantic story that lays the first step in a series that will make your heart throb until the very last page.
"I'm going to enjoy every sound, every breath, every squeeze that you make for me. I don't want to miss even one. Then," he says, bringing my fingers to his mouth, "I'm going to devour you. Like an animal."
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?
Is she strong enough to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met?
And is he strong enough to let her?
ABOUT THE MASTERMIND
New York Times
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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I really hope you give this book a chance. It's worth every second of your time.