Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Strong Enough by M. Leighton

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.

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StrongEnough-Cover-250wHow would I describe myself? Well, Iím Muse Harper. Iím 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 makeóabandon everything Iíve 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.

Thatís 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 didnít know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isnít all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish Iíd found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I donít know if Iíd have done things differently.

Now, I have another choice to makeótrust the man that Iím falling in love with and hope that heíll 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 sheís ever met? And is he strong enough to let her?†
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I am a big fan of M. Leighton’s work. I love that she can write sweet and steamy romances, but she also takes risks and writes books that have a bit more of an edge. Strong Enough is one of those books. It focuses on Muse. A girl who starts out by hiring who she thinks is just a bounty hunter to find her father. She quickly learns that Jasper King is so much more than that.
She’s got a father to find. I’ve got answers to obtain. And then, we will come to an end. An unfortunate end. She deserves better, but it is what it is. I have a job to do and it has to come first. Always first.

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Jasper King has a job to do and it’s not just to find Muse’s father. Jasper is involved in something much deeper than that and he has to find answers. He needs Muse to get to the man who can give him his answers, and she needs him to find her father. It’s a win win for both. What neither expected was to have feelings for the other…


Muse falls for Jasper quick. She has strong and intense feelings for him that don’t go away, no matter what different sides of him she sees. Jasper feels for her as well, even though he knows he shouldn’t. He knows there is no way this can possibly end well.

Muse and Jasper’s story was interesting, it was original, steamy, and well written. There were elements of this book that I very much enjoyed. My only big issue with this one is I thought their love moved too quickly and I found that personally I had trouble connecting to either character. Also, I wanted more for their ending. Overall, I still did like this book- I just wish I would have connected more to the characters and their story. I am looking forward to reading the next book, which will be about Jasper’s friend, Rogan. 

This is one I recommend for anyone looking for a steamy and original read with some mystery!

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AUTHOR: M. Leighton

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.

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