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.
A note from Michelle: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I'm convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.
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WOW! I went into this book with high hopes, and I am happy to say that it certainly didn't disappoint! My only complaint is that I SO wish it were longer. Luckily, there are still a lot of unturned stones and the epilogue reveales so much more to be told....which leads me to believe that there are future books coming (yay!!). Also, I LOVED the alternating point-of-views. I really think it added to the story, and I loved hearing what each character was thinking!
Who can resist a book with a sexy bad boy (yumm) and a sexy, smart good-guy (oh, yes!). Not me! Olivia has fallen for both of the twin brothers and throughout the book, I couldn't decide if I were rooting Team Cash or Team Nash. I understand why Olivia was so torn about having feelings for the both of them. And Olivia? She's great! I found myself laughing at/with her character many times. Oh, and it should also be mentioned that the s*x scenes were absolutely super HOT!
I think I've just started a new relationship with the author, M. Leighton! I'll be keeping my eye out for future reads for sure!
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I will just be honest and say that I might have licked my computer screen a few times when looking at the cover. Kidding. Or am I? :)
Down to You was a perfect book-- it had two hot guys, one feisty girl and a plot twist that snapped my head back. I love those kinds of books.
I honestly can't say much because I don't want to reveal anything. However, if you like witty dialogue, sexy men, funny, independent women as the main character and just an all-around great book, then you should pick this one up right now.
It will make you laugh, it will make you hold your breath, it will make you root for Olivia. And Cash. And Nash. And then it will twist you inside out because you know that she can't have both.
This is my new favorite M. Leighton book. It has all the makings for another New York Times Bestseller!
Here I am again going against the grain. I'm going to try hard not to give anything away but still explain my low rating. I didn't like the cheating and dishonesty in this book. From the book description you know stuff happens between Olivia and Nash, her cousin's boyfriend. I just don't feel like we were given a good enough reason for the cheating. Olivia's friend even encourages her to go after Nash. The insta lust and the cousin being a witch with a capital B doesn't make it ok. I don't condone cheating but in the book "Thoughtless" I felt we were given an idea on how it could happen. The characters had the same immediate attraction as in this book but they also had a building friendship over a period of time that turned into something else. We didn't have that here.
(possible spoilers): A huge secret is revealed that really ruined this book for me. It wasn't the secret that ruined it but one of the character's actions. His actions were deceitful and hurtful. It made the cheating way worse. I just don't know how people fall in love with these type of characters. (end possible spoiler)
Another thing that I found distasteful is Olivia had no idea which twin crawled into her bed for sex. She didn't care because she desired them both. She eventually finds out who it was. I don't mind love triangles especially when I'm having a hard time picking one over another. But if your going to have sex with one of them I think it might make it more meaningful to know who you are sleeping with. That's just me.
The writing was good and the sex scenes were hot. I just like my characters a little more honest.
This book was just "okay" to me. I found myself having issue with how Olivia behaved quite often and I didn't particularly like her very much. The "twist" ending was obvious from nearly the start and I didn't like it at all (more on that later).
Olivia is a bartender and a student who lives with her cousin, Marissa. Marissa is a huge witch who constantly puts down Olivia and treats her like garbage. Marissa has no redeeming qualities at all. She's evil just for the sake of being evil for no apparent reason.
Marissa has a boyfriend named Nash, and instantly Olivia is attracted to him and wishes she could have a boyfriend like him. She ruminates OFTEN about how she would love a boyfriend JUST LIKE NASH because he's SO AWESOME. Nash gets Olivia a job working at his twin brother's bar (and the twin is named... CASH... UGH).
Nash is supposedly awesome because he has a job and is a nice guy (and also really hot). Olivia also has a thing for Cash, because he's hot and rides a motorcycle and is a "bad boy." She claims she has a thing for bad boys and just can't keep herself away from them. So she starts a relationship (sorta) wish Cash. Cash is very sweet to her, a monster in the sack, helps her with her broken down car, helps her with her dad's ranch when her dad is in trouble, and acts like an all around nice guy. Even so, Olivia complains internally the entire time because she wants a "nice guy" like Nash.
Olivia also flirts like crazy with Nash, which doesn't really seem to bug her that much despite him having a girlfriend (WHO HAPPENS TO BE HER COUSIN). If a guy is in a committed relationship and is flirting with you, he's probably a jerk and probably isn't the "nice perfect guy" you think he is.