Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Release Day Launch for *All Things Pretty*- Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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ALL THINGS PRETTY is a Contemporary Adult Romance and the third novel in M. Leighton’s Pretty Series. Sig's book is here!

All Things Pretty

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Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences.

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.

But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover. 

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?

Her lips are still curved when she turns her attention back to me.  Something about the moment hits me like a punch to the gut.  I think for a second that I could stand here and stare at her, just enjoy her smile and her happiness for hours.  Days, maybe.  But I can’t.   We can’t. So, instead, I brush a clump of mud from the end of her nose. “Have fun?”

“I did. Thank you. This was so good for him.”
“And you.”

“And me,” she concedes.

“You can be the real you around me anytime.  I won’t tell a soul.”

“So you prefer this?”

“Oh, hell yeah!  I don’t need glamorous. Or proper.”

“I’m not proper.”

“You forget that I heard your…expressiveness that day on the side of the road.  And it didn’t consist of ‘darn’ or ‘golly gee’.  But I haven’t heard anything like that come out of your mouth since then.”

“Ladies aren’t supposed to talk that way, according to Lance.”

“I don’t want a lady. I want a woman.  One who knows her own mind. One who wears what she’s comfortable in, one who says what she’s thinking.”  I take a step closer. I can’t help myself. Her scent draws me in.  Even covered in mud, she smells like sexy sunshine.  “I want the woman who kisses like she’s on fire and makes me feel like I’m the only one who can put her out.”

“Sig,” she begins.

I break in to cut her off.  I know her objections.  And I know how much I don’t want to hear them.  “I’m just being honest.  I’m not even touching you.”

Her eyes are glued to mine, a damn near irresistible gravity pulling us together.  “It’s not like you can anyway.  I mean, we’re in public.  With my little brother.  What could you possibly touch?”

I reach down and smear my hand in mud.  With her eyes locked on mine, I reach between us and flatten my palm on her chest, right over her heart.  “This.  I’d touch this.”

Globug's Review

To what lengths would you go for those you love? Tommi is having to test those lengths everyday. Her hands are full with a teenage brother that has Aspergers and taking care of her severely disabled mother. For reasons not yet revealed, Tommi endures a rather disgusting relationship with a well known drug dealer in her struggle to insure a happy future for her brother.

Sig is a cop just waiting for his chance to do big things as an undercover officer. When he realizes his opportunity comes in the form of the girl he just rescued from being stranded on the side of the road he wastes no time going to his boss to make it happen. There's no doubt from just that first meeting between Sig and Tommi that they are attracted to each other. She's a blonde bombshell and he's a tall sexy hunk of man flesh.

As much as I loved Sig's character it still bothered me that the whole time he's getting to know Tommi he tells her to trust him when he knows he's lying to her. He can't help but want her physically and that desire only grows as he spends more time with her. But it still remains that he is using her to get to Lance. I loved the developing relationship between Tommi and Sig though. So much passion. Sig is able to connect with her brother as well. Tommi deserves to indulge in a few selfish moments with Sig considering everything she is enduring to provide for her family. Their stolen moments together could cost not only Sig's job but both of their lives.

There are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding Tommi. How did she get involved with Lance in the first place? Why is her mother's condition a secret. I felt like the author hinted at a connection between Lance and Tommi's mother's health. There's also more going on with her brother than meets the eye. Sig keeps asking himself these questions as well and then WTF?! He's reading a sealed file on Tommi that left me thinking what-the-hell. At the same time Lance apparently has discovered something to make him lose his shit and Tommi is going to have to pay.

I was disappointed to not get the whole story. The author concludes the story with a To Be Continued upon release of the book. Due to contractual constraints with the publisher, the author was not able to publish the book in it's entirety. She will provide the remainder of the story FREE OF CHARGE by signing up for her newsletter. All Things Pretty (part 2) will be available October 14th. I can't wait.

  Author Bio & Links
Author PhotoNew 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, M. Leighton finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days M. Leighton 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 M. Leighton: 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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1 comment:

  1. Oh I don't think I'd be happy with a non ending like that. Weird that they did that. I have read a couple of hers and really enjoyed them.


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