Thursday, September 5, 2013

Blog Tour: Everything For Us by M. Leighton

Who doesn't love M. Leighton?!  
We certainly do and Everything for Us was everything we expected.

When it comes to passion this hot, it’s all or nothing.

Olivia Townsend’s wealthy cousin Marissa had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

The wait for more of the Davenport twins, particularly Nash (and I mean the real Nash, not Cash pretending to be Nash) is finally over!  And Everything for Us does not disappoint.

Everything for Us was the perfect next instalment in the Bad Boys series (I’m loathe to call it the conclusion because I really, really hope that Leighton will write Gavin’s story).  It’s where we learn a lot more about Nash and where we watch Marissa transform into a genuinely nice person.  The story did start a little bit slow but it wasn’t long before I was well and truly absorbed back into the world of Olivia, Cash, Marissa and Nash. 

The connection between Marissa and Nash is dynamite.  They’ve both had life altering experiences and are evaluating how they will move on from them.  For Nash, being exiled for seven years following his mother’s murder has resulted in him having to make choices he would not have ordinarily made just to survive.  As a consequence he is an angry, bitter man, focussed on revenge.  Marissa’s abduction has given her a total shift of perspective and has her walking away from the person she used to be.  Both of them see elements of themselves in each other and both think they are too broken to be worthy of the other.

There are some very hot scenes in Everything for Us - Nash is a bad, bad boy and Marissa seems to be a worthy ‘opponent’ for him.  Despite a level of submissiveness she doesn’t let him totally walk all over her and her strength of character is one of the things Nash finds hard to resist.  An event from the past provides insight into Nash’s interest in Marissa and has consequences he fully expected but was hoping to avoid.  Marissa has revelations about her father and his manipulation of her, which actually strengthens her resolve to be a better person.  Cash and Nash persist with their quest to gain justice for their mother’s murder and there’s just enough of Cash and Olivia to keep everyone happy.

If you’ve read the first two books in the series I think you will be satisfied with book 3.  As I said, I’m loathe to refer to it as the final book in the series because I would love to see some more Gavin. 

4 out of 5 stars 

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to 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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