Thursday, November 1, 2012

{Review} "Down to You" by M. Leighton

Title:  Down To You
Author: M. Leighton
Publisher:  Smashwords
Publication Date: September 21, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format:  Paperback 298 pages  |  Kindle 377 KB

Buy this book on Amazon:  Paperback  |  Kindle Edition
Author's Website: http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com/
Author's Goodreads Profile:  M. Leighton 

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not.

Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white.

But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.
Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her.

Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn’t stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them.

Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire. 

She wants them both.

And they want her.

How will she ever choose between them?
Diving in...
I should classify this one as a mini review because that's what it's going to be.  Not because I didn't like the book, but because it's hard to do an in depth review without giving anything away.  The synopsis does a really good job of telling what the book is about so I am just going to share some of my thoughts about the story and the writing.

Here is the deal, I liked the story.  I am one of those who will always root for the "bad boy" so I was all about Cash from the very beginning.  I saw the twist coming, not right off, but I did see it before it was revealed.  I had a hard time with part of the love story of it because for so long it's just drawn out while she waffles back and forth between the brothers.

I really think that I would have liked the story better if it hadn't seemed so drawn out, she brings in a whole new element at the end and then it hits you that there is going to be another book.  I would have liked this whole story better if it were all one book.  I think she should have added another 50 pages and finished it out and called it good.  This isn't the type of story that needs a sequel in my opinion.  They story really isn't deep enough to draw it out over two books.  Sometimes all you need is one and I think that's the case here.

Overall it's pretty nicely written and it's one of those books you pick up when you need a quick read to clear your palette from more heavy stuff.  I enjoyed it for what it was and had a good time reading it.

Since it's contemporary romance you can expect some steamy love scenes, there is a fair amount of profanity, but it's not overly done.  If you like a quick and steamy read, then this is the book for you!

 

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