Welcome to Coffee Pot Reviews! These are short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! I have Down to You and Up to Me the first books in M. Leighton’s Bad Boys series to share with you ..enjoy and stick around for a cup of spicy cinnamon coffee! New Adult books contain mature content and are not intended for readers under 18 years of age.
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?
Down to Me was such a Hot fun read, with a twist I didn’t see coming. I really liked Olivia and could identify with her shyness and her ability to act brave even when she was totally freakin’ out on the inside. Her dealings with Cash and Nash were at times hilarious and some moments were so intense they completely melted the pages. Imagine two seriously hot dudes both are identical physically but one is a good guy and the other is a bad guy. Both are completely swoon-worthy. Olivia has been attracted to bad boys before and she has sworn them off.. but Cash is hard to resist and Nash is taken or is he? I giggled my way through this multiple POV tale with it’s engaging plot and despite an epic ARC pile, I immediately started the next book Up To Me.
Four and half cups of Vienna coffee out of five
Up To Me
by M. Leighton
Series: Bad Boys #2
Publication date: January 4, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Purchase: Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Book Depository
Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight. Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms. He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest. Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down. Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time. And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back. Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia. Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises. Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well. She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option. And this is one of them. If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life. But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.
After the twists in Down to Me, I was anxious to get back to Olivia and Cash’s story. After the shocking twist in book one, I was all set to hunker down and watch Cash and Olivia take on Cash’s past. Then Leighton surprises me yet again with another twist! Huh? How? What?!? Up to Me had plenty to make me swoon from kick-ass heroes to sweet confessions. The tale is told from Cash and Olivia’s point of views with alternating chapters. While Olivia is working out her feelings for Cash, he is trying to come up with a plan to keep them all safe and free his father. There is so much more to Cash then his Harley bad boy image. In fact he is downright sweet and oh so smexy. We get some pretty hot scenes and a whole lot of action. New characters round out the tale and added some excitement. While the ending was not a cliffhanger, we did get a sense of what is to come and I cannot wait! *bounces*
Four cups of french roast coffee out of five
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