Down to You
I fell in book-love a couple of nights ago. Yep! I know. Again! But but!!! This one was unavoidable. I know so many of y’all are totally gonna love it. PLUS! It was TWO book heroes for the price of one and I hearted them both equally! Ohhh yes, I know… a lot of out books are “two” for the price of one, but this one had a little something extra. And usually, I tend to pick a “team”, right from the start in books, but this one was tough. Now I dunno if my love for them will stand the test of time when future potential book-loves come into play. After all, I only have about 5 or 6 true book-loves that can’t be toppled. I know… ”only” hehe.
But so far, I can’t stop thinking about them, and while I was reading it, I couldn’t stop talking about them. My poor husband. Every few minutes I’d laugh out loud, or I’d interrupt him to read a part to him, or discuss the dilemma in the book… and then… I caught him rolling his eyes and he “air-strangled” me!! *blush* Yep. That’s when I knew I was in over my head, and he was quite over my book. Tee hee!! Ah well, I had you guys to gush with, and it was a really good day with that *book-love* glow all around me. Sigh…
Oh right! I’m rambling.
I mentioned something extra, didn’t I? Two you ask? Well yes. And yes, it is a love triangle, but a seriously unconventional kind. I told my husband all about it and he *squinched* his nose at me and said EW. LOL!!! Hey what’s so ewww about a girl having a crush on two gorgeous identical twins? TWINS!!! Two of ‘em. If you find the perfect ONE, there’s another one almost just like him! I mean… If you’re attracted to one, chances are, you’ll be attracted to the other, right? *shrug* Just sayin’ Hey you know I always wondered about… ahhh nevermind. That’s opening up a whole can o’ worms. Unless y’all have had that experience and wanna share, I suppose I won’t think too hard about it. I had to, in this case, though and it was REALLY hard to determine who my favorite was.
Yes… yes. There was a tattooed bad-boy version “Cash” (the sexy bar owner), but there was also a good boy professional version “Nash” (the lawyer). (P.S. this book is told from all of their perspectives. Very fun to get into the head of each character!)
“So you’re Nash.”
I nod. “Correct.”
“And you have a twin brother named Cash.”
“Cash and Nash.”
I shrug. “My mother had a thing for country music.”
But you know, eventually, I made up my mind, and now I *heart* only one, but I won’t tell you who. Oh I know. You think I’m all over that sexy bad-boy twin don’t you? But lemme tell you… Nash (the good boy) made me SWOON. SWOOOOOON I tell you!
And this was ANOTHER book that was recommended over and over again in such a short amount of time. Apparently, we were all swooning:
Michele: Okay guys I just found one – DOWN TO YOU by M. Leighton. It looks great and it’s only 3.99 … Anyway, this one looks great. The reviews are great!!!! I am going to start it today.
Maryse’s Book Blog: Yep this one is tempting me big time! Twins. A bad boy and a good boy, and one girl. Ruh roh!
Kirsten: I read it Michele, and liked it. Bad boy with a motorcycle and a tattoo, what more do you need?
Maryse’s Book Blog: just “a” tattoo? hehehehe darn. Hope it’s a big tattoo at least!
Kirsten: Yes it’s big Maryse.
Joanna: I started Down to You this evening in the tub, sneaking away for a little me time. OMG. This book is making me SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Joanna: Up half the night reading “Down to You.” This book was sexy as all hell… Weird ending, but I didn’t care. The ride was worth it!!! Although (like so many nights) I’m starting out another day exhausted, LOL. Some books should come with warning labels…
Angelia: Ok so I started and finished Down to you by M. Leighton last night, So yeah coffee is my best friend today, but OMG soo worth the read, and the end! Aughhh @ the ending I was so ready to start throwing a tantrum last night when I realized this was a series.. but Cash/Nash *sigh* loved it.
Maryse’s Book Blog: I’m on page 10% of “Down To You” and have already laughed hysterically at her embarrassing moment and laughed ever harder at what she said after. P.S. I’m already in super-heart with Cash and Nash. *waggles eyebrows* Oh and, the cover. Just sayin’
Linda: Surprise awaits you!
Christine: The BATHROOM is my favorite scene. Oh. My. GOD! HOT!
Kristie: you are going to LOVE IT! It is GENIUS and HOT!!
Johanna: Sheesh woman lol how will I ever find a man when I stay home all day reading? Lmao
Maryse’s Book Blog: Well…. Whooo… Quite the body shot scene *blink blink* … You guys are blowing up my suggestion box with this one, I had to jump on…. And Johanna … These are highly informative and instructional… Tee hee!
Johanna: Of course Professor Maryse!! Very instructional indeed
Maryse’s Book Blog: Oh god this is good. I feel like crying… Laughed, swooned and now sad heart tugs at 31%….
Claudia: Oh..this book is good….just finished today! I was like: WHAT?
Sarah: I know which part made you laugh. When I read it I had to text someone to share it! It was hilarious.
Ellie: SUCH A GREAT BOOK!!!
Yanira: To Cash: Hey I just met you and this is crazy…but I Love love love already!! Haven’t met Nash yet…but this is gonna be fun! Yay!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Ohhhhh yes! Yes. It. Is.
Aileen: I started it today and love it so far. Cash is so funny. I’m thinking I’m going to have a double crush with this book, and a sleepless night.
Maryse’s Book Blog: I can honestly say right now, I like them equally.
Kirsten: hehe. @Maryse you know you like Cash a tiny bit more.
Yanira Maldonado Now I love Nash too…
Jeanette: I bought that today & am about 3/4 through it. HOTTTTTTT!!
Angie: Down to You by M. Leighton was great! Super sexy, good dialogue and such a thrill. Lots of fantasies played out for me in that one. It’s kind of like a soap opera with all of the naughty scenes left in. Olivia’s a strong female lead and Cash & Nash are well, very Alpha in all the right ways…times two! Ummm, well worth the price of admission so to speak, in my humble opinion. Thanks for another great suggestion!
Okay so what’s it about? Pretty obvious right? But wait! There’s more!
Good girl Olivia, a little down on her luck moves in with “mean-girl” cousin, Marissa. Olivia meets sexy bad boy “Cash” at a bar one night, and it’s INSTANT and obvious attraction between the two of ‘em.
So I taunt her, hoping to feed the feline that I’d be willing to bet is buried somewhere down deep.
“Oh, come on. Is that all you got?” I whisper.
But she can already tell what a bad boy he is, and she needs NO MORE of those kinds of love interests, in her life, so she grudgingly rebuffs him. If only…. “Cash” were a nice boy, instead.
God, I could’ve devoured him right then and there!
Damn the bad boys!
*giggle* Er, I mean… That’s right, Olivia!! Beware of those bad-boys. Grrrr! Damn them! *smirk*
But… her luck is turning around!!! She quickly discovers there’s another one JUST like him. IDENTICAL in all ways, but this one is of the “good-boy” variety. Tee hee!!
Oh right… that luck takes a bad turn, when she realizes GOOD boy hottie “Nash” is already spoken for. By her mean-girl cousin. Ugh! Of all the luck. But… you know, it’s not that easy to simply grin and bear it. Because they click. Click as intensely as she clicked with his bad boy brother. And Nash the good (and super-intelligent) boy, sees right through spoiled, rich girl, perfectly poised Marissa and deep down, can’t deny he prefers the sweet, somewhat rumpled, down to earth cutie “Olivia”. And while he tries to remain a good boy, it’s getting harder and harder each time the two of them are in the same room.
“Then why are you flirting with me?”
She’s serious. She’s not smiling or teasing, but she’s not judging me either. She’s just curious.
I’m fascinated and, for one second, completely honest with her.
“I can’t seem to help myself.”
And you can imagine how hard it is for Olivia, when she goes to work for bad-boy “Cash” at his bar. Good boy at home… bad boy at work.
“You’ve never ridden a motorcycle before?”
“What kind of bad-boy girlfriend are you?” I ask in mock dismay.
“Evidently a terrible one.”
I swing onto the bike and grab my only helmet. “Nah, you just haven’t met the right bad-boy.”
I just got goosebumps. WOW!!! This. IS. FUN!!!
And… there are twists! Okay, wait. I’ll admit my mind went a little… “hrmmmmm???” at a twist or two, and I was a bit… perplexed. Vexed. After all, my late night, tired little mind (that’s right, I couldn’t put it down) was just enjoying the ride, and then went on a loop-da-loop that it didn’t even see coming. So there was a bit of a bump in my reading love, and I wondered if that bump was going to take me out of my happy place. That contemporary romance “angsty” place that I was so enjoying. The only way I can explain it, is that the book-rhythm changed. The feel of it changed. But I recovered well enough and can mostly say *whoooo* I LOVED IT!
Hurry with book #2!!! Oh right, yes. There will be a second book. Cliffhanger? Hrmmm… maybe. Sorta. Or just the perfect start to a second part. I’ll let you discover it.
4 to 4.5 stars! (I’m leaning towards 4.5 stars ’cause of the twins, and how perfectly in tune I was… she was… with both of them. I couldn’t put it down, after all. 4 stars ’cause of that … “bump”).