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Release Day Launch and Giveaway: All Things Pretty: M. Leighton


All Things Pretty (Pretty #3)
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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?




When Sig Locke helps out a damsel in distress, he gets more than he bargained for. Not only a serious attraction, but also a way to possibly advance his career.

Tommi didn't really want to need help and she certainly didn't want to be attracted to her savior. And she knows she cannot afford any kind of distractions. It is all she can do to deal with her boyfriend's every need. A boyfriend with power, control, and something that keeps her in  line. 

She is surprised when and how their paths cross again. She has her own things going on and she doesn't need anyone watching her and ruining her  plans. But soon Sig is right behind her trying to figure out what he needs to know. 

"You can trust me, Tommi."
"I don't trust anyone."

Oh My...Sig...Adore him! I have enjoyed him in the other books but in this one he really shines. He is such a  funny, cocky, flirty, protective alpha. He digs right in and goes after what he wants knowing there will be consequences. He is a man of honor and wants to do the right thing, but finds himself in complicated situations that pose challenges. But his quick-witted, bold, arrogant quips had me smiling.

"You're incorrigible."
"If that's code for a hot, sexual, dynamo with a cunning intellect then I couldn't agree more."

Tommi is tough, sassy and feisty, but also has to portray cool, sophisticated, and obedient. She does what she had to do and has her own reasons. She makes sacrifices and tries to protect those she cares about. She usually puts the needs of others first, but Sig is like a force that pulls her in even when she knows it is risky.

He was forbidden before. He's flat out dangerous now. He could ruin everything. Get people hurt, himself included. And that's a risk I can't take, no matter how tempting it is. 

Secrets, lies, hidden agendas, danger and suspense are swirling all round. But these two also find a strong physical connection that is hard to deny. Sig is a merciless flirt and is fiercely protective. He will use anything in his arsenal to wear her down. Their chemistry is hot and together they are combustible. But they also have an easy rapport and enjoy each other's company. She is very protective of her younger brother and he is also in need of a positive male influence. But she is truly stuck in between the different factions involved and trying to keep it all from blowing up.

"Because you complicate things. You complicate things that are already incredibly complicated."

But it does not matter how much they feel, or need, or want. If they cannot trust each other with their secrets, then there is no way out of the situation or to move forward.

It was full of mystery about what really motivates Tommi and what causes her to have to make the choices she does.  There's good, bad, and in between and we don't know where they all fit yet. 

M. Leighton warned us from the start it would be a cliffhanger since due to a contract she cannnot make this book longer than 65k. I admire her for not cutting down their story to fit the restrictions and also because she  is surprisingly giving us the second part for FREE. All you have to do is sign up for her newsletter to get the second part. That is a unique move that shows she cares more about her characters and readers than just making money.

I can't wait to get to the conclusion. I am totally hooked and love these characters and was not ready for it to end. I was glad she gave us both Sig and Tommi's points of views since there is still so much hidden already and at least this way we got some insight into their thoughts, fears, and feelings. This was another humorous, flirty, sexy, mysterious, suspenseful installment in the Pretty series. I expect even more twists and turns in the second one as more secrets are revealed. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

All the Pretty Lies  (Pretty#1) 
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Kim's 5 star review


“Live, no regrets”

Her…
Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

Him…
In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. 

Them…
Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.

How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?

All the Pretty Poses (Pretty #2)
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He never wanted to be a hero…until she needed him to be.


Strength…

It took Kennedy Moore years to put her life back together after Reese Spencer shattered it. But she did. Now, years later, strong and independent, she is in pursuit of a single dream—to dance with the Altman American Dance Theater. Unfortunately, Kennedy is learning that a girl from nowhere with no money and no contacts might never be able to reach her goal. 

That is, until Reese reappears, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that Kennedy just can’t refuse. In exchange for working on his yacht for a few short weeks, he’ll get her an audition with the famous dance troupe. All Kennedy has to do is keep her head down, work hard and resist Reese. That sounds easy enough, right?

Weakness…

Reese doesn’t want to make it easy for Kennedy. Seeing her again has started a fire in his blood—an unwelcome one. It took him years to forget about her before, so this time he has a plan. It’s simple: Get Kennedy on his yacht, seduce her, get her out of his system, move on with his life. That sounds easy enough, right? 

But the one thing Reese didn’t plan for was Kennedy herself—a girl so strong yet so broken, she makes him want to rescue her, to take care of her. To save her. Even if he has to save her from himself.


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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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2 comments:

  1. Sig is my new favorite! It used to be Cash Davenport, but I fell hard for Sig. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  2. Mine would have to be Cash. I loved that trilogy.

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