Title: Everything for Us (A Bad Boys Novel)
Author: M. Leighton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Published: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Berkley an imprint of Penguin
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.
Everything for Us by M.Leighton is the third installment of the Bad Boys Series, with Nash, the twin brother of the Cash from book Down To You and Up to Me, as the hero of the book and Marissa, yes the bitchy cousin of Olivia’s from book one and two, as his ‘would be’ Happily Ever After. M. Leighton always writes stories that knocks the readers’ socks off. In Everything for Us the book is less action/adventure than the two previous books in the series and more of a character study of two wounded people. The two broken people are Nash and Marissa, neither have been living the life that they would have chosen. They are both exploring how to rebuild their lives after theirs have been turned upside down.
For Nash, seven years ago he was forced to go on the run because of the Russian mob. He had to leave the person he was behind and become someone he never thought he would become–a very angry criminal. Nash doesn’t even know where he fits in society, as he has lived in the dark for so very long.
For Marissa, she has never been allowed to be anyone but who her father wanted. Yes, she is twenty-seven and still seeking her father’s approval. Marissa has been stunted all her life emotionally; her father never gave her the wings to fly and become a true independent person. In Up to Me, Marissa was given a serious wake up call about how she lived her life. Marissa doesn’t want to be the vamped bitch she was groomed to be by her father. As the book unfolds, these two characters are drawn towards each other and where they end up is anyone’s guess.
In the beginning of this book Nash is an ass, a jackity jackass. He has had one hell of a life for the past seven years, and he has a ginormous chip on his shoulder. He doesn’t trust anyone, not even his twin Cash. Marissa has had the bottom drop out from her. She thought her life was a certain way, but it turns out it was all just smoke and mirrors. I can’t honestly believe Marissa didn’t know she was a bitch before? HUH! Really? I did come to like Marissa as the book progressed. Nash continued his jackity jackassness for most of the book. Glimpses of who he would become did spark, but gosh an iron skillet side his would have been handy. Once again, Leighton scores with hotter than hell fire sex in this book. Those Davenport boys know their way around the bedroom, balcony, bathroom; you name it. They are like the Swiss army knife of handy orgasmic lovers.
I did miss Cash and Olivia’s voices in the book. Leighton made me fall in love with these two, and I hated saying goodbye. Only time will tell where the series will go from here.
About the Author
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.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book directly from the author or publisher I was not paid to read or review this book. All opinions are my own, and I was never influenced by anything or anyone.
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