Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Review - Tough Enough by M. Leighton

Title: Tough Enough
Series: Tall, Dark, and Dangerous #2
Author: M. Leighton
Release Date: November 3, 2015

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the second book in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy.

He’s a fighter who never loses, but is he tough enough to win her heart?

There was a time when I had everything–a wonderful family, a bright future. Love. But all that was taken away in a single night, torn from me like flesh from bone. Since then, I’ve hidden away in my second-choice job as a makeup artist. But I prefer it that way, actually. I’m comfortable in the shadows, where no one can see my scars.

Kiefer Rogan literally took my breath away the moment I met him. MMA champion-turned-actor, notorious playboy, charming to a fault—he’s everything I vowed to avoid.

But he just wouldn’t stop until I opened up and let him in. Maybe I should’ve tried harder to resist him. Maybe I shouldn’t have fallen in love with him. Because I, of all people, know that everyone has secrets. Scars. And that they’re usually ugly and painful and destructive to the people we love most.

I just never guessed that they could be deadly, too.

Tough Enough made my heart beat fast, tears run from my eyes and my heart break… And then, it was put back together. 

Katie has lived a hard life. She suffered at the hands of a monster and has reinvented herself as a way to survive. Rogan is a Hollywood star who recognizes something in her, and won’t take no for an answer. I couldn’t read this book fast enough. From when I started it, to the moment I finished it, the expanse of time was short. Just a mere four hours or so. It didn’t feel like that long—I was transported to the town of Enchantment, where both our Hero and Heroine take refuge. 

It was easy for me to fall in love with Katie because I have many of her same thoughts and feelings. She’s real and relatable, and I love her growth throughout the book. Rogan is hot, hunky and semi-unobtainable? But is he really? If you are true lover of love stories, this is for you! The feels are off the charts. There’s a bit of mystery to keep you interested if you need it also. Now, where’s my real life Rogan? 
~ Review by Heather

Wow! This book just blew me away! It was such a sweet, emotional journey!

This is the second book in the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series and I loved it even more than the first. It is Keifer Rogan’s story. Keifer had a hard life growing up, but overcame all of that to become a champion MMA fighter and actor. 

“Fight to survive. Fight to live.”

Katie Ryland has also had a hard life. She is hiding herself and her secrets in a small town called Enchantment working as a make-up artist. She is quiet, shy, and doesn’t open up easily. 

Rogan is one of the many actors to grace Katie’s chair. But from the very first time, she can tell that he is different. Slowly, he helps Katie open up and trust again. It was such an amazing transformation! 

This book really had it all! It was sexy and sweet. The chemistry between Katie & Rogan was off the charts hot. 

“I could drink come from you like wine. Sweet, creamy wine. But not this time. This time,” he explains, his voice gruff and sexy, “I wanna feel you squeezin’ my cock when you come.” 

It was sad and emotional; learning both Katie’s and Rogan’s secrets was hard, but it really helped you see why they are the way they are. It had action and drama. I read it in one sitting and couldn’t get enough! I loved that we got to see some of Jasper and Muse, as well as Tag—I can’t wait for Tag’s book next! 
~ Review by Tiffany

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books: The Wild Ones, Some Like it Wild, There's Wild, Then There's You, and her Bad Boys novels, Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

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