Saturday, January 25, 2014

"All the Pretty Poses" by M. Leighton - Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway

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What’s up for grabs? 

·         2- $250 Visa Gift Cards

How do I enter?

Via the Rafflecopter posted here and on each participating site, you may:

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The giveaway begins at 12:00 am EST on January 14, 2014 and ends at 12:00 am EST on February 3, 2014.  Winners will be randomly selected by 5:00 pm EST on February 5, 2014.  For a complete list of rules, please see the “Rules” section of the Rafflecopter.  

He never wanted to be a hero…until she needed him to be.

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?

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.

About M. Leighton:

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.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.
If you like contemporary romance, then you will probably love this book.  It has everything I've come to expect from this genre - beautiful characters, extreme steam, a fast-paced plot, and some twists and turns you might not expect.

Reese is a bit of a conundrum.  On the one hand, he's rich, cocky, tough, and emotionless.  On the other hand, whenever Kennedy's around, he turns protective and possessive.  No wonder Kennedy is trying to keep her distance.  And Kennedy?  She's very sweet, but she's been hurt so badly in the past that it's very difficult for her to trust Reese, and I don't blame her for guarding her heart.  

The story takes us from one of Reese's gentlemen's clubs to his family estate to his yacht and back again.  The setting is always changing, which adds a bit of refreshment.  I have to say I was a bit surprised by the ending, as well - I thought I had everything figured out, but I guess I didn't!

There were a few flashbacks to when Reese and Kennedy were teenagers, but I really wish there were more.  It would have been nice to feel their connection a bit more.  Other than that, I enjoyed this book while I was reading it.

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