Friday, January 17, 2014

Blog Tour: All The Pretty Poses by M. Leighton

Available January 24th, 2014
5 swooning for Reese stars!
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.
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

     Let met start by saying that I love M. Leighton and pretty much everything she writes automatically goes on my favorites list.  It's a combination of her writing style, her hotter than life BBF's and her amazing uplifiting attitude that makes her my go to Author for a great read! 

---- Enough with the fangirling!----
All The Pretty Poses is a very well written story with enough sexual tension and angst to keep me reading well past my bedtime!  I absolutely love angst in a story, for me, personally, it just makes me want to keep reading.  The back and forth, the will she or won't she, is like kryptonite for me.  And the steam, holy crap!  M. Leighton has outdone herself again with the steam factor in All The Pretty Poses.  If you though All The Pretty Lies was HOT then be ready to read this second in the series with the A/C on!  Oh and the twist in this book...WOW.  You know a twist is coming but I just couldn't figure out what it was going to be.  I had at least 4 different scenarios in my head by the time it came but was still surprised!
I was a fan of the first book in this series, All The Pretty Lies, and I really liked Hemi, but if I liked Hemi than I LOVED Reese!  He's arrogant, cocky, sexy, rich, alpha, dominant, and built like a house....oh and did I mention sexy?!?  He's been born into money and the older he gets the more of a cocky ass he becomes until Kennedy dances back into his life.  Then suddenly we get to see his asshole façade start to fade away, even if he continues to try and keep it covered.
Kennedy is a great heroine, while she is a bit frustrating at times (what heroine isn't!), she makes up for it with willpower.  Reese try's every trick in his book to seduce her but she just keeps dodging it.  As the book goes on you see how her life has affected her and why she is how she is, but I loved how strong of a character she is.
 Momma's Recommendation:

I highly recommend this book for all romance readers who like angst and steam!  While this is the second in the series it does follow separate characters. We do get a glimpse of characters from the first book so you most definitely want to read All The Pretty Lies first as it contains spoilers from the first.

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:
·         Like the M. Leighton, Author Facebook page (5 points, can only do once)
·         Follow @mleightonbooks on Twitter (5 points, can only do once)
·         Share the giveaway graphic on Twitter along with one reason that you’re excited to meet Reese (10 points, can do once per day)
·         Tag three different friends in the comments under the graphic on the M. Leighton Author Facebook page with one reason you’re excited to meet Reese (10 points, can do once per day)
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.

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.  
For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

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  1. I love you. I love this review. I love you for participating. In short, again, I love you. hehe THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so, so happy you loved it! *bounces*

  2. This is a fantastic review!! I am rather fond of M. Leighton myself, but I haven't read these books yet. But you've hooked me with your love of Reese and admiration of Kennedy. :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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