Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Up To Me by M. Leighton 5 Star Review

Up To Me by M. Leighton
5 Star Review
Up to Me (The Bad Boys)
Book Description from Amazon.com
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author M. Leighton comes the highly anticipated sequel to Down to You.

Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.

Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms. He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest. Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.

Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time. And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back. Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.

Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises. Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well. She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option. And this is one of them. If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life. But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.
My Review
Up To Me is the 2nd book in The Bad Boys Series by M. Leighton, Down To You being the 1st book.
A little Recap: We met Cash Davenport a sexy, tattooed, motorcycle riding, club owning bad boy and his twin brother Nash Davenport a clean cut, lawyer who is the polar opposite of Cash in every way except in the looks department. Olivia Townsend is kind of a plain Jane, college student with nothing really extraordinary about her. She finds herself in a love triangle with both Cash and Nash. 
If you haven't read Down To You, I recommend you do!
Up To Me doesn't skip a beat, picking up right where Down To You left off. There is a huge surprise/twist in store for both the reader and the majority of the characters in this story. For me, it was a welcomed surprise that I did not see coming.  
There is no denying that Cash Davenport is one delicious bad boy! Olivia Townsend is the only female that has ever been able to break through his bad boy exterior and take hold of his heart. Although Cash and Olivia have an intense need for and attraction to each other, both are terrified to completely accept and admit their feelings. Olivia is worried that Cash will end up being just another bad boy who breaks her heart. Cash never allows women to permeate his exterior, he doesn't have time for that. He's afraid that letting someone in will make him weak and he is determined to stay focused on his mission to prove is father's innocence.
In this book, we see a transformation in Olivia's stone cold, snob of a cousin Marissa. Olivia's wise cracking slightly perverse best friend Ginger makes a few appearances in the story. She is hilarious! I'd like to see more of her in the next book, just because her humor helps lighten the sometimes intense theme.
M. Leighton is an amazingly talented writer, as expected with this book she does not disappoint. The storyline is intriguing, keeping you interested and wanting more, suspenseful, dangerous, action packed, sexual, and funny.

I love Cash and Olivia's developing relationship. All things considered, the secrets, the troublesome journey, reservations, weaknesses, pride, attraction, need, jealousy, lust and love, they are a beautiful couple. <3 We get to witness the bond between Cash & Olivia strengthen and grow throughout this book, which is probably my favorite aspect about the book...I'm a sucker for the love story!
Up To Me is well worth it, so go get it and enjoy!
Favorite Quotes:
"Cash's cover might be that of a bad boy, but the book, the inside is so much more." ~Olivia
"Trust in what you know about me. Because I know, if you stop listening to your fear, you know who I am. Deep down. You know me, Olivia. You know me." ~Cash
"When he lifts his head, his eyes meet mine. I'm not sure what they say, but I think my heart understands." ~Olivia
"Okay, then I used to like that kind of thing. Now I like your kind of thing. It's the very best kind of thing. Makes all other kinds of things look like shit." ~Cash
"Wrapped up in him, in his bad boy ways and his good guy heart, is my whole world. Somehow, while I wasn't looking, I fell. And I fell hard. For my soul mate. For the love of my life. For my hero." ~Olivia
"I can tell you how. This isn't about Marissa. It never was. It's about you. Keeping you safe. I'm not in love with her. I'm in love with you. Can't you understand that I don't want to live without you? That I can't live without you? What the hell would I do if something happened to you? I couldn't let you come here with her by yourself. I couldn't take the risk. I'll never take the risk if the risk is losing you. Never. Why can't you understand that?" ~Cash
Happy Reading =)

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