Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Release Day Launch: Review: Strong Enough (Tall, Dark, and Dangerous, #1) by M. Leighton


Now available: Strong Enough, the first book in the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous trilogy by M. Leighton! A dark and sexy read in the style of the bestselling Bad Boys novels.

Title: Strong Enough
Series: Tall, Dark, and Dangerous
Author: M. Leighton
Category: Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
*book received in exchange for a fair and honest review*
How would I describe myself? Well, I’m Muse Harper. I’m a twenty-something painter who loves red wine, quirky movies, and men with a fatal flaw. But that was before I met Jasper King. He became my fatal flaw. Eight months ago, I had a choice to make—abandon everything I’ve ever known to protect my family, or stay and risk someone getting hurt. I chose the former. My plan was working just fine until I found out my father had gone missing.

That’s when I met Jasper. A bounty hunter with the eyes of a tiger and the nose of a bloodhound, he was supposed to help me find my father. What I didn’t know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isn’t all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish I’d found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I don’t know if I’d have done things differently.

Now, I have another choice to make—trust the man that I’m falling in love with and hope that he’ll do the right thing, or run as far away from him as I can get. And is he strong enough to let her?

Is she strong enough to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met? And is he strong enough to let her? 

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My Review

Strong Enough was a sexy, exciting, thrilling, and beautiful read. M. Leighton swept me away with this story of strong characters and intriguing storytelling.  Jasper was intense and Muse was strong.  The suspense was so gripping and I couldn’t put this one down once I start it.

Muse, as I said, is a very strong character. I felt that Leighton did a great job at presenting that with her character. Muse’s world gets thrown upside down, but despite it all, I felt she kept a reasonable leveled head. But not only does her strength lie in that department as well. When she enters Jasper’s world, that strength of hers really was tested. And that’s when she really shined.

Jasper can be described as intense, dark, stoic, almost broody in a sense, and downright dangerous. Now, the intensity can be too much for some readers, but I enjoyed that about him. I think that made his position, his painful past, and his personality that much more raw for me. But I think what I enjoyed the most about Jasper was he development throughout the book. And in end, he was someone I really came to love.

The love between Muse and Jasper, like so much in this book, was intense. It was a fast spark between them and a fierce burn afterwards. One that can never be put out. I enjoyed the steamy factor and the spark between them.

The character growth was one of my favorite aspects of the book. I felt Jasper’s growth was so well written, interesting, and it fit his character so well. And it gave me so much depth to who he is. It allowed me to understand why he is so intense, why he came off so deadly and dangerous.

The plot was well paced. The suspense I couldn’t get enough of and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next for Jasper and Muse. It was enthralling to say the least. The buildup warped me up into the story nicely. And though I did figure out some of the plot, there were still a few things I didn’t see coming. Leighton’s writing style, once again, pulled me in right away. She swept me up in her words and took me on a wonderful ride.

The only thing I didn’t enjoy that much, was how quickly they fell for each other. There wasn’t a lot of buildup between them emotionally or sexually. However, despite that, there was passion between them and I did enjoy seeing Jasper and Muse overcome all the obstacles they suffered through.

Strong Enough is a sexy start to another wonderful series by the fabulous author M. Leighton. 

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About the Author: 

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, these days 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. 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.
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  1. I kinda love that Jasper had to work for my love! His character growth was awesome and I loved how her grew over the course of the book. Great review!

  2. Great review! I just finished this one today and it was so good. I couldn't put it down until I knew what would happen to Muse and Jasper. I loved the way the characters developed too, especially Jasper. Intense is definitely a good word to describe him.

  3. The steam factor and spark between Muse and Jasper sounds excellent :) I'm looking forward to the suspense build-up as well! Lovely Review Magen :)


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