Wednesday, January 2

Review: Down To You (The Bad Boys Series #1)

Down To You (The Bad Boys Series #1)
M. Leighton

Publication Date: September 21, 2012
Date Read: December 20, 2012
Genre: Contemporary - Adult
Source: Bought
Format: E-Book

From Goodreads:
The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not. Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white. But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.

Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her. Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn’t stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them. Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire. She wants them both. And they want her. How will she ever choose between them?

Wow. I don't even know where to start with this review. I had no idea what to expect when I picked this book. The only reason I got it was that my sister from across the pond, the very awesome Tara from Tater's Tall Tales (if you don't follow her go do it now) was helping me pick some contemp books when I won a giftcard and she suggested this one. So after hearing great things I decided it would be my first (from many) of the contemps I would read. I had never read anything from M. Leighton before and I was just totally blown away by this book. It's just such a phenomenal read I couldn't believe I hadn't picked it up earlier.

Olivia has always been attracted to the wrong kind of guy... yeah the bad boy who will always break her heart and this time is turning out to be no different. When at her friends bacholorette party Olivia meets the drop dead gorgeous Cash and he is everything that she wants... but her head is telling her that he is the typical bad boy who will end up breaking her heart. Soon she finds that Cash has a twin brother Nash and she is torn between two gorgeous irrisistable guys. Nash is the good guy and everything that she should want but she can't resist the dangerous streak in Cash. She can't possibly have both of them but how is she supposed to choose?

I freaking loved this book. I just sat and read it in one sitting I just could not put it down. M Leighton's writing style is just crazy addictive. I was completely hooked right from the first page and I just could not put the book down until the end. Down To You is such an addictive contemporary novel that you will not be able to put down until you have read the entire thing. It's one of the best contemporary books I have ever read and I already just want to re-read it.

Olivia is such an awesome character and you are really put in her shoes and feel what she feels. Starting with her embarassment at her hilarious meeting of Cage to her confusion and want of the two irrisitable guys. I loved reading her story and she is without a doubt one fantastic character to read about. I never found her irritating at all as I do with some characters in contemp books but I just loved her and was rooting for Olivia and Cash's relationship to work out.

Cash... Oh God somebody save me now because I am totally head over heels in lust... err... I mean love... yeah yeah I mean love. He is just..... *droooooooool* Don't get me wrong Nash is equally as hot and all but Cash is just... I mean really what girl can resist a bad boy who is hot, sexy and sweet? I don't think anyone is. I just love Cash he is one amazing sex on legs and you can't not fall for him... it's physically impossible!

I genuinelly loved every second of this book. It's just such an addictive story that will have your heart-racing... in many different ways *wink wink*. I was just completely enraptured with this book and could not put it down for anything... not to even eat! I genuinely loved every second of it and I was left with my heart-racing and totally breathless in all the right ways. I just cannot wait for the second book to come out... and it is out in a few days *squeal*. I am so glad I got this book so I wanna say a massive thank you to Tara for making me get it and I will definitely be reading M. Leighton's other books now as she is incredible. She is definitely a author to look our for in the future and even after only reading one of her books I can totally see her becoming one of my all time favourite contemp writers. If you love contemporary's with a whole lot of heart-pounding romance and some super hot smexy scenes you definitely need to pick up Down To You. You will not be disappointed.


  1. Just wait until you read Up to Me. It is out in a few days. And is sooooo amazing.

  2. *squee* I have been eyeing this cover and your review sold me..skips off to download yummy book!

  3. I thought it was going to be really predictable but it so wasn't!
    p.s. I loved me a bit of Cash too, yum:)


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