Release Day Review/Giveaway ~ Everything For Us by M. Leighton

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Title: Everything For Us
Author: M. Leighton
Series: Bad Boys #3
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: September 3rd 2013


When it comes to passion this hot, it’s all or nothing.

Olivia Townsend’s wealthy cousin Marissa had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

I am a massive fan of Michelle Leighton’s books, so it comes as no surprise that I loved this book too!! It is the final in the Bad Boys series and it was a fitting end to the series. If you haven’t read any of the books in the series however, you need to now!! My review may contain spoilers … so read on at your own risk *winks*

The first two books are centred on mostly Olivia and Cash. This final book is Marissa and Nash’s. They are both dealing with what has happened in their pasts and want to move on, but are unsure of how to do it. Their current situation still has everyone on edge and they just want it all to be over so they are able to try and rebuild their lives.

When I read the first two books, I really didn’t like Marissa that much. She was a snotty girl, thinking she was so much better than everyone and treated people badly, including Olivia. But she was involved in a situation which changed the view of herself and the world she lives in. The more I read about her in this book, the more I liked her. She seemed to turn things around and stepped out from behind her father’s shadow to see things as they really are. She turned out to be quite a character and plans on doing things better this time around.

Nash is a bit hot tempered, but has every right to be after everything that he has gone through. The only thing that he has wanted is redemption, but since Marissa came into his life he is beginning to question his priorities. He tries his hardest to keep her away from him, but he has the need to protect her as she is still a little fragile since the ordeal. I really liked Nash, even though he is not sure what he wants. You can see the man that he was supposed to be trying to surface, but he doesn’t really think of himself as a good person, after all he has been through. Marissa can see those great bits, but she also finds it hard to express herself.

It was great to see a lot of reoccurring characters again too. Of course we see Olivia and Cash, but we also see Ginger, who I love! She is such a fire-cracker and has me giggling at her witty remarks in no time! And the big tough Aussie Gavin… He sets the standard for guys from down here in Australia! *wink* I love him, he is a fantastic guy and had me cracking up at times too!

The story continued on from the previous books, only this time it is focused on two other important characters. The way Michelle is able to build a great story that has you sucked right into the world is just astonishing! I love the amount of sharp remarks she is able to write into her work that I had to tweet them to the Twitterverse! There were times where I laughed hard, then swooned as well, but the story does have a serious edge that kept me glued to the pages. I enjoyed how this story played out and it was a fitting conclusion to the series. I have my fingers crossed that one day I may see Ginger again, because she would be a hilarious character to read about!

I received a copy of this book from the Publisher, Berkley (Penguin) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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.


Other Reviews from M. Leighton
Bad Boys Series
Wild Ones Series
Madly Series
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  1. Terrific review!! I loved how Marissa changed things up too, but Nash really stole the show for me. I love him even more than Cash, now :)

  2. Nash sounds amazing, hot temper and all. ;) Marissa sounds great too. I need this series now. Awesome review,

  3. Thanks Liz!! I always have a thing for the BadBoy, so Nash has definitely rocketed up the fav list!!

  4. Hmmmmm..... he certainly is!! You must get onto this series!!

  5. I like the sound of the page turner and think I would fall for Nash

  6. The book sounded so good I only skimmed your review, because you said there might be spoilers. :) Thanks for the giveaway and great review!

    Sarah @ Kitties Like Books Too

  7. I'm just wanting to read it, because I've been wanting to read M. Leighton's books for awhile. Just haven't bought one yet with all the reviews I've had to work with. Thank you!

  8. I really, really, REALLY need to get to this one!! I love M. Leighton and this one just wound *wiggles eyebrows* Ha ha I will get to it once I get to the second book! Great review!!!!!

  9. You definitely would!! he is very yummy!!

  10. Only spoilers if you haven't read the books at all. Good luck in the giveaway!!

  11. It is a great series and I just love Michelle's work!! Hope you get to read it soon!!

  12. Haha!! Yes, this is a great series, but you really need to read book 2.... lots of secrets revealed there!!

  13. I loved the first two books and have this on my glad it rocked!

  14. It certainly did Kimberly!! You will enjoy it! Nash is AWESOME!

  15. I'm a huge fan of this series and I'm behind so I'm excited to read the last two back to back. And I'm kind of just giddy that she got the big house publication, too!!!

    What I love about her books is the tension between between the two protagonists. I love that romantic push and pull that she writes! And her bad boys - hmmmmm, gotta love the bad boys!!!!

  16. Yes!! I love the badboys too..... there's something about them being on the edge, huh? Hope you read them soon!!


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