Waiting On Wednesday # 6 – Down to You by M. Leighton

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

I can’t wait for....Down to You by M. Leighton! The expected publication date was to be in October, but it has been bought forward to September 23rd!! Squee!! I fell in love with Michelle’s writing when I read The Wild Ones (and I won a signed paperback too). When I heard that this book was coming out I was so excited and even more so when I read the excerpts!! Bring on the weekend!!

Down to You by M.Leighton

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?

Doesn’t that sound awesome?! Oh, and the cover... so HOT!! Here is the first excerpt from Michelle’s Blog..... Enjoy!!

Down to You- Excerpt 1- Olivia


Meet Olivia.  She's just been wrangled into doing something she's way too shy for, yet feels compelled to do anyway--strip a stripper.

Excerpt 1:

Taking a deep breath, I stand and turn toward the Hot Stripper Guy, purposely jacking my chin up another notch.  He’s still watching me with those smoky coal eyes. 

When I take a step toward him, he very slowly raises one eyebrow.  

Heat washes through me.

Must be those dangerous drinks, I think It has to be. 

I feel flushed and a little breathless, but I take another step anyway. 

Hot Stripper Guy takes a step away from Ginger and turns to face me fully.  He crosses his arms over his chest and waits, that one brow still raised in curiosity.  He’s not going to make it easy.  He’s leaving it all up to me, just like Ginger asked them to do. 

As if on cue, the music that’s been pumping into the room all night gets louder.  It’s a sexy song, heavy on the bass.  It’s mood music for sure.  It seems to punctuate every intense beat of my heart as I get closer and closer to those velvety eyes.  

When I stop in front of him, I have to look up.  My five and a half feet of height is nearly a foot shorter than his towering frame. 

Up close, I see that his eyes are brown.  Dark, dark brown.  Nearly black.


I’m lost in wondering why that particular word would come to mind when the girls start chanting for me to take his shirt off.  Uncertainly, I glance at their excited faces then back to him.  Slowly, he spreads his arms, holding them out to his sides, away from his body. 

One corner of his mouth twitches.  His expression, his body language is rife with challenge. 

I realize he doesn’t think I’ll do it.  No one probably does.

And that’s exactly why I will.

Letting the beat of the music relax my tense muscles, I plaster on a smile as I reach forward to tug Hot Stripper Guy’s shirt from the waistband of his pants.

What are you waiting for? Please leave it in a comment below or leave me your WoW link so I can check out yours too!!
Have a great Wednesday!!



  1. This sounds HOT! Great pic for your WoW. Here is my WoW http://www.moonlessbites.com/2012/09/waiting-on-wednesday-vision-of-green-by.html

  2. omg... this is so my book! haha I need to read this ;) just look at the cover and... the title lol love the excerpt as well! awesome pick!

    My WoW pick
    We Fancy Books

  3. Aaahhh! That cover! *swoon* This is going to my TBR right now!! :D
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  4. I know!! Awesome hey!! I can't wait for it!

  5. Tell me about it.... yummy!! Must get me a bit of that!! Lol!!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my Wow! I have to say I'm having a ton of fun with the sparkles following my curser. :)

  7. You're welcome. They are fun aren't they, I love them!!

  8. Liz @ Fictional CandySeptember 20, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    omg, sounds good. I'd write more, but my keyboard is shorting out from the drool............

  9. Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffeeSeptember 20, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    I am a sucker for a good love triangle. Thanks for sharing this one!

  10. Oh lala! Sexy times for sure! :)

  11. Doesn't it, I want some hot male stripper!!

  12. Haha!! Try putting the whole post together, and even though I cut and pasted the excerpt, had to double check it to see if it was right!!

  13. I reckon, can't wait to see where this goes!!

  14. I'm sure Michelle won't let me down!!


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