Strong Enough by M. Leighton ~ Review & Teaser Tuesday

Today is release day for M. Leighton's first book in her new series, Tall, Dark, and Dangerous! You just have to meet Jasper and Muse in Strong Enough
Title: Strong Enough
Author: M. Leighton
Series: Tall, Dark, and Dangerous #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 4th 2015
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the first in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy.

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

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.

Every time Michelle Leighton puts out a book, I MUST read it! So when Strong Enough was set to release I could not wait to get my hands on it! Just by reading the blurb I wanted to know more about Muse and Jasper, and now that I am done, it did not disappoint! It was a powerful and sizzling read with two characters from different worlds. I was on the edge of my seat, right until the final page!

Muse has a close relationship with her father and when he doesn’t contact her at their scheduled time, she decides to hire someone to track him down. When she meets Jasper, I could see they had an instant attraction to one another and she insists on going with him to find her father. Soon they are road tripping across the country, and the sexual chemistry between them continues to rise!

I really liked Muse; she is definitely an artsy type of person with a kind heart and is loyal to those she trusts. She let Jasper into her heart quickly and it was amusing to see her try and break down his walls. She has been pretty sheltered by her father growing up, so she learnt so much, not only about him but herself that she never would have expected.

I had tears in my eyes just from reading the Prologue. Knowing what Jasper faced as a child broke my heart. I knew that he would grow into a tough guy and would hide his emotions, but I didn’t expect him to go to the extent that he did. There haven’t been many people that he’s cared about, and he has put as much distance as he can between them so they are never harmed. He struggles with Muse because she is making him feel things he thought he never could. He is definitely the tall dark and broody type, but he is also very observant, always watching and taking in everything around him.

When Muse and Jasper get together… let’s just say it was intense and scorching hot! He has always used women to get what he needs before getting out, but he wants Muse so badly that he shows his emotions and takes her passionately. They are so good together, but I could see there were still secrets between them that could shatter what they had.

This book was incredible and I love how Michelle took us into a new aspect of life. We all know this dark side is out there and I thought that Michelle portrayed it well. I enjoyed the suspense, the mystery and the passion that was wrapped up in this addictive story. And getting a glimpse of a few characters from another series of hers was a definite highlight too. There were a few threads left open at the end of the book and I look forward to seeing them continue in the next two books in the series! I am hooked once again!

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

“Me? What did I do?”
“You dug too deep. You gave too much. Now there’s no going back, whether you want to or not. It’s too late. You’d have to leave here to escape me.”
A chill chases its way down my spine despite the balmy morn‑ ing temperature. “I don’t want to escape you.”
He threads his fingers into the bound hair at my nape, working the strands free from the confines of the knot I tied them into. “Good. Because I’d find you. No one can hide from me.”

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Author PhotoNew 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, M. Leighton finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days M. Leighton 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.

A note from M. Leighton: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I'm convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

Other Reviews from M. Leighton
Pocketful of Sand
Pretty Series
Wild Ones Series 
Wild Child #1.5
Bad Boys Series
Madly Series

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