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COVER REVEAL: Wild Child – M. Leighton

WILD CHILD

TITLE: Wild Child
Author: M. Leighton
GENRE: New Adult
RELEASE DATE: 22nd October 2013
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ABOUT WILD CHILD:

Jenna Theopolis has always known what she wanted.  Getting out of her small hometown of Greenfield was number one on her list of priorities.  Until she met Rusty Catron.

Rusty’s fun-loving personality was the perfect match for Jenna’s inner wild child.  But what started off as a summer fling quickly turns into something more.  At least it does for Jenna.

Rusty has lived with the ghost of his father’s abandonment since he was a child, but now he’s beginning to feel the crippling effects of his scars.  He wants to trust in Jenna, but deep down he doesn’t believe someone so wild and free can ever be tamed.

But tragedy strikes, pushing Jenna out of Greenfield and leaving Rusty with a choice to make—face his inner demons or lose the love of his life.  Forever.

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M. Leighton at deskAbout M. Leighton:

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 www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

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Links:

Blog: http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mleightonbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MLeightonAuthor

Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1152263.M_Leighton

WILD CHILD Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15766954-wildchild  

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/M.-Leighton/e/B004LL0TAU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Posted in Mancandy Monday

MANCANDY MONDAY! The place where the hot guys go!

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Every Monday, Blame It On The Book Lovers will be discussing their favourite book boyfriend of that week in a meme called MANCANDY MONDAY!

We all love book boyfriends, so Man Candy Monday is all about sharing the love…and the hot guys around by letting everyone know the book boyfriend you have been swooning over this last week, and why!

Once you’ve posted your mancandy on your own blog, come back and post the link. We all want to know WHO your mancandy is this week and swoon right along with you.

This week The Book Lovers is featuring Richard ‘Rusty’ Thorne from Seven Sexy Sins by Serenity Woods

img-thingStefano Masciolini is my Rusty

So it was really damn hard to find a ginger guy – where are they? – but i think this guy represents Rusty in my opinion.

Rusty Thorne is one hell of a brilliant character, hence why he is my mancandy this week. He’s got curly, rusty hair, hence the nickname and green eyes. He’s a history teacher and he absolutely loves his friends. Especially Faith. Only problem is nothing can happen with Faith as her brother Dan, is one of his best friends. But Faith has been commissioned to write a series of magazine articles on spicing up your love life. She’s got the theme—the “Seven Sexy Sins”—but there’s one major problem. She hasn’t experienced any of them.

This is where the sexy Rusty offers up his services but Faith needs him to sign a contract – they have sex seven times in part with with sins and Dan cant find out about this arrangement. So his new alias on the blog is Beau.

Rusty will steal your heart but he has insecurities. The men in his family are less than men and for that, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t want a serious relationship in fear of turning out like his relatives and hurting the ones he loves.  So it’s easier for him to just jump from one girl to the next. Not getting attached to them.

Then he volunteered to help Faith out and that is when everything inside him started to change. Never one for love, his feelings over the weeks, after the intensity of their sins and the sex really took a hold on him. It had him questioning everything about love. He was nervous and unsure whether he had made the right decision in helping Faith out, but when she said something so filthy to him, all that zoomed out of his head and all he could see was this gorgeous woman in front of him.

Over time, you could definitely see the emotions changing for both of them from lust to love. The romance didn’t come easy for them, because they know all about their pasts and doubted themselves about what they were doing yet you could really see just how attracted to each other they were and in time, they did become comfortable in doing the sins and being around each other in a sexual situation.

Rusty is definitely book boyfriend material and for that, he is MINE for this week. You literally cannot read this book without him stealing a piece of your heart and wanting him to help you with all these scenes…maybe not with the mars bar though 😉 hahahha….okay, maybe with the mars bar…

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Now head over to Blame It On The Rain’s blog and check out who she has picked as her Mancandy!

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Posted in Erotica, New Adult, Romance, Serenity Woods

ARC: Six Naughty Nights – Serenity Woods

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Six nights to remember, six days to forgive…

Esther is grateful for the strong arms that saved her and her young son from an earthquake. But she wishes their rescuer was someone else. Anyone other than the man who left her pregnant after a holiday fling.

Toby’s carpentry skills take him wherever there’s work, and right now that work is definitely cut out for him. He has to get over the shock that the little boy in his arms is his own son—and convince Esther that he’s always regretted walking away from her.

Esther can’t bring herself to deny Toby his right to get to know Charlie. Besides, with her own home flattened, she has nowhere to go but with him to his apartment…where she discovers a sexy role-playing card game tucked in his suitcase.

When Toby invites her to accompany him to the Northland to attend his best friend’s wedding, the opportunity to explore their still-simmering attraction is too tempting to resist. As the steamy scenarios heat up, they start to realize this is more than a game. But Esther’s hiding a secret that could cause as much devastation as the earthquake…

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396 pages

Amazon UK – £3.04
Amazon US – $4.54

Out 26th March 2013

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My Review

Three years ago, Toby and Esther spent two glorious weeks together in Fiji, where fun and sex were the main course. When the two weeks were up Toby walked away from her, leaving her heartbroken and a few weeks down the line, pregnant.

Now three years later, and in the company of a little boy, Charlie, he and Esther are saved in the midst of an earthquake by no other than Charlie’s dad, Toby, who just so happened to be at the same place, at the right or maybe wrong time.

Toby goes wherever his carpentry skills take him and now he’s in Christchurch. Rescuing the girl who he has always regretted walking away from, it’s a shock to know that the little boy in his arms that he just saved is his own.

Esther doesn’t deny that Charlie is his, nor can’t she bring herself to deny him his right to get to know his little boy. Besides, since her apartment was flattened by the earthquake and with nowhere to go, Toby offers his apartment to Charlie and Esther, which is where she discovers a sexy role-playing card game tucked in his suitcase.

Toby is leaving Christchurch for a few days to attend his best friend’s wedding and he invites Esther and Charlie along with him back to Northland, so he can get to know his son, but also there’s an opportunity to explore their still-sizzling attraction to one another, which is just too tempting to resist.

But as the scenarios heat up, they both start to realize that this is more than just a game. Old feelings are starting to rehash but Esther is hiding a secret that could cause devastation if found out and she doesn’t know whether to spill it or not. It could ruin everything.

I’d firstly like to thanks Serenity Woods for sending me an ARC copy of Six Naughty Nights. You all should know my love for Seven Sexy Sins by now and when Serenity started following me on Twitter, well, I went all fangirl on her and she offered to send me a copy of this sexy book! So here I am, reviewing Six Naughty Nights – the next book in the Love in Reverse series – which was pretty much too hard to put down. Although it did come to a time where I needed sleep and reluctantly had to stop at the next chapter.

For those who have read Seven Sexy Sins, you will know that Toby is a character in that book. The flirty one, the one who everyone teases and it didn’t seem to bother him at all. He’s still the cheeky chap he was in SSS, but we get to see much more of him and his personality. I can’t tell you how many times I laughed at the things that came out of his mouth. He was hilarious.

I love how easy he seemed to slip into the role of being a father, even when he was freaking out about it. He was a natural with Charlie and my heart ached over how much he fell in love with Charlie and how he treated and cared for him even when he had known him for a few hours. It was like he was born to be affectionate and have his own kid to love. He was very family orientated.

Throughout the book, you really see the true Toby appear. Not only is he the cheeky, flirty guy, but he’s sensitive and has insecurities of his own that he has buried deep down because he doesn’t want anyone to know that they do sting when he’s teased. He always tries to get the approval of his friends and family and it pains Esther to see him being treated this way.  He’s insecure over his family because he’s the ‘least educated’ one as his two brothers are Lawyers and Doctors.

Despite his insecurities, Toby had a big heart full of love, and he and Charlie were just so cute together. As I’ve mentioned, Toby was a natural; no awkward talking between the two of them and their conversations just flowed, despite Charlie being just over two years old. And for a two year old, he came out with some goddamn funny lines. I just wanted to cuddle him up and have him talk that way with me. He was the most adorable little kid about and you really could tell he was Toby’s son. I also loved how Toby didn’t treat him as a kid as such; he didn’t talk down to him. That way, he and Charlie bantered was hilarious but they also had so many sweet scenes together and the way Charlie just accepted that Toby was his dad, and started calling him ‘Daddy’ brought a tear to my eye.

“You’ve got a big willy.” Charlie observed. “It’s bigger than mine” He studied his own offering.
“Size isn’t everything, dude, or so they’d have you believe.”

I can’t tell you how much I howled reading this conversation.

Esther is a strong, independent woman, but she also has insecurities. Ever since Toby walked away from her after their two weeks in Fiji, she was heartbroken, distrustful and left pregnant. Since then it’s just been her and Charlie against the world. She doesn’t have any family and doesn’t like anyone helping her, rather doing it herself. After Toby’s attempts of getting in contact with her, she ignores them, wanting to punish him for how he left her. She knew how to contact him but she didn’t want to, she didn’t want him back in her life, even if Charlie did deserve to know his dad and Toby deserved to know he had a son. So when she sees Toby in the supermarket as an earthquake hits, and he gets them to safety, she doesn’t deny that Charlie is his when she’s asked.

I loved that Ms. Woods didn’t make Esther withhold the information to Toby. Many books draw that out and after a while you want to scream at them, but Esther was honest and because of that, they could get past one obstacle about their past and power through the rest.

Esther and Toby’s attraction was still pure. It was still as hot as it was three years ago but right now, Esther doesn’t want her feelings to return. She wants them to stay hidden away and not get heartbroken again by Toby. She wants to resist him but she can’t. So when they propose to play the role-playing game while they are in Northland, they try to do the same as Rusty and Faith – keep it physical and not let any emotions get in the way. Oh, why didn’t they listen to Rusty? They have too much history to keep old feelings away and sex is never just physical (for some people), emotions truly do get in the way. The more time they spend together, and the more they play the games, love is inevitably going to get in the way.

Now on to the games. I FREAKING LOVED THEM! Is this game real? I think I’d like to buy it because holy hell, Toby and Esther role-playing…I needed cold water thrown over me everytime they has sex because I was burning up. I loved how dominant Toby was in the bedroom and although Esther hated being the ‘sub’ because of how independent she was, it did turn her on to be dominated. Although she was always insecure about her body every time she was naked, Toby loved every part of her and that made her come out of her shell and play along. She was brilliant and being pushed to her limits playing someone else. Every sex scene was intense and steamy but I reallllllly like the sex scene where he tied her up. It was intense and made her vulnerable but it was also a pivotal point in their ‘relationship.’

Throughout everything that happens with Toby and Esther and when her secret does come out, I felt so sorry for both of them. They loved one another but Esther was determined it wouldn’t work and the secret hurt Toby, but he kind of understood somewhere deep down, why she did it. But the ending! Oh the ending. It was just amazing and I was cheering that everything, truly, would be okay for them both.

I absolutely enjoyed Six Naughty Nights. Serenity Woods’ books always draw me in and there is always an amazing storyline wrapped into the book, where it’s not just about sex, it’s about a connection and their journey together and alone. She makes me care about all the characters and makes my emotions go all over the place, much like her characters. I will always come back for more with Serenity Woods and I am so glad that I got to receive an ARC of this book from her, because I will definitely be recommending this to everyone and saying how great it is.

PS. Much like Rusty, Toby is definitely a new book boyfriend and I really couldn’t decide who I love best. It wouldn’t be fair 😉

Posted in Erotica, Family, New Adult, Romance, Serenity Woods

Seven Sexy Sins – Serenity Woods

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The road to passion is paved with guilty pleasures.

Faith Hillman is in a bit of a pickle. She’s been commissioned to write a series of magazine articles on spicing up your love life. She’s got the theme—the “Seven Sexy Sins”—but there’s one major problem. She hasn’t experienced any of them.

Ever since Faith’s older brother gave Rusty Thorne a black eye for kissing her on her eighteenth birthday, he’s kept his distance, waiting for the right time to make his move. This is it. She needs a research partner? He’s the man for the job.

When sex-on-legs Rusty offers his services, Faith is all over it—with one caveat. The notorious heartbreaker must sign a confidentiality contract. Just to keep him safe from her brother’s wrath, of course…and her heart off Rusty’s long list of conquests.

As they work their wicked way through the list, the implications of the contract hit Rusty as hard as the handcuffs binding his wrists to the bed. It isn’t just Faith’s touch that rocks his world. It’s the way his heart likes it that blows his defenses out of the water. And makes him wonder, when the contract ends, if he can bear to let her go.

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My Review

Faith Hillman has been commissioned by her magazine to write a number of articles on how to spice up your love life. The theme? Seven Sexy Sins. Although there is a slight problem with that…She hasn’t experienced any of them!

So who can she get to be the lucky guy to help her experience these sins and help write her article? Enter Rusty Thorne. Her brother’s best friend, who has kept a distance from Faith ever since receiving a black eye for kissing her on her 18th birthday from her brother. But now that she needs a research partner, he’s more than happy and experienced, to assist her in her ‘research.’

When offering his service, Faith makes sure to draw up a confidentiality contract. One) to keep him save from her brother’s fist again and two) to keep her heart save from the heartbreaker.

As they work their way through the seven sexy sins and become a hell of a lot closer in the run haul, the contract hits Rusty right in his heart. Faith just doesn’t rock his world; she’s rocking his heart too and scares him due to his families past. But there’s one thing it makes him wonder, can he really let her go when the contract ends?

So as I’ve mentioned on my Day 2 of the 30 day book challenge, THIS is the book that I reread constantly. Really, it’s the only book I ever reread and I’m not lying. I came across this book after reading another book on my kindle last year. It has an excerpt at the back of the book and I knew, right there and then, it had to be downloaded.

When I finished the book, I knew I was in love with it and since then, I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read it. That is how obsessed I am with it. Serenity Woods is awesome for coming up with this story. I literally want to find someone to do the sexy sins with. They sound so goddamn hot. Any male takers? HAHA.

Faith and Rusty have secretly been in love with one another for years. At Faith’s 18th birthday, Rusty kissed her, only to have her brother, Dan punch him and warn him off. Since then, Rusty has kept his distance and although they are friends, there is this boundary that hasn’t been crossed again. Until Faith mentions her article and finding a partner to help her research it, Rusty volunteers to help her out and be the one to give her every experience of the sexy sins.

Not wanting to ruin their friendship, Faith agrees and draws up a contract for them. They can only have sex seven times in conjunction to the sins and it remains a secret. But what neither of them expected was for their feeling for one another to heighten every time they were together and apart and for them to slowly fall in love with each other. That was never the plan.

So what happens after the sins are up? Well…. That would be telling.

I loved Faith. She was a brilliant character. She (and Dan) had been through heartbreak when her parents died three years ago, but shes had her friends around her to be there for her and over time, shes realized how much her mother’s advice has shaped her into the person she is today. She’s inexperienced when it comes to sex, but shes not naive about it. She’s put herself out there to do these sins, to let her readers know the true experience of doing these sins instead of making up the pleasure. You can tell shes nervous to walk into this territory with Rusty, because shes loved him for years and she doesn’t want to screw up their friendship.

I can totally see where she is coming from because sex really does change everything. Her nerves make way for some seriously hot sex with Rusty though but the doubts are always at the back of her mind but she was strong and at times took charge over Rusty, who sometimes would keep looking at her like Dan’s little sister. The things she were saying, Oh my Faith! You go girl. You tell him like it is. I was so proud of her for shouting at Rusty; letting him know that it has nothing to do with Dan, it’s between him and her.

“I’m just a girl, Rusty, a girl who wants you, very, very much. I don’t need to be romanced, and I don’t need to be cajoled. And I swear, if you’re not inside me in, like, two minutes, I’m going to tie you to the bed and carry all seven sins out on you in one go, whether you like it or not.”

Rusty is such a book boyfriend. He’s gorgeous, a history teacher, and absolutely adores Faith. But the problem? She’s Dan’s sister and the men in his family are less than men and for that, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t want a serious relationship in fear of turning out like his relatives and hurting the ones he loves.  So it’s easier for him to just jump from one girl to the next. Not getting attached to them.

Then he volunteered to help Faith out and that is when everything inside him started to change. Never one for love, his feelings over the weeks, after the intensity of their sins and the sex really took a hold on him. It had him questioning everything about love. He was nervous and unsure whether he had made the right decision in helping Faith out, but when she said something so filthy to him, all that zoomed out of his head and all he could see was this gorgeous woman in front of him.

Really, the love they had for one another was so great. But it scared Rusty so much that he said something hurtful to Faith that made her throw him out. But it does all turn out happy in the end for them both, even through the angst they faced. I loved this one part that Rusty sang and when he opened his eyes, Faith was standing over him smiling. That took my breath away because it was like he was singing it to her, even though he didn’t know she was there.

He was singing softly. ‘Is it me you’re looking for?’”
Ohh be still my beating heart.

I really enjoyed how nervous Rusty and Faith were when it came down to all the sins. Although they were friends, who were physically attracted to one another, sex definitely changes everything, even though they didn’t want it to ruin their friendship. Over time, you could definitely see the emotions changing for both of them from lust to love. The romance didn’t come easy for them, because they know all about their pasts and doubted themselves about what they were doing yet you could really see just how attracted to each other they were and in time, they did become comfortable in doing the sins and being around each other in a sexual situation.

The Seven Sexy Sins…Now you’ve got me talking. Serenity made them original and every one of them were smoking hot. Hot enough that you’d need cold water thrown over you when you’d read one. I don’t think you will ever look at a Mars Bar in the same way once you’ve read this but it’s so imaginative and it made the whole situation and sex much more interesting. Each sin brought a new sexual experience, for both of them and you could feel the sexual chemistry and the tension and the intensity between them and the build up throughout the sins leading to the sex. Jeeeeze, it really was powerful.

Yes, it’s a sex book, but to be honest with you, it’s so much more than that too. It takes both Faith and Rusty on a journey. A journey of love and acceptance. A journey to unleash what was always inside of you, yet you just never had the chance and a journey where you are nothing like you thought you were. That you are worthy of being loved, especially by the person you have always loved.

I really recommend buying this book. The sex literally pours off the book, the sins are deliciously hot, the chemistry is smoking and the journey they both take leads them to becoming the best people they can be.

DEFINITELY download a copy and get reading it, because once you do, you’ll be hooked just like me.

Now I’m off to read Toby’s book (He’s their friend) in Six Naughty Nights. Ohh how I will have much fun reading his book, that’s for sure!