Now available: Strong Enough, the first book in the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous trilogy by M. Leighton! A dark and sexy read in the style of the bestselling Bad Boys novels.
How would I describe myself? Well, Iím Muse Harper. Iím 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 makeóabandon everything Iíve 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.
Thatís 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 didnít know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isnít all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish Iíd found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I donít know if Iíd have done things differently.
Now, I have another choice to makeótrust the man that Iím falling in love with and hope that heíll do the right thing, or run as far away from him as I can get. And is he strong enough to let her?
Is she strong enough to trust the most dangerous man sheís ever met? And is he strong enough to let her?
* A review copy was provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review *
~ 5 Stars ~
What can I say….I LOVE Michelle Leighton’s writing/books. She always gives us a story that is both entertaining and intriguing. I love that she can create a suspenseful story but add in the right amount of romance to it too. Oh and the sexy times in this book were STEAMY 😉
Strong Enough grabbed me right from the prologue. My heart broke after reading it. I felt that this book was truly a story about redemption and learning to love oneself and others and also learning to be loved by someone. Can a person who truly believes they are a monster be redeemed and loved? Are they able to grow and learn to love another? Well those answers is what you find out while reading this book.
I felt this book was written perfectly. I felt the pace and character development was spot on. I also thought the storyline was captivating and unique. It had the right amount of suspense to keep me turning the pages. The secrets and betrayals that are revealed in this story are ones I wouldn’t have expected. I loved that Michelle was able to keep me guessing throughout the whole book.
Strong Enough is told in Dual POV. We meet Muse and Jasper in this story. Muse is a girl who has been raised by her military father and has left her hometown because she felt it was in her dad’s best interest in keeping him safe. When her father fails to be there at the determined time for their weekly call, Muse panics and hires a bounty hunter to find him. In comes Jasper. Jasper is a man who grew up in a horrible situation, you’ll understand after reading the prologue. He has shut down all feelings and emotions and has become what he thinks is a monster. Now Muse hiring Jasper isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. Secrets and Lies are revealed, but I am not going to tell you what they are, you NEED to read this book. Ah…..Jasper King….what can I say about him except, he is one hero you won’t want to miss meeting. I don’t know what it was about him, but something sucked me in and didn’t let go. I loved his character and I truly felt connected to him.
Another thing I loved about this book, was that even though this is the first book in Michelle’s newest series, it can totally be read as a standalone. This book does have a Happy ending and a complete story. The next book in this series will be about another character that you meet in this book. (One of Jasper’s friends) After reading this book, I am totally looking forward to Rogan’s book.
If you are a Michelle Leighton fan, like I am, then you don’t want to miss this book. It was a story that had suspense, lies, betrayal, redemption and love!!! This was definitely a GREAT start to her new series 🙂
New 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, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle 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.
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