Up To Me by M. Leighton: Excerpt and a Giveaway

Posted January 14, 2013 in Author Feature, Giveaway / 6 Comments

This week I’m doing things a little backwards.  Today I’m spotlighting the second book in M. Leighton’s Bad Boys series, Up To Me.  On Thursday, I’ll have my review of the first book, Down To You, which I absolutely LOVED!!!  So because of scheduling, blog tours, blah, blah, blah, I’m going backwards and giving you a peek into the sequel with a chance to win the first book.  Thoroughly confused?   Yeah, so am I most of the time.  Just check this out…


Up to MetourUp To Me (Bad Boys #2)
By M. Leighton
Published January 6th, 2013
Contemporary Romance





About the book:


Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.


Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms. He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest. Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.


Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time. And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back. Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.


Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises. Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well. She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option. And this is one of them. If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life. But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.




“That’s right.  I guess I did mention it before.  I seem to remember us having a conversation about how amazing you are while looking into a mirror.  Do you remember that?”

As she walks, she still watches me.  I can see the flash of hot desire in her eyes.  I’d be willing to bet she remembers it just as perfectly as I do.

She clears her throat.  “Um, yeah.  That seems vaguely familiar.” Her grin is playful.

God, what a tease!

“Vaguely?  Maybe I didn’t pound it into you hard enough.”

“Oh, I think you pounded it in plenty hard.”

“Maybe I should’ve taken the time to give you a good tongue-lashing, too, then.”

“Oh, I think the form of communication you used was very effective.”

“So it’s all coming back to you now?”

“Yes, it’s all coming back to me.”

“If you’re lying, I could sweat it out of you, you know.”

“I’m not lying.  It’s etched into my memory. Permenantly.”

“Maybe we should revisit it, just so you’re clear on everything we discussed.  I want to make sure it’s in there.  Nice and deep.  So you never forget it.”

Finally her grin turns into a giggle just as we’re nearing the cut-out at the end of the bar.  When she rounds the corner, I’m there blocking her way with my body.

“I doubt there’s anything you could do to get it in there any deeper.”

“Oh, I can think of one or two things.  The only way we’ll know for sure, however, is to try. And I don’t know about you, but I’m committed to this.  Invested.  And I’m nothing if not thorough.”


m leigton deskAbout the Author:

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.

“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.”

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Sooooo, are you interested???  Seriously, this series isn’t the typical “He-man-I-will-dominate-my-woman” like a lot of the other reads coming out lately.  There’s a serious “quirk” to this series that’s completely far fetched but has you wondering, “what if?”.

Here’s your chance to win an ebook of the first book in the series, Down to You.  It’s open internationally to those people able to accept Kindle, Nook, or Kobo formats.  This isn’t for the kiddies, either.
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About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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6 responses to “Up To Me by M. Leighton: Excerpt and a Giveaway

  1. Linda

    Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read, =)
    Happy Monday!
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