Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Release Day Launch: There's Wild, Then There's You (The Wild Ones #3) by M. Leighton

There's Wild, Then There's You
The Wild Ones #3
By: M. Leighton
Pub: June 3, 2014
Publisher:  Berkley
Source: Publisher
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GR's Summary:

He’s someone she can’t trust… 

She’s someone he thinks he knows…

Violet Wilson is a wallflower. Shy, serious, and accident-prone, she’s got a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The night she’s forced to pose with her friend might just be the worst time of all—that’s when she meets Jet Blevins. She knows better than to get involved with someone like him, but he touches her in ways she never expected, never wanted before. 

On the outside, Jet is a typical rocker, an arrogant lead guitarist who unapologetically lives a wild lifestyle. But on the inside, he’s battling demons and using the stage to escape the troubles of his past and the addictions of his present. Until the night he sees Violet standing at the back of the room. She brings his life into focus. She knows his secrets. She’s the girl he can’t forget, and the one thing he craves more than his addiction. 

But can they ever hope to have a future when their very foundation is nothing but lies?

The Wild Ones Series:

My Review on Some Like It Wild Here

My Thoughts:

I loved, There's Wild, Then There's You, by M. Leighton!  It was such a fast paced, fun, thrill ride!  M. Leighton knows how to hook readers!  She knows how to write "sexy," and she nows how to give us what we want, and leave us begging for more!!!  The Wild Ones Series is amazing!  I highly recommend it to all you romance lovers out there!  If you are looking for wild, fun, sexy, carefree, and addicting reads, M. Leighton delivers every single time!  She has been on my auto-buy list, and every book she writes, I happily devour!

In There's Wild, Then There's You, we get the story of Violet.  I adored Violet.  She was so selfless and giving.  She wanted to help everyone, and make their lives better.  She was a very special character, and I connected with her right away.  She was so busy taking care of her alcoholic father, wild best friend, Tia, and doing social work during the day, that she never had time for herself.  However, in another instance that she is doing a good deed, she meets Jet.  He's a sexy, guitar playing, songwriter/singer that is use to woman throwing themselves at him, and he gets what he wants--always!  When he see's Vi, he know's she's special.  As he get's to know her, he realizes that she is the one for him.  He enjoys the chase, but even more he loves the person that Vi is.  Unfortunately, both Violet and Jet are harboring secrets, and these secrets could destroy everything!

I love that each story in, The Wild Ones, can be read as a stand-alone novel.  However, in this segment, I got the pleasure of being reunited with Jake and Lainey, the two main characters from the previous book in the series.  There's Wild, Then There's You was a great addition to the Wild Ones series!  I instantly fell in love with the main characters, and were rooting for their happily ever after from the very beginning!  The plot kept me hooked!  We know Violet's secret from the very beginning and I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.  We are aware that Jet has a secret, but are not told what it is.  Therefore, I was dying of curiosity as to what Jet's secret was.  On top of that, Violet and Jet were so hot together!  There was so much passion between these two; it was palpable!

My Rating:

I give, There's Wild, Then There's You, by M. Leighton, 4 Wild, Fun, Fantastic, Aphrodisiac Filled Stars!  Read this series!  You'll love it, and Ms. Leighton will move to the top of your auto-buy author list!!!

My Favorite Quote:

"I love you, Violet.  I've loved you even before I met you.  I had no idea what I needed in life until I found you.  I didn't know that there was a person that could make me whole.  I didn't know that there was a woman who could rock my world like no guitar ever could.  I didn't know that all the music in my life was missing something until I found you.  You are the beautiful notes in every song I sing.  You are the beautiful face behind every lyric I write.  You are my reason, my muse.  You're the love I was waiting for, the one thing I can't live without.  Please tell me that you love me, too."  (eARC, Loc. 2734)



I lick my lips before I raise my eyes to his. Part of me knows I should turn and run, foregoing common courtesies and niceties. Something in me, some deep and rarely used instinct that lives within, knows that once I meet those eyes, I’ll be forever lost. It makes no sense, but I know it like I know my name and my eye color and the way my hair flips out on the ends when it’s rainy outside.
Despite my better judgment, I do it. I look up and up and up until I reach a blue so fathomless I feel like I could dive into and never reach the bottom. Like I could drown and never even know it.
But I can’t do that. I can’t dive in. Not with a guy like this. I’ve seen what someone like this can do to a person—turn that which was once whole and capable into nothing more than scattered pieces of wreckage and ruin.
“I’m Jet,” he offers softly, his eyes never leaving mine.
Jet. Even his name is sexy, which makes me more uncomfortable.
Ridiculous! My rational, level-headed, slightly bitter side scoffs. It pipes up with its less bedazzled perspective, reminding me that guys like this are nothing more than predators. The love ’em and leave ’em type. And he’s obviously worse than most, as evidenced by his attendance here. Apparently, he’s got a real problem.
I give him a tight smile as I straighten away from him. “Violet. Nice to meet you,” I say, hurrying to continue. “Excuse me please.”
I slip on my familiar, no-nonsense persona like a protective shield, like the armor that has kept me from harm all these years. It has never failed me before; I don’t expect it to now.
My head is high, my spine is rigid, and my imperviousness is firmly in place as I move past the dark and damaged stranger. With every step I take, I determine to put him out of my mind and never think of him again.
Until he speaks once more. His words make dents in my breastplate like armor-piercing rounds.
“It’s short,” he calls from a few steps behind me.
Confused, I turn.
Knowing I shouldn’t, still I turn.
“My name. It’s short.”
“Short for what?”
I watch as he moves toward me, narrowing the space I only just created. He stops within inches and bends slightly forward, one side of his mouth pulling up into a self-deprecating grin. “Jethro.”
And, just like that, he’s human. And vulnerable. And slightly imperfect. And even more dangerous to me than he was before.

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About 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.

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  1. This sounds like a great series. I don't know how I have missed it. Thank you for your review and extras.
    -Flirting with Fiction

    1. It is an amazing series! You should read it! You'll love it!!!!

  2. This series has been on my TBR list thanks for the chance to read it

  3. I loved that quote too! It really was a nice read. I need to go back and pick up book one but enjoyed these last two even without it. I've got this one up on the blog tomorrow I think :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Anna! You'll enjoy book 1 as well!!!!

  4. Reading this now and I love Jet.

  5. Great review! This series is on my TBR list, so I don't have a favorite yet!

  6. I cannot wait to meet Jet! I am loving the sound of this character and I've been hearing some pretty good this about this one! I do need to pick this series back up! :)

    Lovely, lovely review!


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