Thursday, October 2, 2014

Special Event : All Things Pretty (Pretty, #3) by M. Leighton

Please join us in celebrating the release of All Things Pretty, the third book Pin the Pretty Series, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton! 

What we have for you today is an excerpt. It's not just any excerpt, we want you to find the pretty in the excerpt. Your guess at what the pretty is, will be your entry for the giveaway! 

Ex: My mile high Louboutin's were killing my feet. Guess: shoes

All Things Pretty
Pretty, #3
by M. Leighton

Release Date:
Sept. 30th, 2014



Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences. 

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray. 

But that was before he met Tommi. 

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover. 

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity. 

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?


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Pretty Series on Goodreads

My Review of All The Pretty Lies HERE
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My Review of All The Pretty Poses HERE
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My Thoughts:

All Things Pretty completely blew me away!!!  I have to say that the Pretty Series is phenomenal, and one of my absolute favorites!  I was so excited to see that we were getting Sig (Sloane's brother's) story!  Sig has been a favorite character of mine since he was first introduced.  He's fun, hilarious, and has swagger for days.

Sig's leading lady is Tommi, a gorgeous knockout, with an air of mystery, and a ton of secrets.  Her boyfriend is Lance, a powerful, scary, controlling, and dangerous drug lord who has escaped judicial justice time and again.  A chance encounter between Sig and Tommi leaves a lasting impression on them both.  Sig is a well established cop who has wanted the opportunity to prove himself to his captain, and become an undercover cop.  He proposes that he goes under cover, get's close to Tommi, and be given the chance to finally bring Lance down.  One of Sig's undercover peers vouches for him, and he is landed a spot as Tommi's bodyguard.  As these two get to know each other, passion's flare, and danger is around every corner....

All Things Pretty was amazing!!!  The ending just about killed me!  It was a double whammy cliffhanger and a to be continued ending.  Where's part two?!!!  I need it now!!!  One of Tommi's secrets is something that I never saw coming!  Talk about a jaw dropper!!!  I know there has to be an explanation for this secret, but can I say that I reread that part 5 times!  I was so shocked that I was trying to figure out more by the clue that was revealed.

Sig and Tommi were wonderful character's, as was Tommi's younger brother, Travis.  Sig was his usual entertaining, sexy, and fun self.  His name should come with a swoon alert.  Whew!!!  Sig has to be at the top of every romance readers book boyfriend list.  As far as poor Tommi, I loved her too!  I was dying to know what secrets she harbored, why she couldn't trust anyone, and why she would subject herself to a scumbag like Lance.  She was a very interesting character.  She was very vulnerable, yet at the same time exuded strength and resiliency.  She would do anything for her family, and was a very selfless individual.  Her brother Travis had Aspergers, and he was well written and his special need came through as realistic and authentic.  My daughter has A.S.D (Autism Spectrum Disorder,) and I'm very familiar with the various types of Autism.  I tip my hat off to Ms. Leighton!  She never ceases to amaze me and surprise me with her brilliant writing!
My Rating:

I give, All Pretty Things, by M. Leighton, 5 Sexy, Dangerous, Suspenseful, Addictive, Passionate Longing Filled Stars!  Read the Pretty Series!!!  It is sure to become one of your favorite's.  It has it all; romance, seduction, danger, secrets, suspense, plot twists, and great characters!!!  You won't find any better!!!

Favorite Quotes:

"One minute I was dressed, the next, there's nothing between us except heat and want.  He took away my thoughts, my intentions and replaced them with the intoxication of his desire.  I'm drunk on it, high on him."  (eARC, Loc. 1698)


"You act like it'll be easy as pie for you to keep your hands your hands off me.  I'm thinking it's going to be pure hell for both of us.  I mean, have you met me?  I'm pretty damn irresistible."  (eARC, Loc. 1870)


"We are inevitable.  We are smoke, we are fire, we are heat and desire and unquenchable thirst."  (eARC, Loc. 2246)



I still hear the music from the club; it’s just a little more muted. But now, I also hear laughing and moaning. It’s coming from upstairs. And it sets my teeth on edge. 

I mount the steps, pausing at the top to look left and right. The stairs don’t dump directly into the balcony. There’s a small anteroom before it, and I can see another open doorway. It leads into a private bathroom. I can see the vanity mirror and sink. 

The next song that comes on is sexy as hell, Don’t Tell ‘Em. Under different circumstances, I’d love to have this playing when I’m with Tommi. But not tonight. Not like this. 

I ease around the rail that tops the steps and press against the wall to get a sidelong glance into the balcony room. My jaw drops open and hangs there, stunned wide. 

There’s a stage up here as well. A smaller version of the one downstairs. And Tommi is on it. Her ass is pressed to the pole, back arched, eyes closed. Her fingers are threaded into the hair of a brunette. Looks like she’s licking one of Tommi’s nipples. Tonin is on a couch to the left of the stage, watching the show as the blonde who I must’ve seen from downstairs sucks his cock. His palm is on the back of her head, pumping it up and down, as he eyes Tommi and the other girl on the stage. 

So this is what he likes. This is what he has her do for him. While I hate the thought of him seeing her, of him possibly making her do stuff like this against her will, I almost hope this is what gets him off, that he never lays a hand on her otherwise. Just watches other women do it. Maybe this is what she does to get what she needs from him, whatever that is. Because I know there’s something. Right now, Tonin is saving her from…something. But who’s going to save her from him? Or from herself? 

I can’t stop my eyes from drifting back to the stage. The brunette is making her way down Tommi’s stomach, her hands plastered to the round ass that I so often admire. Tommi’s eyes are still closed, her body swaying slightly to the sensual tune, but not necessarily like she’s enjoying what’s happening. She looks to me like she’s checked out, like she’s somewhere else. Thinking of something else. I wonder again if this is what Tonin makes her do. Maybe it’s what she has to do to keep him from putting his dick in her. Hell, if that’s the case, I don’t blame her. I’d let a hot chick lick on me all day long if it saved me from Tonin. Of course, I’d let a hot chick lick on me all day anyway, but that’s not the point. 

The brunette pulls Tommi’s lacy panties from one hip and I let my eyes wander back up a flat, golden stomach to pale-white, creamy breasts that are absolutely perfect in every way. They’re plump and high and topped with dusky pink nipples that are just the right size. At the moment, they’re hard as damn rocks, too. 

My cock stirs in my jeans and I think to myself that I should go back downstairs. Tonin would be mad as hell if he found me up here creeping on his party, but I can’t tear my eyes away from Tommi. She’s the sexiest, most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Her skin is flawless, her body exquisite. Every long, tall inch of it. 

I pull my gaze away from her tits to find her face. Her eyes are open now. And focused on me.

About 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, 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. 

About Michelle: 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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  1. I might never, EVER stop smiling. That's one of the best reviews I've ever read and I'm just thrilled that you enjoyed the story! I CANNOT wait for you to read the conclusion!!! *dreamy sigh* Thank you. So very much! And thank you for participating. I'm truly grateful!

    1. Is part 2 read?!!!! I need it now! LOL Thank You Michelle! I loved every minue of All Things Pretty!!!

  2. I'm DYING for the rest of this!


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