Review & Giveaway: There’s Wild, Then There’s You (The Wild Ones #3) by M. Leighton

Posted June 3, 2014 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, Giveaway, New Release / 0 Comments

Review & Giveaway: There’s Wild, Then There’s You (The Wild Ones #3) by M. LeightonTitle: There's Wild, Then There's You
Author: M. Leighton
Series: The Wild Ones #3
Release Date June 3, 2014
Genres: Erotic Romance, New Adult Romance
Pages: 336
More Info: Goodreads
Purchase From: Amazon US
Purchase From: Amazon UK
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, neverwanted 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? 
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Excerpt

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“Do you know how much I want you, Violet?” he asks, his lips teasing my chin and my throat while his hands roam my back. “Do you know what kinds of things I’ve dreamed of doing to you?”

His words are an aphrodisiac unto themselves. I close my eyes, concentrating on his hands and his mouth.

“I’ve dreamed of what your face would look like the first time I take one of your nipples into my mouth.” As he speaks, his fingers nimbly work the clasp at my shoulder, loosening it and letting the bodice fall away from my chest. I feel the pucker of my nipples against the cool air when he leans back. “God, they’re even more perfect than I imagined,” he says, cupping my breasts in his palms. “Now I’ll know just what it feels like to slide my tongue between them.” As he speaks, I feel his lips move against me and then the wet heat of his tongue as he traces my cleavage. “And if your face looks like I imagined.” My knees nearly buckle at the first touch of his tongue to me. He laves my nipple before pulling it into his mouth to suck on it. I thread my fingers into his hair, holding him to me. “Even better than I imagined,” he declares, moving his attention to my other side, to toy with the other one. “Mmmm, you like that don’t you, baby?”

“Yes,” I answer.

“Just wait,” he murmurs against me, his hands pushing my dress down over my hips. When I’m standing before him in nothing but my heels, Jet urges me to sit on the corner of the mattress. He nudges my knees apart, my legs dropping over either side of the firm surface. “I’m gonna make you come, Violet. So hard that your body goes limp. So hard that I can feel it when I stick my tongue inside you.”

Again, Jet kneels between my legs, placing his palms against the inside of either thigh and pushing them farther apart. As I watch, he presses kisses from my knee to my groin, growing ever closer to the throb that he alone put in me. When he leans slightly forward to run his tongue down my crease, I jerk, unable to control the contraction of my muscles. I gasp, and Jet pulls me toward him, sliding his tongue inside me, licking me from the inside. I throw my head back, resting my weight on my hands behind me, lest I fall back on the bed.

Jet moves his hands under my butt and grips me tight, picking me up and holding me up to his mouth, open and ready. With his lips and his tongue, he savors every inch of me, inside and out. When the tension in me builds so high it takes my breath, Jet seems to sense it, quickening his movements, flicking his tongue over me until something inside me bursts and I come apart in shards of sparkling glass and light.

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My Review:

Family sticks around when everyone else leaves. At least they’re supposed to. Most of mine just haven’t figured that out yet.

This author never ceases to amaze me. Every time I read her newest book I think they can’t possibly get any better. I can’t possibly fall more in love with her characters. And then I do. And it’s a heartbreakingly wonderful journey into depths of emotions you didn’t realize you had. Her books are easy, and I mean that in the best possible way! They are easy in the sense that there is no adjustment period when you start reading. You are instantly pulled into the characters’ lives and you care about what happens to them. There’s no awkwardness as you get to know each other, rather, it’s like they’ve always been there.

She’s gone. And I don’t know what I’ll ever be without her.

Other than less. A lot less.

That I know for sure.

While this book is part of a series, more than any other, it truly CAN be read as a standalone. This story has an interesting premise in that our leads meet in an addiction meeting. They why’s and how’s you will have to find out for yourself, but just know nothing is as it seems. I think what I love most about Leighton’s characters is that it always seems as if life has given up on them. And despite that view, they haven’t given up on themselves. These are characters that are extremely self-reliant, and many times are taking care of others in their lives. I love that they are human, fallible, and real. I am able to connect with them on a level not attained by many. They are characters that you could see in your real life and that alone makes them all the move loveable.

“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.”

I loved that Jet got Violet to let loose and Violet made Jet realize he needed to settle down a little. But despite this, together they were magic. Their passion and sexual tension leaped from the pages and when the inevitable union occurred it was a sweet and sexy release. Like a breath of fresh air, these two put down roots in my heart. I loved that they weren’t afraid to speak their minds to each other, holding nothing back. Simply put, there wasn’t a single thing I didn’t love about this book! I highly recommend you get lost in the world of The Wild Ones!

“I loved you when I didn’t want to because I couldn’t stop. I won’t ever be able to stop.”

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Giveaway

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The Wild Ones (The Wild Ones, #1) 

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Passion as hot as midnight in the South and love as wild as the horses they tame.

Camille “Cami” Hines is the darling daughter of the South’s champion thoroughbred breeder, Jack Hines. She has a pedigree that rivals some of her father’s best horses. Other than feeling a little suffocated at times, Cami thought she was pretty happy with her boyfriend, her life and her future. 

But that was before she met Patrick Henley.

“Trick” blurs the lines between what Cami wants and what is expected of her. He’s considered the “help,” which is forbidden fruit as far as her father is concerned, not to mention that Trick would be fired if he ever laid a hand on her. And Trick needs his job. Desperately. His family depends on him.

The heart wants what the heart wants, though, and Trick and Cami are drawn to each other despite the obstacles. At least the ones they know of.

When Trick stumbles upon a note from his father, it triggers a series of revelations that could ruin what he and Cami have worked so hard to overcome. It turns out there’s more to Trick’s presence at the ranch than either of them knew, secrets that could tear them apart.


Wild Child (The Wild Ones, #1.5) 

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My Review

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.


Some like It Wild (The Wild Ones, #2) 

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My Review

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First was The Wild Ones. Now, the next book in M. Leighton’s Wild Ones series…

How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves?

Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl. Her only goal was to get married, have babies, and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen. The two people closest to her betrayed her, and Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him.

Jake has no interest in thinking beyond the here and now. All he wants out of life is the next rush, the next “feel-good” thing to keep his mind off the pain of his past. His latest rush? Showing Laney there’s more to life than being a good girl—and that going bad can be so much fun. Her only concern now is how she can ever hope to satisfy the wild side of a boy like Jake. She’s looking forward to trying. And so is Jake.

About M. Leighton

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.

So, what did you think? :-)