Saturday, February 2, 2013

.#Review Up To Me by M. Leighton #WickedWinterSaturdays



Baby, it's cold outside! Time to snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate (or a glass of wine!) and fall into a steamy, sexy book.
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Up to Me (The Bad Boys, #2)
Up to Me (The Bad Boys #2)

Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published January 4th 2013 by M. Leighton Books

*Personal Purchase

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

Bad Boys Series

Down to You (The Bad Boys, #1)      

Up to Me (The Bad Boys, #2) 

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A total game changer. Up To Me DID NOT live up to the excitement and sexiness as the first book, but it was still an enjoyable read!

 Alright... let's just do this, Cash and Olivia are back, and with them comes danger. Danger in the form of Russian mobsters, kidnappings, and threats.
 I know weird right That's just it, I kind of felt dooped with this book. I was looking for this to be a high romance, little action with some awesome smexy scenes.

Instead we get action, that bored me at times, and a little romance which saddened me, cuz' I really love Cash and when he's on he's on, he just wasn't "on" for me in this book. I mean when I first read Down To You, I was swept away by the romance, sexy scenes and overall bantor among the characters.  In this one I was indifferent about it. I missed those hot and heavy scenes, we do get a few and the one at the end of the book was steamy, but I just think it was a lot less smexy.

I mean don't get me wrong it's a good book, with action, kidnapping, SURPRISES, and a new hottie-->Gavin, but overall I just had a hard time with it. I mean it just didn't carry the same spark and excitement as the first book. I wanted to feel the heart-pounding emotions I felt with the first book. I wanted to feel excitement with the characters, I mean there was excitement, and sexiness, and LOL moments, but I just think the action could of been more heart pounding, you know, the kind that makes you hold your breath, the kind where when your trying to get to the person you "love" and your desperate, aching for them, emotions needed to run higher. It took me a lot longer to finish this second book in the series, but I did and I did like it I liked the surprise's,  Gavin, and when the book was more character driven with interaction between all the characters.


Will I continue with this series? -YES
Do I still love M Leighton? -Hell Yes!!
Do I wish she brings back the steam and heat? HELL YES!

My overall gripe, I think I was expecting something different. Maybe it's just me, I mean some people LOVED this book, and others felt like I did. Having chatted on Goodreads about it makes me feel I may not be the only one who missed the romance.

Did you read this book? What were your feelings? Do you think I just missed the mark on this one?

And, did you read a book that was a total 180 degrees different from the first in a series, and wished it were better or the same as the first, as far as the storyline goes?




  1. I am reading this now, and it seems like it is more suspense.

  2. Oh man. I'm sorry you didn't love it. Cash is smokin. My favorite scene was the whiskey in the VIP room. WHOA LOL

  3. I still need to read the first one, but I got this one. It's too bad you didn't enjoy it as much as Down to You. Great review!

  4. I'm torn. I liked this one better than Down to You. I think I like it better, even though there's less steam, b/c I was conflicted about Cash's lying in book one. I agree about one thing: Gavin is a stud. lol

    Great review, Lisa. Truly.