Review :: Up to Me (The Bad Boys #2) by M. Leighton
Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.
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.
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.
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.
:: ABOUT THIS BOOK ::
Release Date: 6 January 2013
Series / Stand Alone:Book #2 in The Bad Boys Series
My Rating For This Book:3.5 Stars
Read my review for the first book in this series : Down to You
The bike rumbles beneath me as I wind my arms tighter around Cash’s waist. I must admit to feeling somewhat better about things after our conversation. I guess only time will eliminate the fear that I’m falling right back into the same trap with the same kind of guy. But, if I’ve ever met a man that seems worth the risk, it’s Cash.
I smile just thinking about him walking into the garage earlier, tossing one of my spark plugs into the air. He caught it then winked at me as he stuck it in his pocket.
He went straight to his bike and climbed on. With a devilish grin and a shake of his head, he patted the seat behind him. “The lengths I go to just to get between your legs.”
I laughed. I had no choice. His grin was so cute and engaging. So light and carefree. All the things I wanted to feel at that moment. Sometimes it’s nice to be free of trouble and worry. Even for just a few minutes.
And Cash gives me that.
Who loves a good series? I do...! Who loves a hot 'n down-to-business male hero who can't seem to keep his hands off of the gorgeous leading lady? Ummmm... Moi! Who love's it when the first book of a series is so good, you can't wait to get your hands on the second one? Hello... this way :) Who loves it when the much anticipated second book ends up feeling like a second-grade forced out filler read, paling in comparison to the first? ....No one? Yip,... no one! ---> I can't even begin to express my disappointment in this book. Basically what it ended up offering me is replicated sexy scene's, awkward dialogue's and just plain boring drama. So why did I give this book a rating of 3.5 Star's instead of... like let's say... a 1? Because I really do love Cash! I really like him... and I do like the relationship between Olivia and Cash... but don't expect much of anything new from this book. Where the first book had a mysterious twist... this book ended up being just plain... plain....
The ONLY time I got a little worked up was near the end. There's a sexy scene that's not the best I've ever read, but it's possibly the redeeming point in this book.
And... O.M God, when I read that there's ANOTHER book in this series, I literally threw my hands up into the air and asked the good Lord why he would do this to me... Like what have I done to deserve this?
When I had finished with the first book - the cliffer was so damn-near depressing and heart-stopping for me - I couldn't stand having to wait for this one. And THAT'S the problem... Right there.
This book didn't do the first any justice. Nowhere in this book was their a high point coming anywhere close to that of the first. In fact, add a couple of chapter's to the first and call it a day. That's what I say. Or at the very least, make this one a novella... it doesn't offer much other than just a means to an end of the drama from the first.
I'm not hating... I'm venting! If there's nothing to tell, why write another part in a series?
“He's everywhere. He's on my skin, under my skin, in my heart, in my soul”
Thebeginning was slow... but I thought, eh... all books start out like that don't' they? Yes... they do, but then there comes a point in all books, where the slow becomes something else and then there's an actual story. Not here - I'm sorry to say. The book was so painful to read, there were times when I wondered if it was just as painful to write.
adore most of M. Leighton's other books and in fact Wild One's was one
of my top books for 2012. So yes... I'm freaked the heck out that this book didn't
live up to the first, nor did it come anywhere close to Wild One's.
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