Wednesday, January 16, 2013

[Blog Tour] Down to You by M. Leighton - Excerpt & Giveaway!

The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not. Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white. But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.

Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her. Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn’t stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them. Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire. She wants them both. And they want her. How will she ever choose between them?

Release date: September 23, 2012
Age Group:  Adult 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organizer: AToMR Tours

The material is some kind of thin, almost sheer stuff in dark red.  It flutters in the air that stirs as the door comes to a rest against the stopper with a muffled thump. Olivia stands still and lets me appraise her before she starts toward me. I clench my jaw to keep my mouth from dropping open as I watch her.  The wispy cloth clings to her body as she walks, outlining her form perfectly.  She might as well be nude.

Holy mother, I wish she was.

I shake off the thought, knowing I can’t go forward tonight thinking things like that.  

Think with the big head, man!  Think with the big head!

She glides to a stop in front of me, all grace and luscious skin.  Her bare chest and shoulders glow in the low light.  I want to touch her, caress her, so much so that I ball my fingers into tight fists to keep them to myself.

“You look beautiful.”  My voice sounds strained, even to my own ears.

Her face falls.  “It’s too tight, isn’t it?  I’m wearing taller heels to make the length right, but there’s nothing I can do about the rest.”  I can see that she’s genuinely distressed, which makes me want to smile, although I don’t.  That would be the wrong thing to do in front of an upset woman.  “Marissa is so much thinner than me,” she says, one of her hands fluttering as she talks.  “And I just don’t have anything that—”

I reach out and take her spastic hand, pressing the forefinger of my free hand to her lips.  “Shhh.”  She stops talking immediately.  Yes, I could’ve shut her up a hundred different ways without touching her, but I figure this is better than kissing her, which is what I really want to do.

Good God, how I want to kiss her!

It takes me a few seconds to focus on something other than the way her lush lips parted just a little. It would be so easy to slide my fingertip between them, to feel the heat of her mouth, the wetness of her tongue.

I’m both surprised and irritated that I feel my tuxedo pants shrink a size in the crotch.  I’ll have to be extra careful with this girl.  I can’t remember the last time someone so thoroughly tested my restraint. 

(1) Signed paperback copy of  
plus DOWN TO YOU Swag Pack! 
Open to United States and Canada only.

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. 



erin said...

Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Robertson said...

Oooh this book is on my TBR but I didn't get it yet... Sounds so good! :)

Chrisbails said...

Great excerpt, definately want to finish the rest of the book. This is also a new author for me. Thanks for the giveaway. Adding these to my must read list.

Kerry said...

Yum...what else is there to say..thanks for the giveaway!

Bookworm Brandee said...

Awesome excerpt! Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather said...

this series sounds so yummy! I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Christine said...

The books sound so hot and awesome, looking forward to reading both soon!

Amanda TheBookSlayer said...

I have been wanting to get my hands on a copy of this book. It sounds like one I won't want to put down. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Dawn Dow said...

The books you are giving away sound like they would be very interesting to read! I hope I am a winner so that I get the chance to! I just purchased Full Blooded yesterday and couldn't stop reading till I was done! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Heather said...

The covers alone got my attention. Sounds like a great series.

Kamla L. said...

Sounds enticingly provocative and the covers definitely grabbed my attention;)

laura troxel said...

Awesome book!!

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