Monday, January 7, 2013

Review: Up To Me by M. Leighton

Title: Up To Me
Author: M. Leighton
Series: Book Two in the Bad Boys Series
Published: Jan. 6, 2013
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
My Rating: 5 Stars!!

Book Description:
 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.

My Review:    
  So you know those first books in a series that totally blow you away and you just think, wow, this just can't get any better than this? I mean how can you make perfection better after all.

And then the sequel comes out and you are a little apprehensive about starting it because you remember the greatness of the first one and even though you have faith in the author, you are still nervous about starting it because how can this one compare to the awesomeness that was the first one?

Well, no worries here. Not only did Michelle completely blow Down To You out of the water with Up To Me but she took it even farther.

Let's be honest here, usually sequels and second books in a series are hit or miss. They are usually just a filler book or in rare occasions better than the first. This one was definitely not a filler.This one was definitely a hit. In fact, it was out of the ball park, home run good.

So many twists and surprises in this one I just didn't see coming. And plus, hello, we still get steamy, drool worthy Cash. I mean, how can you top a bad boy with a heart of gold?

I do have to admit, I wanted to smack Olivia a couple of times in this one. Gah! She is so frustrating sometimes. And okay she has good reason (most of the time considering her past) to think the ridiculous thoughts she thinks but still, this is Cash we are talking about. The man who would do anything for her.

Okay, she redeems herself during a certain conversation with her mother (oh I loved this scene!!) and reminded me once again why our fiery, strong willed Olivia is Cash's match in every way possible!

And Cash, dang that man is swoon worthy. I think I fell in love with him even more in this story. He is just...well I would like to say perfect but he isn't but dang it if he isn't really close! I loved him and Olivia. They are just my favorite couple right now.

We meet a few more people in this one too, Gavin being one of them. He is one man I really hope we get to see more of, along with another, well bad boy that I won't name because, once again, I don't want ot give anything away.

Michelle once again has outdone herself with Up to Me. She gives us a hot dose of the passion and rsteam we all crave with Cash and Olivia and the mystery, action and surprises that make her stories truly stand out and beg for you to give everything else up that day because once you start this, you won't want to put it down. The world around you will cease to exist as you get caught up in the story , gripping the edge of your seat wanting more.

Honestly, I feel a little sad that it is over. I really really am not ready for it to be over. All I have to say is, I hope she writes fast because I can't wait for the next one! I will be anxiously counting down the days.


  1. Eeep, i bought book one last week and you have be drooling for book two, so glad to see this rocked too..and I cannot wait to meet Cash!

  2. I am so glad you bought it Kim! You are going to love Cash!!

  3. Great review. I am so glad you loved this one to. I can't wait for the next book either.

  4. I know! It is going to be a long wait!

  5. Well now.. I really must read this series! It sounds great, and a total plus that the 2nd book is awesome too.

  6. Oh man, I SO need to read this series! At least this author cause I have only heard good things about her!

  7. I hope you do Candace, she really is awesome. She is also one of the sweetest people I have ever talked to online with. Truly just a wonderful person and author.