Saturday, January 5, 2013

ARC Review of Up to Me by M. Leighton

Goodreads Summary:

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:
I was so excited to get an ARC of this book! I loved Down to Me and with they way in ended I had to know what was going to happen.  Up to Me is full of action, love, lust, secrets and lies. It took a crazy turn that I never saw coming. It has a little more of a serious vibe to it. There is a lot of stuff happening with the group who is trying to get information from Cash. Mostly they want to the books that prove his dad is innocent. These guys are dangerous and willing to do what it takes to get what they want. This includes hurting those Cash and Olivia love even murder! Cash and Olivia are happy together for the most part. As all new relationships people have to work through they insecurities and learn how to trust each other. Olivia is more in the loop about what is going on now. Which is good because it does involve her. Will everyone survive this? I do know that their lives will never be the same.

You get to learn more about both Cash and Olivia's families in Up to Me. I totally understand why she doesn't speak to her Mom anymore too. She is awful! She really shakes Olivia with some of her comments and makes her question what is right. It ends up landing Olivia in a very dangerous situation. Cash's Dad has to call in additional help. There is more going on then Cash realizes. The people he calls in are dangerous guys with questionable pasts. One of them is truly shocking. With this band of people they use what they have to keep the ones they love safe and try to fix some relationships that are on the edge. 

Cash is still the super hot guy he was in Down to Me. There is still loads of hot steamy scenes played in at the perfect times. Honestly, what is hotter then your man being in a dangerous situation. You don't know what will happen from day to day. You might as well get hot and sweaty for a while! I am glad that through it all Olivia is able to look past her insecurities about bad boy Cash because he really does care for her. Marissa is also someone I didn't like in the fist book. To my surprise she changed a lot Up to Me. For good reason too. She needed something that would change her and obviously it worked. May have not been the best thing but, I'm not going to tell you sorry you have to read! 

Up to Me was full  of action, love, lies, and secrets. Book 3 promises to be awesome. The way Up to Me will leave you stunned. Seriously. The story took a turn that I never saw at all. I need book 3 like tomorrow!!


  1. I'm soooo jealous!!!!!! Eeek! I can't wait to get my hands on this one!!

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  2. I liked Down To You so I am excited to read Up To Me...SOON! I just have to know what's going to happen next!
    Thank you for the review!