“Did you think of my lips when he kissed you?… Do you still want me? Because if you do, I’m all yours.”
This seems to be the “it” book of the moment and now I know why!
Down To You is a wonderful, addictive read that will have your heart fluttering, have you fanning yourself, with just the right amount of angst and a really cool twist… oh, and twins, REALLY HOT, panty-melting twins 🙂
Hmmm, I’m getting ahead of myself here…. k, about the panty-melting twins. Olivia is an accounting student who has moved back to her home town to help her now-single dad out on their family farm. The last thing she’s looking for is another bad-boy relationship. But not long after she moves, she meets Cash Davenport, the bike riding, club owning, seriously HOT, tattooed bad boy who wants her in his bed. Like now. He’s “cocky, sexy, charming. Untamed. Rebellious. Heartbreaker.” And despite her resistance to his charms, she can’t help desperately wanting him…
“You’ve never ridden a motorcycle before?”
“What kind of bad-boy girlfriend are you?” I ask in mock dismay.
“Evidently a terrible one.”
I swing onto the bike…
“Nah, you just haven’t met the right bad-boy.”
**swoooooon**… but wait! It gets better… The next day, she meets Nash. His twin brother. Yes, twin! As in, identical, GORGEOUS, swoony, and drool-worthy. He’s the good boy, “incredibly handsome, charming obviously intelligent, successful, grounded” – the complete opposite of Cash and the kind of guy she really should be in a relationship with. Unfortunately he’s dating her rich, snobby cousin Marissa who she’s living with, but it doesn’t stop them from being seriously attracted to each other.
“I feel like all of a sudden, my life is a train wreck. And most of the wreckage revolves around two guys. Two guys that, for totally different reasons, are tearing me up inside. Two guys I want. Two guys I can’t have. Two guys I can’t stop thinking about.”
She wants them both. They both are in her head, in her heart and they both make her crazy for them. And they both want her just as badly.
Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of love triangles. I like knowing who ends up with who right off the bat and I’m not fond of characters wavering back and forth but, for whatever reason, maybe it was the great writing style, or the drool-worthy characters or what have you, I LOVED it in this book. Completely LOVED IT!!!!!
And you know, the funny thing about love triangle books is that usually, even if I like both guys, I always know which guy I want to end up being “THE” guy. You know?? But, with this book, I absolutely did NOT have a favorite. I wanted them both. Completely. Equally…. Seriously, no joke, I could. NOT. choose!!!!!!
“But it’s your rule.”
“I’ll break it for you,” he whispers.“
lol, and as usual, best friends really just give the best advice 😛
“Every hen house needs a cock, but only the special hens can handle more than one. Try ’em out then pick one and stick with it. You’re not old enough to play with two toys at once. That’s cougar territory.”
So… which one does Olivia choose?? You’ll have to read to find out!
And don’t try and find out in advance… its worth the surprise. There’s a really cool twist! I usually go into books knowing some basic spoilers (like who ends up with who, that kind of thing) and with this one, I went in blind (I was trying to be brave and fearless, its a work in progress) but I am SO SO SO happy I didn’t know. And that’s saying something coming from me. So for those of you who are wondering about it, take my advice and don’t go sniffing about for any details… Just read it!! Enjoy the yummy ride!
The story sucked me in and had no slow spots. I’ll admit, there was a moment or two that made me squint an eye skeptically at the page and go ‘hmmmmm’, but nothing that pulled me away from the story.
And about the twist, I’ll say that I didn’t see it coming. I thought it was a possibility, but I dismissed it (silly me!) … If I think too much about it, I’m still not 100% sure how the timelines would all match up and all but its fiction, right? And its hot, sexy, fun, engaging fiction with a story and characters I loved so I’m just not gonna dissect and analyze things too closely. Bottom line, it worked. And I did love the twist. It was perfect for the story.
Guys, the sex scenes in this book… seriously… I”m not kidding here, H.O.T. Like I think I need to go back and reread some of those scenes… wow! They are definitely adult – this is not a YA or NA read!
And yes, the book did end on a bit of a cliffhanger… but I was actually totally fine with it. I honestly found it to be more of a lead-in to book 2 than anything – in fact it was very similar to the cliffhanger in Fifty Shades Darker. One where you felt like the main couple was fine, but there were still bad guys out there…. Don’t let it stop you from reading the book.
But that being said, pleeeeeeease Ms. Leighton, can you please please please release book 2 soon?? *begs* I want MORE!!! 😀
**Edit: just heard from the author that she’s hoping to get book 2 out for early 2013. SQUEEE!!!
I highly recommended this book!! Everyone really has to meet the Davenport twins. Go go go!!
Rating: 4.5 stars!
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Jessie L says
I just knew you were going to give an awesome review on this book! I will be reading it soon. Just have to reread “Baref to You” & “Reflected in You” which is out Tues. 🙂
I can’t wait for RIY!!! Seriously, I can’t even think about it cuz my heart starts pounding if I do!
But about this one, I totally loved it! I hope you love it too 😀
Great review! Do you know if there’s any info about the next book yet? 🙂
I don’t know anything about book 2 yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll post it on the blog’s Facebook page and add it to the Upcoming Releases here 🙂
Just read this book. Cash/Nash…yum! I was hesitant to read this at first, because I have real issues with books with cheating (thats why I just can’t bring myself to read Thoughtless and The Mighty Storm…even though they have been getting such awesome reviews…), but the author worked this out cleverly. Can’t wait for book 2!
I totally agree that even people who don’t like cheating would be fine with this book 🙂
But, really, you should read The Mighty Storm. Even if you aren’t okay with cheating, I think you’d be fine with that book. I was. The relationship is one filled with cheating. The main couple were “in love” as kids, got separated, went their separate ways and when they reconnected, they came right back together, but they told her boyfriend like within days of it… its not long and drawn out at all. There is no back and forth or anything… so I’d definitely recommend giving it a shot 🙂
Ok, I’ll give it a go. l love when the hero is a rock/movie star 🙂
Awesome! I hope you love it 🙂
Lizzii Watson says
I love, love, love your site and I’m currently reading through ALL your recommendations. I’m currently reading the next book Up to Me but was just wondering if and when the next book will be out?!?