Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review of Strong Enough (Tall, Dark, and Dangerous #1) by M. Leighton

*From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the first in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy.*

Is she strong enough to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met? And is he strong enough to let her? 

How would I describe myself? Well, I’m Muse Harper. I’m a twenty-something painter who loves red wine, quirky movies, and men with a fatal flaw. But that was before I met Jasper King. He became my fatal flaw. Eight months ago, I had a choice to make—abandon everything I’ve ever known to protect my family, or stay and risk someone getting hurt. I chose the former. My plan was working just fine until I found out my father had gone missing.

That’s when I met Jasper. A bounty hunter with the eyes of a tiger and the nose of a bloodhound, he was supposed to help me find my father. What I didn’t know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isn’t all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish I’d found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I don’t know if I’d have done things differently.

Now, I have another choice to make—trust the man that I’m falling in love with and hope that he’ll do the right thing, or run as far away from him as I can get.

Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★

Do you believe that it is possible for a monster to have a heart, that it can feel, love and be loved?  Is it possible to find redemption and forgiveness through the love and belief of another person?  Or will the darkness that threatens to consume everything inside the monster kill the only good thing it has ever had? In this original novel, Strong Enough by the talented author M. Leighton, we are faced with this dilemma. It a story filled with conundrums and angst. The characters find themselves in a quandary as they work to find a resolution and a future together.

His life had been twisted by a psychotic, abusive father.  A father that killed his oldest son as his wife and younger child watched him carry out his horrific deed. Has his horrendous past turned Jasper King into the one thing he never wanted to be, a monster like his father? He has been able to control all aspects of his life. Control has allowed him to carry out his missions, complete the jobs he was assigned without feeling anything.  That was until a beautiful woman with hair like fire and a spirit that burned into his soulless heart, looked into his eyes. Muse affects him like no one ever has; will she be his redemption or his downfall?

Raised by a military father that protected while loving, Muse Harper knows about control, heartache.  When her father fails to make their assigned call in, Muse hires a bounty hunter to help her locate him.  But the man that walks into her place of business is not what she was expecting.  He is beyond beautiful, all male dominance and the electrical attraction flows between them.  Can she trust this man to help her find her father?  It is not hard to see that Jasper King has many secrets and if she is not careful she may not just lose her heart, it may be permanently damaged.  There’s an old saying, nothing ventured…nothing gained, so maybe trust will earn a future if they are both strong enough!

Hero: Jasper King 4.25 stars 
Heroine: Muse Harper stars
Steam: 4.25 stars 
Plot: 4.25 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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