Samantha Jansen is timid, closed off and hides from the world. UNTIL she dons her alter ego of author of vampy awesome, Laura Drake complete with wigSamantha Jansen is timid, closed off and hides from the world. UNTIL she dons her alter ego of author of vampy awesome, Laura Drake complete with wig and the whole disguise.
“Without her facade, I’m a wallflower with scars that only I can see.”
She’s rocked to her very core, while at a book signing and in walks the man of her dreams… And nightmares. A visual double of Mason, the leading man in her books. But he is not Mason, he is Alec Brand.
“He draws my eye, my thoughts, ad some deep tragic part of my soul toward him.”
The next day while having coffee with her sister, *gasp* ALEC walks in… and says something to the effect of:
“I know you.” and Samantha just ABOUT DIES – because NO ONE (except her sister) knows about her double life… She’s like… “No you don’t.” and ALEC says…
“I want to.”
Um… Dear Alec, TAKE. Me. Now. Love, BB
Samantha is a SUPER complex chick… the kind I love to emerge myself into!
Honestly. I never thought I’d say this. Christian Gray – you have been REPLACED as the emotionally scarred, deeply broken, so exceptionally sensual, yet frightening at the same time fictional man of my heart – Alec Brand has taken up residence and made himself at home there. No hard feelings darling.
I love books told from dual and multiple point of views! So when I flipped to Chapter 2 of Until I Break and realized we’d get Alec’s POV, as well as Samantha’s, I did the “bookish jig”! Which if you’re not familiar with this, it’s a cross between Gangnam Style and the Macarena. Dude. True story!
Dear lord, seriously… I was CONVINCED – CONVINCED!!!! I tell you that Alec was going to chop Sam up into teensy little pieces and feed her body to sea turtles.
There are so many twists and turns in Until I Break, and I never saw any of them coming! I kept turning over Alec’s secrets in my head, trying to figure out WHAT he was HIDING – and I never came close.
I’m almost certain that I say this with EVERY new book I read by M. Leighton, and what can I say? She is just one of those authors… But Until I Break is M. Leighton’s best novel yet!!!
Dangerous, passionate and addictive - Until I Break is one that I’ll think of long after I finished… the characters got under your skin and all I could think is, “MORE!!!!!”...more
Blue Echohawk doesn’t know her real name… Abandoned when she was just two years old and taken in by a kind stranger – who then unwillingly leaves herBlue Echohawk doesn’t know her real name… Abandoned when she was just two years old and taken in by a kind stranger – who then unwillingly leaves her all alone again at the tender age of TEN.
Spending her life fighting for her own survival, when she meets someone who only tries to HELP… she doesn’t know what to do.
Wilson. Oh… Wilson. Redemption, resolution, revolution, relevance. A hero disguised as a regular guy… Complete with a sexy British accent.
Hardened by a tragic life that no one should be forced to endure, Blue Echohawk made me ACHE. There’s no other way to explain her… She’s beautiful, intelligent, darkly witty and amazingly selfless – but she doesn’t realize it. She feels ugly, dark and tainted in her SOUL, even if her face is the opposite.
“I wanted to hate him because he was beautiful in a way I would never be.”
Wilson… There are no words to describe the amazing man that Wilson is, or the hugeness of the role he plays in Blue’s life… So I simply won’t try. But I’m currently trying to convince hubs to perfect his pathetically horrid excuse for a British accent!
The way Any Harmon lets this story unfold is amazing… Most authors would split this book into a two book set – and because of its length it would’ve been an easy feat. I loved that with every flip of the page, another ghastly detail shadowed the previous one and I wondered how this wonderful, talented, beautiful girl would dig herself out of the dark hole she had found herself in.
Witnessing Blue’s story unfold was mesmerizing! I was held captive by Blue’s torrid emotions, her lack of self respect, her constant lashing out and her incessant shame over things she had no control over.
A Different Blue made my heart ACHE, while continuously making laugh aloud, and SOB uncontrollably over the course of the entire book. It was RAW, real, emotional and simply amazing!...more
Fair warning… Don’t skip the author’s note in the beginning of the book, as it contains pertinent information to the reader!!!!
Camie, Tristan and youFair warning… Don’t skip the author’s note in the beginning of the book, as it contains pertinent information to the reader!!!!
Camie, Tristan and your favorite band of teen awesome are BACK in book two of the Grab Your Pole series, The Other Fish in the Sea!!! Remember how much I ADORED Shark Bait? I know RIGHT?!?! SQUEE!!!
Again with the EPIC chapter titles… Seriously!
How to Bury a Hooker Champagne Kisses & Tattoo Dreams Bella Is An Idiot [Yeah dude... That Bella.] Okay, so The Other Fish in the Sea picks up right where Shark Bait left off- just a couple months later!
It’s Thanksgiving break and Camie, Tristan and the gang are gearing up for a long weekend and mini vacation from school when Tristan’s days as a bachelor start flipping their ugly (skanky) hair – via text during a group bowling excursion.
“You find out who your real friends are when you call and tell ‘em you just accidentally killed a hooker and they show up with a shovel and a full tank of gas.” ~Jeff is so epic.
Other Fish in the Sea is told in the multiple POVs of Camie, Jillian (the epitome of EPIC), Kate and Melissa. That’s right! We get inside a few other character’s heads this time around!
FIRST our GYP clan heads to the desert in November for Thanksgiving weekend… And over the four day break, a very intriguing couple gets together! *SQUEE*!!!!
“Yeah well, we would’ve if Maleficent hadn’t chosen us to play a part in her scheme to save Sleeping Beauty’s and Prince Phillip’s asses” ~ Jeff again!
GYP #2 goes through Christmas, um… the NEW YEARS PARTY! And ends after Camie’s birthday… O_O
Camie is still sweetly naive in The Other Fish in the Sea, but not in the annoying way that nativity often is. Tristan is still super hot, and YUMMY.
TEAM PETE!!! God Pete is my super fav guy in this series!!! He’s the quiet sexy, closet badass… With Brandon in such a close second that it was almost TOO much for me to choose between the two of them!!!!
“You gonna let me take you to Hell, Jillian?” *I may have DIED a little bit here*
Of course I can’t forget to mention Camie’s awesome inner monologue of playlist EPICNESS… So be on the lookout! And the personalized plates she gets on her 16th birthday are so awesome: SHRKB8
SO much goes down in The Other Fish in the Sea!!!! HUGE secrets are revealed, GIGANTIC mistakes are made and DEVASTATING events lead to a CATASTROPHIC ending that will leave you CURSING whoever invented the “cliffhanger ending”.
One of the things I dearly love about the Grab Your Pole series- is the absolute REALNESS of the characters! They evoke crazy, irrational, raw emotions to be elicited from the reader. There is warm and fuzzies, butterflies, hysteria, laughing, sobbing, nausea… the list goes on and on!...more