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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the ...more

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"I m a big fan of Michelle Leighton and her books. So when i get a chance to read ARC of her upcoming romance novel i dived in!! And Ohhh My Freaking God......I m high on this book and Nixon and Haley! The title seems fitting with all the high you'..." Read more of this review »
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"Haley Brandt's recipe for bad choices.
A night out with her instigating best friend, Lia.
Add Tequila + More Tequila. A dare. A sexy stranger. A hotel room.
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message 273: by Arthur

Arthur Hall You sound like a girl after my own heart! Please feel free to contact me on Goodreads, Facebook or Twitter at any time. Thanks for 'friending' me.


message 272: by Donna

Donna Sweeney Hi, will the wild ones book 2 & 3 come out on Kindle ?. Its just on Amazon.co.uk they are not there, only paperback. I sooooo hope they get released on Tues in Kindle format xxx


message 271: by Gretchen

Gretchen  (About That Story) Thanks so much for adding me! :-)


message 270: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton MiMee wrote: "Thank you M. for the GR friend add! =) Love your books--some of my favorite! Cannot wait for more!!"

Thank you so much for the friend-vite! And thank you for reading, too, and for this wonderful comment:) It makes my day so bright!! <3


message 269: by MiMee

MiMee Thank you M. for the GR friend add! =) Love your books--some of my favorite! Cannot wait for more!!


message 268: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Shannon - Michelle wrote: "Nash and Cash!!!! Coming from a girl from Nashville- I just love those names! Yummy pictures of those boys pop right in my mind. Thanks girl! Think they need a trip 3 hours north to Music City in t..."

I'm so glad you enjoyed them! And I'm so glad you "get" the names;) *winks* Thank you!


message 267: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton M. wrote: "Fatima wrote: "Just finished reading The Wild Ones, and I really enjoyed it especially picturing the country scenery. If I have to be honest though, my favorite part of the book was the dedication ..."

Thank you! That was my first dedication ever and all the good stuff came pouring out. LOL I'm glad it spoke to you:)


message 266: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Fatima wrote: "Just finished reading The Wild Ones, and I really enjoyed it especially picturing the country scenery. If I have to be honest though, my favorite part of the book was the dedication section. It mad..."

Thank you! That was my first dedication ever and all the good stuff just came pouring out;) I'm blessed!!!


message 265: by Fatima

Fatima Just finished reading The Wild Ones, and I really enjoyed it especially picturing the country scenery. If I have to be honest though, my favorite part of the book was the dedication section. It made me tear up.


message 264: by S.M.

S.M. Nash and Cash!!!! Coming from a girl from Nashville- I just love those names! Yummy pictures of those boys pop right in my mind. Thanks girl! Think they need a trip 3 hours north to Music City in the next book. He He


message 263: by Charmene

Charmene Sanches de cara M. wrote: "Charmene wrote: "Just finished Up to Me! Great job!!! But now it's time to annoy you about book 3. When can we expect it?"

Wahoooooo I'm so happy you enjoyed it! 1- you could never annoy me. 2- ..."


Good to know, I can't wait! Hope you'll have as much fun writting it as I know I'll have reading!!!


message 262: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Charmene wrote: "Just finished Up to Me! Great job!!! But now it's time to annoy you about book 3. When can we expect it?"

Wahoooooo I'm so happy you enjoyed it! 1- you could never annoy me. 2- I'm hoping for an early May release;) Eeeeeeeeep


message 261: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Charmene wrote: "Just finished Up to Me! Great job!!! But now it's time to annoy you about book 3. When can we expect it?"

Wahoooooooo I'm so happy you enjoyed it!!! *dances* Number one, you could never annoy me. Number two, I'm planning for a May release of book 3;)


message 260: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Christina wrote: "Just finished Up to Me and loved it! When do we get the next one?!"

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I'm so glad to hear that!!! As for the next book, I'm planning for an early May release;)


message 259: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Anna Lynn wrote: "Hey My pretty BFF.... I havent been on here in like forever.... but since I got a new Kindle for Christmas (I broke my other one).... I have a ton of catching up to do. I'm so excited to read your ..."

Hellllllllo! ;) I'm glad you got a new Kindle for Christmas and I hope you LOVE my new stuff! Keep me posted...


message 258: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Charmene wrote: "Just finished Up to Me! Great job!!! But now it's time to annoy you about book 3. When can we expect it?"

Wahoooooooo I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! *dances* First, you could never annoy me. Second, I'm hoping for a May release;)


message 257: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Elaine wrote: "Early Release....I got my copy of Up to me Today!!! So excited!!!"

I hope you loved it!!!!! Thank you so much for reading!


Anna Lynn Portwood Hey My pretty BFF.... I havent been on here in like forever.... but since I got a new Kindle for Christmas (I broke my other one).... I have a ton of catching up to do. I'm so excited to read your newest books! In fact I plan on downloading them tonight. Ill let you know what I think but I already know they are AWESOME!!!


message 255: by Charmene

Charmene Sanches de cara Just finished Up to Me! Great job!!! But now it's time to annoy you about book 3. When can we expect it?


message 254: by Elaine

Elaine Paige Early Release....I got my copy of Up to me Today!!! So excited!!!


message 253: by Chrissy

Chrissy Morales M. wrote: "Chrissy wrote: "Can you please let me know when you are coming out with the next book for Down to You? I can't wait to read it!"

Yes, ma'am! Up to Me will be released January 6th:) Eeeeeeeeeeeeep"


Yeah!!! Thanks!! Can't wait!!!


message 252: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Chrissy wrote: "Can you please let me know when you are coming out with the next book for Down to You? I can't wait to read it!"

Yes, ma'am! Up to Me will be released January 6th:) Eeeeeeeeeeeeep


message 251: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Kimberly wrote: "Whistle by Flo Rida came on Pandora today and I could help but think about Cash ;)"

Me, tooooooo! That and Ho Hey. I love them both and I just smile dreamily:) hehe


message 250: by Kimi

Kimi I just saw that someone else said that too LOL


message 249: by Kimi

Kimi Whistle by Flo Rida came on Pandora today and I could help but think about Cash ;)


message 248: by Chrissy

Chrissy Morales Can you please let me know when you are coming out with the next book for Down to You? I can't wait to read it!


Amanda (mandy) M. wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Can I just say thank you for giving me the image of Cash everytime I hear the song Whistle. Makes my day whenever it's on :)"

LOL YAY! And what an image that is, right? Nomnomnom"


Definitely quite an image!! Yum : )


message 246: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Amanda wrote: "Can I just say thank you for giving me the image of Cash everytime I hear the song Whistle. Makes my day whenever it's on :)"

LOL YAY! And what an image that is, right? Nomnomnom


Amanda (mandy) Can I just say thank you for giving me the image of Cash everytime I hear the song Whistle. Makes my day whenever it's on :)


message 244: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Amy wrote: "So glad Down To You lived up to the hype. Loved the book and the characters. The opening scene was one of my favorites...When Olivia was stripping Cash. Laughed out loud. I read this book in on..."

Ahhhh, it makes me feel just wonderful reading this message, knowing that I pulled off the book just right. I so enjoyed writing it, but it's hard to gauge people's reactions to love scenes, so I just wrote what felt right for them. I thrills me to know I nailed it. Pun intended. LMAO Thank youuuuuu!


message 243: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Marie wrote: "I just finished your new novel 'Down to you' and I have to say I LOVED IT. Oh my days, and that ending? You do not understand how excited I was to learn there was going to be a book 2!!
And I cann..."


How in the world did I miss the awesomeness that was this message? I think Goodreads punks me sometimes;) hehe I am beyond thrilled that you enjoyed the book! You wouldn't believe me if I told you how happy that makes me. It's more gratifying than I could describe in a year's worth of talking. Thank you. Truly. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! I'll bring you more Cash soon. And thank you for trusting that he'll be just as awesome as ever:) hehe Nom nom nom <3


message 242: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Anna Lynn wrote: "Hey my gorgeous BFF!!! Long time no see. I'm so glad to see 2 new wonderful books you have written since i was last on. I'm so excited to read them. Things have been very cloudy and depressing my w..."

Hey, sweetpea! I hope you are already recovering:) If not, I hope either Trick or Cash or Nash will have you feeling MORE than well in no time;) Bounce back and feel better, my friend!!


Anna Lynn Portwood Hey my gorgeous BFF!!! Long time no see. I'm so glad to see 2 new wonderful books you have written since i was last on. I'm so excited to read them. Things have been very cloudy and depressing my way but I'm determined to get back in the swing of things. And I'm looking forward to starting one of you new steamy hott books! You are the bomb chick! and you are so my bff for like ever!;)


Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events Amy wrote: "So glad Down To You lived up to the hype. Loved the book and the characters. The opening scene was one of my favorites...When Olivia was stripping Cash. Laughed out loud. I read this book in on..."

2013? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


message 239: by Marie

Marie Amy wrote: "So glad Down To You lived up to the hype. Loved the book and the characters. The opening scene was one of my favorites...When Olivia was stripping Cash. Laughed out loud. I read this book in on..."


The opening scene was one of my FAVORITES too hah :D


Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events So glad Down To You lived up to the hype. Loved the book and the characters. The opening scene was one of my favorites...When Olivia was stripping Cash. Laughed out loud. I read this book in one sitting. Not all authors can right steam in their stories that fit , this was an added bonus to this story! Thank you again .


message 237: by Marie (last edited Sep 27, 2012 01:52PM)

Marie I just finished your new novel 'Down to you' and I have to say I LOVED IT. Oh my days, and that ending? You do not understand how excited I was to learn there was going to be a book 2!!
And I cannot wait to devour it like I did this one.

Cash, I have to say, you couldn't have made him any hotter, you have made it impossible for me to ever look at a guy the same again. I mean Cash- who the hell can ever live up to him? He's is the definition of perfection. I envy your creation!

This book was unlike anything I've ever read before, the emotions I experienced when reading this.. Your writing and the detail you put in to this didn't go amiss it was recognised and appreciated.

I cannot credit you enough for this book, I originally gave it four stars, but you know what? I've re-read this twice now and I was crazy it deserves five and I'm going to change it right now.

I cannot wait for next book seriously. Normally I'd be all like 'hurry up and go finish it!' Or '2013 really?' And be all depressed and moody. But I don't mind the wait because I know that it will be worth it, and no matter however long it takes you as long as I get to read about Cash again I don't care. I couldn't put this one down and I know it will be the same for the next book because this, girly, is an amazing series! You did flipping damn good!

Thanks for sharing this novel with us. It deserves all the hype and good reviews it picks up. <3


message 236: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Mandy wrote: "I finished Down To You yesterday and I haven't been able to stop thinking about the characters. I have been rereading the book since I finished. I don't ever reread a book as soon as I get done. It..."

Mandy, that makes me happier and more satisfied, as an author and as a person, than you could ever, EVER know! Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it and I'm so glad I went ahead and published it:) I love that you felt so much while reading it. There is truly no greater compliment and I appreciate it more than you can imagine!!! Thank you. Truly. And I'm hoping for early 2013 for book 2;)


message 235: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Cassandra wrote: "I just finished Down to you , and holy freakin crap that was a great book lol ! I loved it kept me drawn in the whole time I didn't put it down until it was finished , I have to say its not what I ..."

YAY! That makes me so happy, Cassandra! *bounces* I hope to have you the next book by early 2013;) Thank you so much for reading it and loving it, girl! <3 <3


message 234: by Mistress

Mistress I finished Down To You yesterday and I haven't been able to stop thinking about the characters. I have been rereading the book since I finished. I don't ever reread a book as soon as I get done. It is interesting to me to go back and really understand *certain characters* mindsets, if you know what I mean. I don't want to give anything away, I'll just say that I LOVED the twist. You had me going through all sorts of emotions... excited, sad, happy, hot, frustrated, inflamed, and laughing out loud. The shaken and stirred part was hilarious! I have laughed over and over with that one. All of the emotions you brought out in me shows how awesome of an author you are. I love your work and I cannot wait until the next book comes out! Any hint to when that might be? Please let it be soon... this is me begging... I don't care to beg. :) I'm so looking forward to reading what happens next in the lives of your characters. Great job with Down To You. I'm impatiently waiting for a lot more adult books from you.


Cassandra Rector Riley I just finished Down to you , and holy freakin crap that was a great book lol ! I loved it kept me drawn in the whole time I didn't put it down until it was finished , I have to say its not what I expected at all it had a great twist to it ! I loved it can't wait till the next one. ;)


message 232: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Mafer wrote: "It's so great to meet you too!! Love your book The Wild Ones. It's amazing and beautifulll!!"

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am so, so glad you enjoyed it!! *happy sigh*


message 231: by Mafer

Mafer It's so great to meet you too!! Love your book The Wild Ones. It's amazing and beautifulll!!


message 230: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Sherri wrote: "Miiiiiiiiiichelle! My girl-mance buddy...hope you were able to enjoy a nice glass of chilled wine tonight! See any Depends commercials while I was away?! ;) "

Sherrrrrrrrri! I did get to enjoy not one but TWO glasses last night! No Depends commercials, though:D Probably a good thing, as I would've spewed wine everywhere. Bahahahaha


message 229: by Sherri

Sherri Miiiiiiiiiichelle! My girl-mance buddy...hope you were able to enjoy a nice glass of chilled wine tonight! See any Depends commercials while I was away?! ;) 


message 228: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Andrea wrote: "Just finished The Wild Ones. All I can say is WOW and WOW again. It wad soooo good. I thought Fragile was beyond amazing and you did it again with The Wild Ones. I live in the South and it got a w..."

THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH FOR THIS POST! OMG, it makes me giddy to read it:D Squeeeee I'm thrilled you enjoyed it so much! *happy sigh* Best way to start a day EVER!!! <3


message 227: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Mariana wrote: "all I want to say is... I'm 6 Chapters into "The Wild Ones" and I am in LOVE!! in Love with Trick, with Cami, and the book! And I am a East Coast Big City girl and I love love love this southern love!"

LOL Southern love is the best kind sometimes, especially in Trick's case;)


message 226: by Michelle

Michelle Leighton Misty wrote: "I am halfway through "The Wild Ones"...I would be farther but my darn job keeps interrupting me! I can't seem to put the book down for long. I absolutely love it so far and I can't WAIT to see ho..."

I hope you LOVE the rest of it as well! Squeeeeeee! Thank you for posting this!! *happy sigh*


message 225: by Misty

Misty I am halfway through "The Wild Ones"...I would be farther but my darn job keeps interrupting me! I can't seem to put the book down for long. I absolutely love it so far and I can't WAIT to see how it all turns out. Thanks for putting out yet another amazing book!! :) I am in LOVE with Trick and Cami...Fabulous characters...and I am looking forward to seeing the rest of their growth through the second half of the book!


message 224: by Mariana

Mariana all I want to say is... I'm 6 Chapters into "The Wild Ones" and I am in LOVE!! in Love with Trick, with Cami, and the book! And I am a East Coast Big City girl and I love love love this southern love!


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