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Down to You

(The Bad Boys #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  66,048 ratings  ·  3,340 reviews
The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not. Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she mu ...more
ebook, 215 pages
Published September 21st 2012 by Smashwords
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Aestas Book Blog
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

This seems to be the “it” book of the moment and now I know why! Its 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 :) (see casting pics above and below)

“Did you think of my lips when he kissed you?… Do you still want me? Because if you do, I’m all yours.”

Hmmm, I’m getting ahead of myself here…. k, about the panty-melting twins. Olivia
cEe beE
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
So this book had a few teeny, tiny, flaws. The main character started out as a klutzy (yes, she did trip and fall right off the bat...shocking!), insecure person and said things like, "I'm Olivia, Marissa's slightly dull cousin." I was able to forgive that because she also said this, "I want to paper cut her. On every square inch of her body. And then roll her in salt water." Why, I do believe that Ruthless Bella just kicked Mousy Bella to the curb.

So I figured out the "twist" before the story w
Tough Critic Book Reviews
3.5 Stars

Nutty bars, zebra cakes, twinkies, fudge pops, twix, reece's peanut butter cups, ding dongs, shots, orgasms, balls, pecs, back dimples, and fingers!! Face it, some of the best things in life come in two's. Even the genius minds over at Wrigley knew...double the flavor, double the fun. Imagine having two...of EVERYTHING! Yes please!

Grab your "oh shit" handle because this book starts off strong! The big "oopsie" moment had me doubled over. Slap my ass in a plaid skirt because I giggled l
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'll be damned.

Uh, yeah. It's fair to say my train of thought went hurtling off the tracks and over the edge of a cliff after reading that epilogue.

Unique plot, characters with more depth than the Atlantic and some seriously drool-worthy scenes. mY bRaIn Is dOinG cArtwhEels.

You probably won't believe me, but I had a nice little wordy review lined up for you guys until that bastard of an ending. Now look at me. I'm a freaking mess with my shift key and it's causing horrific levels of erroneous c
P.A. Lupton
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I’m not usually a graphic person, but I think this situation warrants it in order to illustrate my feelings.

This is my heart Photobucket

This was my heart reading Down to You Photobucket

This book had my heart literally racing. I absolutely, unquestionably, wholeheartedly loved it!

First, I need to point out a few things. 1. I LOATHE love triangles. 2. I do not like books written in the present tense 3. I hate cheating boyfriends and 4. I hate cliffhangers.
Down to you has almost all of the above (one point is de
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review- Quick Review
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance

Torn between two brothers. Twins. This book will have you wanton and sitting on the edge of your seat up until the very last page.

Olivia Townsend is a struggling college student just trying to get by. She lives with her rich well to do cousin Marissa. Who by the way cannot stand Olivia she more so tolerates her. None of that matters to Olivia she knows what she has to do and nothing will stop her. She has a plan, helping her d
Review finally posted

2 stars

I'll be honest...I have mixed emotions about this book. I can't quite decide if I liked it or not. The heroine, Olivia, was my main issue. I didn't enjoy the way she played both brothers. Her so-to-speak bed-hopping and her disregard for Nash's relationship with her cousin—even though said cousin was a bitchy ice queen—made her character seem more slutty than endearing. I truly don't believe her character was meant to be viewed that way! Those two aspect, plus the edi
Kristin (KC)
3.5 Stars...

Down to You was a light, fun, sexy book and just what I needed after coming out of an incredibly dark read! 

Olivia is a bartender/student who lands a job tending bar for the very sexy Cash Davenport. She is drawn to him and all of his 'bad-boy' qualities way more than she knows she should be. To make matters even hotter, Cash has a twin brother Nash, to whom Olivia finds herself equally attracted. Nash is the epitome of goodness; the type of guy Olivia should be with. Problem there
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
On my second attempt at reading this book, I am happy to report that I managed to finish it this time. However, it wasn't exactly a thrilling reading experience for me.

A few thougts.

1. I will admit that Cash and Nash had moments of hotness. However, they all too often came off as rather stilted and one dimensional.
2. Although some of her snarky comments were amusing, i really did NOT like Olivia. Like, at all. For for too many reasons to get into in this short review. Suffice it to say that it w
Oct 01, 2012 rated it really liked it

I love it when I have nothing but fun reading a book and that’s exactly what happened reading Down to You. This book is SEXY and smart, loaded with sexual tension, fun witty banter, and nice HOT spice! There’s enough drama and mystery to keep you turning the pages quickly to see what happens next. I dare you not to have fun reading this!

Cash and Nash are twins, they look exactly alike and are completely hot. There are two! Gosh, when you wear one out, hmm..... a little distrac
Autumn Review
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, review
It's rare if I am rendered speechless by a book. I kid you not, for the last quarter of this book, my mouth was hanging open. I mean, I had several different theories of how this story was going to play out. Some were close, some not at all. All I can say is that this book left me stunned, overheated, and wanting MORE!

I'm going to go light on the character analysis, because that is such a huge part of the story. I could truly go on and on and on and on about how much I love Cash, but I'd rather
Initial reaction: Yeah...I can't right now. This was not good. I think I'll meditate over it a night before writing a full review, but I don't think it's going to get above a single star.

Full review:

This is one of those books I don't really want to write a review on, not because I'm being a sloth, or reluctant to share my opinion, but because honestly I really don't want to have to pull this book from my memory and reflect on how...odd this was.

So you guys know about my weakness about reading st
~ Becs ~

Sassy, sexy and funny and utterly compelling and engaging – this was a smart, engrossing read.

I have to confess that, before I read this book, I’d spotted a few reviews citing an outlandish twist and I did correctly guess what it was so, as I was reading it, I was consumed with the why’s and wherefores’ and watching out for little clues that you may not have noticed if you weren’t in the know. I do agree that this is possibly the most outrageous plot twist since Bobby got out that shower in Dall
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
It was... okay.
I have to admit I figured out the twist at the beginning of the book... although I thought it was going to be more sophisticated and psychological, but the names of the hero's should have been a hint that it's not... LOL😂🙈
Cute read with lots of clichés. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read it a few years ago and not now.
Plus, this is the first book out of 3 - but I of course, will not continue to the next books. 😬


זה היה... בסדר.
אני חייבת להודות שעליתי על הטוויסט
Duchess Nicole
This book is PURE FANTASY!! Twin hotties not only vying for your attention, but also doing it in such a seductive and sexual way that practically every setting of your life leads to foreplay? SIGN ME UP!

The opening scene in Down to You is set the whole tone for the rest of the book. Cash and Nash (but especially Cash...WHO likes bad boys? Me, me!) both somehow pop up in Olivia's life within a day of each other.

Cash is a bar owner bad boy who's sexy, slow smile and flirty ways draw Ol
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: genre-na-ya
What a pleasant surprise! *Grinning like a fool* It made me all tingly and gooey. This book is like the most amazing candy you can imagine, you know it's not good for you but you can't resist. Lol!


I got a sudden craving for a love-triangle book and picked this up on a whim. New Adult is a tricky genre for me and they are usually hit or miss. I was hooked immediately and stayed up way too long! It made me wanna stay home from work and read all day today.

I will not say too much about it because I
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy by: Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*

Ooooooh myyyyyy GOOOOOOOOOD!


What a trip and a twist!

I can not believe I did not read this sooner! I need to be punished... Perhaps on a 4wheeler, or against a shower wall, or on the hood of the car!


Olivia, while at a bachelorette, meets Cash at a club through the most delicious way I can think off... By undressing a stranger because of a simple misunderstanding. And what a hot piece to confuse for a stripper!

“If he’s the stripper, then who are you?”
“I’m Cash Davenport. I own the clu
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved the book :D Can't wait for the 2nd one.. luckily the cliffhanger was totally bearable so I'm not dying out of curiosity [Thank God]
Cash.. Agrh! Sexy Hot Hunk!! Beauty with Brains
Nash.. Cutie with a sexy charm, Brains with Beauty
Olivia, You smart thing.. haha but I'm smarter is all I can say :P
Liv needs to live a little and stop worrying, but I love how she wants to take care of her father in about everything.. She's a doll..
I love the book..
★★Sara Lizzy★★
BR with Jo and Sammy!
(This was a re-read for me)

Olivia Townsend is out with her friends in a VIP room at Duel, a nightclub, for a bachelorette party for Olivia's friend Shawna.

My Olivia

It's said that they have a stripper on the way and that Olivia's friend Shawna is supposed to help undress him when he show up. The door opens and in walks an incredibly handsome man and since Shawna refuses to undress the stripper, she opts to have Olivia do it. Olivia can be shy, but when challenged, she can be
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: authors-to-watch
OMG I need a Cigarette! Not only was the book seriously hot but I feel like my mind has been fucked as well!

I have no idea how to review this book. I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t this. All I can really share is the random thoughts that were running through my brain us this book, which I thought was going to be a simple erotic romance unfolded.

We meet Cash- Hello Yummy!
We meet Nash-Whoop! There are TWO of them!
The book goes on a little- Eh this book is OK
Olivia (the MC) can
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-2
This book is super addictive and hard to put down. Olivia finds herself in a quandary when she meets a guy she’s instantly attracted to, but won’t be dating because she’s done with bad boys, and then discovers her cousin is dating his twin, who seems to have the hots for her as well. Nash and Cash look the same but are night and day in personality, and Olivia has personal issues from her past leaving her torn between what is right for her.

This is one of those scenarios that’s tricky to get righ
Isabella Francesca

WHY. Why did I not read this much more earlier? Why just now? SHEEEESH.

I am just gonna make this quick since I have to get started on the second book...
Let the pictures below tell you how I feel while reading the book.

So I started like this feeling all

because everyone's raving about it. I gotta knows!!

Then. Enter Mr. Cash Davenport.

Then Nash Davenport.

Twin brothers. Very different personalities. But they got one thing in common: OOZING WITH SEX APPEAL that it
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Olivia's in college working her way towards an accounting degree and working at a bar when she meets Cash, a club owner and obvious bad boy. There is an immediate attraction but she has sworn off bad boys. Imagine her surprise when she meets her cousin's boyfriend, Nash...that's right, Cash's twin....and the good boy but he's taken...or is he?

I think I smiled through this whole book...well, except maybe the Gollumesque epilogue. I loved the banter...the flirting and teasing that went on between
Sláinte Wanderlust
Cover & Title - 4 out of 5
Favorite Line - "I want to paper cut her. On every square inch of her body. And then roll her in salt water."
Favorite Character - Cash

I was really undecided whether or not to make this a 5 star review, for now it will stay a four but i think in a few months i will re-read this and see if that puts it up.

So many of my goodreads friends have read this book, rated it highly & raved about it. So I knew i would have to read this. I am so glad i did. I abso-fucking-lutely l
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Uh oh, not going to lie that ending freaked me out. The next book already looks good!

I loved, loves, love this book.

Daymmmmn, Cash was just HOT, and so, SO damn sexy!

He couldn't get any sexier. I was dribbling by the mention of his name.

Tattoos, a rocking body, sexy accent and the even the way he talks, omg, Olivia is one lucky gal!

Olivia is just your average college student, Marissa is her rich snobby cousin and flat mate.

Nash is Marissa's boyfriend and Cash owns the hot local nughtclub.
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
His hands are hungry and urgent as he grabs me around the waist and turns to lay me on the bed. We undress each other as though we’ve never made love, as though this is the first time and we can’t wait one more second to feel skin on skin.
When he enters me , my whole world collapses . It melts and covers us as he moves within me , like a perfect crystalline cocoon .

Michelle Leighton rocks the adult contemporary scene with her first adult romance read !!! Phew , the lady definitely can writ
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it

I can’t even remember who this quote was about, but it totally didn’t matter because this book has two AMAZING hotties!

Bad boy Cash – “Cocky, sexy, charming. Untamed. Rebellious. Heartbreaker”

And his twin brother, the ‘good boy’ Nash – “Incredibly handsome, charming, obviously intelligent, successful, grounded, responsible"

Torn between these two gorgeous heroes (not a bad place to be, really!) is our heroine, Olivia - a regular girl (although super hot and d
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner

What Fresh Hell is This?!

Oh,ranty reviews! How I've missed you!

Why do people like this sort of books? The MC was extremely annoying,the guy was a pig but since he's hot,who cares,right?

So, this Olivia chick who is a a short, curvy, broke waitress moves in with her ‘bitchy’ cousin Melissa who is of course rich,thin and successful. One night Liv makes a mistake thinking bar owner is the stripper because *duh* he is unbelievably hot you want to pass out. When she finds out he in fact owns the ba
Elizabeth (Liz)
This one has a pretty ridiculous and outlandish major plot twist, but it also has a lot of *damn* funny lines. The humor's not OTT (like a certain book I could mention that's gotten a lot of buzz in recent months). It's smart, well-placed humor. That was one of my very favorite things about this book. And, I have to say, outlandish plot twist or not, I read and enjoyed the whole darn book! It's a funny, steamy, light read. And, as the author warns, it is not YA or even New Adult. It truly is an ...more
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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 ...more

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