Friday, November 15, 2013

Blog Tour: All The Pretty Lies by: M. Leighton (Review and Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for All The Pretty Lies by M. Leighton hosted by Inkslinger PR. I absolutely loved this book and it is easily my favorite of hers since The Wild Ones. Hemi and Sloane got under my skin!
Release Date: November 12, 2013
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"“Live, no regrets”


Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life. However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her. She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over. For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday. So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.


In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them. It’s never had to be. He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember. Right up until tragedy struck. Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way.


Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession. But the one thing they can’t find is a future. Neither one has been totally honest. And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details. In the details and in the lies.

How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?"

My Thoughts:

Guys… if it wasn’t official before, it is definitely official now. M. Leighton does not know how to disappoint. I just absolutely head over heels loved this book. From beginning to end, I loved every little bit of it. It is just one of those books that digs its way into your heart and stays there. It’s a book that you do not shake easily, but you don’t really want to shake it.

I’m starting with Hemi, because guys, I absolutely loved Hemi. He is just so so special and sweet and sexy and charming and lovable and wait for it…. he is a tattoo artist. Yep, I had no way of resisting when it came to him. I loved everything about him, even when he made some decisions I didn’t really agree with, I still loved him. I understood completely why he did the things he did and my heart broke for him. Even when I knew his decisions would bite him in the butt, I knew why he had to do them. And really he doesn’t act any differently than you would expect someone in his situation to act.

Sloane is another one I loved. She is such an awesome heroine. She is so strong and independent despite being smothered by her brothers and Dad her whole life. She is determined to live her life to the fullest and not have any regrets. When she meets Hemi she knows he is what she wants and she goes for it. I admired that about her so much. She finds something she wants and she goes for it, no hesitation no shame, she just does it. I wish I had the guts that Sloane has. She takes her life and makes it her own and I admired that about her.

Now of course the romance is a heavy aspect in this story but it’s also much more. It’s about lies and deceptions and how they can break things. The plot has an undercurrent of suspense and drama. It also has a very emotional plot line, one that is more emotional than just two scarred people falling for each other. All The Pretty Lies takes drama, suspense, romance, love, firsts, lies, tragedy, and rolls it all into one heck of a story.

While the romance isn’t the only aspect, it is a very important one. This story is very much about Hemi and Sloane finding one another and falling for each other. The chemistry between the two is so hot and the tension is palpable. Their interactions together are amazing and sweet but still very very steamy. I loved how their romance grew and that it didn’t happen all at once. Of course there is initial attraction, but their love takes time to fully form and it’s beautiful to watch.

All The Pretty Lies is yet another wonderful story from M. Leighton. It is everything I have come to expect from her, but still completely different from her other books. I highly recommend this book to all.


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About The Author:

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to 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 horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office. Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page


  1. This review makes me smile from ear to ear and all the way down into my soul!! Thank you a million times over for reading this story and for loving and appreciating it as much as I'd hoped you would. I'm just...just...speechless!! <3 <3 <3

  2. Romance sounds like it takes a good role in this one and tha tI would love it

  3. You're killing me. I want this one NOW. This is going to be my first read once I'm caught up. The first chapter blew me away, and I already wanted to know more about Hemi. Now, I read this, and I'm CRAVING these characters and their story. Fabulous review, wifey! *glomps*

  4. Huh I promised to read a book by this author LONG time ago. I still haven't got to it. Shame on me, really. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one and it sounds like a great story. Great review, Teresa :)

  5. I can tell how much this book moved you, Teresa. I can see how much more than romance is involved here. And it sounds amazing! I can't wait to read All the Pretty Lies! Thanks for a fantastic review!

  6. I am so happy you loved this, too! Hemi and Sloane were such fabulous characters and Michelle did an awesome job with their story.
    Great review!

  7. I can't wait to read this! Everyone is LOVING it! I want to meet this Hemi sooner rather than later! Great review girl!

  8. Great review girl. I'm going to Amazon right now. You had me at tattoo artist :-) I need to read another M. Leighton book and I like how she mixes a good plot with romance in her books.

  9. AMAZING REVIEW! Definitely have to agree, this author is awesome! Oh yes! Love her! Sadly, I'm behind reading a lot of her books :( But I know I will have to get to this one! Sounds soo smexy!! :) I am liking the sound of the plot!

    As for the question... I'm still hung up on Jackson from her Madly books. But then... I've read so many swoony men in her books... *sigh*

    Great review my friend!


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