Sunday, June 24, 2018

Release Day Blast: The Way We Burn by: M. Leighton (Review, Excerpt, & Teasers)

Author:  M. Leighton
Genre:  Romance/Romantic Suspense
Series/Standalone:  Standalone
Release Date:  June 24, 2018

Irresistible attraction.  Unimaginable danger. 
I knew from the moment Noah Williamson walked into the diner that he was haunted—deeply haunted—but I couldn’t resist the lure of him.  He was gorgeous and fascinating and mysterious, and like a delicate moth to a brilliant blue flame, I was drawn to him.  Drawn to his fire.
But if I’d known about his job, about what happened to his wife, I’d have run the other way.  Before I got caught up in the red-hot blaze of his life.  Before everything in my world got burned to the ground. 
It’s too late to run now.  I hesitated and that was it. I fell. I fell for him before I knew there was danger in loving him. 
Noah once told me that this is the way we burn—together or not at all.  At the time, I didn’t know what that meant.
Now I do. 
The Way We Burn is a love story…with a kicker!  Suspense, chemistry, and twists galore, I can’t wait for you to jump in!  But don’t be afraid.  This is a stand alone VERY romantic story with a VERY satisfying ending.  I promise:)  xoxo  M
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My Thoughts:

I am so obsessed with this book. I have no idea how to review this book. No idea at all. This book caught me so off guard and it is so much more than what it seems like on the surface, just trust me on that. The characters got under my skin in the absolute best way. This book blends genres so well. At its base, it really is a romance, but it also has a fantastic suspense element. It’s about secrets and healing and like I said, it delivers so much more than you could ever imagine. The Way We Burn is an addictive read and one of my very favorite M. Leighton reads to date (if not my very favorite of them all). Michelle broke my brain with this book. I legitimately cannot remember the last time a twist caught me so off guard. This book gave me the worst (best) book hangover and I could not get it out of my head. Just please trust me on this one and read it!


Something in me snaps.
He’s halfway down the first set of steps when I stop him again.
His head jerks back and he pins me with those glorious eyes. I start toward him before I can change my mind, walking quickly down to meet him on the stairs. 
I stop on the step above his and stare down at him.  The blue of his irises has been overtaken by swollen pupils and his eyes are the black, black, black of the night outside.  
I’m on his level now, nose to nose, and my heart is racing like I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, the wind howling at my back, uncertainty swirling all around me. Chills break out down my arms, but I wrap them around his neck anyway, pressing my chest to his.
“Last week you said you wanted to know what’s going through my head,” I remind him.  “This. This has been going through my head since the day you walked into the diner.”
I mash my mouth to his. Hard. We both just sort of stand there, smooshed together, taken by surprise.  I wait for several seconds, hoping he’ll take it from there before I wither up and die.  When he doesn’t, I start to lean away, humiliation ready to burst forth and drown me.  But before I can turn and run back to my apartment with my tail between my legs, Noah brings one big hand to the back of my head, stilling me.  
Wordlessly, he watches me.  Seconds pass. Or days. I can’t be sure which.  Time ceases to exist, to even matter when he looks at me.
A few achingly slow heartbeats thump by before he tilts his head and leans in, softly brushing his lips over mine.  
I exhale the breath I’d been holding. I was so nervous, I don’t think I’ve breathed since I opened my door.  
But I’m breathing now.  Breathing him in, gulping in this moment, tucking it into some treasured corner of my soul.
I close my eyes, inhaling deeply, memorizing the scent of his soap, the smell of his skin.  Reveling in the hint of peppermint and nighttime leeching from his lips onto mine.
Back and forth, he rubs his mouth over mine, coaxing it open with a sexy artfulness I didn’t think men really possessed. At least not in real life.
But Noah does.
He works my needy flesh like he knows it better than I do.  His tongue whispers over the edge of my bottom lip, breezes past the inside of my top one, and teases along the side of my own until a groan bubbles up and out of my throat, unbidden.
I melt against him, my torso conforming to his as he supports me with his strong arms. I’m not thinking. I’m not worrying. I’m not planning. I’m simply lost, lost to the storm of sensation he’s stirring up within me.  It’s building, the energy, and I know I’m just getting a taste of the tropical storm I knew this man would be.  Beautiful chaos lies at his center.   I’m absolutely certain of it.
And absolutely drawn to it already.

What readers are saying:

“Another story of Michelle’s to fall in love with... I am loving this new side to Michelle. Twist, turns, angst and heart ache combined with a love story only how Ms. Leighton can write them!”  --Rachael

“[M. Leighton] broke my brain with this book. I legitimately cannot remember the last time a twist caught me so off guard.” –Teresa, Readers Live a Thousand Lives

“A smart psychological thriller with a heart stopper of a twist… M. Leighton is on fire!” –Addison Moor, NYT Bestselling Author

“…delivers an unforgettable, heart-pounding story that will leave you thinking about it for weeks after you finish.”  --Courtney Cole, NYT Bestselling Author

“Brilliant. Just brilliant.”  --Stephanie, Stephanie’s Book Reports

“What an epic mindf***!!”  --Maria, Literati Literature Lovers

“Consuming. Intoxicating.  … M. Leighton took what could have just been a suspenseful romance and turned it into something SO MUCH MORE!” –Jessica, Crazy Chaotic Book Babes

“Enthralling. Captivating. Jaw-dropping suspense.”  --Courtney, Read-Love-Blog

“This is at the top of my Best of 2018 list!” -- Jennifer, Book Bitches Blog

“Hands down one of the best romantic suspense books I’ve read this year!” Angie, Liezel and Angie’s Book Blog

“The Way We Burn is a MUST read!!!”  Catherine, Cat’s Guilty Pleasure

“Michelle Leighton takes her writing to a whole new level. This book was riveting.”  Michell

“Brilliantly written…a definite must read!!”  Kathryn, Tsk Tsk What to Read

“I am blown away.  [The Way We Burn] is spectacular!”  Theresa

“I’m convinced this is [M. Leighton’s] best ever!”  Becky

“Michelle Leighton throws one curve ball after another in this fascinating romantic suspense.” – Nadine, Nadine Bookaholic

“…grab this book now and call into work, put the closed for business to family and friends. You are welcome.” – Jeanine, Goodreads Review

“…brilliantly executed.”  -- Kat, Kitty Kat’s Crazy About Books

“…[The Way We Burn] will forever be one of the best I have ever read.”  -- Theresa, Goodreads Review

“Bravo to the author!  This is a must read!  Five stars!”  -- Kim, Blogging for the Love of Authors Blog

“Brilliant!  You, too, will be burned to ash in the most beautiful way.”  -- Lee, A Story Book Romance Blog

“I want to write an amazing review that gets across to you how epic this story is… Once you start reading, you won’t be able to let go…ever.  This story will stay with you.”  --Rosa, iScream Books Blog 

“This story was unlike any other and is possibly one of the best I have ever read.”  --Natalie, Literary Epic

“I am so obsessed with this book.”  Teresa, Readers Live a Thousand Lives

“M. Leighton writes a brilliant story. I was captivated from the first few pages and couldn’t put it down!” - Amanda Lee, Disheveled Book Blog

“This book just claimed the #1 spot for my 2018 Booklist.”  -- We Review Books

“A fantastic journey that Michelle Leighton has penned with such ease it should really be a sin!! Trust me….add this one to your MUST READ list today!!”  --Julie, Little Read Riding Hood 

“Insanely awesome!  Seriously amazing.  I have one of the best book hangovers!”  --We Do What We Want Book Reviews 

“Wow.  Just…wow!” -- Sandy, The Reading Cafe

“HOLY WOW!  This book blew me away!”  --Jenn, The Geekery Book Review

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  1. This sounds fantastic! I love a good romance mixed with just the right amount of suspense. Great review!

  2. I think I have been under a rock! See what happens when I haven't been around... I miss a Leighton new release! I will have to get this one ASAP!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

    1. And its so good too! One of my favorites ever from her!


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