New Review – TOUGH ENOUGH by M Leighton

The second book in M Leighton’s Tall, Dark and Dangerous series is live! Check out my review and full seris links below.


From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the second book in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy.

He’s a fighter who never loses, but is he tough enough to win her heart?

There was a time when I had everything–a wonderful family, a bright future. Love. But all that was taken away in a single night, torn from me like flesh from bone. Since then, I’ve hidden away in my second-choice job as a makeup artist. But I prefer it that way, actually. I’m comfortable in the shadows, where no one can see my scars.

Kiefer Rogan literally took my breath away the moment I met him. MMA champion-turned-actor, notorious playboy, charming to a fault—he’s everything I vowed to avoid.

But he just wouldn’t stop until I opened up and let him in. Maybe I should’ve tried harder to resist him. Maybe I shouldn’t have fallen in love with him. Because I, of all people, know that everyone has secrets. Scars. And that they’re usually ugly and painful and destructive to the people we love most.

I just never guessed that they could be deadly, too.


M Leighton never lets me own with her books, and Tough Enough was no exception. I was really excited to jump nback into this series, as I absolutely loved book 1. This series can be read as standalones, but there is a storyline which links all the books together, plus, you’d just be missing out on great stories and hot guys if you didn’t read them all!

So Tough Enough gave us the devilishly delicious Keifer Rogan, known mainly as Rogan. Man, oh man. He was ridiculously hot, as is the norm for this authors heroes. She sure does know how to write them!!! Rogan as just above and beyond fantastic, he really was. I loved everything about him, except when it came to his brother, but I’ll come back to that.

Katie is our heroine in Tough Enough. Again, I really did like her. I felt for her with everything she has gone through. Though she may not see it in herself, she is one tough cookie!! I really don’t think there was anything which I didn’t like in Katie. She was great!!

Now back to Rogan and his brother. I didn’t lke this relationship at all. I felt that Kurt treated Rogan awfully, and Rogan let him get away with it!! I understand he has his issues and his own, unimanagible personal demons, but he was just a really mean person. I only liked him when he was around Katie, where he acted like a fairly decent human being.

Other than my Kurt issue, I think the only thing which could have made this book better would be having the storyline which links the series togtether, playing a bigger part in the book. It’s only very briefly mentioned at the end, and it’s something I would really like to see more about. It’s the perfect thing to add some suspense and itrigue.

We have Tag up next in Brave Enough, which releases April 6th, 2016, and I cannot wait!!! I’m already ready for more M Leighton. Bring it on!!!


*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*


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BRAVE ENOUGH – Out April 5th, 2016!
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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 cozy comfort of her office.

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