ARC Review + #Giveaway – STRONG ENOUGH by M. Leighton @mleightonbooks

ARC Review + #Giveaway – STRONG ENOUGH by M. Leighton @mleightonbooks

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review + #Giveaway – STRONG ENOUGH by M. Leighton @mleightonbooksStrong Enough by M. Leighton
Series: Tall, Dark, and Dangerous #1
Published by: Berkley
on August 4, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the first in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy. 

Is she strong enough to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met? And is he strong enough to let her? 

How would I describe myself? Well, I’m Muse Harper. I’m a twenty-something painter who loves red wine, quirky movies, and men with a fatal flaw. But that was before I met Jasper King. He became my fatal flaw. Eight months ago, I had a choice to make—abandon everything I’ve ever known to protect my family, or stay and risk someone getting hurt. I chose the former. My plan was working just fine until I found out my father had gone missing.

That’s when I met Jasper. A bounty hunter with the eyes of a tiger and the nose of a bloodhound, he was supposed to help me find my father. What I didn’t know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isn’t all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish I’d found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I don’t know if I’d have done things differently.

Now, I have another choice to make—trust the man that I’m falling in love with and hope that he’ll do the right thing, or run as far away from him as I can get.


With such a heart-wrenching prologue, I just knew this was going to be a fantastic read! Leighton showcases her beautiful writing perfectly in this sexy, action-packed, heart-stopping new series! STRONG ENOUGH kept me up until the early morning hours, keeping me exhilarated the whole way through. My curiosity was piqued from the very beginning, and when it all comes together, you won’t know what hit you.

Muse Harper walked away from her life to protect a loved one. When that loved one goes missing she becomes desperate, reaching out to a bounty hunter with so many secrets. Jasper King always finds his guy, and he is more than willing to help Muse, but might he have an ulterior motive? Jasper is a man with his own agenda. He is ruthless, brutal, and gets what he wants no matter what. Muse was supposed to be a means to an end, collateral damage, but she gets to close, starts to press his buttons, and ends up getting a glance at the man behind the monster.

This is an intense and sexy romance shrouded with mystery. Shock wave after shock wave of suspenseful goodness. Oh how I absolutely ADORED Jasper’s character. The man who believes he is a monster, void of any emotion other than anger. He ends up falling so hard for the girl and showing us who he really is deep inside. It’s a beautiful journey, a sad and heartbreaking journey, but beautiful none the less. Muse was a great heroine – strong, determined, perfect for Jasper in every way. This couple worked so well together. They had fantastic smoldering chemistry. The kind that will give you chills.

This was such a great tale of passion, love, and sacrifice. There is tons of mystery, intrigue, and sexy goodness! Intensely emotional at times, I became invested in this couple, rooting them on every step of the way. Leighton did her job with this book. She got me SO excited for what is to come in this series. We meet fantastic characters and get a small glimpse into their lives, giving us an inkling of what is to come. This author always blows me away with her beautiful style of writing. She sucks me in and holds my head and my heart captive. I LOVE it!

Strong Enough Teaser



Jasper Letter One


M. Leighton has chosen a WINNER! Congratulations to Carla Smith. Carla, please email M. Leighton at within 48 hours to claim your prize. Thank you all! XOXO


GIVEAWAY includes:

$50 Amazon GC

Signed copies of all three Bad Boys books (Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us)

Signed copies of all three Always with You novellas.

 Open internationally. 

to enter

To enter, COMMENT on this post!

Click HERE to visit M.Leighton’s Fan Page to find the other 3 letters to Muse and COMMENT on those posts as well. You MUST comment on all four letters to qualify. Good Luck! XOXO

Find the other 3 letters at the three blogs below:

Natasha is a Book Junkie |  Vilma’s Book Blog | Nose Stuck In A Book

About M. Leighton

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, M. Leighton finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days M. Leighton 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 horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

A note from M. Leighton: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I’m convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

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  1. This is an amazing giveaway. I love all Michelle’s books & can’t wait to meet Jasper! Thank you 🙂

  2. Muse & Jasper are perfect for each other and his letters are amazing and so heartbreakingly heartwarming

  3. I have loved all of the letters! This giveaway was so creative. I loved the idea of getting some more of Jasper at each stop! Thanks for helping and participating!

  4. Love this author!! <3 Can't wait to read this trilogy. One-clicking this book right away!! The letter is so sad 🙁

  5. I joined the ARMY right out of high school. I know what change he is talking about. However our changes were different. I became a stronger woman. Can’t wait to read more.

  6. I have goosebumps reading this! Strong Enough was an amazing read. Awesome giveaway, thank you for the chance <3

  7. I feel bad for Jasper feeling he’s a monster. Muse sees him so differently. I’d love to read the entire book. Thanks for the opportunity

  8. Thank you for the chance! That letter is so romantic! I love lost love stories when you still long for the other person.

  9. I love Michelle Leighton and all of her books! This is a fun way to do a Giveaway. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  10. It was sweet, but a heartbreaking letter. >.< Jasper, why?? Why do you have to let go?? I want a Jasper of my own!

  11. Yes Muse did really see him beyond the monster he thought he was. Thanks for the heartbreakingly beautiful letters. This is a great start to this series!

  12. I read two letters prior to this one, both heartbreaking and made me feel for Jasper, and both gave me the feeling of being letters more for himself than for Muse, and your letter just made that feeling stronger, I definitely want to know more about the history between them.

  13. I think that we all need letters in our lives. Thanks for the promo and the opportunity!

  14. Wow. My heart is hurting just from reading the first line. I can feel his pain but I can also grasp how much he has hurt her in some way without even knowing these characters.