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Sunday, 19 January 2014

All The Pretty Poses Blog Tour with 5* review & giveaway

Today is our stop along the ALL  THE Pretty POSES Blog Tour
 and we couldn't be more excited, as M. Leighton is both a wonderful friend and one of our favourite authors!!!
Check out Andrea's 5* review (I absolutely loved it!) and enter the AWESOME giveaway for a chance to win one of 2 $250 Visa Gift Cards!!!

Title: All  The Pretty Poses 
Author: M. Leighton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26, 2014


He never wanted to be a hero…until she needed him to be. 
It took Kennedy Moore years to put her life back together after Reese Spencer shattered it.  But she did.  Now, years later, strong and independent, she is in pursuit of a single dream—to dance with the Altman American Dance Theater.  Unfortunately, Kennedy is learning that a girl from nowhere with no money and no contacts might never be able to reach her goal.  
That is, until Reese reappears, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that Kennedy just can’t refuse.  In exchange for working on his yacht for a few short weeks, he’ll get her an audition with the famous dance troupe.  All Kennedy has to do is keep her head down, work hard and resist Reese.  That sounds easy enough, right?
Reese doesn’t want to make it easy for Kennedy.  Seeing her again has started a fire in his blood—an unwelcome one.  It took him years to forget about her before, so this time he has a plan.  It’s simple:  Get Kennedy on his yacht, seduce her, get her out of his system, move on with his life.  That sounds easy enough, right? 

But the one thing Reese didn’t plan for was Kennedy herself—a girl so strong yet so broken, she makes him want to rescue her, to take care of her.  To save her.  Even if he has to save her from himself.

Andrea's Review

*ARC given in return for an honest review.

Michelle Leighton, you've done it again, LOVED  this book!!! 

It's no secret I ADORE M. Leighton. She is one of my all-time favourite authors and I devour her books like I would devour a huge box of my favourite chocolates...head down and I don't come up for air til I'm finished!! All The Pretty Poses was no different.

I'd read All The Pretty Lies and knew, from the glimpse I got of him in that book, that I was gonna like Reese but I wasn't prepared for how much I would come to love him. He's the usual schmexy, hot kind of guy I've come to expect from one of Michelle's leading men but oh! he made me melt in a different way from his brother Hemi. 
Hemi gave me a huge book hangover with his rough, tattooed and bad boy image *swoons at the thought* but Reese...oh maaan, he is in a different league altogether! He makes me feel all gooey and squishy inside and boy, can he play the piano? Get me a baby grand, quick!! *ovaries are doing gymnastics* (I admit it, I'm a book boyfriend whore and I don't care! )

Reese has grown up always knowing what he wants and always gets it. Well, apart from Kennedy Moore that is. She is the one he let slip through his fingers when he left her 14 yrs ago, now she's back in his life and stirring up all those unwanted old feelings. He thinks if he acts on his feelings and sleeps with Kennedy then he'll  have 'scratched that itch' and he can continue with his life as normal. But he's unprepared for how much Kennedy gets under his skin and makes him feel.

Kennedy Moore gave Reese Spencer her heart and he threw it away, leaving her shattered. She has spent the last 14 years trying to rebuild her life by concentrating on her dream - to dance with the famous Altman American Dance Theater. 

Years later fate throws Kennedy into the path of her first love, Reese Spencer, with him offering her a chance of a on his yacht as a dancer for a few weeks and he'll get her an audition with the famous dance group. Kennedy takes Reese up on his offer and vows to do her job and not let Reese anywhere near her heart this time round. But she's unprepared for Reese's determination.

All The Pretty Poses  has a slightly more gentler pace than ATPL but omigod it still has ALL the heat and the jaw dropping bombshells that Michelle is famous for and the heartache near the end tore at my heart. As usual, when I've finished reading one of Michelle's books, I'm left reeling and stunned by the emotional ride I've just been on and nursing a MAHOOSIVE book hangover.

For all those Hemi fans, there is still enough of him in ATPP to get your bad boy fix along Sloane's brother, Sig, too. Oh I can not wait to read his story, I just know it's gonna be a fun and hot ride!! (I'm smiling already)

To help you understand how much I loved this book I will leave you with this...

Most people who know me know that another of Michelle's books, Fragile, holds a very special place in my heart. So maybe you will understand how much I love this book when I say All The Pretty Poses now has a place in my heart right next to Fragile. Go read it and let Reese melt your heart too. Oh, and be warned you will need tissues!! 

Andrea gives this a rating of...

About M. Leighton 

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.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

The ALL THE Pretty  POSES Giveaway

What’s up for grabs? 

2- $250 Visa Gift Cards

How do I enter?

Via the Rafflecopter posted here and on each participating site, you may:

   Like the M. Leighton, Author Facebook page (5 points, can only do once)
   Follow @mleightonbooks on Twitter (5 points, can only do once)

Share the giveaway graphic on Twitter along with one reason that you’re excited to meet Reese (10 points, can do once per day)

    Tag three different friends in the comments under the graphic on the M. Leighton Author Facebook page with one reason you’re excited to meet Reese (10 points, can do once per day)


The giveaway begins at 12:00 am EST on January 14, 2014 and ends at 12:00 am EST on February 3, 2014.  Winners will be randomly selected by 5:00 pm EST on February 5, 2014.  For a complete list of rules, please see the “Rules” section of the Rafflecopter.  


  1. In a million years, I could never tell you how happy this makes me or how much I adore you. Thank you seems so weak, but still, I MUST say it. THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! I love your guts! Truly.

    1. This makes me sooo happy that you liked it and I truly love your guts too, mwaaaaaah!!!!! *Andrea