Saturday, February 8, 2014

Book Review of All the Pretty Poses (Pretty #2) by M. Leighton


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.


I ADORE M. Leighton! And I loved this book. I was not expecting it to be an emotional terrorist! Give me some good characters, emotional terrorism and some hot scenes and DING DING DING you've got a winner!

The story is sort of similar to The Notebook in reverse, which is AMAZING because I love The Notebook! The young summer love story of two people that are being torn apart by other forces (Yes please). The characters hooked me in from the start. Reece is nothing like Hemi from the first book, Reece is fighting an internal battle with himself and he comes off as a jerk most of the time. I kinda love when great writers like M. Leighton write an anti-hero, because I know their redemption will be sweet. 

Kennedy was a great character with heart breaking secrets. When her heart broke mine broke along with hers. 

Holy moly. The gym scene!

The stage scene!

What an EXPLOSIVE twist! M. Leighton always knows how to make me think I know what's gonna happen and she always proves me wrong! And I ain't even mad! I love when she pulls my feet from under me.  You know you love a book when you wish it was longer. M. Leighton is on my auto-buy now and forever. I can't wait to meet her at book bash! 

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