There's hot and then there's Hemi!!
Hang on to your ovaries girls, they're about to go nuclear.
All The Pretty Lies is one damn HOT read...I FREAKIN' LOVED IT!!!
Michelle, you've done it again!! Hemi and Sloane scorched their way off my kindle and damn near burned my eyeballs!
Once I started ATPL I couldn't put it down til I'd finished at 3.25 a.m.! I laughed, drooled & dribbled, cried and shouted my way through this book. ( I may have drooled & dribbled some more) Hemi Spencer kept me away from Sons of Anarchy and Jax Teller for over TWO weeks as all I could think of was Hemi. And he's STILL on my mind weeks and weeks later!!
Seeing M. Leighton written on the front of a book is like seeing a stamped seal of excellence. You just know you're in for a damn good read.
I have read some awesome books by some equally awesome authors but as soon as I read the first few lines of a M. Leighton novel it's like coming home from vacation. I feel safe in the knowledge that I'm in for a great read filled with twists, tension and a SHED load of hot sexiness.
All The Pretty Lies tells the story of Sloane Locke and Hemi Spencer. They meet when Sloane, deciding to rebel against her very protective Dad and 3 brothers (who all just happen to be cops) on her 21st birthday, walks into Hemi's tattoo parlour wanting a tattoo.
Straight away you can feel their chemistry staring to sizzle. I will never look at a tattooist's chair or a sauna again without having VERY improper thoughts!
Hemi recognises a kindred soul in Sloane and agrees, against his better judgement, to her request to teach her the art and techniques of tattooing. Hemi decides Sloane is off limits, as the young and innocent type is not his scene. Which is unfortunate because Sloane has decided Hemi will be the perfect man to lose her virginity to.
Hemi, realising he's fighting a losing battle where Sloane is concerned, decides to just go for it but warns her that he doesn't `do' relationships...yeah, right we've all heard that one before!
They both hide secrets which, if exposed, could threaten their relationship. As Sloane and Hemi begin to get closer to each other events take a dramatic and, possibly, life-threatening twist, that throws them even closer together. Prepare yourself for a roller coaster ride of emotions and stock up with plenty of tissues, you're gonna need them.
Sarah. I loved Sarah, Sloane's BFF. She is intent on helping Sloane lose her virginity. There are some hilarious, laugh out loud moments, like when she signs Sloane up for life art sessions, as the model! Her reason? To help her gain more confidence. Sloane's reaction cracked me up! I'm going to put some of her sayings on a mug, lol.
Look out for Reese, Hemi's older brother. Although we don't get to see much of him be assured we WILL be seeing a whole lot more of him in book #2, All The Pretty Poses.
Sometimes a story grips me so much I can't find the words to express how I feel about it and All The Pretty Lies is one of those books, but if you need 1 good reason to 1-click buy it's this... M. LEIGHTON!! Go on, go and meet Sloane and Hemi for yourself and see that I'm not wrong, you won't regret it.
Five stars is simply not enough for this awesomely moving, funny and sexy hot as hell book! I've totally fallen hook, line and sinker for All The Pretty Lies and can't recommend it highly enough.
Oh, did I mention Hemi's tattoos and he's sexy as hell? I'm a total sucker for tattoos and piercings.