Monday, November 12, 2012

"Down to You" By: M. Leighton Review

"Down to You"
By: M. Leighton

Synopsis from Goodreads
Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white.
But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.
Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her.
Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn't stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.
Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them.
My Thoughts
      Down to You is a page turner, that’s for sure, but a few days after reading it I’m still a little lost on if I liked it or if I am going to view it as a prequel. Clearly sequels are coming afterward and while I enjoy that most of the time, with this title it just didn’t work for me. The Cash vs. Nash debate was irritating and I think it took away from the enjoyment of the novel. It sounds complicated I know, but really, the novel was fairly complicated itself.
      Olivia is our heroine. She is a fairly simple girl, somewhat poor, and is currently living with her crazy mean cousin, Marissa. When she finds herself attracted to her cousin’s boyfriend Nash, who by the way is a up and coming lawyer, she’s embarrassed and ashamed. She finds herself a job with Nash’s brother, Cash, who happens to own a bar. Sound confusing? Cause it totally is!
     Cash and Nash are two twins and Olivia digs them both. Cash is the badboy owner of a bar who has a devil may care attitude and a sexy smile who looks really good on a motorcycle. Nash is the lawyer who is steady, thoughtful, and super responsible. Who should Olivia pick? What will happen if she can’t?
     To be honest, I really wanted to love this one but it just never worked for me. There is a twist near the end if you can’t figure it out already which really irritated me. It seemed contrived and irrelevant to the story. When it was revealed I had kind of seen it coming but had hoped it wouldn’t be that silly. Quite frankly, Olivia seemed pretty naive too to have believed it in the first place. Oye.
     Down to You has some naughty fun that’s for sure, but the characters failures and its unfinished ending kind of ruined it for me. Olivia had lots of potential but Cash and Nash annoyed me beyond belief. The ending is left wide open for a sequel which may have a bit of potential, just not for me.

Book Details
Publisher: Smashwords
# of Pages: 215
Date of Publication: September 21, 2012
ISBN: 9781301716722

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