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Monday, 27 May 2013

Until I Break by M. Leighton

"I’m intrigued. Tempted beyond what I’ve ever been before. To know her, to open her up. To break her."

In love, sometimes what you fear most is exactly what you need.

Laura Drake is an author. She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts. She is sharp. She is confident. She is in control. 

And she doesn’t exist.

Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists. She is shy. She is insecure. She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego. She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with.

Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books. Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare. 

When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life. Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be.

Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes. Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec. And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her.

The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason. And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.

**This book may be read as a stand-alone, as the story of Alec and Samantha comes to a conclusion in this book**

Holly's Review

I am kind of ashamed to say this is my first M. Leighton book, not that I don't own quite a few I just haven't gotten to one of them until now! Let me just start by saying....Wow! I really enjoyed this book, I will admit though that I am going with 4 stars only because it seemed to take, what felt like forever to me, to actually have something happen! We spent a lot of time with both Sam and Alec going back and forth with Sam is damaged because of her past, which we didn't know anything about and Alec is damaged and believes himself to be a bit of a monster because of his past...that we didn't know anything about!! Uugghh

For me, a chick who likes to know shit, this was extremely frustrating!! But, I will say to you all, hang in there, it's worth the wait!

Samantha Jansen is a shy, insecure woman with a rocking alter ego! Her alter ego is Laura Drake, a chart topping, bestselling author of paranormal romances. The catch is that outside of her sister and her agent, nobody knows that they are the same person. Sam is also living vicariously through her main characters Daire and Mason, well that is until her real life Mason shows up at one of her book signings in the form of the gorgeous Alec Brand...even sounds like a heroes name, right?? 

Well Alec is anything but a hero, in fact is a real enigma for the first half of the book. Oh, and a major dirty talker, which earned him points in my book right away! There is major chemistry between Sam and Alec, even if he spends most of the book denying it - that is so annoying, seriously, give in already, we all know you love her!! Anyway, Sam and Alec navigate their way through each others dark and broken pasts, and not the easy way either but I do promise you that they find their own HEA and it is beautiful! 

So, like I said, I really enjoyed this book and it will absolutely not be my last by this author. The characters are flawed and beautiful and my only complaint is I would have loved to have spent a bit more time with them.

Sam & Alec....

"I don't ever want to be without you again. Air doesn't feel the same. Food doesn't satisfy me. Water doesn't quench my thirst. In my life, for as long as it burns on this earth, there is only you, Samantha. Only you. Forever"

"I'll do anything you ask of me, Alec. Anything. For the rest of my life, you have me. Body, heart and soul."

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