(100 Proof #1)
Christina’s 3.75 Blush Review
A sweet, sweet romance with plenty of steam, a sassy heroine and one smooth talking cowboy. M. Leighton has gifted us a wonderful tale of two people not looking for love but who find it anyway. Both of these characters are resistant to the idea of falling in love; Haley because she’s been hurt too many times (and in some pretty horrible ways), and Nixon who just wants nothing to do with love.
Together, Hayley and Nixon make an explosive couple. Individually, they are well-developed characters that I loved watching get their HEA. My favorite part of this story is probably the one on one time that Hayley and Nixon spend on the ranch together. They have easy, witty banter. And while they play a little tug of war while trying to resist one another, their antics and games were enjoyable to read. The only thing that kept me from rating this sorry a little higher was that I felt there were a few loose ends or issues that weren’t addressed and would have made for a richer plotline if they had been.
Hayley has 3 sisters who all live at home on at the ranch. I’m anxious to see if there will be more books for each of the sisters. Each one of the supporting characters had unique characteristics that I think would make good spin-offs! Here’s to hoping!
Louisa’s 3.5 Blush Review
What a sweet, sexy story. Two characters who are not looking for love or commitment. Their chance meeting ends in a sexy hot kiss and a little more. The next morning comes as a surprise that their lives are already intertwined.
Haley is returning home after being away from her home for 10 years. She’s coming home to heal, not to fall in love or to have any kind of relationship but as fate can often be fickle, she’s been given the sexy hot cowboy in Nixon.
Nixon is someone who claims he’s never been in love and never will be. Haley is healing from heartbreak but their attraction to each other is undeniable. There is some serious angst and slow burn moments. I enjoyed the story but wanted more. There are many unanswered questions, but this may be M. Leighton’s little hint that there is more to come…a girl can hope! (It does say 100 Proof #1, fingers crossed)
The story of this family – a father and his 4 daughters is the basis of this story and I am hoping we continue to learn more and more about each of them!
Until the next morning when she finds out he’s her ride out of town and back to the ranch where she grew up.
Nixon Holt works with Haley’s father, so Haley makes her position clear—she doesn’t get involved with ranch employees. Ever. At nineteen, she’d learned her lesson the hard way, and it became her one unbreakable rule.
But Nixon makes his position clear, too: He’s going to wear down Haley’s defenses and he won’t stop until she breaks all her rules for him. He’s well on his way when Haley finds out the one thing that could make her hate him. Nixon is left with two choices: walk away or break all his rules for her.