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.
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest Review**
~~ 5 Second Chance Stars ~~
Well I will say it again….Michelle Leighton can do NO wrong!!!! She is and will always be a go to author for me. Anything she writes I will read. I love her stories. She is creative and her writing, In My Opinion, is flawless. Her stories are smooth and flow very well. All the Pretty Poses was no different. I absolutely LOVED book 1, All the Pretty Lies, and was beyond excited to see another book was being written. We didn’t see Reese much in Book 1 but what we do see, I was intrigued by. I love how Michelle is able to create a story that captivates the reader right from the start and doesn’t stop until the book is done. I have the same feeling every time I read one of her books….I can’t ever put it down and want to read it as fast as I can so that all the answers come out, but then once I get to the end, I am sad because it was over to quickly. She has such a great ability of creating a story that has the right amount of humor, steam, love, betrayal, secrets and lies. This book was a little different from book 1 in the fact that it was a second chance love story between Reese and Kennedy. We didn’t get the suspenseful aspect like book 1 but she did make it interesting in the connection between Reese and Kennedy with all of the sexual tension, and she was able to throw in some secrets and lies that you don’t see coming. I was completely floored when secrets and the truths were starting to be revealed. I could go on and on about this book/series and the author but I am just going to say….READ THIS BOOK, you won’t be sorry.
Like I said earlier, we are briefly introduced to Reese in book 1, but we get so much more of him in this book. He was such a great character….the right mix of sweet, sexy and Alpha/possessive. I will say that he does come off as kind of cold in the beginning but that is because of how he was raised by his A$$ of a father. (As you can tell I didn’t like his father much.) I will say that Reese was a very driven man….he knew what he wanted out of life and did whatever he could to achieve it. Although he was a little weak willed when he was a teenager, but I guess what do you expect from a young man. Reese and Kennedy were together many years ago when she was 15 and he was 16. They were from 2 different worlds, which in the end, ended up separating them. This story takes place 14 years later when Reese sees Kennedy dancing at one of his clubs. From there on out Reese would do anything to get back with Kennedy….and I mean ANYTHING!!!! Kennedy was also a strong character. She also had goals in her life and was not willing to compromise on those, not even for Reese. As the story goes on and her past is revealed….WOW….I couldn’t believe what she went through. But it also explains her determination to make something better for herself. I truly loved the connection these two had. I also loved that it took some work for Reese to gain Kennedy’s trust again after everything he did when he was younger.
I will say that this book really focused on Reese and Kennedy, we did get to see some of Hemi, Sloane, and Sloane’s brother Sig, but really that isn’t a very big part of the story. Again Michelle was able to create a little bit of drama in this book, but again it was very short lived, which I LOVE!!!!
I would definitely recommend this book and series to EVERYONE. Like I have said before if you are looking for a book/series that has a little bit of everything then this is the one for you. I can’t wait to see what she does from here with this series. I truly hope it doesn’t end 🙂
M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1152263.M_Leighton
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/M.-Leighton/e/B004LL0TAU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
The ALL THE PRETTY POSES Giveaway
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