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#Review #BookLaunch #ToughEnough ~ Tough Enough by M Leighton ~ @mleightonbooks @thenextsteppr

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MMA-champion-turned-Hollywood-superstar Rogan. Hotness!

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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the second book in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy.

MLeighton-ToughEnough-Cover250pxHe’s a fighter who never loses, but is he tough enough to win her heart?

There was a time when I had everything–a wonderful family, a bright future. Love. But all that was taken away in a single night, torn from me like flesh from bone. Since then, I’ve hidden away in my second-choice job as a makeup artist. But I prefer it that way, actually. I’m comfortable in the shadows, where no one can see my scars.

Kiefer Rogan literally took my breath away the moment I met him. MMA champion-turned-actor, notorious playboy, charming to a fault—he’s everything I vowed to avoid.

But he just wouldn’t stop until I opened up and let him in. Maybe I should’ve tried harder to resist him. Maybe I shouldn’t have fallen in love with him. Because I, of all people, know that everyone has secrets. Scars. And that they’re usually ugly and painful and destructive to the people we love most.

I just never guessed that they could be deadly, too.

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Green my reveiw

Rogan is a tough actor, fighter and former military secret ops fighter. He has many secrets from his past that make him the man he his. He has a brother, Kyle, who carries some baggage around causing him to be spiteful and angry with life. Katie also has secrets, more like skeletons, that will come back to haunt her.

Katie is a make-up artist working on the set of a movie Rogan is filming. Every morning, Katie must make him more beautiful than he already is. She feels the spark between them but is very cautious to allow her self to “feel” or want anything more. She is protective of herself, after all, her past has been very cruel to her. Rogan is determined to get to know her better and thank goodness he doesn’t give up. But are the many, many demons between them too much for them to deal with? Not to mention Rogan could be the next marked man in his special ops group. Who holds all the cards making Rogan be a puppet to his needs?

This story was very interesting, a fresh topic and conflict, one that I don’t come across often. The characters were developed well, leaving me to want to know more and more as I read. Surprised at the climax of the special ops conflict. I enjoyed the resolution though. I appreciated Rogan’s determination and felt empathy for Katie’s suffering. I definitely felt many emotions in this book as the story came to a climax with the fighting and special ops story lines. I like how the chapters alternate between characters, I enjoy hearing both perspectives in a story. Nicely written, one I would recommend to others. Rogan and Katie’s story is a wonderful heartbreaking tale of determination and perseverance.

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MLeightonAuthorPhotoNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction.

Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more 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.

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