Saturday, September 7, 2013

Book Review: Until I Break by M. Leighton

Until I Break by M. Leighton

 320 Pages

My thoughts:
Until I Break, was a compelling story about how someone's fear can hold them back from experiencing life and that when they finally break free from "it" they will truly find their freedom.
This book was on my To Be Read List for quite some time and as soon as I heard that they were pulling it from distribution, I knew it had to find out why. 

Alec Brand is quite an interesting character. He is dark, mysterious, sexy and intense.  You learn about his past and find out how truly broken he is. Once you start reading, Alec is the character that you fall in love with!!!

Samantha is an established author who created an alter ego "Laura Drake". Samantha is shy and insecure where as her alter ego is cool and confident. Samantha created a character in her books, who is the hero and quite often she daydreams/fantasizes about him. Soon Samantha meets her real life Mason, Alec Brand. 

Will she let him in? Will he free her of her past? Or will he destroy her?

Goodreads.com description:

"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.

About the Author:

I was born and raised in the United States, and I’ve lived in several of the fabulous fifty. Though I currently live in the deep South, I spent much of my childhood up North and hope to return there one day. 

I believe that sometimes you have to look really, REALLY hard to find the good in people, but it's there. I believe that I'm shrinking (I swear five years ago I was two inches taller). I believe my husband is quite possibly one of the most amazing men in the entire world (I can't be sure because I haven't met all of them). I believe coffee and chocolate, when combined, could be the basis for world peace. I believe that Jesus rocks and communism doesn’t. I believe that white makes me look fat and black collects lint. I believe summer's too hot, winter's too cold and fall was made for football. I like dogs better than cats and the first movie in a trilogy is invariably the best. But most of all, I believe that love conquers all.

My Favorite Quotes: 

“Every person's worst fear-that no one will be able to love us in spite of our scars.” 
“In love, sometimes what you fear is exactly what you need.” 
“As surely as I'm sitting here, I know I would forever regret it if I didn't say yes to this man. At least once.” 
“What I don't think this man realizes is that he's giving my dreams--and my nightmares--a new name."
“Tonight is your one free pass. Just know that the next time you look at me this way, I'll feel compelled to do something about it.”
"He's a thousand kinds of wonderful and he prefers his men much like I do-strong and dark.” 

Have you read Until I Break? What did you think?