Everything for Us (Bad Boys Series #3)

Everything for Us (Bad Boys Series #3)

by M. Leighton


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When it comes to passion this hot, it’s all or nothing.

Olivia Townsend’s wealthy cousin Marissa had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425269862
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: Bad Boys Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 260,114
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New 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 wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

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It’s always the same. The dream starts out with the feeling of a weight being lifted from my arms. That’s how I know what’s coming, that I’ll look down at my feet and see my hands pulling away from the box of supplies I was carrying, the box that now rests on the faded planks of the dock.

I straighten and take my cell phone from my pocket, flicking my thumb over the button that brings the screen to glowing life. I hit the camera app and raise the phone until I see the girl framed perfectly inside the lighted square.

She’s lying on the top deck of a yacht across the way. It’s swaying gently against the dock at the marina. It’s a great boat, but it’s not the boat that I’m interested in. Not at all. I’m interested in the girl. She’s young, she’s blond, and she’s topless.

Her skin is shiny with tanning oil and the sun glints off the firm, round globes of her tits. They’re the perfect handful, the kind that begs to be squeezed until she moans. The breeze picks up and, although it’s warm, her nipples pucker against it. They’re pouty and pink and they make my dick throb.

Damn, I love the marina!

Someone bumps my shoulder and I lose the girl in my viewfinder. I turn and glare at the old man who’s ambling off down the pier. I bite back the snide comment that’s hanging on the tip of my tongue. Cash wouldn’t bother. He doesn’t hold his tongue for anybody. But I’m not Cash.

Ignoring the old man, I turn back toward the yacht, back toward the topless girl with the great rack. But before I can find her again, something else catches my attention.

There’s a man standing at the end of the walkway, at the edge of the shore. He’s lounging against the back wall of the little shack that sells basic grocery items and gas for the various watercraft that use the marina. He looks casual enough, but there’s something about the way he’s dressed that seems . . . off. He’s wearing slacks. Like, dress slacks. And he’s pulling a thin rectangle out of his pocket. For the most part it looks like a cell phone. Only it’s not. With the magnification of my camera, I can see that it’s just a plain black box with a little red button on top.

I see his thumb slide easily over the button just before something slams into me so hard it knocks me off my feet and into the water behind me.

Then there’s nothing.

I don’t know how many minutes, or hours, or even days have passed when I wake up in the water. I’m floating face up as my head bumps repeatedly against the nubby, barnacle-covered pier.

Achy, I urge my muscles into motion and roll onto my stomach. Stiffly, I ease into a slow swim toward one of the several ladders that dot the length of the dock. I climb, dripping wet, out of the water and look around for whatever caused the loud explosion I heard just before I was thrown into the water.

When I turn toward where my family’s schooner was tethered, I see a cluster of people gathered there. It takes a full thirty seconds for my mind to interpret what I’m seeing—an empty boat slip, pieces of flaming wood peppering the dock, bits of splintered furniture scattered throughout the water. And smoke. Lots of smoke. And whispers, too. And, in the distance, growing closer, sirens.

I come awake from the nightmare with a start, just like I always do. I’m sweating and breathing hard, just like I always am. My face is wet with tears, just like it always is. It’s been so long since I’ve had the dream, I forget how devastated and empty and . . . angry it leaves me feeling.

But now I remember. I remember with perfect clarity. And today, it’s like pouring gasoline onto a raging fire.

I sit up in the bed to catch my breath. My side twinges in pain, reminding me of what happened last night. All of it comes rushing back, further fueling my fury.

Until a small, cool hand touches my shoulder.

I turn to see Marissa sitting up behind me, leaning on her elbow, looking at me through sleepy, sexy blue eyes. Before I can even think about what I’m doing, all the bitterness, all the anger, all the pent-up aggression gets channeled into pure lust. The need to devour something, to lose myself in something overwhelms everything else and I dive in. To her.

Spinning, I roll onto Marissa, pressing her warm body into the mattress. I hear her soft gasp as I crush her lips beneath mine. I swallow it—the sound, the fear, the hesitant desire—taking it in and letting it feed the animal inside me.

My tongue slips easily into her mouth. She tastes sweet, like honey. I push my knee between her thighs and they part, allowing me to settle my hips against hers.

It’s not until I push my hand under the edge of her shirt that I realize she’s stiff. I lift my head to look down at her. She’s staring at me with wide, surprised, slightly terrified eyes.


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Praise for the Bad Boys novels

“Scorching hot…insanely intense…and it is shocking. Shocking!”—The Bookish Babe

“I definitely did NOT see the twists coming.”—The Book List Reviews

“Brilliant.”—The Book Goddess

“Leighton never gives the reader a chance to catch their breath…The plot has so many unexpected twists and turns that my heart was racing along…fast paced, edge of your seat thrills. Yes, there is sex, OMG tongue hanging out of mouth, scorching sex.”—Literati Literature Lovers

“Well, I drank this one down in one huge gulp…and it was delicious… seriously scandalicious.”—Scandalicious Book Reviews

“Leighton continues her epic action and romance with characters that just keep getting hotter and hotter.”—A Life Bound by Books

“Delicious…I stopped reading in order to grab a cold beer and cool off…the twists and turns on the plot line are brilliant.”—Review Enthusiast

“OMG! It was freakin’ hot!...M. Leighton knows how to make sexy bad-boys that can steal your breath with a single look…will have you hooked after page one! It was a fantastic book!”—Nette’s Bookshelf

“Steamy, sexy and super hot! M. Leighton completely and absolutely knocked [it] out of the park.”—The Bookish Brunette

“M. Leighton is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary romance writers…scorching hot…an emotional roller-coaster.”—Reading Angel

“A funny, sexy, suspenseful read.”—Romance Reviews Book Blog

“I devoured it, and I’m pretty sure you will too.”—For Love and Books

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Everything for Us 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
99% of the reviews here are plot spoilers, some even saying i wont spoil it but.... then we have the ever present spoilers braggers who brag how they got their book for free for their, cough,cough, honest review, which is a joke. You ppl get a free book, then turn around and spoil the book for everyone else who has to buy their book. By that time there is no reason to buy it because you ppl just told the entire storyline. Please bn, please ban these plot spoiling reviewers and delete their posts, please?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointing, that's what this book was from beginning to end. I preordered it as soon as it became available. I even read books 1 and 2 one more time a couple of days before this one was released. I enjoyed reading the first two books again. But the moment I started the third book, the pace of the story slowed down, there was barely anything exciting going on, and it was very, very repetitive. To make it worse, this was all about Marissa and Nash. The first half of the book was dedicated to convincing us, the readers, how wonderful Marissa was now after her epiphany while kidnapped. Pages and pages of her self-analyses, remembering how cold and terrible she had been to Olivia and how much she loved her now. Her chapters alternated with Nash's chapters where he showed just how selfish, bitter and angry he was and how he wanted to use Marissa just for sex to make her pay for being a cold b*** (his words, not mine). As if I was not having enough trouble believing Marissa's conversion, there goes Nash reminded us how horrible she was during the first two books. The second half gets a little more action, but not much, and the legal resolution to the twins' fathers wrong imprisonment case is all of a sudden set up but there is little detail about the proceeds. This second half is basically focused on Marissa and Nash having sex, but romance was absent until the last pages when, like a miracle, he confesses his 'true' feelings to her and they have a cheesy happily ever after. In the end, I missed Cash and Olivia. I waited for this book to read about them and their happily ever after. But they were only secondary (very secondary) characters in this book. The story could have been so much better making it about Cash and Olivia again, with Marissa and Nash being the secondary characters that they deserved to be. Very disappointing.
cookieblaz More than 1 year ago
This series is truly amazing! Great story line, well written, and holy hell, is it hot. Captured me from the beginning of Down To You.
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A real pageturner. I couldn't put it down.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
A very captivating series, that will keep you turning the pages! I highly recommend you aquaint yourself with this series, it has everything a good romance book should have; it's full of passion, spicy sex scenes, and a really good story line!!
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Wonderful, fantastic!
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All three great reads
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it wish there was a next book after this
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Loved this one! Want sure if I would but wow it was great! Hope she decides to continue the series:)
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Good but hard to follow