Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life. However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her. She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over. For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday. So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.
In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them. It’s never had to be. He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember. Right up until tragedy struck. Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way.
Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession. But the one thing they can’t find is a future. Neither one has been totally honest. And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details. In the details and in the lies.
How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?
I make no secrets that I am not a HUGE fan of alternating POVs, but I have read M. Leighton previously and loved it so I was excited to read this one. I am so beyond happy that I got the chance to review this!! I LOVED IT!! I love love loved it!!!! I really think this is my new favorite from M. Leighton and I can’t tell you how intense and emotional this story was to me. It was hot, and still had all of the angst I love in a book. She did alternating POV correct, it cuts off at the exact minute to maintain intrigue and leave you guessing!!!
Sloane, she is young, a little naive, but just a really good girl. She is turning 21 and taking back her life. I loved her fierceness, her ability to stand up to the extremely strong men in her life. Her father and brothers are all cops (as a girl with a family full of them I totally empathize). They have this need and want to protect Sloane from everything and everyone. They shelter her, but she isn’t going to take it anymore. Sloane is ready to live, love and spread her wings. However, she wants to live with truth, no promises.
“I don’t want promises. Most of the time, promises are just pretty lies. They’re words designed to make others feel better. But in the end, they’re just lies. Disappointing lies.”
Enter the unbelievably HOT new Book boyfriend…Hemi! OH MY GOOD LORD!! I swear I melted. He is damaged, he is strong, he is an absolute mystery! You aren’t sure the entire time what the hell his deal is. EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER with him, one I would ride again though!! I was a puddle of nothing when it came to him. Not only is he hot, but he is super mysterious. This delicious combo that I wanted to rip apart and crawl inside of. I mean seriously the things that come out of his mouth were just HOT! I swear if he were real I would have offered myself up to him in a second.
“I know I’ll hate myself for this tomorrow, but I have to have a taste of you, Sloane. I can’t deny myself for one more minute. Let me show you what I was thinking when I saw you lying up there. Let me show you what it feels like when a man stops fighting.”
Well Sloane if you don’t want to I will gladly let him show me… Just saying.
So they have so many ups and downs and honestly I was so unsure where this was going to take me. I was so afraid at a few points. Tears came and I prayed that Sloane and Hemi could find their way. This story has everything I love in a book, amazing writing, a great plot, a heroine you actually like, and emotion. There was not one point that I can say I didn’t enjoy. I wanted to read and read and while this is part of a series, you have no cliffhanger. The next book will be about another character but oh how I hope we get more Hemi and Sloane because I am seriously crushing on him. So yes, get this one and fall in love because All the Pretty Lies are worth it…I promise!
About the Author
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.
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