All Things Pretty by M. Leighton

I’ve enjoyed M. Leighton’s work in the past, and All Things Pretty sounded super intriguing.

20742912Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences.

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray. But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover.

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?

NOTE: This book was published in two parts, and this is significant because you’ll want to download part two to finish the novel. This is also the first book I’ve read of the Pretty series, but this is book number three. I think it can be read as a standalone.

The overall theme of this novel was fun. Sig is an undercover cop falling for his target’s girlfriend. The element of danger during their ever increasing alone time was exciting and their forbidden romance raised the level of steam when they finally got to be with each other.

Sig was such a good guy. I really liked him. Tommi was more complicated with a dark past and a turbulent present, but she was easy to love and sympathize with. It was clear these two were perfect for each other and there were some really intriguing scenes, such as the one where Tommi is dancing in a club to the song Don’t Tell ‘Em by Jeremiah. Every time I hear that song I can’t help but think of Sig! I was clamoring for part two by the time I finished the first half.

This story was resolved nicely with a bit of heart-pumping action and danger but the truth behind Tommi’s secrets was a bit unbelievable. Overall, I enjoyed it. If you like forbidden romances, undercover stories and the New Adult genre, give this one a try.

STARS: 4 out of 5

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