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Down to You

By: M. Leighton

Pages: 215

The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not. Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it’s clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white. But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They’re brothers. Twins.

Cash is everything she’s always wanted in a guy. He’s a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he’s no good for her. Nash is everything she’s ever needed in a guy. He’s successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he’s taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv’s rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn’t stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it’s too late to run. Olivia’s already involved. And in love. With both of them. Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire. She wants them both. And they want her. How will she ever choose between them?

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*Fair Warning!*

I have been told I am VERY picky when it comes to romance novels. I dislike any and all, what I refer to as, Soap Opera Drama, or “SOD.”

I would like to explain but, my tastes in romance is a discussion for another post.

Review: Down to You is a contemporary new adult romance focusing on the heroine Olivia and our hero’s Cash and Nash. That’s right, twin brothers’ named Cash and Nash…cue the eye rolling!

I had a tie between Ryan…

and Kristen…

So, back to the story. Olivia goes to school and lives with her rude rich cousin Marissa who is dates Nash. Nash, a law student and interning at Marissa’s father’s firm, offers to have his brother, Cash, hire her to work in his bar as a bartender. As we go back and forth between POV’s, we see that both Nash and Cash start falling for Olivia and she them, but which one will she end up with?

*Spoiler Alert*

To save you the trouble and introduce the SOD, Cash and Nash are the same person. Yup. Turns out Cash did have a twin brother named Nash, but when they were little his father got mixed up with some bad people who blew up a boat the family owned with his mother and brother aboard. So, to save his father from being convicted of two murders, he pretended to be Nash (the brother who died) and Cash. Fooled the police! So, with his father in prison for killing his mom, he continued the charade to keep his father from further jail time.

In the end, Olivia discovers his secret, the hard way of course! Olivia ignores him, he breaks up with Marissa, and some how they are drawn back together and Olivia forgives him. All is well for the happy couple. The End. The book has its emotional turmoil with the struggle of Cash’s survivor’s guilt and acceptance of himself, but this was not enough to redeem its outrageous storyline.

There are two other books to the series, but I will not be reading them. Sorry, M. Leighton.

-JL

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