Everything For Us (The Bad Boys #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.



HOLY DROOL BUCKETS BATMAN! What a wonderful book to follow Down to You and Up to Me. Cash/Nash is so delicious that they make my panties melt right off me. Michelle did such an amazing job with the characters in this book from their snarky attitudes, to their internal battles of self worth and anger, all the way to their sex appeal. Nash is this sexy piece of man who is so messed but with his attitude and lethal fuck me eyes he is worth everything. You see a new side of Marissa that we didn’t see in the first 2 books and I loved her. She is brilliant, strong, and determined character and you see her change and it’s beautiful. Everything For Us is like a badass fairytale love story in the making with ups and downs, twist and turns and the story that started in September of 2012 come full circle by the end of Everything For Us and Michelle is BRILLIANT!

“I’m not taking a chance. I feel like I can’t breathe without you. I’m just doing what I need to do to survive. It’s as simple as that.”

“Then let me be your air,” he says, quietly.

Marissa touched my heart in Everything For Us. She is so much more than what she showed us in Down to You and Up to Me. She is strong and passionate and maybe something horrible had to happen to her for her to realize that there are more important things in life then your social status. She quickly realizes that she has always been a pawn in life, raised being groomed to be the pretty woman on the arm of someone of importance and she realizes that she is worth more than that and she deserves more than that. Marissa is tired of being a pawn and she wants to break out of her old life and be the woman she can love and be proud. It’s not going to be easy and she will have to prove herself but she is ready to do just that. At times she will doubt herself but with the help of the people around her who truly care about her she knows she can do it. She is sexy and feisty and has a sexy kitten buried deep down inside her that is ready to come out and play. (wink)

“You don’t seem like a beer guy. I would’ve thought something harder.” The words are out before I realize my responsive is every bit as suggestive as his was. Ohmigod!

<b>OH HOLY SWEET BABY JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH – Nash Davenport – ENOUGH SAID!</b> Hell ladies this one is hot; like dressed from head to toe in snow gear standing in the middle of Death Valley HOT. He will get your blood pumping and leave it pumping even after the final page. He is sexy and mysterious. He is demanding and isn’t shy to tell you exactly what he wants and what he is going to do to every inch of your body. Nash is still very angry about everything that has happened to him in his past that sometimes he can’t seem to get past that anger to see the beautiful things that are right in front of his face. He doesn’t see himself having the life that he had always wanted before everything went to shit. He knows Marissa will be a good distraction, a warm body to sink into to just forget for a few hours and he is okay with that. He is damaged and doesn’t know how to love so therefore sex and revenge is all he wants – or is it?

“I’d be willing to bet your parts are exceptional. In fact, now might be a good time to warn you that if we come back to this library, I’ll find out for myself. In this very spot. I’ll push you up against the books in the corner and I’ll put my hands on you. I’ll do things to you. In the quiet. And you won’t be able to make a sound. Not a whimper, not a moan. You’ll have to bit your lip to keep it all inside. And you know?” I ask, reaching up to trace my index finger along her full, trembling lower lip.

“What?” she whispers, her pupils two dilated dots of excitement.

“You’ll love every second of it.”

The chemistry between Marissa and Nash is explosive. The sexual tension between those two is sexy and sinful as hell. It’s hot, erotic, mouth watering, panty dropping, pulse racing, holy shit please hurry up and rip each other’s clothes off and put me out of my misery explosive. Michelle sure knows how to write a steamy scene and always will leave you feeling full and satisfied. I was so happy reading this story I couldn’t get the shit eating grin off my face anytime Marissa and Nash were in the same room. I was watching and waiting for them to crack and give in. I could tell that there was more than just great mind blowing sex between the two and I couldn’t wait for them to finally see it themselves.

….But already a part of me is arguing that I don’t want to keep distance. I want to get closer, close enough to feel the heat. The problem is, close enough to feel the heat usually means close enough to get burned.

There is soooo much more to this story than hot characters and steamy scenes. The ultimate revenge that Nash wants for his family comes two folds but not in the way he wanted in the beginning. He will stop at nothing to bring justice to his mother’s death and clear his dads name and finally life a somewhat normal life and that is exactly what he does. What he didn’t plan on is finding a girl that is worth sticking around for, finding a girl that is worth putting your heart on the line in hopes of not getting it broken and finding a girl that will have you wanting things that you never before thought you wanted or deserved.

She’s starting to feel more and more like an anchor, like a North Star. Like my North Star. With every week that passes, it seems my direction just feels……wrong. Like I’m going the wrong way. Like I’m sailing away when I should be sailing toward.

Michelle will also teach you things that we never knew from the prior books in this series. Something that could damage the bond that Marissa and Nash are starting to finally admit they feel for each other. It’s the one secret that Nash never wanted Marissa to find out about, but we all know that she is a smart girl and one night her memory becomes clear and everything comes crashing down and the light bulb in her head goes off and everything she thought she knew and everything she was feeling came crashing down around her and slowly piece by piece he broke her heart.

“I’m done. This is too much for me. You warned me and I didn’t listen. That’s my own fault. The only thing I can do now is keep from making the same mistake again.”

“Marissa, please.”

I wanted to smack Nash upside his head for being SO stupid! For not being honest in the beginning about the secret he had been keeping from Marissa – knowing he was scared of losing her I can understand but he knew that one day it was possible that she would find out. Is the connection between Marissa and Nash strong enough to overcome all? Will Nash come to realize that he is better off alone and decide to leave again? Will the secret that Nash has kept from Marissa for so long be too much for them to get through? Come along for this sexy badass fairytale love story roller coaster ride and find out. Nash will leave you breathless and Marissa will become your best friend!

The Bad Boy Series is hands down one of the best series I have read to date. Michelle writes such an amazing story. She pulls you in by making you fall in love with her characters and really making you wish you were the woman in her book. I honestly didn’t know where this story was going towards the end when something’s started falling into place while other things were spiraling out of control. Awesome job Michelle I have loved all the books of yours I have read and I am positive I will continue to be a fan of yours in the future.