Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Down to You (The Bad Boys #1) by M. Leighton
[Audiobook Purchased from Audible]
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?
The first thing that comes to mind as I write this review is… what the eff just happened? Also, how am I supposed to write this review without giving away all sorts of spoilers?
I like a good love triangle, but I’d pretty much decided who I wanted Olivia to end up with right away. After all, Cash and Olivia had a pretty epic meet cute and I’m such a sucker for meet-cutes. Also, the fact that Nash was taken by Olivia’s bitchy roommate told me that A) he wasn’t trustworthy and B) has terrible taste in women.
All these reasons became much more… interesting… as the story progressed.
Though I didn’t love this story, I can definitely appreciate the uniqueness of it, though it did jump way out of reality for me. I don’t know that it was necessarily what happened, but how the millions of loose ends and plot holes were tied up or filled in well enough.
Either way, I think this book is worth a read, there were enough good parts in it to make up for the issues I ultimately had with it.
Audiobook Performance: 3 Stars
I didn’t love the audiobook readers for this particular story, but they weren’t too distracting either.
Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars
Not too many butterfly-inducing instances in this one, though there were a couple!
Re-read Worthiness: No
Bookshelf Placement: No
Book Boyfriend: 3 Stars
This is 3 stars all around for me!