Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Beautiful Now by M. Leighton #BlogTour #Review #ReleaseBlitz #NewRelease #Romance #MustRead

The Beautiful Now, the new contemporary romance from New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is LIVE!  Get it for the release price of $3.99 while it lasts, or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!  Grab your copy here.

Dane James worked my stepfather’s fields. He was the boy next door. 


From the moment we met, we were star-crossed lovers—always wanting, never having. We loved each other for most of our lives, but right from the beginning destiny had other plans.  She knew we would fall in love.  She knew we would fall apart.  Over and over again, like the curse of a recurring nightmare.  Or the hope of a familiar dream.  

Our past was tumultuous.  Our future was bleak.  But the one thing we always had was the beautiful now.

Until that was taken from us, too.

Get it for the release price of $3.99 while it lasts, or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!  Grab your copy here.

This is what early readers are saying:

✩ "This is the best book that I have read in 2017 yet!!"  -- Heidi
✩ "I truly wish I could give this one more five stars, I would definitely give 10 if I could. This is one of those books, you just know from the beginning is going to pull at your heartstrings and it really does. I've read of ton of books this year and this one just moved to the top of my favorites list."   --  Catherine
✩ "The Beautiful Now is exactly that - Beautiful. It's love story of epic proportions."  --  Courtney
✩ "What I loved was that their story transcends the span of 22 years and shows that love can last forever even when all the odds are stacked against you. That there is always a way even when we think all hope is lost. That even when we do what we think is best and hurt the ones we love that their is forgiveness to be found and second chances are a blessing not to be taken lightly. And when faced with the harsh realities of life, love can still prevail over all."  --  Jennifer

✩ "I started reading - and I kept on reading. I couldn't stop. It was all so heartbreakingly sad and beautiful and sweet and frustrating and I just could not stop."  --  Bianca

Well, I think my eye swelling has finally down after so much crying...think I'm joking when I ran out of tissues and I grabbed a kitchen towel to use! Freakin' M. Leighton, I should know by now that her books always, ALWAYS pull the emotions out of me and be more prepared but I keep thinking maybe this one will be light and fluffy but NOPE not going to happen and to be truly honest I'm glad because the way she writes, man she just grabs me and never lets go. I am still talking about The Empty Jar and I read that one over a year ago. Phenomenal!

This story goes back and forth in time starting with the current year of 2004 (yes not current to us but it is current year in the book) to the glorious year of 1984 when Brinkley and Dane meet.  We start off with Brinkley who is now 32 years old returning to her momma's home in Shepherd's Mill, South Carolina, its where Brinkley lived when her momma married a real creepy man when she was 12 up until the time she left home, but she's not returning alone she's bringing her daughter with her who is sick and needs to see a specialist at Duke.

Brinkley was told that she had to act a certain way, be friends with certain people, and never to go near Dane James who is the son of the foreman employed by her stepfather. Well, you know what its like to tell a child they shouldn't do something, it makes them want to do it even more. But Brinkley isn't rebellious and doing it just because she was told not to, Dane came into her life and saved her a few times over the years and they had such a powerful since of rightness when they were together that even when they tried to stay away it was hard for them to do so.

Dane and Brinkley were great, I loved the friendship they shared as well as the chemistry you could feel whenever they were around one another. I didn't like the way everyone treated Dane and I definitely didn't like Brinkley's mother or stepfather. As a mother I can not imagine me telling my child not to speak with someone because they didn't come from money....that's just wrong on so many levels.

On a funny note, I have to mention that Dane's full name is Dane James and I have to admit that there were numerous times while reading I was subconsciously changing his name to James Dean, not sure why that was but it happened a lot.

This was another great ready by M. Leighton and I highly recommend it to everyone that likes when they are so engulfed into the story that they feel as if they are a part of it.

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a rarely ever comfortable speaking about herself in the third person, but here goes. Michelle is a former nurse who has always harbored a passion for the written word, a weakness for alpha males, and a profound love of all things romantic. Never in her wildest dreams did this Yankee-turned-Southerner imagine her life as it is today. She has the best job in the world, a husband who treats her like a princess, and a dog that's so smart she may one day write a novel, too. You can often find Michelle hidden away in her cave, crafting a new story, or out in the sunshine enjoying some quiet time with her man. Movies, wine, and good food are frequently thrown into the mix, and exercise on days that start with Q. She loves laughter, chocolate, the color red, and you can find out more about her at www.mleightonbooks.com. Sign up for her newsletter here: http://smarturl.it/MLeightonNews She promises not to spam your inbox:)


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Books by M. Leighton

All the Pretty Lies  **  All the Pretty Poses
All Things Pretty  

Down to You  **  Up to Me
Everything for Us  **  Always with You

Levi’s Blue

Pocketful of Sand

The Empty Jar

Dashing Through the Snow

Strong Enough  **  Tough Enough
Brave Enough

The Wild Ones  **  Wild Child
Some Like It Wild  **  There’s Wild, Then There’s You



Madly  **  Madly & Wolfhardt
Madly & the Jackal  **  Madly and the Seawitch (est Dec, 2016)

Blood Like Poison: For the Love of a Vampire
Blood Like Poison: Destined for a Vampire
Blood Like Poison: To Kill an Angel

The Reaping  **  The Reckoning

Beginnings: An M. Leighton Anthology

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