Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Author: M. Leighton 

Genre: Romance/Romantic Suspense Series/Standalone: Standalone 

Release Date: June 24, 2018

Irresistible attraction. Unimaginable danger.

I knew from the moment Noah Williamson walked into the diner that he was haunted—deeply haunted—but I couldn’t resist the lure of him. He was gorgeous and fascinating and mysterious, and like a delicate moth to a brilliant blue flame, I was drawn to him. Drawn to his fire.

But if I’d known about his job, about what happened to his wife, I’d have run the other way. Before I got caught up in the red-hot blaze of his life. Before everything in my world got burned to the ground.

It’s too late to run now. I hesitated and that was it. I fell. I fell for him before I knew there was danger in loving him.

Noah once told me that this is the way we burn—together or not at all. At the time, I didn’t know what that meant.

Now I do.

The Way We Burn is a love story…with a kicker! Suspense, chemistry, and twists galore, I can’t wait for you to jump in! But don’t be afraid. This is a stand alone VERY romantic story with a VERY satisfying ending. I promise:) xoxo M

There are books that you read that you know will stick with you long after you have finished them and for me Michelle Leighton has written the majority of those books. The Way We Burn is the newest book that I get to add to that list, this book was beyond AMAZING. 

Noah, dear God my heart absolutely broke for that man. The loss he suffered was heartbreaking, consider this your warning to keep tissues nearby because you will absolutely need them several times during this read. Poppy is a waitress at the local diner that Noah frequents, Poppy is drawn to Noah and is totally taken by surprise when Noah asks her out for dinner. I found Poppy to be sweet, shy, and a bit insecure, she's quite endearing.

Michelle Leighton throws one curve ball after another in this fascinating romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. This was so brilliantly written you don't even suspect the first plot twist let alone the ones that follow!!!!

I highly recommend this read to everyone that enjoys a good romantic suspense. In fact, if you purchase it within the next three days (June 24, 25, 26) and send a screenshot of your purchase to me at I will enter you into a giveaway for a $5 Amazon Gift Card, winner will be selected through and notified by email on July 3.


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Something in me snaps.
He’s halfway down the first set of steps when I stop him again.
His head jerks back and he pins me with those glorious eyes. I start toward him before I can change my mind, walking quickly down to meet him on the stairs.
I stop on the step above his and stare down at him. The blue of his irises has been overtaken by swollen pupils and his eyes are the black, black, black of the night outside.
I’m on his level now, nose to nose, and my heart is racing like I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, the wind howling at my back, uncertainty swirling all around me. Chills break out down my arms, but I wrap them around his neck anyway, pressing my chest to his. “Last week you said you wanted to know what’s going through my head,” I remind him. “This. This has been going through my head since the day you walked into the diner.”
I mash my mouth to his. Hard. We both just sort of stand there, smooshed together, taken by surprise. I wait for several seconds, hoping he’ll take it from there before I wither up and die. When he doesn’t, I start to lean away, humiliation ready to burst forth and drown me. But before I can turn and run back to my apartment with my tail between my legs, Noah brings one big hand to the back of my head, stilling me.
Wordlessly, he watches me. Seconds pass. Or days. I can’t be sure which. Time ceases to exist, to even matter when he looks at me. A few achingly slow heartbeats thump by before he tilts his head and leans in, softly brushing his lips over mine.
I exhale the breath I’d been holding. I was so nervous, I don’t think I’ve breathed since I opened my door.
But I’m breathing now. Breathing him in, gulping in this moment, tucking it into some treasured corner of my soul.
I close my eyes, inhaling deeply, memorizing the scent of his soap, the smell of his skin. Reveling in the hint of peppermint and nighttime leeching from his lips onto mine.
Back and forth, he rubs his mouth over mine, coaxing it open with a sexy artfulness I didn’t think men really possessed. At least not in real life.
But Noah does.
He works my needy flesh like he knows it better than I do. His tongue whispers over the edge of my bottom lip, breezes past the inside of my top one, and teases along the side of my own until a groan bubbles up and out of my throat, unbidden.
I melt against him, my torso conforming to his as he supports me with his strong arms. I’m not thinking. I’m not worrying. I’m not planning. I’m simply lost, lost to the storm of sensation he’s stirring up within me. It’s building, the energy, and I know I’m just getting a taste of the tropical storm I knew this man would be. Beautiful chaos lies at his center. I’m absolutely certain of it.
And absolutely drawn to it already.

What readers are saying:

“Another story of Michelle’s to fall in love with... I am loving this new side to Michelle. Twist, turns, angst and heart ache combined with a love story only how Ms. Leighton can write them!” -- Rachael

“[M. Leighton] broke my brain with this book. I legitimately cannot remember the last time a twist caught me so off guard.” – Teresa, Readers Live a Thousand Lives

“A smart psychological thriller with a heart stopper of a twist… M. Leighton is on fire!” – Addison Moore, NYT Bestselling Author

“…delivers an unforgettable, heart-pounding story that will leave you thinking about it for weeks after you finish.” -- Courtney Cole, NYT Bestselling Author

“Brilliant. Just brilliant.” -- Stephanie, Stephanie’s Book Reports

“What an epic mindf***!!” -- Maria, Literati Literature Lovers

“Consuming. Intoxicating. … M. Leighton took what could have just been a suspenseful romance and turned it into something SO MUCH MORE!” – Jessica, Crazy Chaotic Book Babes

“Enthralling. Captivating. Jaw-dropping suspense.” -- Courtney, Read-Love-Blog

“This is at the top of my Best of 2018 list!” -- Jennifer, Book Bitches Blog

“Hands down one of the best romantic suspense books I’ve read this year!” -- Angie, Liezel and Angie’s Book Blog

“The Way We Burn is a MUST read!!!” Catherine, Cat’s Guilty Pleasure

“Michelle Leighton takes her writing to a whole new level. This book was riveting.” Michell

“Brilliantly written…a definite must read!!” Kathryn, Tsk Tsk What to Read

“I am blown away. [The Way We Burn] is spectacular!” Theresa

“I’m convinced this is [M. Leighton’s] best ever!” Becky

“Michelle Leighton throws one curve ball after another in this fascinating romantic suspense.” – Nadine Bookaholic, Nadine's Obsessed with Books Blog

“…grab this book now and call into work, put the closed for business to family and friends. You are welcome.” – Jeanine, Goodreads Review

“…brilliantly executed.” -- Kat, Kitty Kat’s Crazy About Books

“…[The Way We Burn] will forever be one of the best I have ever read.” -- Theresa, Goodreads Review

“Bravo to the author! This is a must read! Five stars!” -- Kim, Blogging for the Love of Authors Blog

“Brilliant! You, too, will be burned to ash in the most beautiful way.” -- Lee, A Story Book Romance Blog

“I want to write an amazing review that gets across to you how epic this story is… Once you start reading, you won’t be able to let go…ever. This story will stay with you.” -- Rosa, iScream Books Blog

“This story was unlike any other and is possibly one of the best I have ever read.” -- Natalie, Literary Epic

“I am so obsessed with this book.” -- Teresa, Readers Live a Thousand Lives

“M. Leighton writes a brilliant story. I was captivated from the first few pages and couldn’t put it down!” - Amanda Lee, Disheveled Book Blog

“This book just claimed the #1 spot for my 2018 Booklist.” -- We Review Books

“A fantastic journey that Michelle Leighton has penned with such ease it should really be a sin!! Trust me….add this one to your MUST READ list today!!” -- Julie, Little Read Riding Hood

“Insanely awesome! Seriously amazing. I have one of the best book hangovers!” -- We Do What We Want Book Reviews

“Wow. Just…wow!” -- Sandy, The Reading Cafe

“HOLY WOW! This book blew me away!” -- Jenn, The Geekery Book Review

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 Sign up for her newsletter here: 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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