From the author of the New York Times bestselling Bad Boys novels comes the second book in a dark, sexy contemporary trilogy.
He’s a fighter who never loses, but is he tough enough to win her heart?
There was a time when I had everything–a wonderful family, a bright future. Love. But all that was taken away in a single night, torn from me like flesh from bone. Since then, I’ve hidden away in my second-choice job as a makeup artist. But I prefer it that way, actually. I’m comfortable in the shadows, where no one can see my scars.
Kiefer Rogan literally took my breath away the moment I met him. MMA champion-turned-actor, notorious playboy, charming to a fault—he’s everything I vowed to avoid.
But he just wouldn’t stop until I opened up and let him in. Maybe I should’ve tried harder to resist him. Maybe I shouldn’t have fallen in love with him. Because I, of all people, know that everyone has secrets. Scars. And that they’re usually ugly and painful and destructive to the people we love most.
I just never guessed that they could be deadly, too.
Such a beautiful love story. A tragedy on both sides two people having to fight to survive and survive to live it was absolutely amazing a must read.
5+ Stars For Rogan
My gut told me he would be trouble. I just never expected him to be this kind of trouble.
Katie Rydale likes her life the way that it is. Having survived a horrific past, she's content to live a simple life under the radar. But then along comes Kiefer Rogan. MMA champion, actor, member of an elite Special Ops unit. He is nothing if not larger than life. And once he rolls into Enchantment, GA, life as Katie knows it will never be the same.
Okay, so firstly, Michelle Leighton cannot write a book that I will not absolutely love. I mean, it just is not possible. Lighthearted or darker and filled with intrigue, it's going to find a place on my list of favorite reads.
I read (and loved, of course!) STRONG ENOUGH, the first book in Michelle's Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series. But, where Jasper is dark and mysterious, intense and, okay, somewhat scary, Rogan is another story altogether. While not a completely open book, Rogan is completely transparent about what he wants. And that is, surprise, Katie.
"But why? Why me?...Look at me! I'm scarred. Ugly. Men like you don't do ugly."
"This doesn't make you less," I tell her softly. "It makes you more. More beautiful, more desirable. It makes you a survivor. A winner. Someone worth having." I drop my voice into a whisper. "Someone worth loving."
Rogan definitely tops my list of favorite book boyfriends. This man, choosing to live a life of empowerment rather than succumbing to past darknesses that would keep others down, is so full of life, so passionate, so determined, that it is impossible not to love him. And his utter devotion to Katie, his commitment to a brother that gives nothing but contempt in return, his loyalty to his brothers in arms. Oh, my goodness, this man.
I love the plot that Michelle has woven between the books in this series. And, while some questions first introduced in STRONG ENOUGH have been answered in this second book, I am confident that more will be revealed in BRAVE ENOUGH, the third book. And, no small thing, Tag Barton, the third member of this special group of men, will be front and center.
So, if you haven't yet read STRONG ENOUGH, do it. These books can be read as standalones, but I do recommend that you read them in order to get a good handle on the action as it unfolds. And, then, get ready, because Rogan will rock your world. 5+ uplifting, sexy, romantic stars for TOUGH ENOUGH. This is one that you will not want to miss.
***ARC generously supplied by the publisher for an honest review.***
Must Read! Love Rogan!
Rogan + Katie.....EPIC!!!
Where to start? M. Leighton just literally blew my mind with this story.
I loved loved loved how Rogan is a man who when he sees something he wants, he does what he has to get it. He fights, he swoons, he makes you laugh, he shows his dark side, his shows his romantic side... he is just a perfect rolled up package of AWESOMENESS!!!
Yep he is my new Book Boyfriend. Knew it as soon as M. Leighton introduced him to us in Strong Enough. I love me a cocky man who is not afraid to let you know what he wants...
Katie is one strong woman! With her hidden secrets that she knows how to mask but for some reason the only person who she can't mask them from is Rogan. He knows there is more to her than what she is pretending to be and he is determined to find out.
I will never think of a Snickers Bar now without thinking of Katie and Rogan...
IS it hot in here or is it just me??? Talk about the smoking!
Rogan & Katie's chemistry is super hot, flirtatious, funny, loving, enduring.
Both of their stories will capture you, move you & make you want to find that love that just by their smile like Rogan's, they make any day a better one!
A MUST READ FOR 2015!!!
5 Cherries Popped