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Series: Tall, Dark,
Also in this series: Tough Enough
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Contemporary, Fiction
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Also by this author: Strong Enough, Tough Enough
Is she brave enough to give her heart to a man she only thought she knew?
He was the most charismatic man I’d ever met. Strong, tough, brave. Bold as hell. Something told me Tag Barton could have anything—anyone—he wanted...and he wanted me. It didn’t matter that he was wrong for me in practically every way possible. It didn’t matter that my father would hate it.
I couldn’t resist him. Even if I’d known who he really was and what he was really capable of.
When he suggested we pretend to be engaged, I thought he was the answer to all my problems. He wasn’t. And, in his wake, he left nothing but scorched earth and me, just another casualty of my father’s war.
Can I believe him now when he tells me he loves me? Or is he nothing more than a beautiful, breathtaking lie?
ARC provided by Author/Publisher for honest review.
Brave Enough is the third book in the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series by M. Leighton and my favorite by far. Based on the first two books, this one is not at all what I expected. The first book is all suspense and sexual tension, the second book is a little suspense and a lot of romance with wooing, and this book is all about the romance. There is a bit of mystery, some unknowns between the hero and heroine, but mostly it’s the kind of book romance lovers devour and are left salivating for more.
Weatherly is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Her father is demanding things that he has no right to demand and her loyalty to her family makes it nearly impossible to defy him. She runs to the only safe haven she can to escape the inevitable — to enjoy the last bit of freedom she’ll have before responsibility takes hold.
Man did I feel badly for her predicament. I wanted to smack her father and then tell her she was a big girl and could say no to him. It was heartbreaking to see her willing to sacrifice her happiness out of misguided loyalty. Probably one of my favorite female characters so far this year.
Tag is trouble with a capital T — but he is sex on a stick, so the troublesomeness is forgivable. His deception broke my heart. I think I was gutted as hard as Weatherly. I get why he felt he had to do what he did, but that didn’t make it any easier to take. Definitely had some mixed feelings about him for a while. He does redeem himself, thank goodness. I would have cried if he hadn’t.
“…I never saw you coming. I never thought I’d meet someone like you, someone who could bring me to my knees with a look or a touch. I wasn’t prepared. But now I am. Now I am.”
Tag and Weatherly are a perfect fictional couple. So much chemistry from the start, enough to burn up the pages. Things aren’t easy between the two and there are moments that definitely gut you, but it’s the conflicts that cement the relationship development. It is impossible to not root for them. I was desperate for their happily ever after.
Brave Enough is romance at it’s finest — you’ll laugh, cry, and swoon. Five Stars for storyline and Five Wet Panties for smut. I’d definitely get down in the dirt for Tag.
“…If you can just be brave. Brave enough to trust me. To try again. Just this one time, be brave enough to take a chance on me, knowing all there is to know. I wasn’t brave enough to tell you the truth and risk losing you, but I lost you anyway. Be braver than me. Risk for me. I promise you won’t regret it. Please, Weatherly?”