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Down to You by M. Leighton
Published by Penguin on 2013-02-12
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General
Reviewed by Vanessa
One girl. Twin brothers. An uncommon triangle. When college student Olivia Townsend returned home to help her father run his business, she never imagined a complication like Cash and Nash Davenport—twin brothers different in so many ways but with one thing in common: an uncontrollable desire for Olivia. Cash is dangerous, sexy, and bad to the bone—a man whose kisses make Olivia forget she is playing with fire. Nash is successful, reliable and intensely passionate—and already taken. But all it takes is one soft stroke to make Olivia forget he belongs to someone else. However, Olivia is in for a surprise. These boys have a secret that should make her run away as far and as fast as she can. If only it wasn’t too late. A sensual game between three players has begun, and it’s about to spin deliriously out of control. Includes a teaser for The Wild Ones
College student, Olivia Townsend, is forced to room with her uppity, snooty cousin because of things beyond her control. Olivia meets bad boy, Cash Davenport, that she knows she should stay away from, but she wants him. Then she meets his twin brother, Nash, a good guy, who also sparks her interest, but he is taken. What is a girl to do? Olivia can’t truly have either Cash or Nash, but she would like to just let go and go with the flow!
Cash and Nash Davenport know that they shouldn’t tangle with Olivia. They have a job to do and an image to uphold. However, there is just something about her, and they can’t resist getting involved with her. The Davenports are more than they seem, and they hide a secret that could tear up everything.
Down to You is a surprisingly interesting read as you try to solve the Davenports’ secret. I found some aspects didn’t hold up to the description and implication on the back of the book, but I tried to overlook that. The chemistry between Cash/Nash and Olivia was HOT, and I couldn’t wait for these leads to get together. Yes, one party has to cheat on someone in Down to You, but it really wasn’t Olivia’s doing. In an odd way, the cheating seemed to work for Nash as he is a user with an agenda in the end. However, Olivia calls to something else within him, they both care about some of the same things, in Down to You, and he is willing to give up EVERYTHING for her because it all came Down to You for him.
Down to You didn’t really fully flesh-out Olivia and Cash/Nash, but I believe they will be filled in more in the second book of A Bad Boys Novel. In some aspects, it was hard to believe that Olivia completely forgave the Davenports for their deception, but I hope that she will hold on to some lingering issues in Up to Me.