11 June 2018

TITLE: The Way We Burn
AUTHOR: M. Leighton
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: June 24th, 2018

Is a Full length, romance novel by ‘M. Leighton’ Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Noah and Poppy.

God I don't even know how to write up this review, this book took me completely by surprise, a plot twist that changed the whole story, a twist even I did not see coming, like a flipped coin it changed everything I thought I knew about the story, brilliantly executed. 

Thirty three year old Noah is a man cloaked in tragedy, sadness covers him like a second skin, eighteen months ago his life changed dramatically, he'd lost so much, but still he carried on, not only for himself but for someone he'd loved wholeheartedly. 

NOW: He frequents a local diner daily at seven o'clock sharp without fail, where he’s inexplicably drawn to Poppy. Nothing deters him from this daily routine. but he's just a ghost of himself, ghosting through the days, just going through the motions. 

Poppy doesn’t know much about Noah, only his name, he comes in daily at the diner she works at, and sits in her corner, orders the same food from the same menu without fail day in day out, and she notices how unhappy he looks. And it's like his soul is crying out to her soul, there's something about him that draws her to him, other than his good looks and the saddest of blue eyes she's ever seen. 

I should stay away from her. It would be better for her. Men like me attract the attention of bad people. Dangerous people. But I can't. 

Out of the blue he asks her out. A dinner, and for nine days he turns up at her work, walks her home, and leaves. Nine days of pent up frustration. Nine days of wanting more. 

I have a feeling that if things progress between Noah and me, it'll happen like a hurricane. A deceptively calm, shockingly intense, all consuming hurricane. It'll creep up out of nowhere and hit me hard and fast. It will be relentless. And I will be wrecked. 

Poppy is a deep complicated female with so many hidden layers, as we delve deeper into the story more of her is revealed. She has many complex sides to her, the shy side, the feisty side, the sexy side, the mysterious side. 

Their's is a whirlwind romance, it's all consuming, a quick fast burn that takes you unawares, they both fall fast, a story that has you in it's grips and doesn't let go until that very last page. This book took me unawares, took me on such a unique journey.
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.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

About Michelle: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I'm convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

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