Friday, July 12, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Until I Break by M. Leighton

Publication Date: May 12, 2013
Laura Drake is an author. She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts. She is sharp. She is confident. She is in control. 

And she doesn’t exist.

Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists. She is shy. She is insecure. She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego. She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with.

Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books. Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare. 

When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life. Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be.

Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes. Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec. And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her.

The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason. And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.



Out of all the books I've read of M. Leighton, this is my least favorite one.I think the plot has it's potential but when I started reading the book, it was more complicated that what I expected.

This book is about two broken souls who found each other under the most unexpected circumstances. Sounds familiar?

Sam is an orphan. She experienced some gruesome childhood which she never gotten over. She had a hard time getting into relationships especially, the sexual matter. So with her foster sister's persistence, she went into therapy.

Alec is Mr. Mysterious. You will meet him in the beginning where he is described as gorgeous and with captivating eyes. It has taken some time for me to get to know him especially with his secret past. He's been haunted by it and he knows he can't resist his demons when he met Sam.

The book is narrated in two POVs,Sam and Alec's alternately every chapter. At the beginning, I think the flow of the story is a bit sloppy and predictable. But it definitely gotten better in the end.


Memorable Quotes:

“Every person's worst fear-that no one will be able to love us in spite of our scars.”

“In love, sometimes what you fear is exactly what you need.” 


Ninth book for

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