I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This is a good story. I liked Olivia and Nash and Cash and their story was interesting…not something I've read before. I was actually surprised because I heard this was a cliffhanger and it’s not really. The relationship ends in a HEA but there’s a set up for the next book at the very end so maybe that’s what people thought was the cliffhanger.
Olivia is a small town girl that grew up on a sheep farm. Her mother abandoned her and her father when she was young. Olivia doesn't want to make her father feel like she’s abandoned him as well so she’s studying accounting and plans to go back home after college to help her father (even though he encourages her to make her own life). Olivia tends to be attracted to bad boys and had a bad split up with one, which makes her try to avoid them now.
Cash and Nash are twins. The twins have some history that’s not great and they've worked hard to move past that. Cash is a bar owner and plays the bad boy well. Nash is working on becoming a lawyer (currently an intern at a prestigious firm) and is a good boy. Nash is involved with Marissa, Olivia’s spoiled, rich lawyer cousin. He’s not majorly attracted to her (and knows she’s a real witch) but the relationship with her is good for his career so he deals with her. Cash works in his bar and seems to be a bad boy but we don’t actually see signs of him sleeping around.
Olivia’s roommate ditched on her and she lost her apartment so she ended up being forced to move in with her cousin, Marissa. Marissa is a horrible person and treats Olivia like crap but Olivia needs the inexpensive rent so she deals with it. Olivia meets Cash at a bar when he’s mistaken for a stripper for Olivia’s party (which is a bachelorette party for her friend) and there’s some major attraction between them. They flirt a bit but nothing happens between them. The next morning, Olivia wakes up and walks in to the kitchen to get coffee and meets Marissa’s boyfriend, who appears to be Cash, acting like he doesn't know her and nothing almost happened between them the night before. She confronts him, thinking he was trying to cheat on Marissa, only to find out that it’s actually Nash. She’s embarrassed and apologizes and they make nice with each other but there’s a strong attraction between them as well. Olivia is shocked at her reaction to both men and feels rather guilty about both, Nash because he’s involved with her cousin and Cash because she thinks he’s a bad boy that she’s sure would hurt her if given the chance. Olivia gets to know both Nash and Cash as time goes by. She was working at a bar that was an hour away but Cash gave her a good paying job at his bar (which is much to home). This allows her to see that maybe Cash isn't such a bad boy after all and she finds that her attraction to Cash is growing. The problem is that Nash also is helpful and nice and when they spend time together, she can’t stop her attraction from growing for him as well. Cash is very attracted to Olivia and tries to actively get her trust him and be with him. Nash knows he shouldn't be attracted to Olivia, especially because of Marissa, but he can’t stay away from Olivia or stop wanting her.
Things escalate for Olivia until Marissa goes on a trip out of town. It happens that (for different reasons), both Cash and Nash have keys to the apartment. Olivia wakes up in the night to find either Cash or Nash in her room and pulling down her blankets. She wants him (whichever brother he is) so she doesn't object but because the room is dark and the brothers are twins, Olivia can’t tell which brother it is. The next morning, Olivia’s night lover is gone and she still has no clue which one it was. She even speaks to both of them later in the morning but neither makes mention of it (even in innuendos) so she’s still unsure who she was with. The next day, Olivia gets news that her father was injured so she goes back home (only around an hour away) to tend to him for the weekend and help with the farm. Cash shows up unexpectedly, spending some time together and having sex (although Olivia still can’t tell for sure if Cash was the one she was with before). Cash is very sweet and to be honest, I got a little annoyed with Olivia because Cash was being nice but yet even though he’s never given her a reason to doubt him, Olivia is convinced that he’s a “bad boy” and therefore not good for her and bound to break her heart. Also, she kept wishing Cash was more like Nash which isn't fair because Cash hasn't done anything wrong...Olivia just assumes Cash will hurt her. But then other times, Olivia gets upset at Cash for putting himself down and thinks about the wonderful things about Cash. The back and forth is a bit annoying but I guess the story wouldn't work as well if Olivia was able to choose one of the brothers easily. The relationship confusion continues until Olivia encounters gets a major surprise that messes with everything she thought she knew. There’s some major drama at the end but things get worked out and Cash and Olivia get their HEA.
This was a good story. I liked the characters and the story was good. Overall, the story was interesting and kept me engaged, wondering what would happen next. Since I thought this was a cliffhanger I already purchased the next book and I’ll be starting that next.
Hot, identical twins pining for the same female?
You caught my attention.
Witty banter, likable/interesting characters, tension, and then release?
I'm still listening.
Twist at the end with a mild cliffhanger?
Alright, I'll buy the next book.
I was entertained the entire read. It is an easy CR with some funny dialogues and palpable chemistry between the characters. Bad boys? I guess that would be subjective, but the real reason we love dominant male characters in romance novels is that we truly want to tame them - well to a certain extent.
Narrators: Kate Rudd, Benjamin L. Darcie
There are two narrators for this audiobook as the POV changes from Olivia to Cash and to Nash. Both narrators do a great job with tone, pitch, and pace. The also are great with character distinction and consistency which makes for an enjoyable listen.
I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.
The cliffhanger is a good news bad news type of thing. I only gave this book 4 stars because while I liked the characters, there wasn't much 'story' there. However, I can already tell that will change with the next book since this one ended with a cliffhanger, Which is the bad news. You have to listen to the next to find out what happens.
Loved the characters!
The big twist!
Yes, I listened every chance I could get!
This book had some twists that I didn't expect, which I love in a book! I couldn't wait to find out what came next. It caught me right from the start, I didn't have to spend hours trying to "get into" the book!
i love the story between cash, nash and olivia. This story is one on a kind that should be read by romance book lovers. GREAT BOOK!
Audiobooks help me de-stress, especially after a long 12-hour shift! I love AUDIBLE!
I couldn't stop listening! There were twists and turns and moments that leave you hanging...and I couldn't just stop...I had to know how it was going to play out!
I love Cash! I wish I had a Cash of my own!!!
This book is entertaining. If you are looking for a steamy, sexy story than this should work just fine for you. I didn't really like the male narrator - but I love Kate Rudd. She is the reason I bought the book. The story is predictable, and cheesy at times, but entertaining.
Down to You 2.5....not quite a 3 star read
While the book irritated me a bit in the beginning, I think it was mostly the narration, individually both narrators were good and I am of the opinion if you are going to have two narrators let the girl narrate all the girls and the boy narrate all the boys....not back and forth on the POV's because then each character has two different voices....other than that "pet peeve" of mine the narration of the story was good.The story itself....I ended up figuring out the "twist" about a chapter or two before Olivia...so as far as a book being written well enough that you don't figure it out right away that was well done. Olivia as a character while I did not hate her...I did not like her a whole lot either. Cash & Nash...while appealing and certainly sexy...that was about all they had going for them for most of the book.I was entertained by the story, I don't feel the need to move on to book two as I am not that invested in the characters, but am happy with the HFN ending....
Wow, what an excellent story, I thought the story moved at a nice pace. And the twist and turns were amazing! The only thing I'd would have like different would be them to stick to the male voices and female voices instead of every other chapter. This was my first M. Leighton book And I looking forward to the next book!! A well used credit!
Yes, but only as a purchase. I would not waste a credit on this book, however it was worth the purchase. The characters were not easy to relate to. It was not a very deep story but kept my attention. There is a twist in the story which made it interesting and some witty dialogue that kept me laughing and entertained. The sex was too few and far between but was overall a good book.