Monday, December 28, 2015

Release Day Excerpt & Review ~ Catalyst by Leighton Riley

by Leighton Riley
Release Date: Dec 28, 2015

For every action, there is a reaction.

People aren’t always who they say they are. Everyone has their secrets. Some are more evil than I ever thought imaginable.

I was left broken and alone after my boyfriend was murdered in my bar.

An old acquaintance moves into Liam’s home and a spark is ignited deep inside me.

Becoming vulnerable made me weak, and I never saw it coming.

When obsession takes over, lies and deceit can be killer.

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Watching movers pack away his things and throw them into the truck is so impersonal. Tossing the boxes into a truck with no thought as to what they are handling. I wish I had the strength to be the one who packed it all away, but I couldn’t. It was hard enough to pack up my things. I moved my stuff out of the home two weeks ago, but the majority of everything in that home was his.

He was my other half. My soul mate. One morning, we were completely in love and talking about starting a family, and then by nightfall, I had found my boyfriend barely alive in the storage room of the bar I owned. I rode with him as he was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, praying he would pull through even though the look on the paramedics’ faces told me otherwise. After what seemed like forever in the waiting room, doctors gave me the news he didn’t make it. The police questioned me extensively, and later that night, I came home to his empty house. From that day on, I have been on autopilot.

 5 – Total Mind Fuck – Stars
~this review MAY CONTAIN minor spoilers~

I haven't been this happy in a long time. Hell, it's been a long and intricately planned out two years to get her in my arms. Nothing will get in my way now.

This is going to be a VERY short and EXTREMELY vague, evasive review. This book is a twisted, deceitful, tangled web of a mind fuck that will leave you struggling to try to figure out what the hell just happened. A rollarcoaster of fear and terror, tears and shock, anger and trying to find the will to go on. So many twists my head is still spinning. Here's where the vague comes in: I don't wanna call any of the characters out by name, there is very little I can say that wouldn't give away at last SOME of the shit that hits the fan and really, you just have to experience it as it comes. I will say that I personally though a certain character was forgiven just a little too easily for the way things went down, all things considered. I mean I understand the whys, but I still think a certain lady just accepted the whys with very little question or argument. I really expected her to put up a lot more of a fuss about it than she did but hey, who am I to really say anything? I have no idea how I would react if I were in her shoes because I have never been in that kind of a situation or anywhere near it. I know this doesn't make a whole lotta sense, but once you read the book (which I highly recommend), you'll understand what I'm talking about. I really don't want to say too much else – I went into this knowing NOTHING of the journey I was about to embark on and I honestly think that is the best way to approach this book. Completely. Blind. As the story unfolds you will find yourself screaming at your reading device of choice, desperately trying to warn those involved about what the hell they are missing, and just when you think things couldn't get any more bizarre or shocking – a HUGE twist gets dropped on our laps and I can honestly say I NEVER saw it coming. It truly was a one of a kind, amazingly fucked up book that will grab your attention from the beginning and never let go.

Promise me we're going to get through this? Through everything and come out on the other side stronger than before.”
I wouldn't allow it any other way. Purge anything negative and we'll have our happily ever after. Despite all odds.”

Leighton Riley resides in Dallas, Tx and works in real estate for her day job. She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Sinfully, Regretfully, and Deceitfully can be read in order or as standalones. Sinfully and Regretfully take place around the same time frame and can even be read in reverse order (will give more background on Payton and Ryder's story). Tate's story, Deceitfully, finishes off the series. She's also the author of the romantic suspense novel, Catalyst.

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