New Release Review: The Way We Burn by M. Leighton

Holy moly friends – today we are excited to share this absolute must read by M. Leighton – The Way We Burn! This book was something else, it absolutely blew my mind and rocked my world! Definitely a book you don’t want to miss!

Happy Reading!


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M. Leighton

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.

The Way We Burn is a love story…with a kicker!  Suspense, chemistry, and twists galore, I can’t wait for you to jump in!  But don’t be afraid.  This is a stand alone VERY romantic story with a VERY satisfying ending.  I promise:)  xoxo  M






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Jenn Review

5+ Stars

HOLY WOW – this book blew me away! I think I spent the second half of the book going ‘Wait, what…wait…OH MY GOD…this is happening!’ Michelle Leighton just rocked my world, I thought I was hooked from the start but then pieces start coming together and HOLY CRAP I could not put it down. Absolutely brilliant and thrilling and I am still thinking about this book. This is an absolute MUST READ!

Noah, Noah, Noah! I don’t even know where to start! I have to make this spoiler free because this book just has to be experienced, but oh Noah! He’s living a shell of a life after his daughter is murdered and his wife is missing. The husband is always the first suspect right, well not Noah. He’s determined to find out what happened to his family. Then there’s Poppy, the waitress in the little diner Noah frequents. He sits in the same spot and orders the same thing just hoping to hear her voice. But then he lets her in, just a little bit at first and then more and more and Poppy becomes something special. But the past comes back in a very real way and Noah and Poppy have to face that, can they do it together?

I have to say that I have been a Michelle Leighton fan for pretty much ever, I love her words and her characters and her ability to bring the feels and this book owned it all! I fell for these characters, especially Noah and his pain and darkness and I just didn’t see it coming! It’s a brilliant journey, a story of true love and the fight that comes with that love. I want to read this book again and again just to feel it some more. A must read, a heart stopper, a book that will stay with me! Thank you for this journey Michelle!

Tortured Noah (1)

Something in me snaps.
He’s halfway down the first set of steps when I stop him again.
His head jerks back and he pins me with those glorious eyes. I start toward him before I can change
my mind, walking quickly down to meet him on the stairs.
I stop on the step above his and stare down at him. The blue of his irises has been overtaken by
swollen pupils and his eyes are the black, black, black of the night outside.
I’m on his level now, nose to nose, and my heart is racing like I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, the
wind howling at my back, uncertainty swirling all around me. Chills break out down my arms, but I
wrap them around his neck anyway, pressing my chest to his.
“Last week you said you wanted to know what’s going through my head,” I remind him. “This. This
has been going through my head since the day you walked into the diner.”
I mash my mouth to his. Hard. We both just sort of stand there, smooshed together, taken by surprise.
I wait for several seconds, hoping he’ll take it from there before I wither up and die. When he doesn’t,
I start to lean away, humiliation ready to burst forth and drown me. But before I can turn and run
back to my apartment with my tail between my legs, Noah brings one big hand to the back of my head,
stilling me.

Wordlessly, he watches me. Seconds pass. Or days. I can’t be sure which. Time ceases to exist, to even
matter when he looks at me.
A few achingly slow heartbeats thump by before he tilts his head and leans in, softly brushing his lips
over mine.
I exhale the breath I’d been holding. I was so nervous, I don’t think I’ve breathed since I opened my
But I’m breathing now. Breathing him in, gulping in this moment, tucking it into some treasured
corner of my soul.
I close my eyes, inhaling deeply, memorizing the scent of his soap, the smell of his skin. Reveling in
the hint of peppermint and nighttime leeching from his lips onto mine.
Back and forth, he rubs his mouth over mine, coaxing it open with a sexy artfulness I didn’t think men
really possessed. At least not in real life.
But Noah does.
He works my needy flesh like he knows it better than I do. His tongue whispers over the edge of my
bottom lip, breezes past the inside of my top one, and teases along the side of my own until a groan
bubbles up and out of my throat, unbidden.
I melt against him, my torso conforming to his as he supports me with his strong arms. I’m not
thinking. I’m not worrying. I’m not planning. I’m simply lost, lost to the storm of sensation he’s stirring
up within me. It’s building, the energy, and I know I’m just getting a taste of the tropical storm I knew
this man would be. Beautiful chaos lies at his center. I’m absolutely certain of it.
And absolutely drawn to it already.

Behind My Eyes

Michelle Leighton

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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