ARC Review: Strong Enough (Tall, Dark, and Dangerous) by M. Leighton

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synopsis

Is she strong enough to trust the most dangerous man she’s ever met? And is he strong enough to let her?

How would I describe myself? Well, I’m Muse Harper. I’m a twenty-something painter who loves red wine, quirky movies, and men with a fatal flaw. But that was before I met Jasper King. He became my fatal flaw. Eight months ago, I had a choice to make—abandon everything I’ve ever known to protect my family, or stay and risk someone getting hurt. I chose the former. My plan was working just fine until I found out my father had gone missing.

That’s when I met Jasper. A bounty hunter with the eyes of a tiger and the nose of a bloodhound, he was supposed to help me find my father. What I didn’t know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isn’t all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish I’d found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I don’t know if I’d have done things differently.

Now, I have another choice to make—trust the man that I’m falling in love with and hope that he’ll do the right thing, or run as far away from him as I can get.

my thoughts

When Muse Harper’s dad disappeared, she hired the best bounty hunter in the business to find him. Enter Jasper King. He’s mysterious, gorgeous and the best at what he does. The attraction between him and Muse was immediate. But Jasper is hiding something from Muse. He’s not really the guy she thinks he is. For one, he is much more than a bounty hunter Two, his end game is much more nefarious than Muse had suspected.

This one was a bit of a mixed bag for me. There were parts which I really liked while there are others which was just okay for me.

I liked Muse and Jasper, individually but as a couple, it’s a different story. I never quite connected with their “love” for each other. There were moments where I was like, “Yes! Finally! Feels!” But then it never really reached that point of where I was 100% rooting for them. On the upside, the sexy times were scorching hot. You could feel the chemistry between the two characters.

Another thing that really didn’t quite gel for me was the whole plot. Don’t get me wrong. I loved the premise of the story but it didn’t feel as developed or as tight as I would have liked. It almost felt like the story started in the middle. We do get Jasper’s back story a little bit. It was heartbreaking but there’s a huge gap between what happened to him as a child to who he has become. As for Muse, we didn’t really get anything substantial from her. Who is Muse? The book ended and I got my HEA but I was left asking that question. I didn’t feel like I got to know Muse. There were snippets of what her life is like but again, it was fleeting. I wish I could have gotten more.

So yes, I enjoyed this book overall but the story and the character arcs felt insubstantial. Therefore, I didn’t feel as invested in the story as I would have liked. Despite that, I’m really looking forward to the next book. Like I said, I loved the premise of the whole series, so I would definitely be reading the next one.

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