Tough Enough by M. Leighton 2 Stars
There was a time when I had everything–a wonderful family, a bright future. Love. But all that was taken away in a single night, torn from me like flesh from bone. Since then, I’ve hidden away in my second-choice job as a makeup artist. But I prefer it that way, actually. I’m comfortable in the shadows, where no one can see my scars.
Kiefer Rogan literally took my breath away the moment I met him. MMA champion-turned-actor, notorious playboy, charming to a fault—he’s everything I vowed to avoid.
But he just wouldn’t stop until I opened up and let him in. Maybe I should’ve tried harder to resist him. Maybe I shouldn’t have fallen in love with him. Because I, of all people, know that everyone has secrets. Scars. And that they’re usually ugly and painful and destructive to the people we love most.
I just never guessed that they could be deadly, too.
In order for a romance to work for me, I have to connect with the characters. I don’t always have to like them but I have to think they are interesting.
I didn’t like the hero. He was no attuned to the heroine. I didn’t care for the heroine either as she was really judgmental and I was stuck in her head.
They could have both grown and it would have been a more enjoyable book as the writing is well done but they didn’t do that with any compelling elements and too slow for me.
So, I didn’t care about them in the end.