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THE EMPTY JAR by M LEIGHTON

Standalone – Highly emotional, powerful, beautiful and epic love story. A story EVERYONE should read! 

“I need to know how to make it through this, how to have hope. Because I’ve forgotten. I don’t know how to hope anymore.”

THE EMPTY JAR

the empty jar 8th May

Available below

AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
Paperback:  Amazon USAmazon UK


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SYNOPSIS

Three months touring Europe. Romantic. Dazzling. Unforgettable. The trip of a lifetime.

But some lifetimes are shorter.

We couldn’t have known it would work out this way.
No one could. No one could’ve guessed that something so beautiful could be so tragic.

But it is tragic.

Yet so, so beautiful.

That’s what sacrifice is—beauty and tragedy.

It’s pain and suffering for something or someone you love.

And this is the ultimate sacrifice. One stunning act of true love.

This is our story.

Our true love story. 


 ♥

The Empty Jar

Reviewed by Gitte and Jenny

5 powerful and perfect stars!

“I need to know how to make it through this, how to have hope. Because I’ve forgotten. I don’t know how to hope anymore.”

Well wow, what can we say about The Empty Jar? Not much really, as to do so would completely spoil one stunningly beautiful and inspirational story of love and sacrifice. We can tell you that this was one of the most powerful and gut wrenching books we’ve ever read. That, to read this book you must embrace the notion that love is the most precious gift we can ever receive or give in return; that love gives us strength when all else fails. That, actions, behaviour and decisions made from love and with love ease our path in a life fraught with both tragedy and joy.

‘Is it possible for a person’s biggest dream to come in the midst of their worst nightmare? Can life be so tragic and yet so beautiful, all at the same time?’

Our hearts were involved every step of the way reading The Empty Jar. From a slow beginning which told us a story to almost halfway through when we became a part of it by experiencing every emotion M. Leighton’s masterful, ingenious and truly heartfelt words brought. And truthfully; when we say we felt the emotions- we felt them to the point of starting off by being on the brink of emotional distress to then free-fall into the abyss of no return from overwhelming anguish, blanketed and comforted by sweet and inspirational touches of pure guiding light in the hours of darkness.

“Everywhere we’ve ever wanted to go, we’ll go.”

“What if the only place I’ve ever really wanted to be was in your arms?”

“That’s the one place that will always be available to you. They’re open twenty-four seven. Day or night. Rain or shine. As long as we both shall live.”

This is not a – drift gently into the heart of a true love romance – no, this is a throw you in, head first and see if you drown in a fierce and surging torrent of a powerful once in a lifetime love entwined with hope, anguish, passion and fighting strength.

‘I’d known the instant he’d fallen in love with me. It was there, on his face, plain for all the world to see. Just like it is now. If I could bottle that look, I would. I would eat it, drink it, bathe in it. I’d breathe it in through my pores, draw it into my cells. I’d soak it up until it became a part of me, an inextricable part of me. I’d drown in it until I could feel it with every breath I took. Until I couldn’t see or hear or feel anything else. That’s how much I love that look.’

We talk epic love stories and The Empty Jar by M Leighton is exactly that. Soulmate love -when found – does not break no matter how much wear and tear life brings. No matter the utter travesty and how many valleys of treacherous rocks and boulders you have to wade through or climb, past –present- future. Individually and together. We give and we receive, we treasure and we remember. We hold on and we let go. We question and we reason. We live and we move on, touching the hearts of others. M Leighton brought us an unforgettable story that will live in our hearts as long as they beat.

‘I find it odd how happiness and agony so often travel in tandem, almost as though the one is made stronger by the other.’

 

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Down To You by M Leighton

Gitte: 4.5 stars

Jenny 4.0 stars

Gitte:  So…yeah this book should come with a HOTNESS WARNING because I was in desperate need of a fan and an ice-bucket reading this one. Shame our freezer is a tiny one because I would have sat in it if I could have! So delicious….so yummy…..so seat squirmingly scrumptious!!

Jenny:  Oh wow! How hot was this book GG?  It took me by surprise…in a really good surprise way.  The chemistry and scenes between Olivia and Nash & Cash were seriously hot *fans self*.

Gitte:  I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Cash!!! Bad boy tattooed biker, a cocky smart-arse…insanely attractive, intelligent with a vulnerable side…yeah I could go on!

Jenny:  I’ve got bad news for you GG….you’re going to have to share that bad boy Cash because he is something else! Not only was he good looking, had a hot body, tattoos AND rode a motorbike AND knew how to pleasure his woman but he was also vulnerable and sweet too and not afraid to show his feelings….*sigh* what a guy!.

Gitte:  Olivia was so adorable, funny and shy. She is adamant that she is done with bad-boys, so when confronted with twins Cash & Nash she is immediately torn. Cash is an apparent bad boy club owner. Nash is a responsible lawyer to be, but she is crazily attracted to both. I say a Cash/Nash sandwich would have been the way to go….but sure….that would just be greedy right?!

Jenny: I really liked Olivia.  She wasn’t a wishy washy heroine which was so refreshing.  Yes, she had sworn off bad boys after continually picking the wrong men but she finds herself torn between twins  Cash & Nash but I liked how she went to the source when she wanted to sort out her feelings and ended up doing it in a pretty clear cut way – I didn’t find her annoying nor did I ever get frustrated with her.  She has it going on for both boys and let’s face it…..who wouldn’t!!  Cash & Nash may be twins but they are night and day.  She wants a little of both and frankly who the hell could blame her!!

Gitte:  What an addictive journey full of twists and turns. One of them pretty huge…I was suspicious and I kind of guessed it but that took nothing away from the story and the superb writing! I love how this story will continue possibly taking it from a passionate sexy suspenseful read to a passionate sexy thriller read…yeah I said passionate twice…well it has Cash in it after all right?!

Jenny:  I really enjoyed this story.  I have to be honest here….I didn’t read the synopsis beforehand so I had no idea what to expect and boy  was so pleasantly surprised! It was a little different in storyline to others so it was a nice read for me.  Even though, like you I did have an idea of the twist, it didn’t detract from the story at all.  In fact it made me want to hurry and find out if I was right.  I really liked this genre for M Leighton, she really excelled at writing a hot, passionate story with very likeable characters.
Sometimes I don’t’ want to think too much – I just want to read, feel and get lost in a story and I did with this book.

Gitte:  Oh I can’t forget to say how much I hated Marissa, she was a bully snob!!

Jenny:  Grrrrr I couldn’t stand Marissa.  What a bitch!  Loved Ginger though.

Gitte:  My favourite scenes: The bar scene when Olivia is “auditioning” & The Public Restroom….as I think back to those scenes I am currently sticking my head in the freezer….brain feeze!!!

Jenny:  The Public Restroom scene!! Holy hotness batman, make room for me in that freezer GG!!!!

Gitte:  Cliff hanger…really??!! Hate them with a passion but knowing that there will be more Cash early next year pacifies me…for now!

Jenny:  Well you know my issue with cliffhangers GG! They drive me ccccarazy!!!!! However, I have to say, this one didn’t bother me at all.   As I said I didn’t read the synopsis and thought it was a standalone book so to find out that this story will continue and we have more Cage to look forward to made me really happy.

Gitte:  This story had a beating heart. I loved the characters. They were all fabulous and had amazing chemistry. We got to hear 3 voices; Olivia, Nash, and Cash. The change over flawless; the writing brilliant!
Oh and who wouldn’t immediately fall for a pair of gorgeous and HOT twins right?!?!

Jenny:  Absolutely agree!  I’m a fan of dual POV, but sometimes find any more than that and the story and voices can sometimes get a bit lost.  Not so with this book – I really loved the voices of Olivia, Nash and Cash and was eagerly awaiting the next voice as it was done so effortlessly that the story just flowed really well
If you’re looking for a hot, entertaining read with likeable characters and a good story then you can’t really go wrong with this book

Gitte:  Bring on book 2!!!

Jenny:  Damn straight!! Can’t wait!

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