New Release & 5 Star Review: The Beautiful Now by M. Leighton

We are so thrilled to share The Beautiful Now by M. Leighton today! She’s a Geekery fave and she has an amazingly beautiful new book out today and I hope you’ll check it out, along with my 5 star review. This book is Michelle at her very best and you definitely need to meet Dane and Brinkley!

Happy Reading!


The Beautiful Now, the new contemporary romance from New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is LIVE! Get it for the release price of $3.99 while it lasts, or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Grab your copy here.


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Dane James worked my stepfather’s fields. He was the boy next door.




From the moment we met, we were star-crossed lovers—always wanting, never having. We loved each other for most of our lives, but right from the beginning destiny had other plans. She knew we would fall in love. She knew we would fall apart. Over and over again, like the curse of a recurring nightmare. Or the hope of a familiar dream.

Our past was tumultuous. Our future was bleak. But the one thing we always had was the beautiful now.

Until that was taken from us, too.

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Get it for the release price of $3.99 while it lasts, or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Grab your copy here.

5 Beautiful Stars

I am a huge Michelle Leighton fan, I love her characters and stories and The Beautiful Now is one of her best yet! This is a beautiful second chance story about true love that stands the test of time. Michelle creates these beautiful characters that capture your heart and uses stunning imagery that transports you into their world.

This story is a great mix of the adult romance and new adult feel, being told from present day and teenage years. I really loved that about this book, it really gives a lot of insight into the characters and their journey. Brinkley is a smart and strong-willed girl, but her mother believes that money and status are what matters in life and expects Brinkley to behave that way.  She is supposed to have the ‘right’ friends and date the ‘right’ boys, no matter how they actually treat her, but she meets the farmhand’s son Dane James nothing will ever be the same for either of them.

As an adult we see Brinkley return to her hometown with her daughter Celina, and the only reason she’s back is for Celina. Brinkley has to come to terms with the past and this town for her daughter, but when she sees Dane in the same fields it’s much harder than she ever thought it would. She’s going to have to explain why she left, why she’s returned and reveal even more about her daughter.

There is so much emotion in this story, from the first page to the last. This is not just a love story between Brinkley and Dane, but also a story about family and the love parents have for their children. Michelle truly captures that deep love and devotion in this book. Brinkley and Dane have that special forever love, but that doesn’t mean their story is easy. There is love, but there is anger and pain between them as well and oh it made my heart ache. I loved everything about this book, all the smiles and tears and epic swoons. I adored Brinkley and Dane and wanted all the happiness for these two – they truly deserved it! Michelle has created another stunning story that I fell completely in love with and one that will stay in my heart!

Here’s what early readers are saying:

✩ “This is the best book that I have read in 2017 yet!!” — Heidi

✩ “I truly wish I could give this one more five stars, I would definitely give 10 if I could. This is one of those books, you just know from the beginning is going to pull at your heartstrings and it really does. I’ve read of ton of books this year and this one just moved to the top of my favorites list.” — Catherine

✩ “The Beautiful Now is exactly that – Beautiful. It’s love story of epic proportions.” — Courtney

✩ “What I loved was that their story transcends the span of 22 years and shows that love can last forever even when all the odds are stacked against you. That there is always a way even when we think all hope is lost. That even when we do what we think is best and hurt the ones we love that their is forgiveness to be found and second chances are a blessing not to be taken lightly. And when faced with the harsh realities of life, love can still prevail over all.” — Jennifer ✩ “I started reading – and I kept on reading. I couldn’t stop. It was all so heartbreakingly sad and beautiful and sweet and frustrating and I just could not stop.” — Bianca


M. Leighton


New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a rarely ever comfortable speaking about herself in the third person, but here goes. Michelle is a former nurse who has always harbored a passion for the written word, a weakness for alpha males, and a profound love of all things romantic. Never in her wildest dreams did this Yankee-turned-Southerner imagine her life as it is today. She has the best job in the world, a husband who treats her like a princess, and a dog that’s so smart she may one day write a novel, too. You can often find Michelle hidden away in her cave, crafting a new story, or out in the sunshine enjoying some quiet time with her man. Movies, wine, and good food are frequently thrown into the mix, and exercise on days that start with Q. She loves laughter, chocolate, the color red, and you can find out more about her at Sign up for her newsletter here: She promises not to spam your inbox:)



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Books by M. Leighton


All the Pretty Lies  **  All the Pretty Poses

All Things Pretty


Down to You  **  Up to Me

Everything for Us  **  Always with You


Levi’s Blue


Pocketful of Sand


The Empty Jar


Dashing Through the Snow


Strong Enough  **  Tough Enough

Brave Enough


The Wild Ones  **  Wild Child

Some Like It Wild  **  There’s Wild, Then There’s You






Madly  **  Madly & Wolfhardt

Madly & the Jackal  **  Madly and the Seawitch (est Dec, 2016)


Blood Like Poison: For the Love of a Vampire

Blood Like Poison: Destined for a Vampire

Blood Like Poison: To Kill an Angel


The Reaping  **  The Reckoning





Beginnings: An M. Leighton Anthology




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