Catalyst by Leighton Riley ~Release Blitz, Review & Excerpt

BannerTitle: Catalyst
Author: Leighton Riley
Release Date: Dec 28, 2015
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CoverFor every action, there is a reaction.

People aren’t always who they say they are. Everyone has their secrets. Some are more evil than I ever thought imaginable.

I was left broken and alone after my boyfriend was murdered in my bar.

An old acquaintance moves into Liam’s home and a spark is ignited deep inside me.

Becoming vulnerable made me weak, and I never saw it coming.

When obsession takes over, lies and deceit can be killer.

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Panty Scorching- 3
Angst- 3
Overall Rating- 3.5
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Reviewed by Joanna

This was a different story for me. I am usually more of an “erotic” reader, but it was a nice change.

You have Tinsley. She is a woman who is mourning the loss of the love of her life, Liam. She owns three restaurants and he was murdered in one of her restaurants and she found him.

She runs into someone she knew from back in college, Maguire. He knows about what has happened to Tinsley and knows what she is going through, but there is an attraction between the two of them, and Tinsley is willing to try to move forward and try a relationship with Maguire.

Now is where it all turns around and becomes a very fast moving, and crazy story. I don’t do “spoilers”, so there isn’t much I can say without giving anything away, other than saying…no one is who you think they are.

It was a good story, but it just packed a lot in and it started taking some turns that I just wanted to say NO…. don’t do that…. It doesn’t make any since. But it is a fiction story, so you know, not everything has to be “believable”.

Not much in the “erotic” line for me…but it was good.

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Watching movers pack away his things and throw them into the truck is so impersonal. Tossing the boxes into a truck with no thought as to what they are handling. I wish I had the strength to be the one who packed it all away, but I couldn’t. It was hard enough to pack up my things. I moved my stuff out of the home two weeks ago, but the majority of everything in that home was his.

He was my other half. My soul mate. One morning, we were completely in love and talking about starting a family, and then by nightfall, I had found my boyfriend barely alive in the storage room of the bar I owned. I rode with him as he was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, praying he would pull through even though the look on the paramedics’ faces told me otherwise. After what seemed like forever in the waiting room, doctors gave me the news he didn’t make it. The police questioned me extensively, and later that night, I came home to his empty house. From that day on, I have been on autopilot.

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About The Author

Leighton Riley resides in Dallas, Tx and works in real estate for her day job. She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Sinfully, Regretfully, and Deceitfully can be read in order or as standalones. Sinfully and Regretfully take place around the same time frame and can even be read in reverse order (will give more background on Payton and Ryder’s story). Tate’s story, Deceitfully, finishes off the series. She’s also the author of the romantic suspense novel, Catalyst.

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