Title: Leo Maddox Author: Sarah Darlington Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: November 25th 2014 Plot: The one. The only. Leo Maddox. Leo’s cocky. He’s mean. He’s gorgeous. He’s never learned the meaning of the word no. He’s the twenty-one-year-old, billionaire grandson of a hotel mogul. He has vacation homes he’s never been to and cars he doesn’t drive. Women. Fashion. Alcohol. There’s nothing he can’t get. Well…almost nothing. He can’t have her. The girl he loves. The girl he’s loved his entire life. She hates him. Until one morning when Leo wakes up and decides enough is enough. He’s going to get the only girl he’s ever wanted. So what if she has a new boyfriend. So what if she loathes his very existence. Clara belongs with him and he’s going to prove it to her by winning her heart. This New Adult Romance is told entirely from Leo Maddox’s POV. It can be read before, after, or in place of He Belongs With Me. Recommended for readers 18+ due to strong language and sexy scenes.
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆
Leo Maddoxfollows rich billionaire hotel mogul, Leo Maddox, and his quest to catching the eye of his affection, Clara Ryder-- twin sister to his BFF Maggie, and the arch nemesis who hates his guts.
Leo has always been in love with Clara, but due to facades and misunderstandings, their relationship never furthers farther than disgruntled spats and bickering.
Deciding to finally claim what’s his, Leo finally decides to make his move, and for those of you who have read He Belongs With Me,you already know how Leo and Clara’s road to love takes flight. ONLY… inLeo Maddox,you see everything from Leo’s POV and what’s really going on in that head of his.
#So over all,a cute and enlightening tale that precedes that saying that, “there is a fine line between love and hate.” This is the quota that entails Clara and Leo, only in this particular case, Leo has always secretly held a buried torch for Clara.
Their tale to finally succumb and admit to their feelings was tedious, yet, very sweet and adorable!
HOWEVER! I do wish though, that aside from their romance, that we as readers could have seen an update on Maggie and her beau’s status and what’s next up or new for them. While I do get that this story is focused on Leo's "operation get the girl," I hoped the story would expand somewhere along the sidlelines about Maggie as well.
Otherwise, cute story that left me a happy gal!
*P.S- Those wondering about the parentage of Valerie? Read HBWM and you'll get your answers!* I'm out!
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 9
☆✮About the Author✮☆ Sarah Darlington lives in Virginia with her husband and amazing two-year-old son. She's a former flight attendant, navy brat, constant day-dreamer, wannabe photographer, and an avid scrapbooker. She loves to travel and is working on visiting all 50 states.