My lovely reader, in celebration of Garrett Leigh’s latest release, Cirlce I want to share my double review of Rare and Freed, book #2 and book #2.5 in the Roads series. The first double review is Slide (book #1) and Marked (book #1.5). You can read the review here.
See also my release blitz and review tour of Circle, hosted by Signal Boost Promotion.
So, amazing stuff is planned.
But now, happy reading. :3 ❤
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Roads: Book 2
Sequel to Slide
Paramedic Pete Adams lived through the year from hell watching his lover, Ash, fall apart, and the precarious balance between work and home is becoming more strained. His heart is always home, with Ash, but the dark side to his job is weighing him down.
Tattoo artist Ash Fagin is recovering from a nervous breakdown triggered by revelations about his traumatic childhood. His battle with mental illness is far from over, but with Pete by his side, he’s feeling good again, so good he doesn’t notice something missing until it walks right into his living room.
Ash believes he’s had enough coincidence in his life, but when a voice from the past comes looking for him, it takes the devastating injuries of the one he loves most to convince him to let a ghost become the family he never knew he wanted.
Missing Moment from Rare
Roads: Book 2.5
Crazy events in the recent past have convinced Ash to take yet another step forward with Pete. He picks a special moment and a special place: the roof garden of their new home. Ash sees it as the final piece of their puzzle, but he’s not prepared for the feelings it invokes. Peace, belonging, and for the first time in his life, freedom.
When book one was mostly about Ash and his past the second book is, next to the continuing health process about Pete. This time we see him in severe danger, his health is on a knife edge and it’s Ash who helps.
The events in the book are as devastating as in the first book but the book is more than ever full of hope, still the surroundings make it tough for Ash and Pete.
They get new companions, grow more and more, build a more and more knit tight family and when another, surprising events are revealed it is more than natural that Ash is first hesitant.
Garrett Leigh knows how to build a story from the bottom, gives it a depth, so unbelievable but so honest, yet ugly, but that’s the life.
Ash and Pete are more bonded than ever, yet they have to overcome so many obstacles, old haunting ghosts and near fears and dangers.
The Roads series isn’t in particular a happy, feeling good story but in the way how it is written Garrett gives the hope, gives the good feelings, because the character feel so realistic and for me it was right at time to read the series.
Poetic but with honest words, unadorned yet beautiful written because it’s so pure, and although the character are marked, bruised and damaged, the development is amazing and undeniable.
The character support each other, no character is superior than the other, and even if one is helping the other, in the next moment this character is in need of the help. It is hard to endure as the reader yet to wonderful.
I still recommend this series wholeheartedly and with a loud: go, get the books!