Good evening my lovely readers,
today I wanna share my review of Garrett Leigh’s latest book, Whisper, book two in the new Skins series, with you. This book can be read as a standalone but we have a nice meet-up with Angelo, Dylan and even Rhys. 😉 If you know who they are – good. If not: grab your copy of Dream, because you won’t wanna miss it. 🙂
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Happy reading. 🙂
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
With every new book by Garrett Leigh I’m excited what I get; and Whisper was again a book which surprised me, but of course was a great read, even if the the topics of her books are sometimes more than heavy.
I love how Garrett Leigh constally puts realistic events in her books; never have her characters an easy life, they have to overcome obstacles but the way the main characters get their happy end after isn’t glorified or the ultimative solution, neither the character’s personal problems are totally solved nor any mental issues healed or (anxiety, eating, etc.) disorders, addictions or otherwise mental or physical ilnesses and diseases. Instead they have to go through a lot of things but in the end there’s a satfisfaction in the achievements and as a reader it’s utterly calming and a relief to see them happy in what they gained through their own effort.
Joe and Henry are a great duo in this book and the way how they tentative start to create a bond, over common things, yet both guys are so different, is touching my heart. It’s the mix of all these things which let the two act this effortless together, as a team, based on trust, build up naturally from the fundation of friendship, even if both wouldn’t have expected it in first place.
The whole situation with the Whisper farm Joe and his family is managing is the major aspect in the dramatic events and holy moly are there a LOT! I really loved how so many things are connected to the life on the farm; how knit-tight the relationship between the family members and the farm crew is, how dependable each other is, but on the other hand how much they trust each other, how they need the believe in every single member to make the farm run.
And Henry is fitting marvelous into this setting. I was astonished as reader to see him so effortless included in the farm’s daily life, in being support not only for Joe but Sal, Joe’s mother and Emma, Joe’s sister.
I really liked the way how Garrett Leigh made the characters vulnerable, yet full of inner strength. They are people who endured a lot, which made them stronger in ways but also reluctant or shy in other parts. The different ways of how people – and animals in this book especially – can heal over the time and with help and love by others it amazing.
It’s also sweet we have a small re-union with Angelo and Dylan, as well as Rhys, who’s Henry’s brother. We also meet Dex, who’s story is told in Ghost.
Wholeheartedly 5 out of 5 stars from me, an absolute recommendation. 🙂
Author: Garrett Leigh
Series: Skins # 2
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: May 1st, 2018
Publisher: self published, Fox Love Press
Length: 260 pages
Cover artist: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
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Standalone second book in the Skins series.
Lonely physiotherapist Harry Foster has the world at his feet. A full client list, a six figure Instagram following, and a publishing deal for a book he doesn’t have time to write until his agent offers him a break—a retreat to the wild south west coast.
Cornish horseman Joe Carter is lonely too. Rescuing horses and managing Whisper Farm takes up most of his days, and by night he plays chicken with the farm’s perilous bank accounts.
At his sister’s unwelcome suggestion, he rents his only bedroom to a bloke from the city, and when Harry arrives, he’s everything Joe isn’t—calm, patient, and gorgeous enough to be exactly the kind of distraction Joe doesn’t need.
Harry doesn’t have time for distractions either—even shirtless farmers riding bareback past his bedroom window—but his moody host proves impossible to ignore.
On paper, they have nothing in common, but Joe is beautiful…glorious, and when an accident puts his life in Harry’s healing hands, the whisper of true love is inevitable. If the trouble that put the farm on its knees in the first place doesn’t get in the way.
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Author bio – Garrett Leigh
Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.
When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.
Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.
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