Good morning my lovely readers. I am so happy to have you here. 🙂
We’re celebrating the release day of Garrett Leigh’s Jude, book three in the Lucky series.
To celebrate this I want to share my review with you. I also have posted a release blitz post here.
If you’ve read Lucky and Cash, book # 1 and # 2 in the series, you proably can remember Isha, Dom’s friend who’s secretly queer and suffering being lonely. See how he finds his HEA in this book.
Read to the end of the post to not miss the giveaway below.
Happy reading. 🙂
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Jude by Garrett Leigh was an anticipated book I dearly enjoyed. Those who have read Lucky and Cash will probably remember the book’s MCs, briefly mentioned before but important for the pretty colorful group. Leigh nails it again with her talented descriptions of living with a (neurological) disorder. Jude is dealing with epilepsy and we have neither a glossing over nor is it catastrophized. It’s simply something the person is living with it. I really loved how Jude was displayed in his job running a shop where he seels reptiles like snakes and lizards. You really can see that the author knows a lot about the animals and that they are dear to the author’s heart. I liked the warmth he showed towards them and how connected Jude is to them – something he can’t say when it comes to other human beings.
Jude has due to his personality but also his neurological disorder, his epilepsy problems with connecting with others, with truly let them into his life. Rae is the only one who is the closest to a best friend he has and when Jude meets Isha through a suprising event – Isha’s children need a place to held a birthday party but also an unfortunate Grindr hookup they can’t deny their attraction for each other.
Another major part the book dealt with were Isha’s struggles due to his hidden bisexuality.Isha is just out to his ex-wife and hides his sexuality – even to close people in his life, who doesn’t have the need to judge, like Dom.
I enjoyed how we saw Isha as being attracted to Jude, how we also got an insight on how he is as a father, and despite some flaws he has, he is caring for his kids and cherish the ground they walk onto. I was hooked by the gentle scenes, not just with him and his kids but also when they added Jude to the mix. You can easily see how well they balance each other out, how Jude is good for Isha and vise versa. But, as in almost every book by the author, the characters have to believe in themself to be worth to be loved to love others and to let it happen.
Realistic and raw, this book touches you deeply and leaves an impact. 5 out of 5 stars.
Series: Lucky # 3
Author: Garrett Leigh
Genre: M/M Romance. Contemporary
Release Date: March 24, 2019
Publisher: self published, Fox Love Press
Length: 60.000 words
Cover artist: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
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Isha has spent the last year watching his BFF get his happily-ever-after. He’s proud of Dom, but…it hurts to see him so free while Isha’s love life is still on lockdown. Only Isha’s ex-wife knows the secret that he’s kept caged for so long—that he’s queer too, and he’s lonely.
Jude’s too chained to his work to notice what he’s missing by being terminally single, but a new face in the village soon catches his attention. City boy Isha is gorgeous, and when he starts to haunt Jude’s reptile shop as well as the hook-up app on his phone, he’s a welcome distraction from Jude’s business problems.
For a control freak like Isha, letting Jude under his skin is an existential meltdown, but Jude’s not in the market to be anyone’s queer crisis, not when he’s facing troubles of his own. Unlocking their lives could push both men apart forever, but it might be a risk worth taking if sharing is the key to their happy future.
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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