Review Tour & Giveaway: Believe by Garrett Leigh

Hello!  I am so happy I got to read the book and am excited to post this review of the amazing book! It’s my favourite book in the series and it’s just amazing! But there’s enough gushing about it in my review below, so I’ll stop now 🙂

There’s also a link to the giveaway after my review 🙂

 

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 55,000 words approx.
 
Cover Design: Black Jazz Design
 
Skins Series
 
Dream (Book #1) – Amazon US | Amazon UK
Whisper (Book #2) – Amazon US | Amazon UK
 

Blurb

Flight paramedic Rhys Foster is hooked on adrenaline. By day it’s blood and guts, by night it’s the thrill of the club. With a different face in his bed most nights, he doesn’t have time to be lonely…right?

Entertainer Jevon Campbell is a play therapist like no other—dancer, magician, acrobat, he brings it all to his global mission to help children in need laugh again. He’s on a rare home visit when he encounters enigmatic Rhys in a London bar.

Their connection is instant, but Rhys fast realises Jevon’s easy confidence doesn’t stretch as far as the bedroom. He has no idea how mesmerising he is—how beautiful—and Rhys resolves to show him.

They grow closer, but time isn’t on their side. Rhys seems unable to articulate how he feels, and with Jevon’s imminent departure from the UK hanging over them, their separate commitments could tear them apart forever.

As the days slip by, Rhys must learn to believe he’s worth the happiness Jevon is offering.


My Review:

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

*I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review*

I always have high expectations for Leigh’s books and I haven’t been disappointed yet! This one is also amazing.

It is wonderful and also admirable how Leigh can take difficult themes, such as addiction, illnesses, even migrant camps! and manages to incorporate all the romance as well, without making anything seem weird.

Rhys and Jevon both have similar jobs – they help people. But their workplace differs greatly. While Rhys is paramedic in London, Jevon works as a ‘clown’ (not a scary one!) in migrant camps. Having seen many photos of those camps, and also seeing how our country handled migrant crisis, I could not imagine anything good about them. But of course there are people who care and who try to make it at least a bit better – and Jevon is one of them.

And concerning Rhys, we have met him in previous books, but here, we see so much more. He doesn’t have much more than his work and Lovato’s and the latter is not bringing him much satisfaction lately. I loved how Rhys and Jevon clicked, and how patient Rhys was with him!

But Rhys had other problems. He’s lonely, and sad, and definitely NOT kind to himself. Honestly, for most of the book I just wanted to hug him ❤ He’s so not the positive guy I imagined him to be from the first book, but he is just as kind as he was with Angelo when he needed help in the first book!

I loved how Rhys and Jevon clicked and how they cared for each other (and the sex isn’t bad either 😉 ). There is some angst, just like in all the author’s books, but there is also a lot of warmth, family affection, and kindness.

While the book can be read as a standalone, you’d miss so much if you haven’t read at least other books in this series…but there are also cameos from Misfits, Urban Soul, and Strays! I loved the connection that made.

I loved the book for its contents, and I loved it for it’s cover. Honestly, it is the one I like best in this series, and I loved the other two too! 🙂


Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

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.



Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh


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