Cash is a car mechanic with a secret. Head down, sleeves up, he hides from the past as much as his shattered heart, until a reluctant stumble into a Tottenham bar ends in the one night stand of his dreams.
Hunt saboteur Rae can’t believe his luck when he wakes up the next morning. Cash is gorgeous, and the hottest hook up he’s ever had. He doesn’t expect to see him again, until a twist of fate lands him on Cash’s doorstep a few months later.
United by a cause that’s broken Cash before, they are drawn together. They have more in common than they ever imagined, but with Cash haunted by the past, and Rae so tangled in the present, it’s not long before love isn’t enough to keep them alive.
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*I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review*
TW/CW: animal cruelty (not from MCs, they are trying to prevent it), physical abuse from one of the side characters
It’s not Garrett Leigh’s book if it doesn’t have angst and realistic and difficult themes, right? But this one, this one was especially hard. Honestly, if you ask me, even What Remains was easier to read.
In the first book, Lucky, we follow a football player. In this one? We follow saboteurs of illegal fox hunts. To tell the truth, I was one of the people who believed that if it is outlawed, people don’t do it. And I don’t know why I believed that, since well, we all know people break the rules all the time, don’t they? Especially rich people who think they can get away with everything.
Cash has a difficult past, which is why he finds it hard to trust, and when his one night stand turns to be connected to his past in a way, things get complicated.
Saboteuring fox hunts isn’t an easy thing to do, especially when rich people have a bunch of connections, and it shows. There are a lot of descriptions of sabs trying to ruin the hunt and honestly, this doesn’t leave a whole lot for romance. But it is there, and I thought it was fitting to the content of the book.
There are a lot of Dom and Lucky cameos…if you can call them cameos, actually. While the book isn’t focused on them, they are an important part of it. They support Cash and are there to help even when it gets darker, and they are prepared to help Rae and his group of sabs when they get to know them a bit better via Cash. Lucky even wants to help with participating in saboteuring hunts! So, they are quite an important part, and I loved it.
I have enjoyed all of Garrett Leigh’s books before, and this one wasn’t the exception, even though it was, as I said, almost harder to read than any other. From what I’ve heard from the author it was also a very hard book to write, but it needed to be written. I think she’s a perfect person to write it! She has also hinted that the next book is almost completely different (again), so I am really looking forward to it!
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 photographer Dan Burgess.
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