Garrett delivers another special Christmas romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There is something special about a Garrett Leigh Christmas novella.
I can’t quite put my finger on what exactly makes them unique, but she always brings a touch of the realities of life to her books which make the feels so much more special.
Here we get a wonderful romance which has such a strong magical sense to it (not the sparkly dust fairy type but the kind of otherworldly connection one) that gives an almost hazy glow to the narrative which pretty much centres on life on Firefire Hill.
At the top of the hill is the rundown workshop where Remy drags his battered body and his dying Transit van full of the dregs of his life. At the bottom is the tiny cottage where fireman Logan lives, a part-time single dad to his twin sons Billy and Sam.
Their first meeting was a brief, but quite powerful encounter, at a summer festival when Logan was moonlighting as a fire marshall and Remy was one of the attractions.
Their eyes met during a fire dance and the sparks weren’t just flying from Remy’s poi (A pair of roughly arm-length chains with handles attached to one end, and bundle of wicking material on the other.)
Almost magnetically drawn to each other, they share an anonymous kiss under the moonlight before Logan is called away to deal with something else. Months pass and we catch up with Remy as he’s struggling following a pretty bad accident at another festival.
What follows is just a beautiful, soul-deep exploration of what makes two people fall in love. They each find something in the other that makes their life better. No changes are made to accommodate this, simply an expansion of friendship into trust, sexual attraction into love, loneliness into a family.
I loved everything about this book, I couldn’t put it down once I started reading, especially when I realised that Logan is Locke’s twin brother. You can find Locke in Garrett’s beyond epic Forgive Me Father book three of her Rebel Kings MC series.
I’ve already put in my request for Locke’s story 🤣
So if you like your romances with a touch of grit, with a sense of danger that’s always there because of Logan’s job, but with hope, happiness and a pair of boys who’ll steal away your heart, then don’t miss out on this one.
#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR in return for an honest and unbiased review