My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve been wanting Wedge’s story since he first appeared in Garrett’s stunningly brilliant books Between Ghosts and the Rented Heart series.
Once the joker of the pack, since his accident, he’s retreated into himself and moved back home.
And, once again, I’m tickled by Garrett setting another book in my birth place of Leeds. She gets all the nuisances which make it such a fascinating city right.
Another thing she nails is her military research. I’ve said it before, I’ve family who were Special Forces and they’re a unique breed who never speak other than in abstract about their service.
Garrett’s note at the end of the book is spot on.
Here, Gavin’s army experience and his relationships with Marc and Nat, (and through them also with Jamie and Connor) and their losses and traumas, are so perfectly expressed.
And Yani. I loved Yani. He’s so different from Jamie but he works for Gavin just like the younger man does for Marc. It’s no secret that their book Soul To Keep, is my absolute favourite of all Garrett’s books, but this one comes close.
It’s not your typical Christmas romance, it touches on the harsh realities of big cities and their problems with the homeless and the lack of facilities to care for them.
It looks at both living with OCD and with the aftermath of PTSD, but it’s none the less a tale of hope. Of finding the moments that bring joy and of letting your heart be filled with the spark of love.
A fabulous addition to the military romance shelf of works from Garrett.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review .