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Release Blitz: Christmas Mountain by Garrett Leigh

Christmas Mountain | Garrett Leigh

A Second Chance Christmas Romance

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Release Date: November 9th, 2021

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

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The probation officer caring for his dead brother’s baby. The wounded gentle giant with the biggest softest heart.

Rami: Sweet Fen Hawthorne is my favourite thing about working in the prison. His broad shoulders and sunny grin. His twinkly flirtation. And he likes me as much as I like him. More seems inevitable until life happens.

One day I’m there, then I’m not, and second chances don’t really happen when your car breaks down halfway up a snowy mountain, do they?

Besides, I don’t remember flirting with a bearded lumbersexual, only dreaming about one.

Fen: Do dreams come true?

Christmas Mountain is my home. But it’s the one place on earth I never imagined seeing Rami Stone again, and now I’m snowed in with him. Trapped, with only a roaring fire for company, and it’s a fantasy come true. The air is thick with more than snow and the eighteen months we’ve been apart fades away.

As the snow clears, though, so does the haze. Rami says he comes with baggage.

But so do I, and I’m here for the heavy lifting.

I’m here for forever.

A Christmas MM romance from Garrett Leigh. Expect: Long lost friends-to-lovers, heart-warming found family, and the swooniest second chance at love with a healthy dose of sweet hurt/comfort. Gorging on mince pies and cinnamon-spiced doughnuts is optional, but deeply encouraged.

About The Author

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Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer. 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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I did not want this book to end

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Since both Fen and Remi appeared in Salvation I’ve wondered about their story and here, in Christmas Mountain, Garrett gives us a perfect festive romance – with all the human elements that make her characters so real.

Without going into any detail, this was everything I wanted from Fen and Rami’s story. They were both such vivid characters in Dante’s book, here we find out more about them and it’s a story that carries real power with it.

They’ve both suffered blows that would knock lesser people to their knees, but they’re surviving, just, when their paths fortuitously cross again on a Cumbrian fell known as Christmas Mountain.

I loved everything about their burgeoning friendship, Fen’s demi-sexuality is given the weight and the time it needs to move beyond the spark of attraction he knows he already has for the other man. Remi’s grieving process and sudden guardianship of his nephew Charlie also means he needs time to just breath.

There’s some serious subjects toughed on, it’s Garrett Leigh after all, but it never becomes too weighted down with the sadness. There’s a couple of glimpses of Dante still living his best life, which I so appreciated, and I absolutely adored Remi’s family who live on top of the Fen.

The kids in this book are perfect, they never detract from the story being told, but are important enough to give both Fen and Remi things to think about at crucial points in the tale.

I was left with such a warm feeling and a happy glow after finishing this book, it goes straight onto my Favourites Shelf alongside Garrett’s other two Christmas stories (okay, and pretty much every other book she’s written, let’s be honest here, I’m a complete fangirl) and I can’t wait to get the bonus scene come release day.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Ruby’s latest visit to Winsford Green is an adrenaline packed romance

the schoolmasters spyThe Schoolmaster’s Spy by Ruby Moone

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely adore Ruby Moone’s historical writing and with her latest visit to the world of Winsford Green, she has absolutely excelled.

Alien Office spy Mark Dexter is everything I want in a book boyfriend. He’s principled but capable of doing what needs doing if it means protecting the State.

He’s a little bit battered by life, the youngest son of a Viscount who always hated him because he wasn’t his actual father, he’s had a lonely and somewhat wild life.

The only comfort he found was at boarding school where Felix Brook was one of the few schoolmasters who took notice and cared enough to engage him in his education.

Felix is an absolute gem of a man. There isn’t a huge age gap between them, Felix was a young schoolmaster at Hestingley’s, but he’s so shy and hides his passions away – until Dexter comes back to an Old Boys event while investigating the new headmaster.

I won’t go into the plot, suffice it to say it absolutely worked for me, the trickery, intricacies and careful way the narrative unfolds is a headrush, filled with adrenaline and adventure.

Both Mark and Felix have the very things which make them who they are tested – Dexter’s loyalty and Brook’s role as an educator – and for a while it looks like there will be no way out.

But Ruby skillfully manipulates the story so that all ends up with a race to the truth and an ending which is firmly grounded in the realities of life in 1815 for two men who love men.

An absolutely wonderful return to Winsford Green and now please can we have the Major and Mr Edwards’ story and what’s going on with the Marquess of Winsford and Dexter’s boss at the Alien Office Ruby?!

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