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What an irrepressible joy Charles Heppel has been!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a wonderful rounding out of the story which began back in Charles when Con first introduced us to the amazing Glynn Harber and the people who live and work around there.

Charles was an irrepressible spirit, a man who did the best he could at living with the hurdles his disabilities brought him and with an unfettered joy that spread happiness in his wake.

Unfortunately, as the book opens, Charles’ happiness is becoming a bit tarnished by the horrible experiences he keeps having on the interviews for Hugo’s potential new Parish. Charles is worrying he’s holding His Holy Hotness back and that maybe it might be best if he stays out of the way.

Of course, Hugo’s faith is more than just a nebulous thing and he knows there is no way he’s going anywhere without Charles, or to somewhere which won’t welcome his husband-to-be with as much grace as they’re offering him.

When the new Bishop (our lovely one having now retired) sends Hugo off on another mission and Charles is left behind, it looks like things are taking a downward turn. However, what it turns out to be is the first step on a journey of healing for many people.

We get to see more of the delightful Heligan, there’s surprise guest appearances from some of the series’ most favourite characters and – which make me laugh like a drain – Charles gets a pre-wedding honeymoon on his very own Love Island (Kara-Enys being Cornish for the very same!)

This is a beautifully romantic end to what has been a quite outstanding Learning to Love series from Con and perhaps a little hint at what might be coming up next.

Disclaimer: I alpha read this for Con as she was writing it, then beta read it once it was drafted. All thoughts and opinions however would have been the same had I never laid eyes on it earlier. It’s a truly beautiful book.

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

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Release Blitz: Saint’s Song by Garrett Leigh

Saint’s Song | Garrett Leigh

Rebel Kings #2

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Release Date: June 14th, 2022

Cover Design: Black Jazz Designs

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Expect: a fragile king, a sweet-hearted henchman, an enigmatic hitman, and a fight to the death. Cam, Alexei, and Saint have survived their battle with the devil, but with too many enemies to count, can they survive the war?

“Kill me,” I choked out. “If he’s dead, you gotta kill me too.”

One club, one heart.

Three men, one soul.

Can loving someone kill you? I feel like the world is ending every time I look at them.

Cam. My brother. My president.

He’s the love of my life

And then there’s Alexei. I didn’t know I could feel this way about one person, let alone two. But I think of him in every breath I breathe for Cam. Every thundering beat of my heart. Because there is no Cam without him.

There is no me. My life wasn’t worth living until I found something worth dying for.
And I’d die for them a thousand times.

Saint’s Song is the second in a hurt/comfort, biker romance, MMM duet from the world of the Rebel Kings MC. Content warnings inside the book.

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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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Saint’s Song is a masterclass of emotion

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

BOOK HANGOVER!

I need time to process before I can even think about writing a review.

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Well, I’ve finally caught my breath from my intensive read in one go, stay up until 3am devouring of this book.

I won’t be giving any plot elements away, other than to say things happened which I knew I wanted to happen, things happened which I didn’t know I wanted to happen until after they had, there’s action, danger, death and destruction.

There’s appearances from sneaky Easter Eggs from Garrett’s extended universe which just had me yelling oh Hell yes at the top of my voice and really, really hoping there will be more from this triad on top of the other books we know are coming in the series.

And, for the first time ever, my favourite ever Garrett character Marc Ramsey (read Soul to Keep to find out more after you’ve read Rented Heart first) has competition in Saint Malone.

OMG Saint, there aren’t adequate enough words to describe the way this man has entwined himself into my heart and my head. He is the ultimate in quiet and deadly, his love is powerful and unyielding, but he’s also vulnerable and there is an almost childlike quality to the way he sees life.

With book one, we saw the depth of the relationship between Cam and Alexei grow. Here we get to see why Saint provides the bedrock for that. He’s the centre, the strength, the means by which each man can communicate their depth of feeling – and their determination to burn to the ground anything that threatens the Rebel Kings.

As with book one, the pacing here takes you on a journey through the smoking heat of the men together, the blood and the guts of the motorcycle club world, the thrills of adrenaline packed punches, the heart-stopping fear of a confrontation with the enemy and the sweet, sweetest honey of love.

It’s impossible to convey the emotions this book made me feel, it’s Garrett Leigh, it’s what she does best – takes you through the ringer and leaves you gasping for breath and dying for more.

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