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RJ delivers an emotionally satisfying romance which hit all my favourite tropes

W02 Summer Drifter jpgSummer Drifter by R.J. Scott

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Ooh that was well worth the wait!

I love it when RJ writes cowboys, especially when they come along with a big dose of hurt/comfort and wounded souls like this one does.

Both Levi and Quinn have serious issues over bad parenting, abandonment and feelings of worthiness, but they couldn’t be more different if they tried.

It was great to be back at the Lennox Ranch and see that Micah and Daniel are still going strong, Rachel and Scott are happy and that life is traveling in the right direction for them all after the events of Winter Cowboy.

This story had lots of my favourite tropes as well as the opposites attract theme, Levi is a rough and tough guy, but he’s hiding a need to be on his knees for someone who’ll let him give up control.

Quinn might look like he’d be blown over by a strong wind but he has a core of steel and the gymnastic flexibility and self-defence awareness to look after not only himself but to be everything Levi needs.

The secrets Quinn is hiding form the majority of the tension points in the narrative, there’s a bit of “toing and froing” between the two men but it never becomes onerous.

It’s medium steamy with a fair amount of UST and the one full on smexy scene we get is powerfully emotive, as Quinn edges Levi into giving in to his desire to submit. It’s hot 😉

But overall, this is an emotional romance, feelings of guilt warring with a need to belong, fears of giving in to change and ultimately, hope and longing for a happy ending. The Epilogue is a wonderful drawing of a close to this part of their lives and a solid step into that future.

Now, I’m wondering if Chris will be next and whether Connor might be on the cards for him or if Sheriff Neil is going to win out there?!

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

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Release Blitz: Skins Box Set by Garrett Leigh

Skins Box Set | Garrett Leigh

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Release Date: September 17th, 2020

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/SkinsBoxSet

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/218610

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

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Blurb

The best-selling Skins series is now available in a Box Set

Dream

When unrequited love leaves Dylan Hart sleepless and nursing his wounds, instinct draws him to the one place he’s found mindless respite in the past—Lovato’s. It’s a place for every fantasy—where a night of insane NSA fun with former ballet dancer Angelo brings relief to Dylan’s fragile feelings.

Friends to lovers, hurt comfort, angst.

Whisper

Lonely physiotherapist Harry Foster has the world at his feet. A full client list, a six figure Instagram following, and a publishing deal for a book he doesn’t have time to write until his agent offers him a break—a retreat to the wild south west coast.

Cornish horseman Joe Carter is lonely too. On paper, they have nothing in common, but Joe is beautiful…glorious, and when an accident puts his life in Harry’s healing hands, the whisper of true love is inevitable. If the trouble that put the farm on its knees in the first place doesn’t get in the way.

Friends to lovers, hurt comfort, horses, forced proximity.

Believe

Flight paramedic Rhys Foster is hooked on adrenaline. By day it’s blood and guts, by night it’s the thrill of the club. Entertainer Jevon Campbell is a play therapist like no other—dancer, magician, acrobat. Their connection is instant. As the days slip by, Rhys must learn to believe he’s worth the happiness Jevon is offering.

Friends to lovers, first times, men in uniform.

Crossroads

Angelo Giordano and Dylan Hart are more in love than ever. As the end of a tough year approaches, they reach a crossroads. Dylan returns to Cornwall for Christmas and Angelo can’t imagine watching him leave again. Can the love that surrounds them on Whisper Farm show them the way home?

Christmas novella, favourite characters, found family.

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.

Social Media

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh

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I loved this cowboy and the soldier romance from Christina

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an absolutely beautiful romance Christina Lee has crafted here. There’s nothing overly dramatic, nothing too angsty, just two hurting men falling in love unexpectedly.

This book is a gentle read, it’s about healing, about finding your way forward, it’s about finding new ways to be a family and above all it’s about love and acceptance.

Both Kelly and Julian are unique characters, with their own quirks and foibles, they work beautifully as a pair as their friendship morphs to attraction and then to intimacy, all tempered with the fears which surround their unique circumstances.

I liked that there were no real “bad guys” here either, the tensions come from a truly believable situation and I liked that Kelly’s ex-wife, while she had her moments, wasn’t just a one-note angry woman but instead a complicated and complex person with her own hurts she was dealing with.

I really loved the setting, the cowboy lifestyle felt vividly real, I loved the cast of secondary characters and I liked that there was resolution to a lot of the tensions in ways which were honestly achieved.

I’d love to read more in this setting.

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