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Allie delivers an epic conclusion to this fabulous paranormal history series

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A stunning conclusion to what has been an outstanding paranormal historical romance series.

The pacing in this book is exceptional, taking the reader as it does on a tension-edged journey not only in America, but across the Atlantic to London and Paris.

The enemies are ever more threatening, and the powers they wield put all of our band of happy adventurers at risk.

Arthur and Rory are still dealing with the disparity of their social classes as well as the laws of the day, while the Baron’s henchmen seem to be surrounding the paranormals’ search to destroy the mind control relic.

As with the previous two books, there is zero on page steam outside of a couple of kisses and fade to black inferences of what they’re doing behind closed doors.

And it still disappoints me a little, especially given the additional magical connection which is now binding the two men together.

We are again told of their passion and willingness to put their lives at risk for the other, and we get to see them do that when it comes to physical danger, but we don’t see it when it applies to their physical intimacy and, for me, it’s a shame.

This concluding narrative still pulls together all the loose ends with skill, but I think it could have been even more powerfully emotional if we’d seen what they have to lose physically expressed on page.

But I have zero qualms about the plotting, it’s a brilliant and totally satisfying build up to the final battle.

The threats feel absolutely real, I wasn’t at all sure how they were going to pull themselves out of the predicament they end up in.

And I would never have guessed at the solution, although it is sneakily hinted at in the plotting earlier when I look back with hindsight, very cleverly executed.

A bit of a bittersweet experience, as I say goodbye to these wonderful characters and the world Allie has created, but also a firm knowledge that I look forward very much to seeing what comes next!

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

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Release Blitz: Angels In The City by Garrett Leigh

Angels In The City | Garrett Leigh

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Release Date: December 3rd, 2020

Cover: Black Jazz Design

Length: 63,000 words approx.

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Blurb

A fake relationship with a stranger. An office romance with doughnuts and white knights. An addictive arrangement—friends with benefits—fast turns to love.

Jonah Gray is rich, successful, and the most eligible bachelor in the city, according to his mother, at least. But the truth is, despite her efforts to pair him off, he’s fine on his own. All he needs is a date to the Christmas ball.

Sacha Ivanov is a lone wolf, content in the cycle of long days, late nights, and anonymous hook ups, but when a chance encounter in a broken-down lift brings a gorgeous copper-haired CEO into his life, everything begins to change.

As Christmas fast approaches, a favour for a stranger blooms into something more. He doesn’t do second dates or relationships. But for kind-hearted Jonah, his angel in the city, he might just change his mind.

Angels in the City is a Christmas themed MM friends-to-lovers, forced proximity, office romance. Expect fraught days, steamy nights, and true love built around festive snacks and Christmas trees.

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About The Author

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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Garrett gives me another couple to fall head over heels for

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If Marc (Soul to Keep) hadn’t already stolen my heart completely, then Sacha and Jonah would be fighting it out with Gavin & Yani (Hometown Christmas) to claim it.

This is possibly the least angsty of anything I’ve ever read from Garrett, but that doesn’t mean it’s missing any of the signature pieces that make it one of her books.

Two driven men, meeting perhaps by accident, perhaps by fate’s intervention, but nevertheless, finding an instant connection.

It starts as a fake boyfriend scheme to sooth Jonah’s mother, but it’s pretty clear from the off that it could be so much more.

Sacha is an enigma, he’s brusk, sparse with conversation, free with his disdain for the rest of the workforce he’s been landed with and very much interested in taking Jonah to bed.

Jonah is a ray of sunshine, he’s kind to his staff, bemused by his mother’s determination to get him paired off with anyone, and instantly drawn to the dark and brooding Russian.

They dance around each other in their shared office space, they fall into bed frequently, but they never talk feelings.

There was just something about this book which pulled me deep into it, perhaps the intimacy of their interactions, which take place in bed a lot.

Or possibly just the way it was clear to me that Sacha needed Jonah, though he did his best to ignore that he was wanting more then just sex.

There isn’t really one defining moment which moves this into something more, it’s a slide into a dawning of acknowledgement that things have changed.

But, as is ever the way, it’s not smooth sailing, there are hurts caused, and motives questioned before the break point is reached.

For a relatively short book, Garrett still manages to pack a whole fully fleshed out world with a rounded set of secondary characters into the narrative.

It doesn’t appear to be connected to her wider universe, but it also felt like it easily could be.

I kept expecting them to pop into one of Cass and Tom’s places for food or to run into one of the ex-military guys on the street 😁

I’d love more!

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