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This is a glorious examination of the power of love to change a life

56052281._SY475_Desires of a Monster: An Erotic Fairytale by Roe Horvat

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read every version of this story as Roe has released them, and all I can say is every version got better and better.

I’m not going to try to explain why this book goes straight onto my favourites shelf because it’s almost impossible to quantify.

It’s as unfettered and as explosively sexy as most of his other erotica, and – like those books – there are so many more layers to it.

This isn’t just heart racing, steam filled deliciously decadent desires, oh no, it’s way more.

It’s about taking risks, it’s about finding a home, about discovering a hidden treasure, the freedom of submission and the power of love to fundamentally change your life.

It’s glorious.

#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.

Universal Link: https://bit.ly/AngelsCity

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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.

Social Media

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh

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Garrett gives me another couple to fall head over heels for

Garrett Leigh CoverAngels in the City by Garrett Leigh

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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