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Garrett delivers another special Christmas romance

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is something special about a Garrett Leigh Christmas novella.

I can’t quite put my finger on what exactly makes them unique, but she always brings a touch of the realities of life to her books which make the feels so much more special.

Here we get a wonderful romance which has such a strong magical sense to it (not the sparkly dust fairy type but the kind of otherworldly connection one) that gives an almost hazy glow to the narrative which pretty much centres on life on Firefire Hill.

At the top of the hill is the rundown workshop where Remy drags his battered body and his dying Transit van full of the dregs of his life. At the bottom is the tiny cottage where fireman Logan lives, a part-time single dad to his twin sons Billy and Sam.

Their first meeting was a brief, but quite powerful encounter, at a summer festival when Logan was moonlighting as a fire marshall and Remy was one of the attractions.

Their eyes met during a fire dance and the sparks weren’t just flying from Remy’s poi (A pair of roughly arm-length chains with handles attached to one end, and bundle of wicking material on the other.)

Almost magnetically drawn to each other, they share an anonymous kiss under the moonlight before Logan is called away to deal with something else. Months pass and we catch up with Remy as he’s struggling following a pretty bad accident at another festival.

What follows is just a beautiful, soul-deep exploration of what makes two people fall in love. They each find something in the other that makes their life better. No changes are made to accommodate this, simply an expansion of friendship into trust, sexual attraction into love, loneliness into a family.

I loved everything about this book, I couldn’t put it down once I started reading, especially when I realised that Logan is Locke’s twin brother. You can find Locke in Garrett’s beyond epic Forgive Me Father book three of her Rebel Kings MC series.

I’ve already put in my request for Locke’s story 🤣

So if you like your romances with a touch of grit, with a sense of danger that’s always there because of Logan’s job, but with hope, happiness and a pair of boys who’ll steal away your heart, then don’t miss out on this one.

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

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Release Blitz: Vow Maker by Lily Morton

Vow Maker | Lily Morton

Mixed Messages #4

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Release Date: November 20th, 2022

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Blurb

Dylan Mitchell wants to get married.

However, after seven years of being engaged, that’s looking slightly doubtful. After going through ten wedding planners, they’re gaining a reputation somewhat akin to Henry the Eighth on the wedding circuit.

Gabe has vetoed symbolic dove releases, forests of flowers, fire-eating performers, and puce as a wedding colour. He’s confounded an army of wedding professionals, and now Dylan, the man who knows and loves him better than anyone, has joined the ranks of the confused. Can anything please his fiancé and get them to the altar?

From bestselling author Lily Morton comes the sequel to Rule Breaker. A romantic comedy novella full of family chaos, meddling friends, sexy bathroom encounters, and love. Always love.

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Excerpt

I sigh. Another one bites the dust. At this point in our journey towards matrimony, I’ve said those words so many times I could part-time as a Freddie Mercury impressionist. Gabe looks at me as if expecting me to leap in and save him, but it’s every man for himself. I dealt with the last five wedding planners. It’s his turn.

And I must say it’s a very entertaining use of an hour as I watch Gabe finally meet his match. Helen moves from a vigorous defence of her wedding vision—one that belongs only in a Netflix historical drama—to indignation and, at last, rage. It’s a familiar destination if you’re dealing with Gabe.

Finally, however, she accepts defeat, saying in a very shrill voice, “You will never know marital bliss with that kind of attitude, Mr Foster.” Slinging her pashmina over her shoulder, she exits our house in a cloud of ire and Chanel perfume.

I stretch as Gabe comes back into the room after letting her out. “Helen, one. Gabe, nought.” I mime a tennis swing. “New balls, please.”

“That’s a very mixed metaphor and explains a great deal about your sports knowledge.” The love of my life heads to the cupboard and pulls out a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label. He waggles the bottle at me. “Want one?”

“Now? Isn’t it a bit early?”

“You tell me. Haven’t we got another planner coming in an hour? They’re like excessively happy buses.”

“I’ll have half the bottle,” I say promptly.

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About The Author

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Lily is a bestselling gay romance author. She writes love stories filled with heat and humour.

She lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she got her Kindle.

Lily has spent her life with her head full of daydreams, and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else would she get to spend her time with hot and funny men?

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – Chocolate Baileys.

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A bit of snark on the way to the altar of happiness!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a gorgeous catch up with Gabe and Dylan, full of all the usual snarking between them which is such a character of their relationship.

These two men have captivated me since they first appeared in Lily’s Missed Messages series just like Dylan fascinated Gabe with his sharp tongue and quick wit.

We’ve had brief snippets of their life as bonus scenes in Lily’s newsletter or her Facebook group, but this is the first lengthy visit back into this wonderful world of friendship, of family and all the history that goes before them and I adored it.

It’s funny, it’s heartfelt, at times it reminds you of the difficult upbring Gabe had and how Dylan broke down the heavy walls he’d put up around himself to protect him from more pain. It’s romantic, it’s scorching hot, it’s everything you’d want to read in a book between these two men.

I’m also officially adding my request here for a story for Joe, the wedding planner who turns up drunk as a lord at their first meeting but who clearly is the right man for the job. He’s got an air of sadness that surrounds him and he’s going through a divorce with a man you sense he still loves.

So come on Lily – second chance romance for Joe please!

As for the rest, with all the usual suspects on hand, and a visit to Devon where love just surrounds them all, this is a festive treat in abundance.

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

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