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Slide by Garrett Leigh

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Slide by Garrett Leigh

Series: Roads, Book 1
Published by: Dreamspinner Press on October 14, 2013
Rating: 3 stars (★★★☆☆)

Tattoo artist Ash has trouble trusting people. A life that started in foster care and ended on the streets taught him to be self-reliant. Which is why even he is surprised when he starts to fall for his paramedic roommate, Pete, and the feelings seem to be mutual. What he finds with Pete helps to keep his demons at bay, and he thinks he may just be able to make it. But it can take quite a bit to exorcise the ghosts that haunt us. And a series of unexpected events and miscommunications send everything crashing down for Pete and Ash, leaving them unsure if they will be able to piece everything back together…

Sometimes it is easy to forget that bring able to trust someone, to give them your heart and really mean it, can be a scary and difficult prospect. And that’s not just for those who have experienced heartbreak, abuse, or violence in their past. But those experiences certainly complicate matters in ways that we can’t always understand. By recognizing this and understanding that everyone brings things to a relationship that are beyond their control, perhaps we can be a bit easier on ourselves and give ourselves permission to love freely, to trust another person, and to really engage. Some deep themes here in what is a well-written story of acknowledging and confronting the past rather than simply hoping it will go away.

Misfits by Garrett Leigh

23312554Title: Mistfits
Author: Garrett Leigh
Published: March 16, 2015
Pages: 265
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publisher Link: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Review:

Tom finds himself drawn to Jake almost instantly after he meets him, and it doesn’t take much for them to find the feeling is mutual. But when Jake learns of Tom’s boyfriend Cass the next morning, all of that magic seems to fade. Though Tom and Cass have an open relationship, Jake isn’t sure he wants to be a part of it. But there is something about Tom that keeps him interested and there’s something about Cass and the dynamic between the two of them, too. They all three end up in situations none of them expected, and none of them can really say how it might all turn out.

I had no idea what to expect when I opened this one up. And I must certainly say I was pleasantly surprised. This is so well-written and there is a true richness to the characters and the world of this story. I can see some people not wanting to pick it up because it isn’t your typical relationship dynamic, but I would say to set that aside if it’s a possible issue–it shouldn’t be a reason to miss out on this one.