Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Release Blitz Review: Dream by Garrett Leigh

(Skins #1)
by Garrett Leigh
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: January 23, 2018

I can’t sleep…

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 — for crazy-hot encounters — where a night of insane NSA sex brings relief to Dylan’s fragile feelings.

It should be a perfect escape, and for one magical night it seems that way, but then worlds collide, and reality bites when his hookup desperately needs a friend. Surely Dylan can’t trust his instincts when friendship has bruised his heart so badly before?

It’s burying me alive…

The deck is stacked against former ballet dancer Angelo Giordano ever finding real love. At least visiting Lovato’s offers respite from a life defined by illness; a glimmer of light in the dull grey of his so-called life without dance. But then he encounters Dylan — a glorious ray of the brightest sunshine — who makes his heart pound once more with purpose.

Angelo’s mind is blown by this man, but the disease that ended his career won’t let him bask in new love. He’s drowning, and Dylan can’t save him while insecurities swamp them both. The only way to make it means confronting their demons.

If Dylan can turn his back on the past, and Angelo can face his uncertain future, maybe they can chase their dreams together.

Standalone. 60000 words. First in the electric new series from bestselling author Garrett Leigh. 

Oh my. Not only that is book is extremely hot due to the heroes' kinky nature, there is an intense emotional connection between these two and they practically slayed me open.

Dylan is a government credit advisor and he meet with desperate people everyday and if I were him, I might be totally depressed. He had also just got off a three-way relationship with his bffs, because is getting crowded for him and he is looking something more. He ended up finding someone special in the kinky club called Lovato's.

Angelo is an ex-dancer and now back living in his mum's basement while sorting out his family financial crisis. Angelo is broody and cranky in real life due to his money issue and his health problem. Angelo visits the Lovato's like everyone, to forget about real life and to lose himself in sex. 

Dylan and Angelo didn't have the most romantic beginning, they fuck before they even look at each other face. When they subsequently invaded into each other personal life, they are non too happy about it. However, they can't seems to forget the other person and ended up forming a shaky friendship who occasionally still wanna fuck at Lovato's. I must say that all their sexy encounters were extremely hot and gave me all the feels. Something about doing it in a sex club felt thrilling and illicit.

Meanwhile, Angelo having a lot to deal with on his plate. There are some minor angst due to Angelo's reluctance to bare his soul and him being cagey about his health condition. Nevertheless, I feel that Dylan's personality really shine through here. He might be prickly at first, but he seems to be the only person to care about Angelo and wanted to help with all his might. The way they bonded together and feel in love really brought tears to my eyes.

Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.

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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