Friday, July 6, 2018

Believe by Garrett Leigh Blog Tour

Flight paramedic Rhys Foster is hooked on adrenaline. By day it’s blood and guts, by night it’s the thrill of the club. With a different face in his bed most nights, he doesn’t have time to be lonely… right?

Entertainer Jevon Campbell is a play therapist like no other—dancer, magician, acrobat, he brings it all to his global mission to help children in need laugh again. He’s on a rare home visit when he encounters enigmatic Rhys in a London bar.

Their connection is instant, but Rhys fast realises Jevon’s easy confidence doesn’t stretch as far as the bedroom. He has no idea how mesmerising he is—how beautiful—and Rhys resolves to show him.

They grow closer, but time isn’t on their side. Rhys seems unable to articulate how he feels, and with Jevon’s imminent departure from the UK hanging over them, their separate commitments could tear them apart forever.

As the days slip by, Rhys must learn to believe he’s worth the happiness Jevon is offering.


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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

London paramedic Rhys doesn’t expect his second encounter with a beautiful one-night stand to be in a hospital as they work together to assist refugee children affected by a deadly fire. Rhys and Jevon share an immediate physical attraction, but they are pulled closer by the shared understanding of the human horrors they both face in their work lives.

I love that the three books in this series so far are completely different to each other. The characters are linked through family ties and friendships but the men and the settings for each book are wonderfully unique.

In this third book, Rhys’ experiences with the air ambulance team plays out against Jevon’s experiences as a play therapist working in displaced persons camps. It’s a gritty story of the very sweet and often tender relationship between two men whose daily realities are anything but tender. I love the complexity of the characters and their experiences. This is a grown-up love story and I really enjoyed catching up with characters from various Garrett Leigh books.

Beyond the romance, this book provoked a profound personal reaction from me. Like Jevon and Rhys, my husband and I both face human horrors in our work each day and too many of both men’s experiences and emotions were familiar. Leigh’s insights give words and shape to thoughts and realities I often find myself unable to express or communicate. This was an incredibly cathartic read for me.

4.5 stars

This is the third book in the series, and ties in with the previous two, but could be read alone and be enjoyed. It also brings in some characters from the Urban Soul series, which is also absolutely excellent.

Each book has had very different people meeting at difficult periods in their lives, and in unique circumstances. This time, Rhys is feeling adrift and alone as his nearest friends and brother are all loved up and moving on with their lives, and he feels stuck and unsatisfied. When he feels something he is bound to act on it, but is also wary and worries about being unlovable.

When Jevon meets Rhys, he has to acknowledge that he truly is attracted to men, and most certainly to Rhys in particular. The path that the two of them tread is like a cautious dance with muted music for a while, but then the full ensemble developing as they get closer and closer. Sadly, Jevon's imminent return to a refugee camp where he works as a play-worker and children's helper gives an expected end to the friendship. It also kindles Rhys's feelings of loneliness.

I really liked the grounding of the story in recent events and think that Garrett Leigh does an excellent job of highlighting without preaching. It will be no bad thing for future readers to recognise and remember these times. It also gave shape to two men's careers and their need for a work life balance to be the most effective at them.

Another very good book in the series. I would happily have read much more about them but enjoyed everything that I did.

Also Available in the Skins Series

Book 1
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~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Dream Blog Tour.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Whisper Blog Tour.

Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, 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, and co-owns the specialist stock site with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Believe (Skins #3) by Garrett Leigh to read and review for this tour.

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