Thursday, February 18, 2021

Unforgotten by Garrett Leigh

They don't need easy... They just need each other.

Billy Daley hasn’t been home in years, and he likes it that way. He’s just fine on his own—he has a cash-in-hand job at a scrapyard, a half-feral cat to keep him company, and many miles between him, his hometown and all the baggage that comes with it.

Until the job goes sideways. Suddenly he’s back in Rushmere, working for none other than his brother’s best friend—a man whose kiss Billy can’t seem to forget.

Gus Amour’s memories of Billy Daley are all spiky edges, lips crushed against lips and a reckless streak that always ended in trouble. But when Billy needs a place to stay, Gus steps in. He’d do anything for the Daley family, including living, and working, side by side with a man who makes his heart beat too fast and his blood run too hot—two things he’s been running from for years.

It doesn’t take long before their easy banter, lingering touches and heated glances become a temptation too hard to resist. But falling into bed and falling in love are two different things, and love has never come easy to either Billy or Gus. Only when fate threatens to steal away their opportunity for a second chance will they realize they don’t need easy.

They just need each other.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Forgiven series!
For book one, Forgiven, click HERE.


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Unforgotten by Garrett Leigh

Book 2
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Audiobook: Forgiven & Unforgotten (US)
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second book in the series, and I would definitely recommend that you read them in order, as the story is ongoing and the family dynamics are key to understanding just how things stand.

Gus was left at home holding the fort, and now as his sister, Mia, and best friend, Luke Daley, have returned to town, he is having to adjust to a new normal. Then to add to his disquiet, Billy Daley is not only back in town, but Gus has agreed that he can come and stay with him.

Billy hadn't spoken to Luke in years, having left town under a cloud. Just before he left, he kissed Gus, so coming back to town is not just about making amends to his brother, but dealing with some feelings for Gus which never left. We get some really gritty details of how his life has been and, as always, Garrett Leigh does not sugarcoat how life really. I really appreciate the little elements which so quickly give us a clear idea of how these people live, think, and work. Life is not always kind, people do not always have much money, no pain, or easy feelings – and they do not always react as we might expect. It makes the story so much richer in my opinion.

As we get to see, the four of them learn how to spend time together again, to stabilise the rules of engagement, and to find common ground. It is not an easy transition, and poor Gus continues to be the one who gives up his wishes to keep peace and harmony. Billy for once, because he cares about Gus, takes some responsibility for a change and finds that he needs to stay, he needs to have this life, and actually Gus is why.

For a gritty, but ultimately really rewarding and unconventionally romantic read, this is an excellent addition to the series.

I have not read the first book in this series but I honestly wasn't lost. The author gave enough back story that I was good. This book took a while for me to get into, but it was worth it. This book was rough, real, and raw. I loved Billy and Gus, they both couldn't forget that one kiss. I can relate to that, I have that one thing I can't forget. These two are perfectly imperfect for each other and I enjoyed their journey. Highly recommend.



Author Bio

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
Black Jazz Design, and co-owns the specialist stock site M O O N Stock Photography with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Unforgotten (Forgiven #2) by Garrett Leigh to read and review.

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