Thursday, September 8, 2022

Wildfire by Garrett Leigh Release Blitz

I can’t fall in love with him. Shame my foolish heart never got the memo.

A gorgeous new sexual awakening romance with sizzling first times, snarky British banter, and off-the-charts chemistry.

Life doesn’t always pan out as you expect. When it explodes in my face, literally, an old friend offers me a place to heal and a job renovating the kitchen of Burlington’s coolest wine bar.

V&V is a chill fest. Living above it should be a blast. But I’m not built to be a social butterfly. Not anymore. I’m a damaged man.

And I’m not its target clientele.

At least, I think I’m not until I come face to face with the most beautiful human I’ve ever seen. Joss is the new chef and my roommate. He has hair like spun gold and it’s as pretty as the rest of him. Crystal blue eyes. Megawatt smile.

I can’t stop staring. Or thinking about him. He chases my nightmares away. And when he spots my crush a mile off, his solution to our chemical attraction blows my mind.

An experiment of sorts. Science. Is this sexual exploration or sex education?

Either way, Joss is only here for the summer. He’s leaving.

I can’t fall in love with him.

I can’t.

Shame my foolish heart never got the memo.

Wildfire is a heartfelt MM friends-to-lovers, hurt/comfort, stand-alone romance set in Sarina Bowen’s World of True North, with a brooding lumbersexual, a wild-hearted chef, sweet angst and all the Vermont food.

Content warning: contains mentions of depression, ADHD, suicidal ideation, and PTSD recovery.


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Wildfire by Garrett Leigh

Book 1
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Standing there, with him in my arms, it’s not an experiment, it’s an epiphany.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is book one in a new series of the Vino & Veritas family. I am SO excited to be back in Burlington with this wonderful group of people who have been drawn together in Sarina Bowen's world but brought to life by a group of very talented authors – and Garrett Leigh is most definitely the perfect person to start us off. Bringing together friends from London and Cornwall, reminding us of past adventures and swirling them into this world again... do read Heartscape if you want Tanner and Jax's story!

Joss is a talented chef, but a disturbed childhood, a late diagnosis of ADHD and non-verbal Tourette’s, and a belief that no one can really love him, has meant that he had been a nomad for most of his adult life. He is persuaded to come and set up the kitchen at Vino & Veritas and offered accommodation and friendship, as well as a good salary whilst he stays. Little did he expect to find a warm and accepting environment, nor a damaged soul of a roommate.

Kai is in need of solace; deeply affected by being at a fatal accident where he was powerless to save anyone, he is staying with his friends above Vino & Veritas. Most nights he ends up on the couch in their flat, but no judgment, only support. At least during the day he is busy redoing the Vino & Veritas kitchen.

These two fragile souls meet and whilst their story is not simple, it is clear from day one that there is a link between them which has potential. Now they have to get out from under the clouds and see whether they can live in sunshine. For Kai, that starts with the consideration that he is maybe not as straight as he had assumed, although his attraction to men is clearly much more to do with the one he is sharing a flat with than anyone else.

I loved every bit of this book – I was totally immersed in the storyline, and got no sleep until I had finished the last page... and then wanted more. I cannot explain why it just worked so perfectly, but I suggest that you go and find out. Thank you so much for this story, Garrett Leigh!

I'll start off by saying, I did not read the previous series that this is related to and I didn't feel like I needed to to enjoy this book. I found it interesting that the last few books I have read had PTSD and Tourette’s in them and this book has both! Joss and Kai are just so amazing together. I love how Joss helps Kai with his feelings and Kai doesn't even question what he feels, he just goes with it. This is a raw, emotional book with lots of love and I highly recommend it.



He’s not the first dude I’ve ever touched, but something primal inside me, something wicked, wants him to be the last.


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.

Connect with Garrett Leigh

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Facebook Group: Garrett’s Den



Sometimes in life, another soul calls to yours and you don’t walk away.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Wildfire (In Vino Veritas #1) by Garrett Leigh to read and review.

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