Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Whisper by Garrett Leigh

Title: Dream
Author: Garrett Leigh
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Skins #2
Main Characters: Harry and Joe
Release Date: May 2018
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Lonely physiotherapist Harry Foster has the world at his feet. A full client list, a six figure Instagram following, and a publishing deal for a book he doesn’t have time to write until his agent offers him a break—a retreat to the wild south west coast. 

Cornish horseman Joe Carter is lonely too. Rescuing horses and managing Whisper Farm takes up most of his days, and by night he plays chicken with the farm’s perilous bank accounts. 

At his sister’s unwelcome suggestion, he rents his only bedroom to a bloke from the city, and when Harry arrives, he’s everything Joe isn’t—calm, patient, and gorgeous enough to be exactly the kind of distraction Joe doesn’t need.

Harry doesn’t have time for distractions either—even shirtless farmers riding bareback past his bedroom window—but his moody host proves impossible to ignore. 

On paper, they have nothing in common, but Joe is beautiful…glorious, and when an accident puts his life in Harry’s healing hands, the whisper of true love is inevitable. If the trouble that put the farm on its knees in the first place doesn’t get in the way.
My Review:
This book surprised me just because the first book in the series had erotic levels of sexual activity, but the relationship in this story was very much a slow burn. It took quite a while for a relationship of any sort to develop between the two main characters, but I kind of liked that dichotomy. 

I also really liked everything about the setup on this story. Joe runs the family farm that serves as a horse rescue for the area. But the farm is in dire straits and Joe is running himself into the ground. Joe's sister, Emma, comes up with a way to make a little bit more out the spare bedroom.

Harry is a physiotherapist (who happens to work with Angelo, one of the heroes from the first book in the series). He's sold a book that isn't written, so he's rented the room on the farm to get away and get the words onto paper. But instead he finds a home filled with a family who takes him in as one of their own. 

I really liked the way the family slowly pulled Harry in. He has no choice because he really tries to resist them, but between Sal and Emma and eventually Joe, he becomes part of the family. And that's before we get to all the horses. Gah...I loved the horse rescue part of this story. 

It was just a really emotionally satisfying book. I liked it and definitely recommend it. And I'm excited about book #3. We met Rhys in book #1 and he just also happens to be Harry's brother, although he has no idea how Harry connects to the couple from that first book. It's going to be fun to read.

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