Blog Tour Stop including Review & Giveaway – Dream (Skins #1) by Garrett Leigh

 

Universal Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2EXX8hf

Length: 60,000 words approx.

Cover Design: GDLeigh @Black Jazz Design

Cover Photo: Dan Burgess @Moonstock Photography

 

Blurb

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.

 

 

4 of 5 Stars

This is the first book I’ve read by this author (even though I have several on my kindle) and that may be a good thing based on some of the reviews. The writing is very good and the characters are complex and well developed. The book is angsty and heavy but a quick read.

Even though Angelo and Dylan’s first meeting is having sex in a sex club, when they realized there is more between them than just sex I like that they take a step back and slow things down to figure out how to make their relationship work. These guys have amazing sexual chemistry but there is also a very strong emotional pull between them from that very first meeting. They struggle with communication. Dylan doesn’t fully understand everything Angelo is going through. They’re both figuring out their own lives, but they eventually discover how good they can be together. There is definitely angst and pain in getting there. Angelo’s family is an absolute wreck and he is running himself into the ground. He’s also still suffering the emotional effects of having to give up the career he loves because of his physical ailments.

I don’t think these guys are completely done with their struggles but I like where they’re going and how much they’ve figured out by the end of the book. Even though I typically don’t like books heavy with angst, I really liked this one and recommend it.

It looks like book 2 will be about Harry who we only get a glimpse of in this one. I’ll definitely be on board for his story!

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Website: http://www.garrettleigh.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garrettleighauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigh

 

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