Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Review Tour: Whisper (Skins #2) by Garrett Leigh (Review + Giveaway)

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Length: 260 pages

Skins Series

Dream (Book #1) - Universal Buy Link


Standalone second book in the Skins series.

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.

4.5 Stars 

Harry and Joe meet when Harry rents a room on Joe’s farm, from Joe’s sister Emma, to get some peace and quiet and work on writing his book, that’s due to his publisher soon. When Joe and Harry meet, sparks fly, and not in a good way at first.

Harry was sweet, compassionate and caring and I absolutely loved him. While Joe was a bit rough at first, okay, really, he was a big twat, his compassion and love for his family and the rescue animals on his farm endeared me to him and he won me over the more I got to know him.

I loved watching Harry and Joe get to know each other and their progression from very tentative frenemies to lovers, was natural and it flowed well. This story was not only a great addition to Garrett Leigh’s catalog, but to this series, as well. Maybe Rhys will be next?! *crossing my fingers*

The story is well-written, enjoyable and filled with a plethora of lovable characters and sweet animals I wanted to cuddle and hug. Joe and Harry were amazing and smoking hot together. I loved this story. Garrett Leigh is one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to see what’s coming next! Highly recommended!!

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement.

**Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Signal Boost Promotions for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.**

Whisper is book two in Garrett Leigh’s Skins series and can be read as a stand-alone. 

When Harry needs to get away to write his book, he heads to a horse farm away from everything. But the quiet, peaceful holiday that he envisioned does not happen. He’s sharing a house with Joe who is not happy to have him. His food options are not to his standards and the people he’s interacting with seem to be from a different world entirely. Harry soon finds himself distracted by Joe and the upheaval of Joe’s life.

Joe, for his part, isn’t happy about anything in his life. He works nonstop to try to keep the family horse rescue operational, he’s having to clean up issues from his father and works to pick up the slack for his sister. He’s really not happy about his sister renting the room out, even though the money is desperately needed.

Joe and Harry were not an easy fairytale relationship. Though they were both attracted to each other, they each had a lot of hang-ups that really pulled them apart and kept them from getting close. For me, I felt like they needed more time in the story for me to believe they had found their HEA.

There was an interesting aspect to this story that I haven’t experienced a lot. There were words used or phrases used that I had absolutely no idea what was being said or meant. For example, in the beginning, it kept referring to “horse box”. I finally looked the word up to confirm that this was a different name for a horse trailer. Though I didn’t understand some of these things, it was interesting being immersed in an area that I didn’t know anything about.

I didn’t read the first book in this series, and I don’t believe that affected my enjoyment of this book. I don’t usually read books by this author because I don’t enjoy angsty books. Though this had angst, I didn’t feel like it was an over the top amount, or too much.

Rating: 4 stars!

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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, and co-owns the specialist stock site with photographer Dan Burgess.


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