Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Review Tour: Believe (Skins #3) by Garrett Leigh (Review + Giveaway)

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 55,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Skins Series

Dream (Book #1) - Amazon US | Amazon UK
Whisper (Book #2) - Amazon US | Amazon UK


Flight paramedic Rhys Foster is hooked on adrenaline. By day it’s blood and guts, by night it’s the thrill of the club. With a different face in his bed most nights, he doesn’t have time to be lonely…right?

Entertainer Jevon Campbell is a play therapist like no other—dancer, magician, acrobat, he brings it all to his global mission to help children in need laugh again. He’s on a rare home visit when he encounters enigmatic Rhys in a London bar.

Their connection is instant, but Rhys fast realises Jevon’s easy confidence doesn’t stretch as far as the bedroom. He has no idea how mesmerising he is—how beautiful—and Rhys resolves to show him.

They grow closer, but time isn’t on their side. Rhys seems unable to articulate how he feels, and with Jevon’s imminent departure from the UK hanging over them, their separate commitments could tear them apart forever.

As the days slip by, Rhys must learn to believe he’s worth the happiness Jevon is offering.

4 Stars 

I absolutely adore Garrett Leigh’s stories, and while Believe wasn’t my favorite of her works, it was still enjoyable.

The flow of Rhys and Jevon’s relationship just didn’t seem as realistic as the other couples in this series have been. While the story takes place over several months, there are long stretches where Rhys and Jevon are apart and have no sort of communication, yet even without the communication, their feelings for one another seem to grow and develop. The feelings that develop between Jevon and Rhys felt too rushed and it wasn’t natural or organic.

Rhys and Jevon had amazing chemistry and they fit together well. Jevon is inexperienced when it comes to being with men, so I think the pace of their sexual relationship was realistic and I loved that Rhys was patient and let Jevon go at his own pace.

Rhys is an air paramedic and Jevon works with children in refugee camps and I loved that through their respective jobs, the author manages to bring to the forefront some very important causes.

The story was enjoyable and I loved some aspects of it, but I wish we had gotten more time with Jevon and Rhys as a couple. I loved getting to catch up with Angelo and Dylan as well as Harry and Joe. And although not my favorite, it was still a sweet, hot with just a bit of angsty added in and I’m looking forward to much more in the future.

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

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 with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.



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