Friday, September 15, 2017

Review Tour: Circle by Garrett Leigh (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 50,000 words approx

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design

Roads Series

Slide (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK
Rare (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK


I love him...but he’s forgotten why.

A lot can happen in six years, and Ash and Pete have seen their world flipped upside down more times than most. Being parents to Pete's young nephew wasn't in their plan, but life happens to them and they roll with the punches. Or at least they did, until new heartache rocks their hard-won happily-ever-after.

Ash loves Pete as much as ever—more, in fact—but Pete battles alone with a burden that weighs heavily on his heart. Ash is no stranger to dark clouds, but the secret Pete keeps from him is a storm that could break them.

Despite the fierce love that once buoyed them, they're both drowning until a new friend throws them a lifeline. His wisdom offers insight—for better or worse, real love is rarely a smooth journey. For Ash and Pete to come full circle once more, they’ll have to hit the road and chase it.


Okay, so feline-themed clubs were definitely not my bag, but I couldn’t deny that it felt amazing to be out and proud with Ash. I sank into a couple of beers, and the dark cloud that had become my constant companion lifted a touch, chased away by neon lights, glitter, and the swathes of naked man skin all around us.

Not that I took much notice of any man but Ash. He was never going to take his shirt off in public, but he didn’t need to. The fucker turned heads wherever he went, and the fact that he had no idea made me love him even more.

Made me want him even more.

We didn’t dance. Ever. But clubs had always made us horny in the past, and this one was no exception. The music ramped up and the heat seeped into us. The crowds thickened, pushing us ever closer. I pressed myself tight against Ash, so absorbed in him that I forgot to glare at anyone who dared look his way, and backed him into a nearby wall. “I like this club.”

“Yeah?” Ash hadn’t touched any booze, but his face was as flushed as mine felt, his eyes as hooded, and his skin jumped when I slid my hands beneath his T-shirt and over his chest. He licked his lips. “Do you think we’re gonna be here long?”

I doubted it, and it wouldn’t be the first time we’d cut loose early to run home and bang. But we weren’t at home now, and as I kissed Ash, it occurred to me that we’d never fucked anywhere that wasn’t our home. If tonight went the way most of our club adventures had before, where would it end? Would Ash fuck me in a hotel? I honestly had no idea. And whose fault is that? If I’d come with him when he’d first started traveling two years ago, I’d know, and perhaps would have even persuaded him that we could fuck anywhere we damn well pleased.

We kissed for hours in the club. The fact that Ash made no move to hustle me out clued me in to how he felt about banging in our hotel room, but I didn’t let that stop me enjoying him. Because, fuck, I’d missed him, even though he’d been right there from the moment I’d met him. Ash was my home, my family, my everything. We didn’t need to screw for me to know that.

5 Stars

This is book three in the Roads series and cannot be read as a standalone.

Things for Pete and Ash were wonderful once again for a short time until Pete's mom, Maggie, fell ill and eventually passed away. Pete hasn't been the same since and it's causing a rift between the two men. Will they work their way over this latest hurdle or will this finally break them for good?

I love Pete and Ash and I've loved getting to follow them on their journey. They have faced so much heartache, but they get through it each and every time, together. They face each new adversity with love and a determination to make their relationship work.

Ms. Leigh broke my heart from almost the first chapter of the story. I absolutely loved Maggie and was just as devastated and heartbroken by her passing as Pete and Ash were and my heart continued to break as I watched Pete pull away from
Ash once again. But I should know not to fear, because the bond these two men share is unbreakable and their love for each other is beautiful and resilient.

This has been a wonderful series that has truly touched my heart and it's a bit bittersweet to say goodbye to Pete and Ash, I'll definitely miss them. I've not only loved getting to know Pete and Ash over the last three books, but there are also a plethora of secondary characters that have been a huge support system for Pete and Ash that I've loved getting to know along the way.

The story was well-written and paced well and the author manages to recapture the chemistry and connection between these two men. I've adored watching Pete and Ash not only fall deeper in love with each new installment, but I've also loved watching them grow and mature. As I said, I'm sad to say goodbye and I'll miss Ash and Pete, but the end was absolutely swoon-worthy and left me with heart eyes!

A raw and gritty, yet touching and heartwarming series that I've throughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend!

*copy provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Author Bio

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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