Length: 60,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Black Jazz Design
Hunt saboteur Rae can’t believe his luck when he wakes up the next morning. Cash is gorgeous, and the hottest hook up he’s ever had. He doesn’t expect to see him again, until a twist of fate lands him on Cash’s doorstep a few months later.
United by a cause that’s broken Cash before, they are drawn together. They have more in common than they ever imagined, but with Cash haunted by the past, and Rae so tangled in the present, it’s not long before love isn’t enough to keep them alive.
As a tried and true and diehard, unabashed and unashamed Garrett Leigh fangirl, you'd think I'd know after reading everything she's written what to expect when I pick up one of her books wouldn't you? Well ... you know what they say about assuming things, yeah? Garrett's new book, Cash, is the second book in her fabulous Lucky series, and this one packed one hell of a gut punch. Anyone who's read any of her books knows that there will be angst, often a lot of it, and this book was no different in that respect. But, it was a different kind of angst, one I haven't quite experienced while reading one of her books before and that my friends was not expected.
If you read the first book, Lucky, you've met Cash already. He's Lucky's best friend and roommate and though his introduction was brief, it left quite the impression. At least for me, and I couldn't wait to find out more about this guy. And boy what I found out! I have to say unlike most of Garrett Leigh's books which are full of a sort of atmospheric melancholy and a slow kind of pace where things happen but nothing that really keeps you gasping for breath. Yes, I know there are some exceptions but for the most part the journey and the characters drive the story. In Cash, there was action. A LOT of action. I will readily admit that I am not familiar with the "sport" of fox hunting except for a passing recollection here or there, but by the end of Cash, I feel like I could write a thesis on the subject. This is NOT a bad thing in any way, shape, or form though. Quite the opposite in fact. Being so immersed in all the details brought the story to life in a way that only the most talented of authors can manage.
Rae and Cash were both captivating and mesmerizing. Both passionate men and willing to sacrifice for the greater good. Cash has tried to leave the hunt sabotaging in the past but an encounter with Rae that leads to Rae turning up on his doorstep months later pulls Cash back into the life that he tried to leave behind. Rae's fierceness shines through with each time he's on the page. His idealism, devotion to the cause and passion was hard to resist for me as a reader and for Cash, too. As for Cash, he has the broody bad boy down pat but there's a lot of substance behind the gorgeous, gruff exterior.
I was so thrilled to see Lucky and Dom play such a big role in the book! I loved seeing them again and Lucky and Cash's friendship is a thing of beauty. Cash isn't quite like Garrett's other books, but you can certainly tell she was the author. Brilliantly developed complex characters, steamy romance, and it's VERY British! I'm so excited for the next book and can't wait to read it. Be sure to check this one out, it's an action packed, emotional ride!
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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 photographer Dan Burgess.
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