Kiss Me Again (standalone)
Author: Garret Leigh
Cover Design: Black Jazz Design
Length: 227 pages
Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, bisexual, bipolar, anxiety, depression, trauma
WARNING: Mature Content
Tree surgeon Aidan Drummond is content with his own company. He works alone, and lives alone, and it doesn’t occur to him to want anything else until a life-changing accident lands him in hospital. Then a glimpse of the beautiful boy in the opposite bed changes everything.
Ludo Giordano is trapped on the ward with a bunch of old men. His mind plays tricks on him, keeping him awake. Then late one night, a new face brings a welcome distraction. Their unlikely friendship is addictive. And, like most things in Ludo’s life, temporary.
Back in the real world, Aidan’s monochrome existence is no longer enough. He craves the colour Ludo brought him, and when a chance meeting brings them back together, before long, they’re inseparable again.
But bliss comes with complications. Aidan is on the road to recovery, but Ludo has been unwell his entire life, and that’s not going to change. Aidan can kiss him as much as he likes, but if he can’t help Ludo when he needs him most, they don’t stand a chance.
What I think of the book:
Another Garrett Leigh book; I must’ve reviewed about a dozen by now. Actually, after a brief check, this is book number twelve by this author and knowing I’ll be re-re-(add a few more “re”-s)-repeating myself: I loved it.
Ludo’s moods are so contagious. Yeah, I’m starting the review kind of out of nowhere, but he’s one of the Garrett Leigh characters I’ve connected most with – even though I’m not bipolar – and that’s saying something. After all, I usually give this author’s writing as an example of characters done right, ones that seem real and that you can relate to.
But let’s get back to Kiss Me Again in particular, shall we?
The angst and struggle are strong with this one, again, even by this author’s standards. How can it not when one person is bipolar and can’t trust his own feelings most of the time and the other has recently injured himself and is starting to discover that the damage to his body is nothing compared to what was done to his soul without him realizing?
The two men share a bond that’s strong from the beginning and grows stronger as they not only realize they are falling in love, but teach each other how to be better to others and to themselves. It’s a very touching story and one I can’t recommend enough.
Who would I recommend this book to? I’d recommend Kiss Me Again to anyone needing a little pick-me-up from the troubles of life, but not in search of something innocent, sweet and mild.
My rating: (5/5 pills)
Would I re-read this book? Yes.
Am I interested in other books by this author? As always when I answer this question about Garrett’s books: yes!
Where can you buy the book?
Other books Garrett author that I’ve already reviewed:
- Lucky (standalone | LGBT, MM, Contemporary Romance, gay, pan, football/soccer | Mature Content
- Cash – Lucky, Book 2 (this book can be read as a standalone | Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, bisexual, hunting saboteurs | Mature Content)
- Jude – Lucky, Book 3 (this book can be read as a standalone | Contemporary LGBT Romance, bi, gay, coming out | Mature Content)
- Dream – Skins, Book 1 (this book can be read as a standalone | LGBT Fiction, Contemporary Romance | Mature Content)
- Whisper – Skins, Book 2 (this book can be read as a standalone | Contemporary LGBT Romance | Mature Content)
- Crossroads – Skins, Book 4 (Contemporary Romance, LGBT, gay, novella | Mature Content)
- Bullet – Blue Boy Studio, Book 1 (this book can be read as a standalone | Gay Fiction, Romance, Contemporary | Mature Content)
- Misfits – Urban Soul, Book 1 (this book can be read as a standalone | LGBT Fiction, Contemporary Romance, polyamorous | Mature Content)
- Soul to Keep – Rented Heart, Book 2 (this book can be read as a standalone | LGBT, Contemporary Romance, trauma, addiction | Mature Content)
- Junkyard Heart – Porthkennack, Book 7 (this book can be read as a standalone | Contemporary LGBT Fiction, Romance | Mature Content)
- Only Love (standalone | Contemporary Romance, LGBT Fiction, gay, trauma, angst, army | Mature Content)
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