Cover Design: Black Jazz Design
Length: 260 pages
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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.
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Joe Carter runs a horse rescue, Whisper Farms. They're always in the red, just one break down away from having to sell everything. Joe takes so much onto his shoulders, the strain is killing him. He runs himself to the bone trying to keep the farm afloat. He not only wants to rescue every abused and neglected horse he finds, but he also takes care of his mom and sister.
Harry Foster is a physiotherapist from London that has a book deadline looming, so he opts to take a break from normal life so he can - hopefully - focus on writing. He rents a room at Whisper Farms, in hopes he can finally write.
Whisper is a story of "opposites attract". Where Harry is calm and charming, Joe is abrasive and borderline rude. Harry is confident while Joe struggles. Harry is a big bear of a man, while Joe is lean and smaller. But both MC's are lonely and feeling kind of "stuck" in life and both have some fairly serious "daddy" issues to work out.
Whisper was beautifully written and just what I've come to expect from this author. Garrett Leigh is one of my favorite authors. I love how her characters feel so real and are so well sketched. I love the simmering, slow burn romance, and I love her happy endings.
Works fine as a stand alone. Recommended!
** A free copy of this book was provided by the tour organizer on behalf of the author as part of this review tour in exchange for an honest review. **
About the author:
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.