Reformed gang boss Dante Pope is out after a four-year stretch in prison. But freedom has found him faster than he’s ready for. His only brother hates him, and with nothing but PTSD and a newfound fascination with plants for company, the outside world is a terrifying place.
A prisoner rehabilitation scheme lands him at a stately home that might as well be the moon. Working for gorgeous gardener Sid is a welcome distraction—his shoulders are broad, his rugged jaw unshaven, and his long, tanned legs?
But Sid has problems of his own. A life-changing disease has left him limited in ways he can’t bear and accepting help, even from a stranger, makes him want to curl up and die.
If Dante would let him.
Newsflash: he won’t, and he’s not a stranger for long. With his dark smile and sinister ink, Dante Pope is the most beautiful man Sid has ever seen. Life is hard, but falling for each other is easy.
Sunshine and shadows.
Old ghosts can haunt Dante all they like. Loving Sid is the only salvation he’ll ever need.
Salvation is a sweetly angsty standalone MM romance novel in the Darkest Skies series. Expect: second chances, forced proximity, friends-to-lovers, and buckets of hurt/comfort themed loveliness. Content warnings for childhood trauma, violence, and chronic illness.
Cover Design: Black Jazz Design
Darkest Skies Series
Oh my heart. I LOVED this book.
The last we saw of Dante, he was getting shot in the foot and then sent to prison. He has served half his time and is up for parole (set in England so it isn’t called parole, but you know) and gets an amazing work release job as a gardener. While in prison, his most recent job there was as a gardener and he really loved it. But Dante is broken. So, so broken. He went from being the head of his road boys (gang) to having nothing. He isn’t even excited about getting out of prison. Because what does he have? He is the polar opposite of the Dante we knew before.
Sid is the head gardener at a posh estate that is open to the public. He also has MS and never knows when an attack will hit. Of course he doesn’t WANT help, but he has no choice. And as soon as he sees Dante’s picture, he is immediately drawn to him. Sid is angry at having MS, at needing help, at his sister and best friend always trying to help, at all of the weird symptoms from MS, and on and on. But your heart breaks for him too.
These guys are so perfect together. They are both broken but I feel like together they make each other whole. I love all of their interactions- from being at work together to hanging out in one of their cabins. It is all just so natural.
There was closure from Dante’s road boys days and even what happened with his brother toward the end was just perfect. Because it wasn’t perfect. Because life isn’t perfect.
This might very well end up being my favorite book this year.
PS- read the first 2. You really have to so you know what Dante has done, what he has been through and the connections to the different people.
5 pieces of eye candy
Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer.
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 renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Garrett_Leigha Rafflecopter giveaway