Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn.
Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom’s bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and . . . taken. Tom’s explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom’s helping hand, he finds himself between two men who’ve lost their way.
Cass Pearson is a troubled soul. He loves Tom with all he has, but some days it feels like he hasn’t much to give. Jake seems like the perfect solution. Cass risks everything to push Jake and Tom together, but Jake resists, wary, until the darkness of Cass’s past comes to call. Then Jake finds himself the last man standing, and it’s time to dig deep and shine a light for the men he’s grown to love.
The relationship between Cass and Tom is so beautiful but so broken at the same time. They fell into this rut where they’ve stopped calling each other on their crap and are just coasting. Even the open nature of their relationship wasn’t as fulfilling as it had been in the past. Jake is what they both didn’t realize they needed, and they met him at exactly the right time. Jake also needs the love, support, and guidance both Cass and Tom provide. Watching Cass and Jake dance around each other at first because they weren’t sure of their place together, but ultimately be what ties everything together was amazing. You could see and feel their confusion and want. It was heartbreaking watching Cass continue to run away from both Tom and Jake but able to tell them why. I was glad to see them be happy and complete together at the end. I love where the book name comes from and how it relates to the story. Also the significance of the dragonfly. Garrett Leigh is fabulous about bringing those little pieces and details together in the story.
Four and a half
Rainbow Award winner Garrett Leigh is a British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Black Jazz Press. Her protagonists will always always be tortured, crippled, broken, and deeply flawed. Throw in a tale of enduring true love, some stubbly facial hair, and a bunch of tattoos, and you’ve got yourself a Garrett special.
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. That, and dreaming up new ways to torture her characters. Garrett believes in happy endings; she just likes to make her boys work for it.
Garrett also works as a freelance cover artist for various publishing houses and independent authors under the pseudonym G.D. Leigh. For cover art info, please visit blackjazzpress.com
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garrett-Leigh/484336074987986
Where To Buy:
Riptide Publishing: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/misfits