Sunday, March 1, 2015

Freed (Roads #2.5) by Garrett Leigh

While the series was concluded in second installment "Rare", as "Marked" is a free short novella from the first installment "Slide", this one is a free short glimpse from "Rare". it can be found at the publisher's website (click HERE to download). 

The timing of this one is right in between the last chapter and the epilogue of "Rare". It was from Ash's POV and it was simply BEAUTIFUL. It started with little glimpses of their lives now with Ash having a good relationship with his sister Danni, Pete working as a nurse and being content and stress free and it ended with the one thing Pete never imagined Ash ever agree to. The way it was planned and how it happened, the ending, all of it, showed how much they both grew and evolved from who they were in the beginning of the first book and left me with a huge smile on my face.

A lovely short novella. A perfect ending to a beautiful love story. 

This series is HIGHLY recommended to all you wounded hero lovers out there. 

I'll be checking more of Garrett ASAP! :

Additional Details: Kindle Ebook, 22 pages, 1 March 2015 / On GoodReads
Roads is a MM Romance series by Garrett Leigh telling us the heart breakingly beautiful love story between Pete Adams and Ash Fagin. 

The series is compiled from two parts. There are also two short novellas containing extra scenes from each of the novels, but a few years later another book was added which brings a better HEA for the couple. 
You can download those for free from the publisher's website right here - 

Ash had a rough childhood, living in several foster care houses before he ended up living on the street of Philadelphia drawing with chalk on side walks. That's where Ellie finds him. A rich girl with a heart of gold who does her best to help him build some sort of a life. After rehab and finished his studies to become a tattoo artist she brings him back with her to Chicago there she introduces him to Pete - a guy who is looking to rent his free bedroom. 

At first they barely speak to one another. Ash isn't a very communicative guy and Pete is working a lot of consuming hours as a paramedic. Yet somehow through few talks they do have something forms there. Pete holds his hand out to Ash, and surprisingly Ash accepts. From there it was a beautiful slide into an amazing love story, against all odds, or rather against Ash's horrible past who doesn't stay there and comes roaring back. 

The first book was outstanding. An amazing, angsty read. I loved it to pieces. Pete was a sweet heart and Ash, he was something else. It was impossible not to fall for the both of them. They had quite a long way to go to deal with Ash's past and present but with the faith, acceptance and strength Pete showed it's no wonder it all worked out in the end. 

It's a beautiful beautiful love story for the "wounded hero" lovers.  

1. Slide (Published 13 October 2013) ★★★★★  
1.5. Marked (Published 14 October 2013) ★★★★★ 
2. Rare (Published 17 January 2014) ★★★★
2.5. Freed (Published 17 January 2014) ★★★★★
3. Circle (Published 5 September 2017) ★★★★

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