Roads: Book One
Don’t look back. Don’t you ever look back…
Shy tattoo artist Ash has a troubled past. Years of neglect, drug abuse, and life on the streets have taken their toll, and sometimes it seems the deep, unspoken bond with his lover is the only balm for wounds he doesn’t quite understand.
Chicago paramedic Pete is warmth, love, and strength—things Ash never knew he could have, and never even knew he wanted until Pete showed him. But fate is a cruel, cruel mistress, and when nightmares collide with the present, their tentatively built world comes crashing down.
Traumatic events in Pete’s work life distance him from home, and he doesn’t realize until it’s too late that Ash has slipped away. Betrayal, secrets, and lies unfold, and when a devastating coincidence takes hold, Pete must fight with all he has to save the love of his life.
Reviews from Goodreads.com
When I was organising my reading list for October, I spotted this book by Garrett Leigh, she is a new author and I loved the cover and the synopsis drew me in straight away, everything about it screamed READ THIS BOOK! And Oh. Boy. Am I glad I did! This is a fabulous book, an excelle... ...more
The writing is quite lovely, and the characters are well-drawn. The chemistry between Ash and Pete was great.
Side note: I loved Pete's job. He's a paramedic. I loved how he was sleep deprived, short tempered after night shifts, and sometimes went to such unbelievably shitty jobs that th... ...more
Will string together sentences when I am able to be coherent again . . . .
Can't promise coherent, but here I go . . .
It would really be easiest to just say “See Isaac’s review”. This book wore me out in the best way. I couldn’t put it down and when I did I didn’t want to pick... ...more
Damaged hottie tattoo artist with many issues, Ash is a bit of a mystery throughout most of this story. We know he has a lot of demons chasing him from his past. He was living on the streets for years when he was lucky enough to be friended by well-do-do, Ellie, who made it a point to s... ...more
This has been sitting on my currently-reading shelf for a month because I've been waiting to write a long, inspired review.
Fuck that shit.
I really like this book.
For some reason, for many reasons, I like books about depressed people. That sounds like I enjoy torturing people in my free time - a... ...more