Misfits (Book #1)
Strays (Book #2) Out March 27
Length: 70,200 words
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh at Black Jazz Design
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.
Winner: GLBT Menage in the 2015 Romance Reviews Reader’s Choice Awards!
Finalist: Best Gay Romance in the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards!
Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.
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.
Garrett Leigh excels in writing dramatic, emotionally deep, satisfying romances about gay and bisexual men surviving and thriving under the most difficult, extraordinary circumstances. In Misfits, a committed, longtime couple, Tom and Cass, are experiencing a lull in their open relationship. It takes an extraordinary man, Jake, to help them fix what was going wrong in their relationship. And it takes the couple’s extraordinary love, determination, and understanding to confront what had been broken between them, enabling them to share their home with the new man in their lives. These misfits fit with no one but each other as they rediscover their first loves and discover their new and lasting loves. I was completely invested in the lovers’ story and as always entranced by Garrett Leigh’s brilliant writing style.