Saturday, January 18, 2020

REVIEW TOUR - The Edge of the World by Garrett Leigh

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Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

Length: 60,000 words approx.


Shay Maloney is living his dream—on tour with his pirate/folk-rock band. But you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’re from, and that’s where moody filmmaker and researcher Ollie Pietruska comes in.

The band’s management persuades Shay to let a television company film a documentary about his roots beyond his adoptive Irish family, and Ollie comes into his life knowing more about Shay than Shay’s ever known about himself.

But while Ollie holds the key to Shay’s past, he’s also hiding deep scars. Even as the hardships of the tour bring them closer, Ollie’s demons threaten the blossoming romance. They might both reach the breaking point before Ollie realises he’s been standing on the edge of the world for too long, and it’s Shay who holds the key to his future.

A friends-to-lovers, rock star, road-tripping romance, with a guaranteed happily-ever-after.

My Rating - 4.5 Stars!

It took me a while to get invested in Garrett Leigh's The Edge of the World. Her books are heavy and continue to be multi-layered, complex, and slow going.

Shay and Ollie are two complicated men. Ollie's sent to record a series about Shay's ancestry, while Shay's a rocker who wants nothing to do with the project. What follows is an emotional story. Ollie struggles with letting Shay in, with bearing all his scars. Shay meanwhile struggles with everything from his health, to his relationships, as well as his career. 

Poor Ollie has to recover from everything he's been living with for years. Suffering from PTSD, he's barely living. His story is way more than I was expecting. It's written with both care and compassion, and makes him a completely lovable character.

The look into Shay's ancestry is interesting, as I'm an avid fan of digging into my family's pasts. The way Ollie handed over the information is fascinating. It's the romance, however that took me a bit of time to get into. A slow burn romance, the men slowly get to know each other while working on this project.

The Edge of the World is a beautiful story of finding love, fighting to keep it, and fighting to be deserving of it. This Garrett Leigh read has great writing but it's definitely a slow read. The character and story development takes a while, but in the end, it's a beautiful read. I highly recommend it when you have some time to invest into a deep book.

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, and co-owns the specialist stock site with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

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