Rating: 5 stars out of 5
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.
Shay Maloney and Ollie Pietruska just may be my favorite Garrett Leigh couple yet. And that is saying a lot after all the wonderful stories I have read by this author. But it didn’t take long for me to fall under the spell cast by these men, their incredible chemistry, and the intriguing format that Leigh created for their tale in The Edge of the World by Garrett Leigh.
Add up two indelible characters, a memorable ragtag fusion folk band on tour, and a mystery of a lost ancestry, and Garrett Leigh had me hooked not only on a hurt/comfort romance but a mystery as well. A narrative rich in intriguing characters, nationalities, with a realness seated in one man’s coping with diabetes and another’s trauma, this story has it all.
And connecting it, an elusive music just out of reach, full of drums, flutes, pianos, and a pounding of feet the reader so dearly wants to be a part of .
This is a book of the senses we ache to feel, beautifully written, gorgeously constructed. With men so believable I hung on every part of their relationship. so fully invested I couldn’t bear to put down the Kindle until it was finished. And then was sorry to leave them there, happy and in love.
Definitely a story for me to revisit, I love them that much. I think you will too. I guess you already you I am recommending it. Of course you do!
Cover Design: Black Jazz Designh: How perfect is that cover!
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published January 16th 2020 by Fox Love Press