Title: Whisper (Skins #2)
Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Fox Love Press
Release Date:May 1st 2018
Page Count: 258 pages
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Lonely physiotherapist Harry Foster has the world at his feet. A full client list, a six figure Instagram following, and a publishing deal for a book he doesn’t have time to write until his agent offers him a break—a retreat to the wild south west coast.
Cornish horseman Joe Carter is lonely too. Rescuing horses and managing Whisper Farm takes up most of his days, and by night he plays chicken with the farm’s perilous bank accounts.
At his sister’s unwelcome suggestion, he rents his only bedroom to a bloke from the city, and when Harry arrives, he’s everything Joe isn’t—calm, patient, and gorgeous enough to be exactly the kind of distraction Joe doesn’t need.
Harry doesn’t have time for distractions either—even shirtless farmers riding bareback past his bedroom window—but his moody host proves impossible to ignore.
On paper, they have nothing in common, but Joe is beautiful…glorious, and when an accident puts his life in Harry’s healing hands, the whisper of true love is inevitable. If the trouble that put the farm on its knees in the first place doesn’t get in the way.
This was a nice addition to the Skins series by Garrett Leigh. I enjoyed it a lot although I didn’t love it as much as the first book. It’s also very different than Dream.
Harry is the muscle hunk you see on the cover. HAWT! He’s also a softie. Unlike Joe who has thorns all around him, gets grumpy and he’s blunt to the point of being offensive…Needless to say, I LOVED Joe.
I really liked the romance development, the UST and the way the two of them came together (although I did not understand Harry’s hung ups which seemed like a miscommunication at some point).
I loved the sense of family and the family dynamics here. Harry finds a home where he least expects it and by the end of the book he is definitely a part of that family and the ranch.
Whisper is not as kinky as Dream and the steam level is rather moderate. But fear not, the few sex scenes are super hot and emotional. Joe is a very pleasant surprise.
There are a few issues addressed that could pose as triggers, such as domestic violence, agoraphobia and eating disorder but they ‘re not overwhelming. All in all I didn’t find this book particularly angsty or intense like I’m used to by Garrett Leigh so that might be the reason it’s not among my favorites by the author. I also don’t care about horses all that much (don’t shoot!) so all the details and the storylines about the ranch and its horses tired me out a bit.
I’m definitely sticking with the series and waiting impatiently for Rhys’s story. That little snippet in the end made me salivate.
Recommended for the fans of the author.