Kiss Me Again (Lili’s Review)

Title: Kiss Me Again
Author: Garrett Leigh
Publisher: Fox Love Press
Release Date: June 7th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 227 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5


Tree surgeon Aidan Drummond is content with his own company. He works alone, and lives alone, and it doesn’t occur to him to want anything else until a life-changing accident lands him in hospital. Then a glimpse of the beautiful boy in the opposite bed changes everything.

Ludo Giordano is trapped on the ward with a bunch of old men. His mind plays tricks on him, keeping him awake. Then late one night, a new face brings a welcome distraction. Their unlikely friendship is addictive. And, like most things in Ludo’s life, temporary.

Back in the real world, Aidan’s monochrome existence is no longer enough. He craves the colour Ludo brought him, and when a chance meeting brings them back together, before long, they’re inseparable again.

But bliss comes with complications. Aidan is on the road to recovery, but Ludo has been unwell his entire life, and that’s not going to change. Aidan can kiss him as much as he likes, but if he can’t help Ludo when he needs him most, they don’t stand a chance.

Where to begin with this beauty? Kiss Me Again by Garrett Leigh took hold of me from the first page; I ended up reading it in one sitting. I requested it on the cover alone, and once the blurb was posted, I was ever so glad that I did.

Kiss Me Again’s two main characters deal with some weighty issues; both different, but both that some readers can relate to. There’s such beauty to the writing, this quiet, melancholy that’s GL’s signature style.

Some highlights:

-Opposites attract. Aidan is quiet and irritable, while Ludo is kind and loopy, but each finds precisely what each needs in each other.

-Their meeting. Never read anything like it, and I loved it. It was different and sweet.

-Dual POVs


-Slow burn

-Full of feels/Angst


-Friends to lovers. The relationship development was exquisitely written.

-I appreciate that all of GL’s characters come from different walks of life. I’m so tired of the same ol’ privileged characters.

-The ending was all kinds of romantic.

Kiss Me Again is a beautiful, compelling story of hope- it touched me. I loved everything about it and can’t recommend it enough.

5+ Stars. One of my favorite books of 2019.

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Galley copy of Kiss Me Again provided by Garrett Leigh in exchange of an honest review.


I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant
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