Cash is a car mechanic with a secret. Head down, sleeves up, he hides from the past as much as his shattered heart, until a reluctant stumble into a Tottenham bar ends in the one night stand of his dreams.
Hunt saboteur Rae can’t believe his luck when he wakes up the next morning. Cash is gorgeous, and the hottest hook up he’s ever had. He doesn’t expect to see him again, until a twist of fate lands him on Cash’s doorstep a few months later.
United by a cause that’s broken Cash before, they are drawn together. They have more in common than they ever imagined, but with Cash haunted by the past, and Rae so tangled in the present, it’s not long before love isn’t enough to keep them alive.
Every time I begin a new story by Garrett Leigh my fingers tremble and my heart beat picks up. I know if I pay attention, I will learn something new. It’s never just a story with her. There’s always something more; sometimes it’s painful and sometimes it’s pain-free. Okay, who am I kidding? It’s never pain-free. But if I had to check off one of those lists in the doctor’s office rating ‘what’s your pain level?’ Cash would rate much lower than most other GL specials. It is still intense and thought-provoking but the torment pivots around their lives and not necessarily with them. Fox hunting is entirely foreign to me. I had no clue this was a…sport. When I think of fox hunting the first thing that comes to mind is Disney’s Bambi or The Fox & the Hound. So it took me a minute to grasp the severity of this acute situation. However, I immediately understood that Cash and Rae need to fight to maintain a relationship in the midst of balancing life living as a sab. Course Garrett takes it up a few notches and we find them fighting for more than friendship.
Both Cash and Rae share a passion. They are animal rights activists that live and breathe their beliefs with absolute devotion. Cash lived the sab life until it nearly did him in. He retired but could never completely shut the door to that part of his soul. Because being a saboteur isn’t something you do…it’s who you are. When a chance encounter with a hookup turns into something bigger, Cash panics. He burns with a deep desire for Rae but he’s not sure he can watch his lover put his life on the line. Especially when his shitkickers are sitting in the back of the closet taunting him. Just as he reaches a decision, his past comes back to haunt him. There’s more than his heart on the line and this time, it could take everything.
At first glance, this story may appear simple. That assumption would be wrong. Two men share a path but walk on different timelines. Cash has been where Rae is. He chose to leave it and take another branch in the road. He’s happy with his choices but doesn’t realize the depth of his loneliness. He has his roommate and bestie, Lucky. Which by default includes Dom. He has his job. But he doesn’t have anything that lights him up anymore. He was betrayed and won’t put himself in a situation for a repeat. Nope. Been there, done that, won’t do it again. Then Rae comes along and rustles up a part of himself that he buried. He’s convinced Rae isn’t good for him. But try as he might, he can’t stay away. Rae is fierce and determined. He’s also uttered dedicated to his cause. Can he find a way to save the beloved foxes and keep Cash? You might find your heart in your throat a time or two, but I think you should find out.
Saboteurs walk a thin line. They have good intentions but will resort to any means necessary to succeed. There’s also a bit of yoyo action going on. Mixed signals can be frustrating for everyone. But there’s also pure and rich passion…for a cause near and dear to their hearts and for one another.
All Leigh fans! Lucky swept me off my feet last year and I was beyond thrilled to have another piece of him and Dom here. If you haven’t read their story, you don’t need it before meeting Cash & Rae but I implore you to add them to your list.
TITLE: Cash (Lucky #2)
AUTHOR: Garrett Leigh
PUBLISHER: Fox Love Press
LENGTH: 257 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 22, 2019
BUY LINKS: Amazon