Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Virtual Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Rented Heart by Garrett Leigh

About Rented Heart

Ex-surfer-turned-businessman Liam Mallaney moved back to Holkham, Norfolk, to mourn the loss of his husband. Grief and loneliness keep him a solitary figure, and he likes it that way. There’s no room in his broken heart for anything else.

Rentboy Zac Payne left London and most of his demons behind, but he still only knows one way to make a living. When he spots Liam in a club one night, it seems he’s found his mark. But Liam proves nicer—and their connection far deeper—than he’d bargained for.

Their arrangement quickly becomes too complicated for Zac, who has other things on his mind: namely his BFF and wayward flatmate, Jamie. Zac owes Jamie the world, and even as Jamie’s drug addiction destroys all they have, Zac won’t leave him behind.

Besides, Liam knows nothing of Zac’s home life, too caught up in his own head to think much beyond the crazy heat he and Zac share. But when trouble comes to Zac’s door, putting his life in danger, Liam must set his grief and anger aside to pick up the pieces of Zac’s shattered heart and his own.

Oh what a heartwarming book. This is about Liam, a man who lost his husband and businesses partner in an accident, and Zac, a young man that has been a rent boy since he was a teen. They both live two totally different lives, but in the end they are both looking for the same thing. 

Zac “markes” a drunken Liam one night at gay club in the area. He takes him to his flat, which is a first for him, and Liam gets what he paid for. After that night each man can’t seem to get the other out of their minds. There is more of a need of companionship for Liam and Zac isn't that trusting that that's all that Liam wants. 

Zac’s roommate, best friend and fellow rent boy, Jamie is not as clean and sober as Zac. He actually has quite a bad problem. He brings his problem home and Zac is not to keen on it and he and Jamie have a horrible fight and well, things just kinda go south from there, not only for Zac and Jamie, but also Zac and Liam. 

In the end Jamie helps to bring Zac and Liam back together, and also finds himself in a place to get his life together. 

All in all this was a really sweet read, with a pretty high heat factor. And as far as the angst factor, for me it was pretty low. 

I give this book 4 Sweet, Shining Stars. 

About Garrett Leigh

Garrett Leigh is a British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Black Jazz Press. Her protagonists will always always be tortured, crippled, broken, and deeply flawed. Throw in a tale of enduring true love, some stubbly facial hair, and a bunch of tattoos, and you’ve got yourself a Garrett special.

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. That, and dreaming up new ways to torture her characters. Garrett believes in happy endings; she just likes to make her boys work for it.

Garrett also works as a freelance cover artist for various publishing houses and independent authors under the pseudonym G.D. Leigh. For cover art info, please visit


To celebrate the release of Rented Heart, one lucky winner will receive $25 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 17, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. This looks like a such a good book!

  2. Looks like a great read! There have been some good excerpts along this book tour-hope to get my hands on a copy soon!


  3. Thanks for the review! I just started Rented Heart last night and am enjoying it so far.


  4. Thanks for the review!


  5. Sounds great, I'm looking forward to reading it!

  6. Love the premise of this story, and I'm excited that one of the MCs is an former surfer.

  7. Thanks again for the blog tour. Looking good :)


  8. Thank you for the review!
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  9. Sounds like a really great story. Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Congratulations on the new release! I can't wait to begin reading it.

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