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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh




In 2003, journalist Connor Regan marched through London to add his voice to a million others, decrying the imminent invasion of Iraq. Eight months later, his brother, James, was killed in action in Mosul.

Three years on, Connor finds himself bound for Iraq to embed with an elite SAS team. He sets his boots on the ground looking for closure and solace—anything to ease the pain of his brother’s death. Instead he finds Sergeant Nathan Thompson.

Nat Thompson is a veteran commander, hardened by years of combat and haunted by the loss of his best friend. Being lumbered with a civilian is a hassle Nat doesn’t need, and he vows to do nothing more than keep the hapless hack from harm’s way.

But Connor proves far from hapless, and too compelling to ignore for long. He walks straight through the steel wall Nat’s built around his heart, and when their mission puts him in mortal danger, Nat must lay old ghosts to rest and fight to the death for the only man he’s ever truly loved.


About Garret 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 blackjazzpress.com.


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Review
Between Ghosts is about Conner Regan, a journalist, who loses a brother to the war but they're never told how he died. Plagued by not knowing how his brother, James, has died, Conner pushes for a Special Forces assignment and is sent to the Middle East on assignment.

Set ant Nathan 'Nat' Thompson, head of Charlie-3, comes back from another tiring mission only to find that he has to now babysit a "hack". When he meets Conner though, he is surprised by what he gets. A capable civilian who may know how to handle himself, and also someone who has actually turned his head for the first time in years, making him think of something else other than his missions.

I thought the book was fast paced and intense. The characters were well developed and the layout done extremely well. I felt like I could feel the desert sun and taste the sand.
Conner and Nat, though their affair happens pretty fast, I thought there chemistry burned bright. It didn't feel rushed, even though it courses over weeks together. I thought Garret did a great job with fitting all she did into this book. That being said, it was also a small downfall. I wish there could have been MORE. More detail, more time together, more time after...but only because I loved this story and the characters so much. It almost seemed inevitable too, that Conner and Nat should be, as their pasts are sort of entwined and they didn't even know it.


All in all it was a great war book, a good love story and  I liked all the characters in it. The story had me in its hooks right away. I give it 4.75*


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  1. Thank you for the great review. It just makes me want to move Between Ghosts to the top of my WANT TO READ List! Thank you.

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  2. Sounds great, I'm looking forward to reading it! legacylandlisa(at)gmail(dot)com

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