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- Print Length: 204 pages
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- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (October 27, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 27, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00OOCT6T6
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The second thing that caught my attention is how unusual a character Dex is. I have no idea how well Leigh portrayed what she did of the Traveler culture. But the abuse of slavery and the abuse of rape are hideous. That came through loud & clear. How it shaped Dex while maddening sometimes is perfectly understandable and heart-breaking.
While I've given the story five stars, I do have two caveats. The amount of abuse Dex endures may be endurable, but it stretched my suspension of disbelief more than once. But I flat-out don't believe he escaped without scars. Still, I enjoyed this book quite a lot and recommend it.
I truly feel Garrett Leigh is at her best when she is writing damaged and emotionally wounded characters.
This is a really hard story to review because discovering their story is the best part of the book. This story is packed full of “FEELS”. The only thing you need to know is there once was a lonely boy named Dex who never had anyone to love and cherish him. One day Dex stumbles upon a sweet man who smells and feels like everything Dex has never had. Seb is goodness, happiness and trust. Seb is a giver and Dex has only ever had things taken from him. As the story slowly unravels, you will learn the details of Dex’s Traveller life. His story is sad and heartbreaking. I loved how with Seb’s gentle heart and patience Dex is able to experience something he has never had before; warmth and love. I really hope Garrett continues on with their story.
Leigh does well with glimpses into the Traveller life, far from glamourous, hard, brutal, cruel, poor and often criminal. She shows you enough to make you understand Dex and the life he's known, and the contrast as his life slowly changes as he finds work and safety with Seb.
As another reviewer said: Dex will break your heart. Oh, yes he will. But this couple come together so beautifully. Yes, there's angst. Of course there is. But there's care and compassion and lots of sparks too.
Definitely a re-read for me.
I literally couldn't put it down, I read all night 'till I finished. Had the same experience with Misfits. Am definitely going to read more from Garrett Leigh.