Review: Misfits by Garrett Leigh

March 16, 2015 Review 8

Review: Misfits by Garrett Leigh

Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn.

Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom’s bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and . . . taken. Tom’s explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom’s helping hand, he finds himself between two men who’ve lost their way.

Cass Pearson is a troubled soul. He loves Tom with all he has, but some days it feels like he hasn’t much to give. Jake seems like the perfect solution. Cass risks everything to push Jake and Tom together, but Jake resists, wary, until the darkness of Cass’s past comes to call. Then Jake finds himself the last man standing, and it’s time to dig deep and shine a light for the men he’s grown to love.

Title: Misfits
Author: Garrett Leigh
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: What Remains, Slide, Marked, Rare
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: March 16, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance, Menage
Pages: 265
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames
Riptide Publishing

The first time Misfts by Garrett Leigh pinged my radar I read the blurb and passed it off quickly. All I thought was there is no way I want to read a romance about a couple who knowingly cheat on each other. I’ve been dying to read a Leigh book too so this thought was a huge disappointment. I saw it mentioned a few other places and decided to give it a go. I so glad I did. I loved the romance that unfolded. While on the surface this may look like two men who knowingly cheat on each other that is not what is going on.

The relationship that ignites between Tom and Jake is hot. They burn up the pages. The force that draws these two men together is visible. Jake is the new in the equation. He doesn’t understand what is going on with Tom and his partner of nine years, Cass. Jake also knows he doesn’t want to be the other man, nor does he want to be the force that permanently breaks this couple. Taking all that into consideration Jake realizes he doesn’t want to be a passing thing. So where exactly does that leave him?

Misfits runs the gamut of emotions. Garrett has created three very different men that have one very solid thing in common. The book thus events move at a quick place, while the timing of the book takes place over the course of nearly a year. This allows for readers to really get to know the characters and their vast differences all while watching the subtle changes that make them work so thoroughly in their unconventional relationship. Jake is the one that truly brought this couple together. Cass and Tom were bumbling a weak relationship up until Jake. Cass easily draws them all together while Tom is glue that keeps them together. They love and love harder for the sakes of making what they have work and it is beautiful in its unfolding. I can’t wait to read another love story Garrett Leigh.

Favorite quotes:

Cass to Jake: “Fuck the sun, Jake. I only saw you.”

Tom to Jake: “Is this how it’s going to be now? Us fighting over who gets to love him most?”

Gay Romance


About the author


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


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8 Responses to “Review: Misfits by Garrett Leigh”

  1. Shirley Ann Speakman

    The book sounds really good and I’m looking forward to reading it.


  2. Ree Dee

    Thank you for the review! I have been interested in this book for awhile.

  3. JenCW

    Thank you for the review. I loved the lines you picked from it too. I have this one on my wishlist, but I will definitely be buying it soon.

  4. Lisa G

    Thanks for the review – I’m really interested in reading this one by Garrett!