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~Review~ The River Leith by Leta Blake



The River Leith by Leta Blake

*****4.5 Stars*****


Sometimes it took divine courage to let go and end up in an ocean of the unknown.

Hände / Wasser:

Compared to the hectic and stressful times we are living in, three years appear to be nothing. If your memory of three years is completely erased, though, it could change your life forever. Suddenly you realize how important such a short period can be. You have forgotten about events that took place in that time. Your own habits. Your surroundings. People you have met and people you have lost. The person you love more than anything else in the world.

You feel like a stranger in your own life.

Leith, an amateur boxer, who got a blow to the head during a fight, awakes from a coma and has to deal with the aftereffects of this fateful day when he learns that he cannot remember the last three years. His old life is fed to him bit by bit, but some things he has to recover on his own. When Leith is introduced to Zach, his supposedly best friend, he also has to deal with certain feelings he develops for him over time. Feelings he cannot really comprehend. You might imagine his shock when he discovers that said feelings apparently have already been there.

This was my second book by Leta Blake and even though I have to admit that I loved Vespertine a bit more, I enjoyed this story immensely.

The River Leith virtually vibrates with emotions. It’s safe to say that they are oozed page by page and I can guarantee you that some tissues will be required when you read it. Umm, well, I hope those who have already read the book won’t consider me a wimp, so let us rather agree that I needed them. 😉

You practically feel the anger and the frustration radiating from Leith sometimes, when he is not able to regain his memory or when there are situations too heavy for him to deal with.

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You feel the pain and the despair of Zach, having the love of his life in front of him and still somehow gone.


You feel the small glimmer of hope blossoming in Zach every time there seems to be an improvement in Leith’s health.

And you feel the love both men have to rediscover, tentatively at first…


… but soon getting stronger and stronger again.

I loved the sometimes mythical and philosophical undertone of the story and how it played out in the end. I don’t have a medical degree of any kind so I cannot evaluate how authentic the amnesia topic is handled by the author, but what is important to me is that it felt this way. That’s all I need to feel this story.

Highly recommended!


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Title: #FinishLine (GearShark #5)

Author: Cambria Hebert

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Release date: February 27, 2017


You asked for more. Youre getting it! #FinishLine is told in the POV of Arrow and Hopper PLUS a bonus section of Joey and Lorhaven!!!

Just one question: Can you hear wedding the wedding bells.?

Every race has a finish line.
Where you go after you cross it is what matters most.
And sometimes, that’s the most intriguing.
Here at GearShark, we’ve featured lots of drivers.
All of them are well acquainted with the finish line.
And as race fans, we’re well acquainted with cheering as they cross it.
What we aren’t privy to is riding shotgun, seeing where they drive once the race is over.
Our interviews barely scratch the surface,
offering just a glimpse of the men and women behind the wheel.
The discovery of vanished Motocross sensation Jayson Hamilton,
who has been right under our noses for years, proves secrets abound.
It’s time to dig deep. Look beyond the racetrack at the drivers who continue to pique our interest. In addition to scoring an exclusive, all-access interview with the elusive Jayson Hamilton (his first and only since the death of his fellow racer and partner Matt Lewis),
we’ve caught up with some of our most popular featured men and women in the racing world.
Where are they now?
Who are they now?
What do these hot commodities do when they escape the spotlight?
Rumors of weddings, babies, and new tattoos swirl through the media on a weekly basis.
And though we’re headlining the hashtag #Finishline, we’re far from finished.
In fact, we’re just getting started.
This newest issue of GearShark is jam packed with everything you’ve been dying to know…
and it just might be our biggest page-turner yet.