The Lights on Knockbridge Lane (Garnet Run Book 3) by Roan Parrish #Audiobook #LGBT #Review #MM

Erryn reviews ‘The Lights on Knockbridge Lane (Garnet Run Book 3’ by Roan Parrish. The ebook was published September 28, 2021 and was 288 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Michael Dean, released September 28, 2021 and is 6 hrs and 55 mins long.

Why I read this book:  I adore Michael Dean and Roan Parrish.

Can one man’s crowded, messy life fill another man’s empty heart? 

Raising a family was always Adam Mills’ dream, although solo parenting and moving back to tiny Garnet Run certainly were not. After a messy breakup, Adam is doing his best to give his young daughter the life she deserves – including accepting help from their new reclusive neighbor to fulfill her Christmas wish. 

Though the little house may not have “the most lights ever”, the Mills home begins to brighten as handsome Wes Mobray spends more time there and slowly sheds his protective layers. But when the eye-catching house ends up in the news, Wes has to make a choice: Hide from the darkness of his unusual past, or embrace the light of a future – and a family – with Adam.

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness. 

Garnet Run:

  • Book one: Better than People
  • Book two: Best Laid Plans

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My review:

There’s nothing I love more than a holiday story involving a precocious child who has no filter.  August – or Gus, as she insists – is just such a perfect 8-year-old.  She says what’s on her mind, does what she believes is best, and always tells the truth but sure knows how to stretch it almost to the breaking point.

Adam loves his daughter.  He’s heartbroken that his marriage didn’t work out, but he can’t regret Gus.  She’s been his everything almost from the day she was born and, of course, he’s been the best dad he can be.  A challenge, to be sure, but being a parent is rewarding every single day.  Coming home to Garnet Run was not on his agenda, but sometimes a change is necessary.  Small town living can be easier financially, and – if he’s honest – he has some wound to lick.  Plus, he gets to be near his sibling River.  They have always been there for him and they are happy to step up and help take care of Gus.  All in all, life looks pretty good.

Except Gus’ little penchant for getting into mischief.  When she’s returned home by Adam’s reclusive neighbor, Adam knows trouble is in store.

Wes has been living quietly in Garnet Run for years.  He’s escaped the wild ride he was on, and just wants to be left alone.  He has parcels delivered and he lives with his, uh, creatures, and works on his environmental project.  He doesn’t need people.  Certainly not neighbors who think he’s a vampire or a witch, or whatever other rumor is circulating this week.  He certainly doesn’t need an attractive neighbor with an irresistibly adorable daughter who gets into all kinds of mischief.  His resolve starts to break as he spends time with the amazing young girl and her father who is dedicated to giving her the most lights in the whole world.  They all know it’s impossible, but with Wes and Adam’s help, this might be Gus’ best Christmas ever.

I really enjoyed this book.  Something to get me into the spirit of Christmas, even if it isn’t my favorite time of year.  This book almost had me believing that true happiness is possible.  And I have to say Michael Dean’s narration was fantastic.  He always delivers great performances and this one was one of my favorites.  So get ready for fun and laughter.  Oh, and apple pie.  Can’t forget the apple pie.

My rating:

9/10 Pots of Gold – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars

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Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.

When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.


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