Erryn reviews ‘Angels in the City’ by Garrett Leigh. The ebook was published December 3, 2021 and is 268 pages. The audiobook was narrated by Dan Calley. It was released November 22, 2021 and is 5 hrs and 57 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: Garrett Leigh + Dan Calley = perfection.
A fake relationship with a stranger. An office romance with doughnuts and white knights. An addictive arrangement – friends with benefits – fast turns to love.
Jonah Gray is rich, successful, and the most eligible bachelor in the city, according to his mother, at least. But the truth is, despite her efforts to pair him off, he’s fine on his own. All he needs is a date to the Christmas ball.
Sacha Ivanov is a lone wolf, content with the cycle of long days, late nights, and anonymous hook-ups, but when a chance encounter in a broken-down lift brings a gorgeous copper-haired CEO into his life, everything begins to change.
As Christmas fast approaches, a favor for a stranger blooms into something more. He doesn’t do second dates or relationships. But for kind-hearted Jonah, his angel in the city, he might just change his mind.
Angels in the City is a Christmas-themed MM friends-to-lovers, forced-proximity office romance. Expect fraught days, steamy nights, and true love built around festive snacks and Christmas trees.
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I always associate Garrett Leigh with angsty books. This was not that type of book, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Less angst and more sweet – although plenty of sexy times as well.
When Jonah and Sacha got caught in the lift together, I realized this was an interesting meet-cute. I adored Sacha for offering to accompany Jonah to his parents’ ball. Then they hooked up and I got excited. Except Sacha kept pulling away. He had his reasons, but I liked how Jonah eventually wormed his way into Sacha’s heart. How Jonah was there to support Sacha through some tough times. How caring he could be.
I also liked the dynamics of the secondary characters who played an important role. Their antics were cute.
Finally, I really liked Dan Calley’s narration. I’m so glad he does Ms. Leigh’s narrations these days as he’s always spot on. A cute Christmas story. Can’t wait to see which audio comes next.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer, currently working for Dreamspinner Press, Loose Id, Riptide Publishing, and Fox Love Press.
Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.
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, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.
Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.