Breaking the Spine created this feature – “Waiting on” Wednesday, where bloggers could gush about their most coveted upcoming release. Here’s mine:
Work, sleep, work, repeat. Nero’s lonely life suits him just fine until his best friend, Cass, asks him to take on a new apprentice—a beautiful young man who’s never set foot in a professional kitchen. Despite his irritation and his lifelong ability to shut the world out, Nero is mesmerised by the vibrant stray, especially when he learns what drove him to seek sanctuary on Nero’s battered old couch.
Lenny Mitchell is living under a cloud of fear. Pursued by a stalker, he has nowhere left to run until Nero offers him a port in a storm—a job at the hottest restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush. Kitchen life proves heady and addictive, and it’s not long before he finds himself falling hard and fast for the man who has taken him in.
Fast-forward a month and a neither man can imagine life without the other, but one thing stands in their way: a lifetime of horrors Nero can’t bring himself to share with Lenny. Or can he? For the first time ever, happiness is there for the taking, and Nero must learn to embrace it before fate steps in and rips it away.
Publication date: March 27th
You guys…a book to follow Misfits? I loved Misfits. What’s interesting is that my rating of that book was not stellar. It was an average rating. But that book has stuck with me since I read it, and it’s one of my very favorites. Having said that, I’m careful to never beg for more from an author, because…be careful what you wish for and all that jazz. Plus I’m big on an author writing what they’re feeling at the moment.
But I am so pumped to see another book in the Urban Soul world! Admittedly my recollection of Nero is vague, but all that means is re-read, baby! So stay tuned for a re-read review of Misfits, and as soon as I can get my greedy blogger hands on it, Strays. Now I just need to get ready for the emotional roller coaster Garrett Leigh loves to put her readers through.