What Remains by Garrett Leigh

WhatRemains_600x900Web designer Jodi Peters is a solitary creature. Lunch twice a week with his ex-girlfriend-turned-BFF and the occasional messy venture to a dodgy gay bar is all the company he needs, right?
Then one night he stumbles across newly divorced firefighter Rupert O’Neil. Rupert is lost and lonely, but just about the sweetest bloke Jodi has ever known. Add in the heady current between them, and Jodi can’t help falling hard in love. He offers Rupert a home within the walls of his cosy Tottenham flat—a sanctuary to nurture their own brand of family—and for four blissful years, life is never sweeter.
Until a cruel twist of fate snatches it all away. A moment of distraction leaves Jodi fighting for a life he can’t remember and shatters Rupert’s heart. Jodi doesn’t know him—or want to. With little left of the man he adores, Rupert must cling to what remains of his shaky faith and pray that Jodi can learn to love him again.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1This is only the second book by Garrett Leigh that I’ve read. The first one was Misfits and once I finished What Remains, you know what I discovered? I need to make a conscious effort to track down more of her books.

What Remains went back and forth between the present and the past. If you’re not a fan of that type of story, don’t let it keep you from giving this story a chance. It turned out to be a great way to help readers grasp exactly what both Rupert and Jodi experienced.

There was so much to love about What Remains, I’m not sure where to start. The romance was amazing and then it crashed, through no fault of either Rupert or Jodi. I both loved and hated the circumstances that switched the roles between Rupert and Jodi. I adored both these men and the people who surrounded them with love and support.

Sometimes you can discover an author’s “super power” after only reading a couple of books. It’s taken me exactly two to discover that Garrett Leigh’s is to break you and slowly put the pieces back together.