Review: Believe (Skins #3) by Garrett Leigh

Flight paramedic Rhys Foster is hooked on adrenaline. By day it’s blood and guts, by night it’s the thrill of the club. With a different face in his bed most nights, he doesn’t have time to be lonely…right?

Entertainer Jevon Campbell is a play therapist like no other—dancer, magician, acrobat, he brings it all to his global mission to help children in need laugh again. He’s on a rare home visit when he encounters enigmatic Rhys in a London bar.

Their connection is instant, but Rhys fast realises Jevon’s easy confidence doesn’t stretch as far as the bedroom. He has no idea how mesmerising he is—how beautiful—and Rhys resolves to show him.

They grow closer, but time isn’t on their side. Rhys seems unable to articulate how he feels, and with Jevon’s imminent departure from the UK hanging over them, their separate commitments could tear them apart forever.

As the days slip by, Rhys must learn to believe he’s worth the happiness Jevon is offering.

The third story in the Skins series, Believe focuses on Rhys. I was really excited to learn more about him because he was a regular playmate of Dylan and Angelo from book one, Dream, and if it wasn’t going to end up a polyam relationship I wanted to know him better.

Since it didn’t turn out in my favour with three in the bed full time, I will settle for Rhys finding his own man, and Jevon appears to be that man, whether Rhys knows it or not.

I was not at all happy when Jevon snuck away from Rhys without leaving his number, and I am very glad that they crossed paths again. Rhys knows he wants to spend as much time as he can with Jevon but appears really averse to naming the relationship. He has some baggage and is intent on ignoring it, but still wants Jevon to be around as much as possible.

Unfortunately Jevon travels a lot and is usually overseas where ever joy is needed for traumatised kids. Jevon’s job as a play therapist has him away from London most of the year so it appears they snatch small windows of time throughout this whole book.

I really enjoyed this story. I enjoyed the long distance element. Rhys really needed to work through his own stuff and having to miss someone gave him time to really reflect on himself.

Jevon is such a warm character and his loving nature was so much what I needed to read. I am not loving angsty books at the moment, but this was more of a remove obstacles than drama and I really appreciated that.

I’d say this theoretically can be read as a standalone but I wouldn’t recommend it. Start with Dream. There are appearances from characters in previous books and I think it would be worth the time getting to know them before diving into this.

Recommended for all contemporary romance readers.

A review copy was provided for an honest opinion.

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