Junkyard Heart: Porth Ewan Bay (Rebel Kings MC) by Garrett Leigh

Is Jas willing to risk his heart to the complicated and gorgeous Kim? Both men have overcome some past hurts and find that with honesty and attraction maybe love can follow.

From the Junkyard Heart blurb:

The drifting photographer and the man who knows just what to do with lost things that wash up on the beach. Get lost in this smoking hot trends-to-lovers hurt/comfort MM romance.

Tired of the London rat race and the heartbreak that comes with it, photographer Jas Manning returns to Porth Ewan, the Cornish seaside town where he spent every childhood summer on his father’s farm. Resigned to year-round rain, wind, and homemade jam, he’s sorely unprepared for the impact that artsy carpenter Kim Penrose has on his heart.

Kim’s free-loving reputation precedes him, and he’s as generous with his inked-up body as he is with his time. The sex is hot, the easy friendship even better, and Jas’s time with him building his family’s new farmhouse canteen is everything Jas was missing in his empty city life.

But Kim’s carefree existence isn’t as simple as it appears. He’s worked hard to vanquish his demons and build his dreams, but the devil on his shoulder is ruthless, and when it comes to call, their happy bubble bursts like it was never there at all. The canteen opening looms, but Kim is gone in more ways than one, and it’s down to Jas to shore up Kim’s soul and convince him that he deserves his place in Jas’s heart.

*Previously published with the Porthkennack shared world series, these books have been significantly reworked and re-edited

SNik's review:

Second in series (Porth Ewan Bay), but can be read as a standalone. Single POV. Heed content warnings.

Slightly unwilling, Jas finds himself back in his hometown, helping out with his family’s farm while still maintaining his photography business. Meeting Kim hits Jas like a truck, the attraction burns hot and bright, but Jas has his past fears and he’s unsure that Kim is as unattached as he says.

As always the author’s writing is filled with all kinds of emotions, it is beautifully descriptive and heart wrenching at times. There are bumps in Jas and Kim’s relationship as it grows from lust to friendship to something undeniably loving. I didn’t enjoy the closeness Lena had with Kim as much as some might, but I did appreciate all the secondary characters that were supportive and encouraging towards Jas and Kim. Overall a thoroughly delightful, slightly angsty read, with two main characters that really meshed and deserved their HEA together.

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