Goes to number two on my all-time favourite Lily romances!

59580610._SY475_The Cuckoo’s Call by Lily Morton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Officially second only to my grumpy rare breeds farmer and his model on the list of staggeringly good Lily Morton books I never wanted to end.

As with everything Lily writes, the depth of feeling her romances invoke is almost limitless. Here we have two men who couldn’t be more different if they tried.

Wren, wonderful and wondering, ever curious and kind, a gentle soul who’s never let his background pull him down.

And Mateo, Teo, rich scion of a multi million hotel chain business, jaded, closed off and searching for purpose.

Their meeting is a perfect storm of circumstances which leads into a truly beautiful exploration of how two souls can connect and recognise their mate even when the hearts attached to them are oblivious of fighting it.

The settings in this book are as much a character as the physical people. Both Majorca and Venice leap off the page in all their sunny and elegant glory.

It’s funny as all Lily’s books are. Wren has a wry sense of humour and self-awareness that occasionally bursts out into sharp reminders that money doesn’t equal class.

Mateo’s family are a disparate bunch, his mother and grandfather both wonderful people, his half-sister and stepmother poisonous and deceitful. I felt sorry for his father but he was the architect of his own fate.

A couple of utterly delightful Easter Eggs help link into Lily’s wider book world and I’m seriously hoping there’s at least one, if not two more books to come, although I’d be perfectly happy with an Alfie/Enzo match up #JustSaying

As ever, it’s steaming hot, the Epilogue is gorgeous and I had a smile as wide as the Mersey Tunnel on my face while reading 😁

#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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