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Dean joins his best mate Mal as the top two on my favourite Lily list

The Sunny SideThe Sunny Side by Lily Morton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This goes straight to the top of my favourite Lily books right behind Dean’s best mate Mal and his wonderful farmer Caden.

It’s difficult to describe the feeling I had when reading this book because anticipation only goes so far. I’ve wanted Dean’s story ever since he first showed up but it was only when Jonas also arrived on the scene that it became clear that’s who he was utterly perfect for.

They’re not just opposites, they’re so far apart in their outlook and approach to life you have to wonder how they could ever work, but they do. They work like the softest blanket on the coldest day, like a cup of hot chocolate soothes the aches or a sip of ice cold water brings a perfect chill when it’s roasting hot.

Dean is goodness in human form. He’s kind, he thinks the best of people, even when they don’t return the same to him, he loves animals of all kinds, dogs in particular, and he’s been in love with Jonas from the first time he saw him, when Jonas did a kind deed for him when he was a new and clumsy model just starting out at the Durand Agency.

Jonas, on the other hand, comes across as grumpy, cold, determined, dry and somewhat rigid in his attitude to life but as you find out more about his past, it becomes clear he’s had to lock his hopes and his heart away.

I loved his relationship with his younger brother Olivier, here you see Jonas does have a big heart, his daughter Ruby is a mystery to him but as he falls into a whirlwind summer with Dean, his love for her becomes a precious and visible thing.

They’re insanely hot together too. Dean knows all the tricks for showing off his body to its best advantage, but as Jonas spends more time with him, he realises it’s Dean’s heart and his kindness that is the most attractive part of him.

I could keep gushing on about this book for another 500 words, it’s just pure joy to read, it makes you smile, it makes you want to thump Jonas (but also totally understand why he does what he does) and it makes you wish you had a mate like Malachi Booth, sarcastic and bitchy, but willing to cut and bleed to protect Dean’s wonderfully hopeful (but never stupid) view of the world.

This book is glorious, it’s certainly one of Lily’s best and I don’t think anyone who’s been waiting for Dean’s story could be anything but perfectly satisfied with how he finds his happy ending.

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

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Release Blitz: Total Creative Control by Joanna Chambers & Sally Malcolm

Total Creative Control | Joanna Chambers & Sally Malcolm


Release Date: October 28th 2021

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/totalcreativecontrol

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Sunshine PA, meet Grumpy Boss…

When fanfic writer Aaron Page landed a temp job with the creator of hit TV show, Leeches, it was only meant to last a week. Three years later, Aaron’s still there…

It could be because he loves the creative challenge. It could be because he’s a huge Leeches fanboy. It’s definitely not because of Lewis Hunter, his extremely demanding, staggeringly rude…and breathtakingly gorgeous boss.

Is it?

Lewis Hunter grew up the hard way and fought for everything he’s got. His priority is the show, and personal relationships come a distant second. Besides, who needs romance when you have a steady stream of hot men hopping in and out of your bed?

His only meaningful relationship is with Aaron, his chief confidante and indispensable assistant. And no matter how appealing he finds Aaron’s cute boy-next-door charms, Lewis would never risk their professional partnership just to scratch an itch.

But when Lewis finds himself trapped at a hilariously awful corporate retreat, Aaron is his only friend and ally. As the professional lines between them begin to blur, their simmering attraction starts to sizzle

… And they’re both about to get burned.


About The Authors

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Joanna Chambers primarily writes MM romance. She lives and works in Scotland and finds time to write by eschewing sleep and popular culture.

She likes wine, loves books and hates cleaning.

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Sally Malcolm

Sally Malcolm was bitten by the male/male romance bug in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. Her stories are emotional, romantic, and always have happy endings.

She lives in South West London with her American husband, two lovely children, and two lazy cats.

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An absolutely magical opposites attract work romance

Total-Creative-Control-GenericTotal Creative Control by Joanna Chambers & Sally Malcolm

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If ever a book deserved more stars – and a TV adaptation – it’s this one.

It would make an utterly brilliant Netflix show as it has all the elements you need for success:

1) An opposites attract plot featuring a grumpy one and a sunshine one.

2) The UST of a pining ‘will they, won’t they’ office working relationship that’s really so much more.

3) Tensions galore with a secondary plot involving the adaptation of a British TV show onto one for the American market.

4) Fanfic 😉 the adoration lovers of a book or TV series or film can have for the characters. You only need to look at Hugo awarded A03 to see the power of transformative work.

5) Two heroes who truly see each other, flaws and all, even if one of them (yes Lewis, I’m looking at you here #sideeye ) needs it practically stamping on his forehead.

Bonus 6) Fantastic setting, great secondary characters, and a beautiful nod to the duplicitous way certain elements of the creative media industry have for queer baiting or burying the gays.

It’s also subversively funny, tender and witty, with an elegance of narrative that just flows beautifully from start to finish.

I cannot praise this book highly enough. I adore the work of both authors when they write separately, but together they’re producing something magical.

I cannot wait to see what comes in books two and three (Owen please?!)

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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