Lily Morton is my kind of author, she writes about sarcastic British men with a wit and a sense of irony which just speaks to me.
This, the latest in her interconnected series, sees Dylan’s best friend Jude left homeless after a flood in his flat. By accident rather than design, he ends up in the home of the one man who he’s perfect for, and who is perfect for him.
But it takes some work for them to reach their happy ever after as Asa has some real trust issues, understandably given his past, and Jude is too afraid to let himself commit because of his family responsibilities.
There is so much humour in this book, a lot of it down to Jude deciding to play up to Asa’s stereotyping of models as all looks and no brains. A lot of it comes from Asa’s five-year-old son Billy, who is an absolute delight and written true to age. He isn’t an uber child, he’s a typical one, full of mischief but speaking honestly about his feelings.
It was just the tonic I needed to cheer away the post Christmas blues and now I’m looking forward to Henry’s story.
I really enjoyed this, my first book from this author. It had humour, a lovely British vibe, hot Spaniards, great family interactions and a cute dog.
One of the things I really like in an MM romance is when one of the pair is a bit slow to catch on to the other one liking them. This book does this very well. Javier expresses his attraction and care for Sebastian in everything he does but never steps over the line until after Sebastian’s arse of a boyfriend dumps him.
Elliott was a jerk, I liked that Sebastian didn’t falter and took strength from Javier and his family to stand up to him.
I loved the banter when Sebastian was in his Queen persona, Donna Tracy and I absolutely loved Dave, whose alter ego was an awesome buxom blonde Queen called Miss Belle End (classic British humour right there!)
I look forward to reading more from this author. And I loved the cover.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.
Disclaimer: I’m British (although a Yorkshire girl rather than from the south west setting of this Somerset delight) and so everything about this festive novella spoke to me.
Recently republished after Josephine got the rights back from Samhain, it really is a joyous trip through the typical British chaos of a Christmas market (which usually start in November!) with a second chance romance of delicious fun.
Riley hasn’t gotten over his Slovakian ex Stan, who broke things off five years previous to follow his dream living and working in deepest rural Somerset, and he isn’t prepared to bump into him running one of the stalls at Bath’s premiere holiday tourist trap event.
Stan’s not much better off though and what follows is a funny and touching ride through fake bomb scares, Santa suits and a possibly vindictive seagull.
I loved it.
#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review
The pre-release has a new cover but no significant changes to the original story.