My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.