Saturday, 9 December 2017
ARC REVIEW : Deal Maker by Lily Morton
Sometimes your mouth makes deals that your heart can’t honour.
Jude is a highly successful model, but a very reluctant one. His life is full of casual hook-ups with pretty men in glamorous locations, but it’s still empty. However, circumstances decreed a long time ago that this was his path, so he’s resolutely stayed on it and accepted his fate with good grace. He made a deal with himself and his hook-ups. Get in, get out and no ties with anyone.
However, an accident at home one night leads to him making a new deal and accepting the offer of help from an unlikely source. It leads to an unexpected summer of falling in love with a larger than life man and his child.
But by the end of the summer his reasons for not staying are still valid. Will he turn away? Can he?
Asa is a talented actor who has spent time away from the scene to look after his son. But now he’s back, and the last thing he needs are complications from the gorgeous man who is staying with him. Scarred from too many betrayals, he has no intention of forming a lasting tie with anyone. However, he can’t resist the beautiful man with secrets, and to his horror he develops feelings.
But a deal’s a deal and they said it was just for the summer. What can Asa do with a man who has forever in his eyes and goodbye on his lips?
From the Amazon bestselling author of ‘Rule Breaker’ comes another scorchingly hot romantic comedy.
Deal Maker by Lily Morton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm a happy girl!
A must read series, funny, witty, heartwarming and adorable. Oh, don't forget sexy!
I loved Rule Breaker very much, I loved Dylan and Gabe and curious about Jude, Dylan's best friend. And Lily Morton fulfilled my curiosity with his own story!
It's always fun reading some funny emails on every chapter opening. I laugh a lot and Jude's not far from Dylan.
He's funny, bright full of life. Or so, people think. Not what he think of himself, apparently.
Had some bad relationships in the pas made him questioned his ability to keep a relationship without breaking it in the end.
But Asa is a very different man from his other lovers in the past. Asa is everything Jude need in a man.
I loved how easy Jude's relationship with Billy, Asa's five year old son, and how much Billy adored Jude from the beginning.
That's what makes everything hard, especially when the deal is only for summer. And Jude falling in love with Asa and Billy and hated that he had to leave them after summer.
There are some chaos and some past relationship came to shake their bonding, but I loved it that Asa and Jude didn't bother of typical jealousy. They handled it very well, not as adult as I wanted it to be, but with their own way. Or in Jude's 'merry' way.
Jude and Asa are easily 'be' . With Billy in the middle, they're easily become a family Jude always dreamed of.
There's a little twist near the end, but I think Asa and Jude needed that, to know and realized that they cannot live without each other.
This is a family oriented love story, heartwarming and funny without losing the 'sexiness' between Jude and Asa. Billy is just an adorable bonus, the kid is amazing, I loved him!
The epilogue just sealed the deal, they're having their HEA and I'm pleased with it!
I hope there's more story to come in this series. I love the writing style, Lily Morton has become one of my favorite author in MM genre.
I enjoyed this book so much and I can't wait for another.
PS. This is a second book in the series, but you can definitely read it as a stand alone. Dylan and Gabe came as cameo, also Henry.
But it doesn't hurt if you read about Dylan and Gabe's chaotic and fun story first.
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Lily lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven't had a proper conversation with her since she got her Kindle.
She has spent her life with her head full of daydreams, and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing because how else would she get to spend her time with hot, funny rock stars?