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?
I was really looking forward to getting Jude’s story after he was introduced in Rule Breaker and he was just as delicious as I thought he’d be.
Jude Bailey, 29, model…Quick-witted, beautiful but there’s a lot more to Jude than people first think when meeting him.He’s given up on letting any man get too close to him.When he puts his family commitments first men tend to walk again so he’s happy with no strings sex.
Asa Jacobs, 44, actor, a father with a strong sense of family.He’s been burned in love before so how will he cope when meeting the gorgeous Jude who pushes his buttons right from the start
Billy Jacobs, 5…yes I couldn’t not mention him.He’s just got to be one of the most endearing child characters I’ve read about.I absolutely loved him!
Jude finds himself temporarily homeless, so when a fellow model suggests his half-brother (Asa) is in need of a PA it might be the perfect solution.A bit of PA work in exchange for a few months accommodation…how difficult could it be?
Lily Morton has once again got the British humor and banter totally on point here.
It’s quite a slow burn which totally worked, although the sexual attraction/chemistry between the two men is evident pretty much from the start…on that note…super, super, sexy!!!
One of my absolute highlights is the relationship Jude and Billy have-it was just perfect.
Good supporting characters, especially Dylan and Gabe, I just loved their part here and, as usual, Dylan was full of sass.
A recommended read!