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~Release Blitz~Milo (Finding Home #2) by Lily Morton~Review & Excerpt~

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43971325Title: Milo
Author: Lily Morton
Series: Finding Home #2
Cover Design: Natasha Snow
Page Count: 280 pages
Genre(s): M/M, Romance
Release Date: February 15, 2019
Guest Reviewer: ~Wendy~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮

~Synopsis~

Once upon a time a brave knight rescued a young man. Unfortunately, he then spent the next few years bossing the young man around and treating him like a child. 
Milo has been burying himself at Chi an Mor, hiding from the wreckage of his once promising career and running from a bad relationship that destroyed what little confidence he had. Niall, his big brother’s best friend, has been there for him that entire time. An arrogant and funny man, Niall couldn’t be any more different from the shy and occasionally stuttering Milo, which has never stopped Milo from crushing wildly on the man who saved him. 
However, just as Milo makes the decision to move on from his hopeless crush, he and Niall are thrown into close contact, and for the first time ever Niall seems to be returning his interest. But it can never work. How can it when Milo always needs rescuing? 
–From the bestselling author of the Mixed Messages series comes a story about a man who needs to write his own happily ever after.  This is the second book in the Finding Home series, but it can be read as a standalone.–
–Content warning: There are descriptions of domestic abuse in this book.


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I am a great fan of Lily Morton and so far I have loved everything I’ve read by her. This one is no exception. That said, this book does deal with something that I find hard to read about, which is why I just couldn’t give it a 5-star rating, even if the writing was superb.

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Milo was a real sweetheart, just like I knew he would be. His life hasn’t been the easiest. He has been his brother’s best friend Niall for quite some time…Being in an abusive relationship has made him very shy and timid…even though that’s not his real personality. Thankfully he was saved by Niall, his brother’s best friend and the man he’s had a huge crush on when he was younger. After spending some awesome times with his new buddy Oz…his sparkling personality slowly starts to come back though…but then so does his crush...

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I think Milo and Niall were both absolutely wonderful. I loved seeing Milo slowly get more and more confident. His friendship with Oz was one of the best parts of the book… boy do I love that snarky little man! But even though the developing relationship between Milo and Niall was awesome…I had a bit of an issue with the relationship between Niall and Milo’s brother Gideon.


You see, this is a “brother’s best friend” trope…but…these supposed best friends are so much more than “just friends“. And we are not talking about a one-timer here. Now I am best friends with my sister and I just can’t imagine something like this happening…I had a hard time getting my head around it…I try not to judge though, but it’s not always easy. 😛

What made my feelings even more of a confused mess, was the fact that I actually felt sorry for Gideon. He seemed so lonely…So the only hope I have is for Lily Morton to give him his own man and a very awesome HEA. Please, Lily Morton, make it happen!!! I am not below begging! 😛

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Gideon aside, these two were extremely hot and sweet together. They should have been together a long time ago…but I think Milo still had some growing up to do, and I don’t mean physically. The ending gave me all the nice and warm fuzzy feelings like I usually get when I read a book from this author…I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next (please be Gideon !!)…and for those of you who haven’t read Oz’s awesome book yet…what are you waiting for??

I highly recommend this series! 💗 

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~Excerpt~

Read an Excerpt from Milo
Copyright © 2019 by Lily Morton. All rights reserved.
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“Bloody hell, is that a relation of my husband or a suspect in the Jack the Ripper case?”

I laugh and Cora startles slightly. I shush her and kiss the tiny fingers she holds up to my face. Moving next to him, I stare down at the picture. “He is a bit grim, isn’t he?”

“Grim? Caligula was grim. This is a new and previously undiscovered level of malevolence.” He cocks his head to one side. “Is it my imagination or do his eyes follow you when you move?”

I shake my head. “My remit isn’t to judge. Instead, I reveal what has been previously hidden.”

“While I’m sure that sounds romantic in your head, let’s be realistic. You’ve actually just wiped dirt off a grumpy old git’s face.”

I laugh. “I’m so glad my time at art college wasn’t wasted.” 

He looks searchingly at me and opens his mouth but then closes it again. I stare at him. “Oh my God, what were you going to say? It must be bad if it’s made Oz Gallagher shut up.”

He laughs, and I look affectionately at him. I know he’s going to tell me the truth. Oz doesn’t ever shy away from that. He’s my best friend in the world and it comes as a shock to realise that I’ve only known him for a couple of years. He came here to Chi an Mor in all his wisecracking, sassy glory and proceeded to turn everyone’s lives upside down. Footloose and fancy-free, he only intended to stay for a few months and ease the old house into opening to the general public. The best-laid plans always go wrong – or right – and now he’s settled with his husband Silas, the current earl, and they have a beautiful seven-month-old daughter.

He clears his throat and looks at me, and I straighten from kissing Cora’s forehead. “What?”

“I just think that you’re actually a bit wasted here, Milo.”

“Why?”

“Because you’re so bloody talented. People from all over the country are starting to come here to consult with you, and rather than enjoying it you’re stuck in a small, cold room wearing ugly gloves and hunched over a hideous painting. It’s like something from a Dickens novel.” 

He pauses for breath and I try to relax my instinctive defensive shield. I don’t need it with him. 

He rubs my arm affectionately. “You’re so clever and talented and no one sees it here apart from us, and you need more than that. You should be living it up and going to exotic parties. Mixing with artists and the bohemian crowd.” 

I swallow hard at the thought of the people that used to surround Thomas. “I don’t think I’m cut out for a bohemian crowd. They sound quite noisy and tiring,” I manage to say.

“Well, maybe look for a sub-branch. The whispering bohemians or something.”

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~About the Author~

 Lily writes contemporary romance novels and specialises in hot love stories with a good dose of humour. 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 bought her first 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 could she get to spend her time with hot, funny men! She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – chocolate Baileys! Her lifetime’s ambition is to have a bath in peace without being shouted by one of her family.

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