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Zeb Evans doesn’t do messy.
The product of a disorganised and chaotic childhood, Zeb likes order and control, and as the boss of his own employment agency he can give that to himself. Life runs along strict lines and he never mixes business with pleasure. Everything in his life lives in neat, alphabetized boxes. Until Jesse.
Jesse Reed is Zeb’s complete opposite. He’s chaos personified. A whirling cyclone of disorder. He’s also charming and funny and a very unwanted distraction.
Which is why it comes as a complete surprise to Zeb to find himself asking Jesse to pose as his boyfriend for a few days in the country at a wedding.
Zeb doesn’t do impulsive, but as the time away progresses, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the merry and irreverent Jesse. But can he bring himself to break the hard-won lessons he’s learnt in life? And even if he can, how could Jesse be attracted to him anyway? He’s so much older than Jesse, not to mention being his boss.
From the bestselling author of the Mixed Messages and Finding Home series comes a warm and funny romance about one man’s fight for control and another man’s determination to circumvent it.
—This is the first book in the Close Proximity series, but it can be read as a standalone.—
I absolutely loved the writing and the banter between the main characters!!!
This is the first book in the Close Proximity, new series by Lily Morton. I enjoyed all the books I’ve read by this author and this book was no exception.
Zeb – the controlled and organized boss, who hired Jesse 3 years ago.
Jesse is everything Zeb isn’t, young and causes chaos wherever he goes. “A total walking disaster” as Zeb put it.
I can’t say I am a big fan of the fake boyfriend trope, maybe because it’s been used too much and I got bored at one point, BUT here it worked so well. The writing got me addicted, the main characters are lovable and sweet.
There are also some pretty amazing side characters and I am curious about their own stories in the next books: Felix and Max, Charlie “Sunshine” and his best friend Misha.
This book was funny and extremely hot. But we also get angst and a wonderfull sweet ending.
Overall I really loved it, but I’m not rating it with 5 stars because at one point I got a little tired by the “I’m his boss and he’s so much younger than me”, and what really felt unrealistic and well stupid would be how Zeb promised his ex to be his best man. This bugged me…I’m looking forward to reading more from this author!! I loved the writing and these sweet characters!
I highly recommend this book! 💕
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He looks at me and sighs wearily. “Do you think you could possibly behave?” he finally says.
I bite my lip. “I don’t think it would be entirely honest of me to promise that,” I say slowly. “Especially if people keep treating you like you’re some sort of desperate stalker. It’s not fair.” I frown. “You’re doing bloody Patrick a favour. They should be thanking you, not treating you like an unexploded bomb from the war that might go off in suburbia and wreck someone’s lavender bush.”
He blinks. “Where the hell did that come from?” He pauses. “And why am I the unexploded relic from the war?”
I smile at him sympathetically. “You have a lot of pent-up aggression,” I inform him.
~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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