Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway:
By Lily Morton
Sometimes love comes when you least expect or want it.
Magnus Carlsen is determined to grow old disgracefully. At fifty-two, he doesn’t believe in keeping anything. Men, sofas, books—everything gets jettisoned, eventually. He’s divided his life into happy compartments. A successful trial lawyer, he spends his days lecturing jurors, exasperating judges, and striding arrogantly around courtrooms. He fills his nights with a parade of handsome young men who want to make him happy. Why date someone his own age to discuss back pain, retirement-planning, and corns, when he can date men who don’t care to discuss anything at all?
However, when one of these sunny young men shows an inclination for dramatic scenes, Magnus meets his new neighbour. And his whole world implodes.
Laurie Gentry is nearly the same age as Magnus, but that’s where the similarity ends. He’s messy and creative and nosy and mysterious. He’s everything that Magnus has spent a lifetime avoiding. So, why can’t he get Laurie out of his head?
Luckily, Laurie is only in London for the summer. Magnus can uncover Laurie’s mysteries and indulge their annoyingly hot attraction, and Laurie will be gone before complications arise. A few months isn’t long enough to lose his heart. Is it?
From bestselling author, Lily Morton comes a romantic comedy about two footloose older men and how one summer in London brings something quite beautifully unexpected into their lives.
He smiles cheerfully at me. “Are you ready?”
I blink. “I beg your pardon?”
“Are you ready for our walk?”
I rack my brain, trying to remember making plans. Then I realise that I didn’t. “Why would I be ready for a walk, Laurie?”
His expression is sympathetic but still somehow manages to look like he’s taking the piss. It seems to be a character trait of his. “For fresh air,” he says, slowly enunciating every word.
I roll my eyes. “I’ll open a window if I require that,” I inform him. Normally, I’d shut the door in his face. I have no problem with being rude. Today, for some unknown reason, I just stand here looking at him.
His mouth quirks and he claps his hands together. “Come on then, Mags. The day’s a wasting.”
“I’m not sure that my day was wasting in any form.”
“Were you working?”
“It’s a Saturday. Your day was definitely being wasted. Come on,” he says. “Grab a jacket and your pension book and let’s go for a walk. It’s a lovely day”
“I do not possess a pension book,” I state. “Because I am only a few years older than you.”
“It’s not the age. It’s the mileage,” he says happily. “And those twinks of yours look like they could take a lot out of a person’s tank.”
I want to be angry, and indeed I open my mouth to blast him, but what comes out, to my amazement, is a huge laugh. He watches me, smiling, and when
I’ve finished chuckling, I wink at him. “I have a tank with a great capacity,” I inform him.
“Those who don’t, brag. Get your stuff and hurry up.”
I always wait with great anticipation for a new novel by Ms. Morton! The couple featured in this signature Lily Morton novel are older, which was quite refreshing. It was so easy to delve into this world of two very different, intelligent, career-driven men. When your career is the most important aspect of your life, love is challenging. Neither man believes in romance and here you have a marvelous story that you watch unfold. From strangers to friendship, new feelings begin to emerge for the stubborn men.
Magnus is a cocky and brilliant defense lawyer, who excels at his job. He loves to have dalliances with younger men because someone in his twenties will never hold his interest. No common grounds, so no real relationship can grow. Magnus is safe from entanglements, and believes he is living the life. Laurie is an accomplished artist, having a drawn-out recovery from a very nasty auto accident. He’s not looking for love, and while he doesn’t only seek out really young men, Laurie does not do commitment.
Quite the pair these men are! An awkward first meeting in Magnus’s apartment building causes the two to strike up a conversation. Before either knows it, they are seeking each other for friendship. While I enjoyed getting to know both of the guys, it was Magnus that I truly appreciated. It was a joy to watch this closed-off barrister start to care about another person’s well-being, even in times of sickness. This gentle love story held my interest completely. I also adored the rescue dog that Laurie convinced Magnus he needed. There was probably no one else on the continent that would have adopted such a rascal!
I encourage you to read this story that embraces the fact, one is never too old to evolve, and that your path in life might veer off in a completely different direction than you intended—all for the better. Happy reading!
* * * Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement * * *
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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.