Good evening my lovely readers,
We’re celebrating the release day of Lily Morton’s latest book, Oz, book # 1 in her new Finding Home series with a blitz post.
This post also includes my review. So I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
This book is slightly connected to the third book in the Mixed Messages series, Risk Taker.
Read further for a cool excerpt and your chance to win a cool prize in the giveaway.
Happy reading. 🙂
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
I admit Oz was the first book by the author I read and although I read it was connected to Risk Taker i could follow the plot easily.
Oz, the title’s giving hero is a man after my heart, I totally enjoyed his snark, his character and his appearance. I can’t say how many times I sat there, cry-laughing, cackling, laughing like a hyena because Oz gave me so much fun. XD
The book’s premise is perfectly executed and I was mesmerized from the moment Oz and Silas met.
Silas is a character either you like those or not. For me he was a perfect counterpart to Oz and he definitely gives no further thought on how other sees him, what they expect from him and he is living his life. He is down to earth and solid guys and tbh how he treats Oz is just swoonworthy. ❤
This book deals, despite all its funny parts, with problematic themes. As mentioned Silas is living under certain expecations others have from him;he has to be the proper heir of his family, but his eas-going livestyle and his wish to be a vet isn’t well seen. His relationship with his mother is therefore more than strained and to be honest this woman is a horrible person and you can’t blame Silas’ dislike for her, nor his brother’s or that from his partner.
Oz carries lots of own problems with thim, the different live situations and backgrounds Silas and he are coming from is a constant thought and reason for Oz to hesitate.
This book has everything I need to be captured and mesmerized. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, seeing Milo and Niall falling in love with each other. They both made a nice appearance in this book and we saw some promising parts and got some hints. 😀
This book gets its 5 out of 5 stars from me. :3
Series: Finding Home # 1
Author: Lily Morton
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary,
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Publisher: self published
Length: 287 pages
Cover artist: Natasha Snow Designs
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What happens when temporary becomes forever?
Oz Gallagher does not do relationships well. Bored and jobless after another disastrous hook up, he decides to leave London for a temporary job in the wilds of Cornwall. Surely managing a stately home on a country estate will be easier than navigating the detritus of his relationships at home. Six months there will alleviate a bit of his wanderlust and then he can come back to London as footloose and fancy-free as the day he left it.
However, when he gets there he finds a house in danger of crumbling to the ground and a man who is completely unlike anyone he’s ever met. An earl belonging to a family whose roots go back hundreds of years, Silas is the living embodiment of duty and sacrifice. Two things that Oz has never wanted. He’s also warm and funny and he draws Oz to him like a magnet.
Oz banks on the fact that they’re from two very different worlds to stop himself falling for Silas. But what will he do when he realises that these differences are actually part of the pull to one another? Will falling in love be enough to make him stop moving at last and realise that he’s finally home?
That night at midnight I sit at the kitchen table looking over the mass of papers and plans and sheets of paper covered with my sprawling handwriting. I lift my glasses and rub my eyes and look again. No, still there.
I look down at my current huge shadow who is sitting by my chair and watching me with mournful brown eyes. “Are you waiting for me to start screaming, Chewwy, or just bored?”I ask conversationally. He stares at me for a long second and then gives a huge yawn which shows off his massive teeth. I shrug. “Okay, just bored.”
“I didn’t know you wore glasses.”
The deep voice coming from the kitchen door makes me jump. “Shit, you startled me.” I take my black-framed glasses off, feeling slightly self-conscious at being found talking to the dog. “I took my contact lenses out.”
Silas gives me an exhausted smile. “They suit you.”
He comes into the room fully and I look at the tired slump of his shoulders. “Have you been out on a call?”
He gives a jaw-cracking yawn that almost sets me off. “Horse birth that looked like it was about to go pear shaped.”
“Bugger. Was everything okay?”
He nods and grins. “One very pretty filly called Moonshine.”
“Aw, that’s pretty.” I pause. “So, while we had dinner you’ve had your hand up a horse’s vagina.” He nods, biting his lip in an attempt not to smile, and I grin. “After the dinner we had, I have to say your evening looks like it might have been better.”
A burst of laughter comes from him and I smile as he sinks into the chair opposite me. I can’t help the warm feeling I’m getting in my chest at making him laugh. Why, oh why, does he have to be so nice and sleepy looking?
His voice breaks into my thoughts. “How bad was it?”
I shudder. “We had beef casserole.”
He grimaces. “God, I feel your pain. Last time I forced that down I was ten and I had to eat it because my father believed in serving up leftovers until they were eaten.” I stare at him and he nods. “I had it for breakfast, lunch and supper.”
“Oh my God. Did you eat it in the end?”
“Did I, fuck. I gave it to Cyclops, our old bulldog. It made him sick, though, so I spent a whole night nursing him and mopping up vomit.” He pauses. “Which was still better than eating that shit.”
I laugh. “Is that where the desire to be a vet came from?”
He stares at the wall, deep in thought. “No. I just think that animals are better than humans for the most part. They’re simple. You love them and they love you back, and no matter how you fuck up they still love you. That’s loyalty for you.” He seems to come to and gives me an embarrassed look.
Author bio – Lily Morton
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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