Monday, May 13, 2019

Release Blitz Review: Gideon by Lily Morton

(Finding Home #3)
by Lily Morton
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2019

Gideon Ramsay is so far in the closet he should be a talking faun.

A talented, mercurial, and often selfish man, Gideon has everything he should want in life. Fame, money, acting awards – he has it all. Everything but honesty. At the advice of his agent, Gideon has concealed his sexuality for years. But it’s starting to get harder to hide, and his increasingly wild behaviour is threatening to destroy his career.

Then he’s laid low by a serious illness and into his life comes Eli Jones. Eli is everything that Gideon can’t understand. He’s sunny tempered, friendly, and optimistic. Even worse, he’s unaffected by grumpiness and sarcasm, which forms ninety percent of Gideon’s body weight. And now Gideon is trapped with him without any recourse to the drugs and alcohol that have previously eased his way through awkward situations.

However, as Gideon gets to know the other man, he finds himself wildly attracted to his lazy smiles and warm, scruffy charm that seem to fill a hole inside Gideon that’s been empty for a long time. Will he give in to this incomprehensible attraction when it could mean the end of everything that he’s worked for?

From the bestselling author of the Mixed Messages series comes a story about a man who needs to realise that being true to yourself is really just a form of finding home.

This is the third book in the Finding Home series but it can be read as a standalone.

This might just be my favorite of the entire Finding Home series up to date and I don't even like Gideon when I met him in Milo's book. In fact, when I realized he will have his own book, for the first time I'm not counting down the days for a Lily Morton's release. I'm not surprised that the great, Ms Morton can change my mind, but I'm surprised that I love this book so much. 

Gideon is a closeted celebrity and a total twat. The story begin with him at his lowest point in life, but he still have his snark and silver tongue when it comes to facing his brother and the limited friends he had. I might actually find it funny if he is younger, but being a tantrum throwing 39 year old man isn't attractive. I was thinking 'grow up, Gid. Stop being a wanker'. 

In came a Mary Poppins/Florence Nightingale in the form of Eli Jones to salvage the mess that is Gideon Ramsay. From the get go, Eli is a breath of fresh air. With Eli's charm, quick wit and endless patience, he manage to tame the wild and restless Gideon. I enjoy their daily banter despite Gideon mostly act like a grumpy old man or a child who was told he can't have candies anymore. The subtle changes from a total rebellion to reluctant obedience is fun to read.

However, the major turning point in the story is definitely the reunion with them finally able to act on their feelings. Eli is usually all laid back and chill, but turn oh-so-forceful in the bedroom. That totally came as a surprised. They are totally burning up the sheets and I'm moaning along. Definitely need an audio for this. 

There are so much growth on Gideon's character that I'm just in awe with him. Along the way I'm holding my breath just dreading the moment he might do something stupid and ruin everything, but thank goodness I underestimate his new found maturity. It just warms my heart to see both him and Eli wanted the best for each other and willing to go the extra mile to work on their relationship.

It shouldn't go unmentioned that the rest of the cast, Oz, Silas, Milo and Niall are some prominent supporting characters that added so much to the charm of this book and the series itself. A must read series!

“Round the block?” he intones in a gloomy voice.
I nod. “Yes, please.”
The car moves off slowly. He examines my face in the mirror. “You okay, sir?”
I look up, surprised. “Of course,” I say abruptly. Then I ask, “Why?”
He shrugs, returning his attention to the road. “You don’t look so good, Mr Ramsay.”
“Oh Russ, you old charmer, you,” I drawl, slugging some more tequila. “What’s with the ‘sir’ and ‘Mr Ramsay’ business anyway?”
He ignores the question. He’s more passive-aggressive than Taylor Swift. “You haven’t eaten properly for a few days now,” he says instead in a concerned voice.
“I have eaten,” I say crossly.
“Tequila and vodka aren’t any of the major food groups.”
I shrug. “I had a Pop-Tart this morning.” 
“You had that yesterday and very charmingly regurgitated it into a jasmine bush earlier on.”
“I’m fine,” I say dismissively.
“I surely hope you are,” he says wryly. “Because you’ve got your hands full tonight.”
I shake my head, thinking of the two men I’m about to get into bed with and looking down at my very disinterested cock. “Russ, you’d need a medium and a séance to bring my dick back to life tonight.”
He laughs loudly and then sobers. “Maybe you should call it a night then. Go to bed on your own for a change, sir.”
“Okay, Nanny McPhee. And maybe I’d be better with a box of tissues and a wi-fi connection.” I sigh. “Actually, that sounds a lot quieter.” I stare blearily at the back of his grey head. “I hope you also know that tagging the word sir on the end of a sentence doesn’t make it any less bossy.”

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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