Thursday, May 16, 2019

Release Blitz: Gideon by Lily Morton #Review #Excerpt #Giveaway

Finding Home Series, Book 3
Lily Morton
Release Date: 05.12.19
M/M Romance


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.


In my humble opinion, there are few things better than reading a favorite author and realizing that, once again, they have managed to surprise you. With any genre, but especially in romance, it seems like so many fall back to the easy way of doing things, and the plots sometimes aren’t the most fascinating, or the characters repeats of earlier work. In the case of Lily Morton, I know I never have to worry about any of that and her newest book, Gideon, just goes to prove why she is one of the best. It’s not every author that can take a character that had few, if any, redeeming characteristics and make me fall in love with them before the first chapter is even complete! 

If you are a fan of Lily’s Finding Home series (and if you’re not, I really have to question your life choices, for serious) you know that Gideon Ramsay is a bit of an asshole. And really a bit is being generous. His introduction definitely left a lot to be desired, and I went into his book a tad wary of how Lily was going to turn this guy around. After reading everything Morton has written to date, I should have known better. What I got was a flawed, complex, vulnerable, incredibly swoony and sweet and tender character that tugged every one of my heart strings in about three pages. Add the charming, kind, sexy Eli Jones, and I was hooked. 

When Gideon has a brush with death that’s a little too close for comfort for his brother, Milo and his best friend, Niall, Milo takes it upon himself as Gideon’s next of kin to sign Gideon up for a cruise to recover from his illness and get a break from his crazy, fame-filled world. As a well-known actor, Gideon hasn’t ever really had time to just be himself away from the cameras and paparazzi, and Milo is sure that a cruise is just what he needs. He also needs a nurse to help him while he recuperates and thus Eli is in the picture. There is an instant attraction there between the two, but it’s the friendship that grows that really got to me. 

Gideon is my favorite kind of character. Snarky and grumpy and a bit aloof but underneath there is a vulnerable side that hits every single one of my buttons. As for Eli, well he was just joyful and magnetic and sexy and I loved these two together. Both on the ship and then when they are together at Chi an Mor, there was romance and swoon galore. I love the banter between Gideon and Eli and the tender moments were enough to melt me into a puddle. As with all of Lily Morton’s books, there’s so much comfort and love and joy spread throughout the book. Lots of humor and heart, too, and the sense of family is always present. And of course, lots of scenes with Milo, Niall, Silas and Oz just made it all the better. I truly hope there are more books to come because I’m not ready to say good bye to any of these wonderful characters any time soon! Check out Gideon, and make sure you read all the books in the series, they are not to be missed!


“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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