Title: Gideon (Finding Home, #3)
Author: Lily Morton
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 12th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 280 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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.
Gideon by Lily Morton gave me all I’ve come to expect from a Lily Morton book:
We first met asshole Gideon in Milo. He’s Milo’s older brother who came across as a self-centered and jaded actor. At the beginning of this book, it’s safe to say this deep in the closet actor has hit rock bottom. A nurse- sexy, good-natured, Welsh nurse is hired to get him on the mend. What neither expects is for their humorous sparring to grow into more- except anything beyond friendship is strictly against the rules.
-Opposites attract. Who doesn’t love a budding romance between a jaded, cynical person and an optimistic one?
-Banter. I found their word sparring equal parts humorous and sweet.
-I loved the character growth in Gideon. Yes, Gideon was battered from his childhood, but I was happy that LM didn’t use it as a crutch to excuse bad behavior and instead his healing came from within. He wanted to change and believed he deserved happiness.
-Slow burn. Can we UST with all capital letters?! The wait was well worth it!
-Friends to lovers.
-I loved that we got to catch up with some old friends from previous books- and see everyone is well. 🙂
-And the epilogue was super sweet and romantic.
Lily Morton has another winner in her hands. This author has become one I always look forward to reading, and I may or may not do an internal squeal when her book hits my kindle.
4 Stars, HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.