Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Review: Deal Maker by Lily Morton

Review: Deal Maker by Lily Morton
Novel: 335pgs

4.5 Pants Off

Blurb: Sometimes your mouth makes deals that your heart can’t honour.

Jude is a highly successful model, but a very reluctant one. His life is full of casual hook-ups with pretty men in glamorous locations, but it’s still empty. However, circumstances decreed a long time ago that this was his path, so he’s resolutely stayed on it and accepted his fate with good grace. He made a deal with himself and his hook-ups. Get in, get out and no ties with anyone.

However, an accident at home one night leads to him making a new deal and accepting the offer of help from an unlikely source. It leads to an unexpected summer of falling in love with a larger than life man and his child.

But by the end of the summer his reasons for not staying are still valid. Will he turn away? Can he?

Asa is a talented actor who has spent time away from the scene to look after his son. But now he’s back, and the last thing he needs are complications from the gorgeous man who is staying with him. Scarred from too many betrayals, he has no intention of forming a lasting tie with anyone. However, he can’t resist the beautiful man with secrets, and to his horror he develops feelings.

But a deal’s a deal and they said it was just for the summer. What can Asa do with a man who has forever in his eyes and goodbye on his lips?

From the Amazon bestselling author of ‘Rule Breaker’ comes another scorchingly hot romantic comedy. 

 Some Deals Are Meant To Be Broken

First of all, the cover. I am a little in love with it, that turtleneck and cheekbones combo is legit delicious. I’m here for all of it, the cover and the freaking book. Deal Maker has socked Rule Breaker in the face. This book came out of nowhere! Like my curiosity was peaked because of Jude in Rule Breaker, but it played no games and I am all sorts of in love with it. 

Jude is a model barely making ends meet when a bathtub through his apartment roof leaves him without a home. An idea by his hookup Dean to stay over at his stepbrothers sounds ludicrous but beggars can’t be choosers and Jude needs a place to stay until his apartment is in working order. What Dean forgot to mention is that his brother is a big time actor and also very much hates models. Asa Jacobs is gorgeous with a beautiful son and he is everything that Jude doesn’t want but so desperately needs. They make a deal to have summer of lust and at the end walk away from each other, but some deals are meant to be broken. Because Jude and Asa come together in tangled limbs, laughter, and it’s oh so beautiful. But men cannot live on sex alone and sometimes feelings get in the way, and the next thing you know you’re in love. Hey can we change the rules of this deal a little?

Things I Liked: Almost every fecking thing! Like seriously this was just a surprisingly amazing book.

The formula of it all was so on point, the prose, a distinct sense of place, just all came together so well. Jude is such a light funny character with so much personality I’m in love and to think I hated him at first (hangs head in shame). 

Asa, (big sigh) like how do I get one of him. He’s just pure raw sweetness and when you take off his wrapping he becomes a sexy being. Together they lit my pants on fire and filled me with romantic feelings. Legit this book was mad romantic y’all. I want walks on the beach and sh*t now.

Asa’s son Billy. He is one adorable sweet little boy, I couldn’t get enough of him.

Things I Didn’t Like: Only a few little things but still important. I was irked in the beginning by Jude’s stupid persona.  

I knew this was an act but I can’t handle stupidity in any form in any way. 

The little inclusion of a certain Ex. His ass wasn’t need and it made that scene a little too dramatic and campy, I cringed through it all. I get the idea of closure and sticking it to the man, but it serves no purpose in furthering the plot line and therefore I found it insignificant.  

This was a winner for me and is my very first favourite of 2018. It’s nice when you go into a book with no expectations and it blows you out of the water. Deal Maker is funny, sweet, and very sexy. It’s a great contemporary romance and very family orientated. Lily Morton did a wonderful job and I’m on board for anything she writes now. You’ve found a fan in me!!  

SideNote- So where Henry’s book at? I feel like mans got a tale to tell…


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