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?
The streak continues! Another exceptional story from Morton. We branch out from the Mixed Messages series and start anew with Finding Home but luckily, she flips things around and brings secondary characters with her. Silas is Henry’s brother and we’ve been graced with his face before. I was thrilled that he was given his own time to shine and fell even deeper in love with him. I also enjoyed having Henry and Ivo pop back in. But most of all, I adored Oz. He quickly won me over and I couldn’t get enough of him. Without a doubt, Lily Morton has her formula for success down pat; her heartwarming characters, sheet-sizzling passion, bright humor, and crisp writing prove to be a winning combination. If she writes it, I will buy it. And if you don’t want to miss out, you should too!
Loads. As I mentioned, Lily’s style is fun and engaging. There is never any lull or drag. I wasn’t bored or irritated. I sailed through their story with a light heart and a smile on my face. I’ve come to expect lively men with a bit of troublemaking mirth surrounding them in Lily’s stories. Oz is feisty and fierce. Silas is gentle and gracious. One may not think they are a good fit at first sight, but they would be wrong. *ahem* Do you hear me Oz? Anyways, so yes, they come from different paths. Silas is one step away from a dangerous slope of losing his estate. His previous house manager deserted him. Things are…a disaster. Oz isn’t afraid of a challenge. He courageously grabs the reigns and starts whipping things into shape. He does fear Silas though. Not the man but the possibilities of losing his heart while saving Chi an Mor.
Oz is searching for…something. So is Silas. When they discover their ‘kind of perfect‘ is the same, there’s no going back. I loved the Cornwell setting. I loved how they initially attempted to fight their fall. I loved how Oz zipped around and worked his magic with the cluster he was left to deal with. I loved how they tried to take things slow. I loved their dogs. I loved their friends. I loved how Silas defended and celebrated his relationship with Oz. I loved Oz’s mother. I most certainly did NOT love Silas’ mother. I loved how Silas had a house that wasn’t a home…until Oz. I could go on and on but let’s just say…I loved it all.
Snark. Cheating ex’s. Pervy ghosts. And an epilogue that will tickle you pink.
If you are looking for a vivid and vivacious story of two unlikely men finding their perfect match, this is it.
**don’t miss out on the charming bonus Lily has on her website….Ten Minute’s Peace.
TITLE: Oz (Finding Home #1)
AUTHOR: Lily Morton
LENGTH: 287 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2018
BUY LINKS: Amazon