Once upon a time a brave knight rescued a young man. Unfortunately, he then spent the next few years bossing the young man around and treating him like a child.
Milo has been burying himself at Chi an Mor, hiding from the wreckage of his once promising career and running from a bad relationship that destroyed what little confidence he had. Niall, his big brother’s best friend, has been there for him that entire time. An arrogant and funny man, Niall couldn’t be any more different from the shy and occasionally stuttering Milo, which has never stopped Milo from crushing wildly on the man who saved him.
However, just as Milo makes the decision to move on from his hopeless crush, he and Niall are thrown into close contact, and for the first time ever Niall seems to be returning his interest. But it can never work. How can it when Milo always needs rescuing?
When it comes to Morton, I find myself somewhat of a broken record. I gush and squee and blather on but I just can’t help it. Because…every time it’s true. I think I have a favorite or perhaps she’s outdone herself only to be proven wrong again and again. I absolutely adored Oz. I still do. And yet, I am just as smitten with Milo. This new series has me held with bated breath, desperately awaiting more. There is no other way around it, I’m addicted. As soon as one of Lily’s creations lands in my lap, euphoria engulfs me. My fingers twitch and I can’t pace myself for anything. I dive in and long for time to slow. Have you felt this way about books before? Gahhh! Such a glorious feeling. I love it. I hope you have the chance to share my joy. Although this is declared a stand-alone, I might argue that fact. It stands on its own without a doubt but the heavenly madness of book one shouldn’t be missed. Do yourself a favor and start with Oz. Just know that you should immediately forge ahead to Milo. His story is tragically beautiful and should be consumed directly after the merry tornado of Oz.
I’m going to start with this part because it may cause mixed feelings…Milo’s older brother Gideon and a time when things were dark in Milo’s life. Milo’s story starts with a peek at where he was before we meet him in Oz. It was dreadful and my heart split for him. Those first few pages are hard to read. Gideon calls upon Niall to do him a favor. He knows something is wrong, but can’t help due to geographical issues. So he asks the one person that he trusts with his whole heart, his best friend Niall. Niall swoops in and helps Milo reclaim his life. Milo has always held a torch for Niall and despises the fact that Niall has seen his darkest secrets. He’s also acutely aware that his brother and Niall share everything, including their bodies. *cringe* Yeah, that’s a bitter pill to swallow. But what is important to understand is that while Niall and Gideon have enjoyed many carnal pleasures together, the love they share is still platonic. At least for Niall that is. Niall has a free spirit and lives his life to the fullest. He’s never found a reason to settle, plant his feet or give his heart away until…until one day his gaze clears and he sees Milo in a new light. But it won’t be an easily won battle; choices must be made and changes need to happen. We witness the shift and transformation and it’s simply beautiful.
Milo. Niall. Nilo! And their stunning love. Morton’s characters are always vibrant and magnetic and these two are no exception. They quickly drew me in and I was ensconced in their world. Speaking of, Chi an Mor fills my heart with so much joy. I was thrilled to see Oz and Silas living their happily ever after. Cora steals the show whenever she’s on page. However, it’s not only the charming characters and a stunning setting that dazzle us here but their rich story. Morton gives us a breathtaking restoration…and I’m not talking about paintings. Milo possesses a gentle strength and resilience that he doesn’t see. Niall is determined to show him. Milo was ashamed of his past until Niall helps him see the truth. His story is inspiring. His courage is tremendous. His heart is precious. I loved the building trust and confidence. I adored the determination and faith. And the epilogue was pure perfection! There’s a lot to love and I hope we catch more of them in the next book. Perhaps with some of those predictions that Milo voiced? *puppy eyes*
Domestic abuse and the recovery of its aftermath. Invisible scars don’t heal easily. Best friends that embrace sexual freedom until a new desire deviates the boundaries of their relationship. And a love story that demonstrates the power of selfless love.
Lily Morton groupies have most definitely pounced on this beauty by now but if you’re not part of her following, you should correct that ASAP.
**AS ALWAYS, don’t miss out on the lovely bonus Lily has on her website….The Big Four-Oh
TITLE: Milo (Finding Home #2)
AUTHOR: Lily Morton
LENGTH: 280 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2019
BUY LINKS: Amazon