“Spring Strings” by Lily Morton


Malachi Booth is a supermodel. He’s used to moving about the world, sleeping with whoever takes his fancy and watching the money roll in. The last place he expects to find himself is on a run-down farm in Cornwall, but a bad bout of bronchitis means that he’s stuck there. The only compensation for this dismal state of affairs is that the farmer is very good looking, even if he’s the grumpiest person that Malachi has ever met.

Cadan Landry’s farm has been in his family for hundreds of years but that doesn’t make it any easier to make ends meet. As a consequence, Cadan could be called grumpy. Most men would consider a supermodel collapsing at their feet while dressed in the skimpiest pair of briefs ever made to be a sign of good fortune. Cadan just resents the fact that the young man is taking up space in his cow field.

These two men are from different worlds, but can they ever meet in the middle?


Happy. There are some authors that I run to when I need a dose of angst, and others I turn to for a mystical ride through fantasyland, and then there are those that are like a sunny promise. Guaranteed to bring me book joy…every single time. Morton is my go-to book hugger. The blueprint might be similar and perhaps even comparable character ingredients but it doesn’t matter. I’m sucked in, smiling and chuckling from the first page to the very last. Her books make me happy. Spring Strings is the essence of why I am such a fan and continue to come back for more.


Cornwall seems like such a delightful place, I adored slipping into its landscape again. It screams romance with its passion and purity. Supermodel Malachi Booth pretends the country doesn’t sing to his soul but the reality tells a different story. Cadan, the owner of the farm used for the shoot, does some pretending of his own. He claims indifference to the cheeky model but is drawn to him with a force he can’t ignore. Their flirting becomes a fling but they agree it stops there. No forever for them. Nope. This affair has a timestamp. Maybe. They just don’t work. I mean, a farmer and a model? This is just until Mal is better. They could never settle together. Or…could they?


loveDreams change and that’s okay. Makes no sense to hold onto desires that no longer have the same appeal. Both Mal and Cadan are thrown off track when they are thrown together and neither know how to navigate their new curvy path. Life has shown Mal that loving someone is useless…unless it’s yourself. Cadan wears his heart on his sleeve and can’t hold back when he wants something. Unfortunately, he is keenly aware of betrayal and can’t take the risk. They soon discover life is full of risks but if you never take the chance you’ll never reap the rewards. The stakes are high but luck is on their side. Between the pull of the stunning land and meddling friends and family, they drop their defenses and relent. Suddenly it’s crystal clear, they do fit. Love is never wrong. Let’s just hope it’s not too late!



Short and sweet with a dash of sass. Familiar faces and names appear but their history isn’t pivotal, this one truly stands on its own. A major blunder nearly destroys it all but a stiletto strutting chain smoker puts things back in their proper place.


bookisforIf you need a lively and lovely couple to pull you out of real life, Mal and Cadan should do the trick nicely. I hope this isn’t the last we see of them!


TITLE: Spring Strings
AUTHOR: Lily Morton
PUBLISHER: self-pub
LENGTH: 154 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2020

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