Today I am so pleased to welcome Lily Morton to Joyfully Jay. Lily has come to talk to share an exclusive excerpt from her upcoming release, Deal Maker (which releases tomorrow and which I’ll be reviewing then — and it’s OMG so good). Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
He laughs out loud, grabbing me into a tight hug and kissing the top of my head. There’s something tender and familiar about this gesture which sets alarm bells ringing in my head, because it’s as though we’re long term lovers who know each other inside out. I never felt this close connection before, not even with Sam, and it scares me.
I ease back. “So we keep doing it then?” He nods slowly and I hasten on. “But no ties. I’ll stay for the summer but no longer. I take it you want to keep it from Billy?”
He nods immediately. “Fuck, yes. I’ll never let Billy meet anyone again until I’m serious, and in enough of my right mind to make a good character judgement.”
I massage my chest absently at the stab of pain I feel at the thought of him in the future with someone serious. Someone else who will sit at his table laughing and talking, someone who will kiss his son goodnight and sleep against his heart in the dark silence of the night, while I wander on in the world, never settling and never home.
“You alright?” he asks, drawing me close, and I rest for a second before I pull back. I can’t lean on him. I can never lean on anyone. “I’m fine.” I look up at him. “So, it’s a deal? Just fucking. No ties, and at the end of the summer, I go.”
He stares at me, something I can’t place moving over his kind, warm face. It’s an emotion I know has never been directed at me by a man, so I can’t parse it. Then it vanishes and he nods solemnly. “It’s a deal.”
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.
Lily writes contemporary romance novels, and specialises in hot love stories with a good dose of humour.
Lily lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she bought her first Kindle.
She has spent her life with her head full of daydreams and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else could she get to spend her time with hot, funny men!
She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – chocolate Baileys! Her lifetime’s ambition is to have a bath in peace without being shouted by one of her family.