Today I am so pleased to welcome Lily Morton to Joyfully Jay. Lily has come to talk to us about her latest release, Merry Measure (which I reviewed here and loved). She has also brought along books to give away! Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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You’d think that after sharing that kiss, Jack and I would spend the rest of the evening talking about it and shagging like rabbits. Unfortunately, and entirely in keeping with my luck, that is not what happens.

Instead, Jack returned to our room to get changed for dinner, and my brother tagged along to chat about absolutely nothing. I’d directed a fulminating glare at him as he sprawled restfully on my bed, but it was useless. He’s allergic to recognising my displeasure with him. It’s why so many of our arguments as kids escalated very quickly from hissed words to something approaching the finale of Game of Thrones.

Even at dinner, Jack and I couldn’t catch a break. We’d ended up sitting far away from each other, but I suppose if we’d have been close, I might have tackled him and ridden him like a Grand National winner.

And now we’re in a club, and Jack’s talking to Freddy at the bar, while I stand with Bee and Diana and try not to look at Jack. I’m failing, as my gaze drifts to him every three seconds. My heartbeat picks up when I look again and find him staring back at me. For a second, the club with its bright lights and loud music falls away.

Then Freddy says something, and Jack turns reluctantly back to him.

“Gosh, the UST is overpowering in here,” Diana says, fanning herself.

“Is that something I’ll need penicillin for?” I ask, taking the shot that Bee hands me. “I’ve still got a drink,” I say. “Why are you giving me more?”

Bee rolls his eyes. He’s dressed in skinny black jeans and a form-fitting black T-shirt that hugs his slender body. I’ve seen a few blokes looking at him, but he’s endearingly oblivious. It seems to be a character trait, because Tom had to work very hard to get Bee’s attention. But now that he has it, I don’t think he’ll ever lose it. Bee gets heart-eyes when he looks at my brother.

Bee leans in closer. “I’m giving you alcohol so you can try to take your eyes off Jack.”

“I’m not looking at Jack,” I say quickly.

“Is it Freddy?” Diana says sympathetically. “Because I really don’t think he’s for you. You’d have to be a superhero to keep up with his sexual stamina.”

“A phrase I could have happily gone through life without hearing,” I say, and Diana shrugs prettily. I down the shot and wince. “What the fuck is that?”

“Blowjob,” Bee says. “A complete misnomer, if you ask me. Semen tastes nothing like that, and while semen contains zinc and potassium, that shot has got enough sugar to rot your teeth.” Diana and I blink at him, and he shrugs. “What? It’s the truth.”

“It’s your truth, sweetie,” I say. “And that’s all that counts.”

He rolls his eyes and takes the glass off me. “Come and dance before Tom sees his best friend eye-fucking you, and we end up with a huge scene.”

“Wait. What?” I spin round and find Jack eyeing my arse.


merry measure coverArlo Wright’s introduction to his sexuality came when he saw his older brother’s best friend, Jack Cooper, in his sweaty football kit. Unfortunately, he didn’t have long to enjoy the revelation because he promptly knocked himself out on a table.

Relations between them have never really moved on from that auspicious beginning. Arlo is still clumsy, and Jack is still as handsome and unobtainable as ever.

However, things look like they’re starting to change when Arlo finds himself sharing a room with Jack while on holiday in Amsterdam at Christmas. Will the festive spirit finally move them towards each other, or is Arlo just banging his head against a wall this time?

From bestselling author, Lily Morton comes a warm romantic comedy set in chilly Amsterdam.


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.

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