Today I am so pleased to welcome Lily Morton to Joyfully Jay. Lily has come to talk to us about her latest audio release, The Sunny Side. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
He bites his lip, his eyes extraordinarily keen, and I wonder what he sees when he looks at me. Then he gives me a smile that makes me relax. “I’ll start,” he says. He winks at me. “I have to say the game might be interesting because I can’t spell to save my life.” I laugh, charmed by his self-deprecating humour. He looks around at the rows of stationary cars. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with T.”
The sun highlights his soft blond hair, the glow looking a little like a halo for a rather debauched saint. My gaze lands on his, and his eyes are full of sympathy.
“What?” I snap.
“It’s okay if you can’t think of anything,” he says, patting me on my hand.
“I can guess,” I say. I tear my eyes away from his face and look wildly around. “Erm, T for Toyota,” I say, eyeing the car in front of us. Dance music blares from its open windows and, as we watch, the driver throws a McDonalds bag out of the window. “And for twat,” I add.
“That’s two guesses, but I’ll allow it,” he says magnanimously.
My mouth twitches. “Thank you.” Silence descends, and I stir. “And?”
He jumps. “What?”
“Were they the right guesses?”
“Oh, sorry, no.” He smiles kindly. “I’m sure you’ll get it eventually. I’ll give you twenty guesses.”
I bite my lip, all my competitive instincts rising to the fore. “I’m sure I won’t need that many,” I say in a confident tone of voice. However, after ten minutes of increasingly wild guesses, that surety is being tested. Finally, after the latest refusal, I say, “I give up. What is it?”
“Really? You can’t think?”
“Dean, I have guessed everything in the near vicinity, and they were all wrong.”
“I’m not very good at geography, but I’m pretty sure the Taj Mahal isn’t on the M25.”
“It’s a restaurant not far from here,” I lie smoothly, and his mouth twitches.
“Oh, of course.”
“So what is it? I can’t wait to know,” I add.
“Oh, T for the thong I’m wearing,” he says and sits back, his expression happy.
“I’m sorry. I’d swear you just said thong, Dean.”
“I did.” He nods, smiling. “That’s definitely a word I know, seeing as I modelled that skimpy underwear collection last year.” I gulp at the memory of his long bare length stretched out in sheets, the full globes of his buttocks rising. “Can’t believe you didn’t get it,” he adds, and I grit my teeth.
“Neither can I, as the rules clearly state—”
“There are rules?”
“Yes, and they state that all Eye Spy targets should be within eye range.”
“Like the Taj Mahal?”
“Yes. I—” I start to laugh helplessly as he watches me, his eyes bright. “Fucker,” I finally say, and he laughs, the sound warm and merry.
Narrated by Joel Leslie
The Model Agency, Book 1
Jonas Durand is successful, rich, and controlled. He owns a prestigious modelling agency and has the world at his fingertips, but a turbulent childhood has taught him to be focused and never deviate from a plan.
Dean Jacobs threatens that stance. He’s one of the world’s most sought-after supermodels, but he’s also laidback and lighthearted and free in a way that Jonas has never quite managed.
Dean has always been interested in Jonas and has never made any secret of his admiration, but from the beginning, Jonas put him in a neat little box labelled, “Don’t touch,” turned the key, and never looked back.
However, the universe seems determined to thwart Jonas’s plans. Over the course of one hot summer, the two men come together, and Jonas’s well-ordered life becomes something a whole lot wilder.
Moving from the glamorous worlds of London and Paris Fashion Weeks to the sleepy South of France, Jonas finds himself liberating partridges, chasing his supermodel, and falling in love.
From bestselling author, Lily Morton, comes a romantic comedy set in the fast-paced and snarky world of modelling. This is the first book in the Model Agency series.
Lily is a bestselling gay romance author. She writes love stories filled with heat and humour.
She 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 got her Kindle.
Lily 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 would she get to spend her time with hot and funny men?
She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – Chocolate Baileys.
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