‘Milo’ (Finding Home, Book 2) by Lily Morton #Audiobook #LGBT #Review #MM #Snarky

Erryn reviews Milo (Finding Home Book 2) by Lily Morton. Published February 15, 2019, 290 pages.  The audiobook was released June 2, 2020, is 9 hrs and 30 mins and is narrated by Joel Leslie.

Why I read it: I loved Oz so couldn’t wait for this one.

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? 

From the best-selling author of the Mixed Messages series comes a story about a man who needs to write his own happily ever after. 

This is the second book in the Finding Home series, but it can be listened to as a standalone. 

Content warning: There are descriptions of domestic abuse in this book.

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My review:

I am loving the Finding Home series.  The basis of the series is three men who went to boarding school together, and who have remained close in the intervening years.  The first book was about Silas, the man who inherited this Cornish estate in a terrible state of disrepair.  He’s been trying for years to bring it back to its former glory despite having limited funds.  His best friend Niall has been by his side as estate manager and, it turns out, has given more than just of his time, finding little (and big) ways to help Silas as he struggles.

In the last book, when Niall hired Oz, it was with a view of livening things up at the estate.  And if Oz and Silas figured out they were perfect for each other? All the better.  Then men did eventually get their heads out of their asses and I got a very satisfying happy ending.

This book begins five years before with Niall rescuing Milo from a truly horrific situation.  My heart ached for the young man who was being so badly abused.  Niall brings Milo to Chi an Mor and thus begins a very long process of healing for the man who barely knows how to survive.  He’d once been a successful art restorer but his wanker of a boyfriend ruined everything for him and he’s starting again with nothing.  Only Niall’s gentle coaxing and Silas’ generous spirit begin to bring Milo back to life.

One slight problem – Milo has been in love with Niall for as long as he can remember and Niall is fuck buddies with Milo’s older brother Gideon.  Uh…awkward…  Niall also doesn’t see what’s right before him.  He can acknowledge the progress Milo has made, but he still believes the younger man needs to be treated with kid gloves.  It’s only when the men encounter a baby and a badly broken boiler that things get interesting.  Throw in yoga that is way hotter than it should be, and it’s a recipe for love, right?

Except just as things are going well, Gideon shows back up.  The three men and some of Gid’s friends go to a chalet and it’s a disaster.  Well, until Niall gets his head out of his ass.  But convincing Milo that he’s serious is another challenge for Niall – one he’s apparently up for because I got my happy ending!

I cannot say enough good things about these books and a good portion of the praise goes to the amazing narration by Joel Leslie.  Ms. Morton’s books sing with snark on the page, but Joel’s narration brings them to a whole new level.  The pair are brilliant together and I cannot wait for the final book in the series because I can’t wait to see if Gideon can be redeemed.

My rating:

10/10 Pots of Gold – Compares to 5/5 Stars

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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 got her 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 would she get to spend her time with hot, funny men?

And finally, she believes that love conquers all. Except the heat index in July. Nothing can conquer that bastard.

One thought on “‘Milo’ (Finding Home, Book 2) by Lily Morton #Audiobook #LGBT #Review #MM #Snarky

  1. Since I’m reading these reviews in reverse order, it is being impressed upon me that I need to read the books themselves in sequence. Looks like a lot of epiphanies are being required for these guys to get their HEAs. Thanks for the reviews, my interest is definitely piqued.

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