Exclusive Excerpt from Milo
by Lily Morton
I feel my cheeks flush and hope it looks like it’s the cold. I look at the man who’s just appeared and sigh. Niall Fawcett. Estate manager of Chian Mor. I’ve known him all my life, as in his teenage years he practically lived with us. He’s my brother’s best friend and the man I crushed on for years.
He’s gorgeous. Tall with wide shoulders, narrow hips, and legs that go on for days. With a head of shiny white-blond hair that looks fashionably messy and piercing blue eyes, he looks more like a Nordic model than an estate manager. He was the subject of many of my wet dreams when I was a teenager, which is slightly awkward, but it needn’t be for one very good reason.
“It’s bloody cold in here,” he says, coming into the room fully and striding over to the radiator. “Jesus,” he mutters, standing up and coming over to me. “The radiator’s out.” I swallow hard as he grabs my hands. “Fucking hell, Lo, your hands are freezing. You’ll make yourself ill again. You’ve only just got over that flu you had a couple of months ago.” He ruffles my hair affectionately, sending strands of it falling messily out of my ponytail.
Yes, that is the reason why it’s not awkward. Niall completely missed out on the memo that I’m a grown man now and not the small, nervous child who shadowed his footsteps through the long school summer holidays or even the damaged man he brought back here. He treats me like I’m seven and although I know the reason and adore him for it, it’s still fucking aggravating.
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 bestselling 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 read as a standalone.
Content warning: There are descriptions of domestic abuse in this book.
Available at: Amazon
About Lily Morton
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.