Sometimes love comes when you least expect or want it.
Magnus Carlsen is determined to grow old disgracefully. At fifty-two, he doesn’t believe in keeping anything. Men, sofas, books—everything gets jettisoned, eventually. He’s divided his life into happy compartments. A successful trial lawyer, he spends his days lecturing jurors, exasperating judges, and striding arrogantly around courtrooms. He fills his nights with a parade of handsome young men who want to make him happy. Why date someone his own age to discuss back pain, retirement-planning, and corns, when he can date men who don’t care to discuss anything at all?
However, when one of these sunny young men shows an inclination for dramatic scenes, Magnus meets his new neighbour. And his whole world implodes.
Laurie Gentry is nearly the same age as Magnus, but that’s where the similarity ends. He’s messy and creative and nosy and mysterious. He’s everything that Magnus has spent a lifetime avoiding. So, why can’t he get Laurie out of his head?
Luckily, Laurie is only in London for the summer. Magnus can uncover Laurie’s mysteries and indulge their annoyingly hot attraction, and Laurie will be gone before complications arise. A few months isn’t long enough to lose his heart. Is it?
From bestselling author, Lily Morton comes a romantic comedy about two footloose older men and how one summer in London brings something quite beautifully unexpected into their lives.
Swoon. One of my favorite authors writing about 2 men my age and one of them is named Laurie- which is from one of my favorite books of all time. My heart sang!
The opening chapter had me laughing so I knew I was in for a ride. Magnus (Mags) and Laurie (swoon) were so obviously meant for each other from the get go. When we learn of their connection through friends and family, it is surprising that they hadn’t met before. But perhaps it hadn’t been their time to meet.
Both are self proclaimed bachelors who have no interest in a relationship. Magnus because he is all about work as a barrister and Laurie because he is an artist who tends to live and work by his call to paint. And yet…
There’s something going on with Laurie though, and what I thought isn’t what it was. But what it was- oof. Cue tears. But no spoilers, so READ IT.
The way they both snark on each other, “take the piss” and challenge each other is just so entertaining. And by challenging each other is where they fall for each other. Both of them are such strong characters that they needed to be challenged. Even if one of the challenges ends up with Endof. You’ll see.
Although there were tears, there was far more laughter. I was completely invested in these men and watching them find happiness.
4.5 pieces of eye candy