Deal Maker by Lily Morton

Deal Maker

Sometimes your mouth makes deals that your heart can’t honour.Jude is a highly successful model, but a very reluctant one. His life is full of casual hook-ups with pretty men in glamorous locations, but it’s still empty. However, circumstances decreed a long time ago that this was his path, so he’s resolutely stayed on it and accepted his fate with good grace. He made a deal with himself and his hook-ups. Get in, get out and no ties with an...

Details Deal Maker

TitleDeal Maker
Release DateDec 22nd, 2017
PublisherLily Morton
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Deal Maker

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    I didn't read Rule Breaker, a decision I'm regretting since I loved Dylan and Gabe in this book. Dylan's interactions with Jude were hilarious, but then again this is the funniest book I've read in a long, long time. Seriously, I was giggling like a lunatic, to the point that my dogs were giving me the Mom Is Crazy look. Any book that can make me laugh like that is a WIN, but Deal Maker is more than just humour, snark, and banter (although it has...
  • Judith
    4 Stars.I was really looking forward to getting Jude's story after he was introduced in Rule Breaker and he was just as delicious as I thought he'd be.Jude Bailey,29,model.Quick witted,beautiful but there's a lot more to Jude than people first think when meeting him.He's given up on letting any man get too close to him.When he puts his family commitments first men tend to walk again so he's happy with no strings sexAsa Jacobs,44,actor,father with...
  • ☆ Todd
    Okay, apologies in advance, but let the profuse gushing begin! : )I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. As much as I enjoyed "Rule Breaker," this story was so up my reading tastes alley that, for me, "Deal Maker" blew the first book completely out of the water.Jude was a 29 y.o., fun-loving, irreverent, underwear model and best friend to Dylan (from book 1) since they were in nursery school together. But when his upstairs neighbor's bath tub was suddenly dropped...
  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    5 Stars!An amazing book to end my year with.I was beyond thrilled when I learned Jude would not only being getting his own book, but that his would be coming out next. I loved him from the first book and couldn't wait to see where his story would take him. I was VERY pleased where it went. I loved that we got plenty of Gabe and Dylan as well. It was funny how Jude came off like their wayward son. Jude and Dylan were as entertaining in this book a...
  • Wendy
    I abolutely loved the previous book ...... , so I could not wait to get my grabby hands on this one. I finished it in one go...I don't even think I took a pee break, that's how much I enjoyed this one ;)Now for those of you haven't read Rule Breaker, no worries, this one can be read as a stand alone. I don't know why you would want to do this....but it's possible :PJude was introduced in the previous book as Dylan's best friend. He's a model, but...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    5 stars! “My Jude. My best friend, my lover and my heart.” This book made me swoon! And I don't friggin swoon!!!Jude is a reluctant model, working the career because it pays well. When his apartment gets flooded, he needs a place to stay other than the sex filled apartment of his best friend. A fellow model gives him a tip, leading Jude to actor Asa. Asa loathes models, everything they stand for. So when he takes Jude in he makes it clear ...
  • Lorraine Lesar
    Dear Ms Lily Morton, Your humour is just sublime. So much so, you are no longer an author to me. Instead, you are now a Legend. Thank you. Devoted Reader
  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    BR review w/my girl LostYou know those book experiences where from the start you can't stop smiling? That was me from the start, a déjà vu of Rule Breaker, so I completely agree with Lost about this author now moving into auto-buy territory. I found myself, yet again, having separation anxiety from Asa and Jude just as I did with Gabe and Dylan. So as soon as I finished it I immediately went to read the extra on her website and here I sit stil...
  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*SO CUTE*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ This book was absolutely adorable. I liked the banter, the love and friendships, I adored the characters. The story centers around famous actor Asa Jacobs (44) and highly successful model, Jude Bailey (28, turns 29) and, of course, the little cutie, Billy ‘Bill’ Jacobs (5), Asa's son. Jude needs a place to stay while his apartment gets fixed, Asa needs an assistant, however made a mistake at the ...
  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*
    4.5 Stars!Loved!
  • Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
    ***4.25 Stars***I loved Jude, Asa and Billy!! ♥ ♥ The quote at the beginning of the book beautifully lays the groundwork for the journey the reader is embarking on. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." I'm really glad that Lily Morton didn't go down the whole misunderstanding and angsty route with this book, which she could have very easily done. Instead this book was sweet and ...
  • Dia
    5 starsI loved this one! The writing was amazing. I fell hard for this author after reading Rule Breaker. Both books are great. Lily Morton's writing style makes you feel like you can read on and on without getting bored for a second. And what makes a book amazing for me would be the banter between the main characters. I love laughing while reading and this author surely knows how to make me laugh. This book is a stand-alone, but I'd recommend yo...
  • Jewel
    Ever since I read Rule Breaker, I've been keeping my eye out for new books by this author. Rule Breaker had some epic banter and I was hoping the trend would continue -- and it did!Deal Maker is about family and friendship and learning how to let go of responsibilities that aren't yours and learning that you, too, can find happiness. That you deserve to find happiness.I really enjoyed Jude's voice and his general approach to life. He may seem lik...
  • .Lili.
    Boy did Deal Maker by Lily Morton, have some tough shoes to follow. For me, Rule Maker, its predecessor, burst out of nowhere to make it on everyone's favorite of the year lists. I was equal parts excited and nervous; I mean I didn't want to be disappointed if it didn't measure up. Well, not only did it measure up but I loved it more. It had a more emotional, softer side than Rule Maker, but it also still had the same hilarious, biting banter. We...
  • Dani
    Oh, my, my. I was super excited when I saw that Jude’s book was finally out! Dylan’s story was absolutely brilliant and I knew Mrs. Morton wouldn’t disappoint me with Jude. Jude, Asa, and Billy made this story so worthwhile. They were real, funny and the chemistry between them was natural. They made me fall in love with each one of them and made me laugh so hard more than once. Boy, oh, boy, I absolutely love Mrs. Morton’s dark and subtle...
  • Elsa Bravante
    Me temo que voy a estar en minoría otra vez. Los personajes están bien, la historia supongo que también, pero está todo llevado de forma demasiado superficial, fácil, le falta profundidad y un toque menos de cursilería.Para un rato, nada más. Entretenido.
  • Dimitri
    "You can be my Pa forever. That's awfully nice, isn't it?" OMG OMG OMG OMG This was SOOOOO much better than The Book That Shall Not Be Named (aka Rule Breaker). If anybody has read my review for that one you will know I was NOT a fan of that book, in fact I still have nightmares about Gabe and his ugly personality. This one hit all the right spots I am actually crying because THIS is how the first one should've of went thank you Lily Morton. Best...
  • Jan
    3.5 Stars
  • Renée
    So hard to review this book. I'm trying really hard NOT to compare it to Deal Breaker, but it's almost impossible. Lily Morton hit it out of the park with that book! So this one had big shoes to fill.Did I like it? Absolutely. I highlighted the hell out of this book with the comedic gold available. It's different than the banter from Rule Breaker. The relationship development and character building were on point.There was some of the grit from Bo...
  • Chris
    I adored this book - warm, intelligent and clever. Jude,Asa and Billy made for a beautiful story about finding love and learning to trust. I read this in one hit so that’s always a 5 Star for me. There was so much I enjoyed about this family, perhaps the fact that it felt genuine, there was no plastic falseness to these people - for me they felt like people I would love to hang out with. Really enjoyed it ❤❤❤ I adored this book - warm, ...
  • Catherine
    *** 4.5 Stars ***
  • Lost in a Book
    BR with Cupcake 4.5 Stars Well Ladies and Gents, it’s official- Lily Morton has been added to my automatic author list. If she writes it, I’ll read it.I really enjoyed this story with Jude and Asa along with the frequent appearances from the fabulous Dylan and Gabe.I loved almost everything about Jude. He’s sassy, loyal, loving, funny, and intelligent. When his ceiling caves in from water damage, he’s directed to visit Asa for possible bo...
  • Lily
    I loved 'Rule Breaker' so much, so this book had some tough expectations to fulfill. But you can color me suprised, since it seems like I loved this book even more than 'Rule Breaker'. I'm shocked! And delighted at the same time, because I enjoyed this story so much that I'm even going to put it in my top 10 list for 2017. So why did it work for me? Well, there are several reasons for that.Our main character here is Jude, Dylan's bff from the pre...
  • haletostilinski
    5+++++ and beyond stars!THIS WAS PERFECT! Oh man it was so so so good! I can't asfhaksjfh I stayed up superrr fucking late to finish this because I just could NOT. PUT. iT. DOWN.I loved this so much, I loved it even more than the first book, which was pretty fucking good. But oh man, this...THIS!
  • Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 5 starsYou guys. OMG, you guys. This was soooooo good. I have a total book hangover and am still all emotional every time I just look at this cover. Deal Maker is just that fabulous.Ok, to back up a bit here, Deal Maker is a follow up to the incredible Rule Breaker by Lily Morton. You may remember me going totally nuts for that one earlier this fall and it was one of my favorites of the year. So I’ll admit, as much as I l...
  • Anke
    Another winner! The only things I have to say: finally a kid that sounded about right and the epilogue was what I call an epilogue and not just an added chapter.Yes, the whole thing left me sitting here with a big smile on my face.
  • Jo * Smut-Dickted *
    I don't have any fancy gifs for this review. I only have my heartfelt love of the book to share. It was perfect. Funny, poignant, and oh so romantic. Real love -and it's not lost on me that I'm saying that with a book about and actor and a model. Not usually hotbeds of real romance - maybe that's me stereotyping but I've lived by the glitter of Hollywood too much in my past to not understand the reality of the place. It is a rare author who manag...
  • Meep
    LOVED this. Seems better for starting with low expectations, the start and first person present tense didn't immediately win me over but I was soon hooked.Smart, bruised, likeable characters; funny banter that is actually fun to read, and hot - had to skip some sex scenes due to reading in work! There's also plenty of feels without too much angst.I did occasionally picture Brian Blessed when Asa threw his head back and laughed, but, well...There'...
  • Maygirl7
    I laughed my way through the first half. At times until my eyes teared up. Jude tormenting/teasing Asa was a thing of beauty. Morton has the British ability to humorously mock oneself/one’s MC without being too serious that you never find in authors of other nationalities. Back when I was was reading chick lit it was what drew me in and this story made me nostalgic for Jilly Cooper and Fiona Walker. Once Asa and Jude acknowledge the “joke,”...
  • Marion
    I loved this so much! Humour and romance, what’s not to love!