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Milo

Finding Home, Book 2
Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Series: Finding Home, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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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.

©2019 Lily Morton (P)2020 Lily Morton

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  • L.D.
  • 07-06-2020

Beautiful and Snarky Romance

Lily Morton is the queen of snark and banter. This is only the second book I’ve read by her, and it had me laughing out loud and completely wrapped up in the story. This is the second book in the Finding Home series, and although it can be read as a standalone, I highly suggest reading “Oz” first since there are overlapping characters.

Milo is a shy and soft-spoken young man with a painful past. Living and working at the Chi an Mor estate has given him the stability he’s needed to overcome the abuse he suffered at his ex-boyfriend’s hands. Niall, one of the estate managers at Ch an Mor, and a family friend of Milo’s, knows there is so much more to the timid, young man. When an unfortunate accident takes Oz and Silas away from Chi an Mor, Milo and Niall find themselves rooming together while taking care of a baby. This closeness is exactly what they need for a romance to begin to bloom between the two of them.

There were a few plot lines in this book, but they were all well done and interlaced with each other seamlessly. The pacing was well done, and all the events of the book moved naturally from moment to moment. I absolutely adored the character growth that Milo and Niall experienced, and the magnetic attraction they had for each other. There was plenty of snark, clever banter, and really hot and sexy bedroom scenes. There was honestly not one part of this book that I did not look and did not enjoy.

Joel Leslie narrated the audiobook and did superb job, like always. His English accents are incredibly sexy, and each character’s voice was unique and consistent. I’m an American listener, and I had absolutely no trouble following along. The audiobook production was high quality and there were no quality issues that would jar a listener out of the story. In fact, I could barely stop listening to this audiobook because I was so engrossed in the story.

I can’t recommend this book—heck, this entire series—enough. If you want witty dialogue, sexy characters, and tender, heart-melting romance, then this is definitely the book for you.

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  • W.F.
  • 07-06-2020

Love makes one braver and stronger

I fell in love with Milo and Niall, the MC, when they were first introduced in OZ , book 1 of Finding Home series. Their personal growth, relationship development and journey to HEA was a satisfying and enjoyable tale to listen/read.

MILO it's filled with wonderfully and vividly detailed descriptions of Cornwall , the surrounding English countryside and the enchanting of Chi an Mor manor.

Moving, enthralling, humorous, provocative, stirring witty , snarky , emotional , hot AF, heartfelt, comes to mind when I think about this book.

Joel Leslie delivered an animated and passionate narration. And as always his comedic timing is perfect.

Re-listen/read: Yes
Recommend: Yes

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  • jen reilley
  • 07-06-2020

Perfection

MILO!!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lily has become one of my favorite authors to read. Not only do I fall so hard for her characters she has their setting in a beautiful place. Each story I keep loving more and more

I could not be happier to have Milo and Niall finally find their happiness and home within each other. They are perfect.

Niall is such a loving and supportive guy. He is exactly what Milo needed but didn’t see as fast as we did.

I love the banter. I love the banter with Oz and Silas and no one is cuter than Cora Bora. LOL.


Go read this book. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry, I sure did and you’ll fall in love with them all. Let’s just say they are truly a family.

Being on the next book. I don’t want to wait. Lol

Joel Leslie does a perfect performance with accents and distinction between characters. PERFECTION

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-2020

Love it!!

I couldn’t wait till this book came out on Audible. I loved reading it and couldn’t wait to listen to Joel narrate it. Love Milo. Comes in broken and brings himself back to full life with the love of Niall and Oz and the rest of their crazy family. This series will be one of those I will listen to over and over again.

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  • AllAboutThoseBooks
  • 28-06-2020

lovely

Milo's story is very different than Oz's, but a good one nonetheless, and Joel Leslie voices both Milo and Niles well. Solid HEA.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-06-2020

And another brilliant one!

Milo and Niall are the stuff of dreams together. The way they find this out for themselves is put down in this wonderful book, brilliantly narrated by Joel Leslie. I can't recommend this series enough. Now I'm eagerly awaiting the story of Gideon, Milo's actor brother.

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  • MLKito
  • 20-06-2020

Perfection

I fell in love with Milo is Oz’s book. I was so happy to get his backstory. It was not what I thought it was going to be at all. There were lots of surprises in this book including Milo’s brother Gideon. I laughed and well I cried too but over all, I smiled so much my face hurt.
I love Lily Morton’s words. Her books are always clever,sexy and funny.
Joel Leslie really brought this book to life for me and it was an amazing take on Milo. Loved it!

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 19-06-2020

Great!

Loved the audio version of Milo from Lily Morton! This is one of my favorite Lily Morton books and Joel brought these characters to life in a whole new way! Great job!

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  • Cranky Reader
  • 27-07-2020

Fluffy feels, supportive partners

Despite starting off with an abusive situation, and coping with the aftermath throughout, this story is mostly feel good fluffiness. Relatively low angst. Niall & Milo get good support & advice from friends, which is always pleasant. It’s a nice way to spend a few hours.

Where it fell out for me was the brother situation. I don’t even think it was squicky, I just didn’t think it was handled all that well. I thought Niall waking up to Milo as a love interest was fine. But the timing wrt the brother was not cool. First, your bff should be a bigger factor in your life, or thoughts, than the neighbors are. We didn’t see that friendship in POV or in action much, if at all, until Niall did a 180 in merely one month & finally noticed Milo. The brothers as lovers didn’t overlap, only by a mere hair’s breadth. Gideon shows up thinking he’s a FWB & walks in to surprise denial of services. Awkward. A bff with bennies who reverts to just bff should get a warning.

Then, I think not enough later focus was on the fact that Milo had loved Niall for many years. Specifically the line “I’ve only just found [true love]” should have been “I’ve only just got him to realize he loves me too” or some such line that acknowledged the extent of their history. Make the lines & thoughts fit the timeline. Smallish details like this made Milo’s characterization feel generic despite most of the book being focused on him.

Not to mention, there’s a whole ski vacation that was a toxic mess. And while it absolutely sounds like the kind of battleground nastiness one might find with entitled rich brats, and was a little funny, it was a lot of time spent with jerks. Why prolong readers seeing that whole mess when Milo could call up Oz and be “I hate it here but refuse to surrender ground” so we get more time with sane characters? Yeah, he kind of talks to his brother at the chalet, but again, I didn’t find how it was handled satisfactory. Ymmv, but we have brother Gideon who has been a casual bed buddy for 15(?) years getting tossed over for his brother in a month. Gideon goes from being kind of ok with the change to rather possessive to okayish/not-ok, sorry/not-sorry. He oscillated back and forth making him an unpredictable meanie or sympathetic friend with no warning or context to predict which mood Milo would confront. And I get that Gideon was hurt, and that’s fair, because even casual flings of long standing are important emotionally, but I didn’t see anyone helping him deal, they only focused on how it affected Milo, then expected Gideon to just drop it on command. That wasn’t really very kind. And what I like about these stories is that they prioritize kindness, so this brother dynamic was out of place. It didn’t need a lot to fix what bothered me, another editing pass might have done it. Maybe it was left in flux because the next book is Gideon’s? But I became less invested in the characters and story after the real housewives ski trip nonsense. (And Thomas’s poor date needed to be given a warning & the details for the WholeManDisposalService, should he want out.)

Story arc wise, Milo grew a lot, Niall merely flipped a switch, and both did Milos’s brother a little dirty. There was good detail arcing with Dotty the cat, the fun run, the living space transition, Milo’s job & growth, and Cora, so the arc with the bff not having the same finesse as the cat stood out. Niall put no work into extricating himself from Gideon or growing as a person. He was a good guy for Milo and kind of a blank otherwise. But the guys do love and support each other, have friends and skills, and get their groove on, so it’s not a bad time. Book 2 was not as good/engaging as book 1 but I’ll still get book 3.

Steam: Medium. Milo needs to get over past shaming, and whatever his faults, critically, Niall never fails Milo emotionally in the boudoir. It’s safe all the way. M/M discovery/recovery sexytimes worked pretty well, even when starting out accompanied by grim shadows. (The ghosts were busy elsewhere :)

Narration: Same narrator as last book. Good emoting, Didn’t try so hard for specific regional accents this time which made the narration a little smoother. Didn’t stand out for wrong reasons this time. Sound quality was good.

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  • Christopher G. Bowden
  • 15-07-2020

The ending had me....

“Milo” is another great audiobook by Lily Morton - best read after her book, “Oz.” It immediately picks up where Oz and Silas are in the series, but it goes a bit further by exploring Milo’s brief history with relationships and the negative effect his has on his life. Fortunately, Milo finds solace in his childhood crush - a man that unknowingly admires (and actually loves) him. The book takes a bizarre twist in the last 50 minutes that will leave you experiencing a plethora of emotions all at one time. However, Morton brings it all together and you’ll be smiling and maybe crying (with joy) at the end. It’s definitely in my ‘top ten list’ of books; I know you’ll enjoy it, too!

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  • Aussiebumwearer
  • 22-06-2020

Well Worth It!

Definitely not disappointed with this second instalment of the Finding Home series.

Just like mixed messages, everything happens in Devon & Cornwall - just shows how the bright lights of London with over 8.83 million people, (according to 2017 consensus), as full of life as it may appear, one can feel more alone than in a small country village.
There’s definitely more sense of community than in a major city - I speak from experience 😊

This book, like Oz, shows how community rallies round for it’s ‘locals’ - of course no village would be a village without the resident busybody/bigot, but you know who they are and sadly that’s life - can’t have it all 😆

This audiobook is a pleasure to listen to, well written and had me in stitches on lots of occasions, as well as the harsh reality of verbal and psychological abuse in relationships. It’s great how Ms Morten researches and profiles her characters and Mr JL compliments and miraculously brings each character to life - as well as cameo appearances from Oz and Silas - with the usual sass and sarcasm that any National Society of Sarcasm would make him an honorary member or even president.

This is an excellent second instalment and can’t wait for Gideon’s story next.

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  • Headinabook
  • 19-06-2020

4.5*

Trigger warning - Domestic violence in the prologue and it's aftermath. This is the second book in the finding home series, we get Milo's backstory and it's not a happy one, it has left scars which can't be seen. Naill sees Milo at his worst and helps nurse him to health.
This is a book with hurt/comfort themes along with a very sweet romance, a couple who on the outside seem so different. It also has Lily Morton's trademark snarky banter and the ability to make me laugh which is why she is a must read for me.
I loved these characters in the first book and reading/listening to their story, their coming together despite their trust issues and how they work through insecurities just makes me love them more.

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  • Kat
  • 18-06-2020

Another 5 Star Listen

Yet again, Lily Morton and Joel Leslie have a great collaboration in the audio version of Milo, the second in the Finding Home series. Fans of Oz (and who isn't a fan of Oz??) will fondly remember Milo and Naill. Milo really intrigued me in Oz, and I was really excited to see his story. Milo is a lot quieter, but has the occasional moment of snark - you really get to see him develop in his book. Milo has had a tough past, despite being having a loving family and friends. Between childhood difficulties and a bad relationship, he is understandably a bit timid of further relationships, or exploring outside the comfortable nest he has made for himself at Chi an Mor. However, his attraction to the bold, outspoken and take charge Naill push him to not only test his limits, but to venture outside his shell. The book is delightfully British, with lots of dry wit, and wonderful accents. Leslie does a really good job of creating unique and accurate voices for the various characters. The audio is professionally done, and well paced. I noticed no errors, and all of this combined made it a really enjoyable audio experience.

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  • Antony Jones
  • 25-07-2020

Absolutely amazing

Absolutely amazing as always by Lily Morton & Joel Leslie.
Nothing else I can really say. These books are a must read.

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  • Victoria Green
  • 20-06-2020

My favorite of the series

I loved this book so much when I read it and happily the audio is great and really captures the witty irreverent tone of the characters. This is an excellent second book in the series and I will re-listen to it often.

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  • Belinda Zamora
  • 20-06-2020

Emotionally compelling

I absolutely adore Lily Morton's witty, snarky characters.
Joel Leslie as always does an amazing job of bringing these beautiful men to life so vividly and vibrantly.

Poor Milo has been hiding after a disastrous failure of a relationship which has left him a complete wreck and feeling like a failure.
Niall is his brother's best friend who comes charging in to the rescue.
It's no wonder Milo develops a huge crush on Niall who is perpetually oblivious because he sees him in a younger brother role and also because he's been involved with Milo's brother Gideon off and on all throughout their lives.
That in itself leaves Milo with feelings of inadequacies because how can he compete with his gorgeous, perfect brother?
Niall has never been interested in a serious relationship until an unexpected situation forces them together and he begins to see Milo in a new light : ie not the damsel in distress but actually a sweet, snarky and sexy man he just can't seem to get enough of.
I absolutely adored seeing Milo burst out of his shell and Niall was so wonderfully sweet and patient with Milo.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 20-06-2020

Great

I really enjoyed this audiobook.
It was very entertaining.
Definitely a great addition to this series.
I can’t wait to listen to more.

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  • choccygrl
  • 19-06-2020

Favourite author and favourite narrator FTW

I adored Milo in Oz. His mega size crush on Niles was so obvious, as was Niles obviousness.
Here Niles suddenly realised what had been under his nose the whole time.
This is another glorious book with Joel delivering Lily's lines perfectly. It's funny and sweet, especially the first half as realisation dawns on Niles.
Gideon annoyed me and is going to have to go some in his own book to redeem his actions.
Another Damon near perfect audiobook from this combo yet again.

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  • Susie Umphers
  • 19-06-2020

Wonderful story with superb performance

I thought this story of Milo learning with the help of Niall, work and a safe space to heal and find his sense of self worth was amazing. The development of the romance was taken slowly which made perfect sense considering Milo's past relationship and the compications with Niall and Milo's family already. The performance by Joel Leslie was perfection. I liked it even more than his performance in Oz, the previous book. He brings all the characters to life so you would know exactly who was talking even if the script never told you. You absolutely forget it is one person and with the story and performance combined it is just like a movie unfurling in your head.

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  • Magnus
  • 19-06-2020

Another winner

Lily Mortin did it again by writing an amazing story and Joel Leslie did amazing work with the narration. It was a sweet story that touches all the feels. I can't wait for book 3.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.