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It's going to be a long, hot summerJohn is an exceptionally good lawyer. He's driven, arrogant and hides a warm heart underneath a facade of cool politeness. He's used to people disliking him, but for some reason when meeting Matt in London the other man's open dislike of him bothers him. He's therefore surprised to find himself offering Matt a place to stay in his villa in the South of France while he's working nearby. He's surprised because he'd actually planned to spend the summer working on his book and plotting to get his ex-wife back.However, his perfect plans take a blow as the long, hot summer progresses and the two men get closer, and John starts to nurse an unexpected attraction to his houseguest from hell.Matt is John's polar opposite. He's warm, funny, sociable and scruffy. He loves people and they love him back. However, to his consternation he hates John more than he hates Marmite, and Marmite makes him vomit. He hates his arrogance, his public school voice and the air of superiority that he carries around. The idea of staying in his home with just him for company sounds torturous, and not in a good way.However, as the hot, lazy days slip by he's forced to realise that maybe he's not such a good judge of character after all, because underneath that arrogance is a warm, funny, vulnerable man who's incredibly sexy. The only problem is that while Matt is gay, John is completely straight, and Matt now wants him more than he's ever wanted anything in his life.See what happens when two men who think that they have nothing in common apart from a past mutual hatred find out that they might actually be each other's future.From the bestselling author of 'Rule Breaker' and 'Deal Maker' comes another scorchingly hot romantic comedy.This is a spin-off from the Beggar's Choice series. It features characters from the series but can be read as a complete standalone.
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Used availability for Lily Morton's The Summer of Us
February 2018 : Paperback
November 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition