Risk Taker by Lily Morton
Series: Mixed Messages #3
Release Date: July 22, 2018
Page Count: 286 pages
Being in love with your best friend is hard.
Henry’s the odd man out. All his friends are settling down, and his reputation as the Hook-Up King of London seems more like a curse than a blessing these days. Especially when it keeps photojournalist Ivo, his best friend and the brilliant man he’s loved since they were fifteen, at arm’s length. But that’s where Ivo wants him, right? Putting aside his feelings, Henry decides to give up casual sex and look for the real deal. After all, he has no chance with Ivo – or does he?
Henry is everything to Ivo. Best friend, soul mate, the one person who has never let him down. The one person he is loyal to above everything and everyone. But Henry’s in a box marked best friend and that’s where Ivo’s kept him for nearly twenty years, despite steadily falling in love with the gentle man. And besides, why would Henry want to date Ivo? Burned out and injured, he’s the walking embodiment of damaged.
Distance has helped Henry and Ivo keep a lid on their attraction, but when they find themselves in the same city for a change—Ivo hurt and needing assistance, and Henry more than willing to provide it—the two best friends grow closer than ever, forcing a realization, and a decision. Risk their friendship for their hearts? Or can they have both?
From the bestselling author of Rule Breaker and Deal Maker comes a tender love story about two best friends who are perfect for each other, and always have been – if only they knew it.
This is the third book in the Mixed Messages series, but it can be read as a standalone.
Best friends to lovers and a truckload of PINING!!!! They were in love since they were teenagers. Henry and Ivo are lovely together and their love for each other is so beautiful.
“When I die, I’ll have your name on my lips, and my last thought will be of you.”
Joel Leslie is a fantastic narrator and the accents are so good. It is filled with heartfelt emotions, scorching hot sex, snark and banter. The notes between them at the beginning of each chapter are one of my favourite parts in the whole book. And damn, but Henry’s “dates” were fucking hilarious!!
This book is written in dual POV and can be read as a standalone. The lack of communication irked me a bit but overall I loved this book. If you want angst with a well earned HEA, definitely pick this up!