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  • Mixed Messages, Book 3
  • By: Lily Morton
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (130 ratings)
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Risk Taker

By: Lily Morton
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Summary

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 15, 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 20 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 best-selling 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 listened to as a stand-alone. 

©2018 Lily Morton (P)2020 Lily Morton

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The Best Ever Friends-To-Lovers I have Ever listened To

Risk Taker is the third book in the Mixed Messages series by Lily Morton and just like the first two is full of snarky humour and deep emotions, although this book also had a more angsty, melancholic air to it.
The writing is fantastic and I loved meeting up with Dylan and Gabe from Rule Breaker Book 1 and Jude and Asa from Deal Maker Book 2.
We met Henry briefly in Book 1 as Gabe’s best friend and I wondered if he would get his own story then, I’m glad he got his happy ever after with Ivo after all they have been to each other over the years.
This is the last in the Mixed Messages Series but I believe that Silas, Henry’s brother, gets his own story in Book 1 of the Finding Home series called Oz, I do hope this will be made into an audiobook too.
As for the narration, Joel Leslie is just a genius! The more I listen to him the more I appreciate the talent and dedication he puts into each and every piece of work he does.

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Another brilliant love story

Again Lily Morton and Joel Leslie have the winning touch. I always enjoy Lily Morton's books and have read the series before I bought the audio books. Henry and Ivo were almost melancholic at first and I wondered if the same snark and humour in the first two books would feature, thankfully it did. Joel Leslie brings such an array of emotions to the book, he really brings the characters to life and when he does all of the previous characters in the same scene he doesnt falter in his rendition of the voices. Thanks guys, another satisfied customer...keep them coming...

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Wow, even better with audio

Another massive hit. Fantastic narration, superb story. Lily certainly is on a run. Don't hesitate, you'll have no regrets, just tears and smiles, and a whole load of laughs.

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Lovely Ending to a brilliant series

I didn’t think that Henry’s book would be like this, it was warm and funny. As usual Joel Leslie narration is excellent.

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Loved it

I loved this book, it made me cry and laugh. The characters were lovely and the storyline was interesting. As usual Joel Leslie was brilliant and brought the whole thing to life.

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Hooray for Henry! His turn to shine and find love

I love this mixed messages series by Lily Morton with her quirky, complex characters, so I was happy to see Henry get his turn at finding his true love/soul mate after being the friend and confidant in the previous books in the set.
Joel Leslie is one of my all-time favourite narrators and he does a wonderful job, as always, of bringing the guys to life. Highly recommended fun contemporary MM romance with a best friends/step-brothers to lovers trope.

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I love this series, and I love the author.

I love this series, and I love the author.

The two characters meet at 15 years of age when Henry's father decides to marry Ivo's mother. The only good thing about the short marriage was the deep friendship between Henry and Ivo.

I loved this book. Henry and Ivo are super characters, and I love the drama between them, the deeply rooted love they have for one another. If only in Ivo's words he could get his head out of his arse.

The English humour in this book makes you smile most of the time—excellent writing.

Joel Leslie did wonders with the characters accents, posh English and Ivo's French accent. Easy to listen to. I did speed up the narration like usual to 1.25 on audible.

Risk Taker
Mixed Messages, Book 3
By: Lily Morton
Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Series: Mixed Messages, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins


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These two men work for me

I have been waiting for Henrys story since Dylan and Gabes book. It didn't let me down at all Henry is getting fed with his life he longs for his step brother when they meet up again it's like I've has come home, they bounce off each other Joel Leslie once again gave this book depth that I didn't really feel reading it. Definitely listening to this again.

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I laughed and cried in equal amounts

I’ve just found Lily Morton and I regret I didn’t find her sooner. This serious of books are brilliant and so funny, I laughed my ass off. So good A*****

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Enjoyable

I enjoyed listening to this, and Joel Leslie’s narration was great, as always. It’s not as good as the first two in the series, hence the 4 stars, but still good.

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