A review by isalaur
Merry Measure, by Lily Morton

5.0

Adorable! Love this sweet, quirky holiday story

I am such a huge fan of Morton’s and am awed at how each new couple we meet immediately burrow their way into our hearts. Morton has such a gift for creating and developing such real, human, three dimensional characters that I swear they imbed themselves in my brain as if they are real people I know. It’s an amazing talent and she hasn’t gone wrong yet.

This book finds a group of friends in Amsterdam for Christmas. One of them, Arlo, has had a crush on his older brother Tom’s best friend Jack since he was 11 years old. He’s had to watch as Jack has gone through boyfriends knowing that Jack will never think of him in a romantic way.

Forced proximity has its benefits though and we get to enjoy the discovery of their newfound mutual interest in each other. It is a sweet, low angst holiday read with lots of humor, some gut punching moments, continual almost farcical interruptions and a painful crisis moment.

I couldn’t put it down and I know I will be re-reading it in the not too distant future as I have with every Lily Morton book! Highly recommend.