Cloud White (Nailed It! Book 3) by Fearne Hill

Best friends to lovers, with a hard won HEA. We had 3 reviewers read Cloud White and share their reviews.

From the blurb:

Meet Milo and Mungo. Mungo and Milo.
Just friends. Best friends.
Honestly, there’s nothing more to it.
Just best friends. And bad timing.

That awkward moment when you realise you’re dancing alone. That you’re hopelessly in love with your oldest friend, except somehow along the way, you forgot to tell him. Tired of waiting for you to come to your senses, he’s moved on, he’s found his significant other.
And now it’s too late.

Though slowly dying inside, you pick yourself up, swallow your pride, and grieve from the side lines. And everything is fine, until the day you notice him acting strangely.
Why is he unhappy? A shadow of his former self?

You know him better than anyone and something is not right. Against good advice, you confront him. And risk ruining everything.

Cloud White is a friends-to-lovers romance with a hard-won happy ending. Be kind to yourselves and heed the trigger warnings.

Reedkaye's Review:

Cloud White is the first I’ve read by this author. It is very emotional.  

Milo and Mungo are roommates and best friends. Both want more but are afraid to take the next step until Mungo found another. Not only another, but the perfect guy, so it seems. Milo tries to stop him by declaring his feelings, but Mungo doesn’t take it seriously. Mungo moves in with mister perfect but is he really perfect? As both are living their separate lives, Milo depressed over losing Mungo and Mungo settling in with Cav, the friendship isn’t the same.  

Milo’s life gets a little more involved after he picks up a much younger guy and finds said guy still around the next day. This turns into a twist that I’m still not sure how I feel about it, other than Danny needed help. Danny's and Simon’s stories need to be told on their own. The end result is heartwarming and Danny is quite entertaining.

Meanwhile, not all is going so well for Mungo. Life isn’t as perfect as he pictured it. The longer he lives with Cav, the more he realizes what he is missing.  

It takes quite a twist on the story to try to bring Milo and Mungo together, but the author has a very interesting way of doing so.

Rating: 4 Stars

Sheena's Review:

This is the third in a series, and while it can be read as a standalone, it's very closely tied to the other two in the series, so would probably benefit being read as part of that series. This is Milo and Mungo's story. Milo and Mungo are best friends, and have been since university. Mungo's been in love with Milo all that time, but Milo didn't want or wasn't ready for a relationship, although he did realize how special Mungo is. When he did realize and wanted more, Mungo had already found a partner, which was all he ever wanted.

It was hard reading Mungo's story. It's such a gradual progression, but it's so hard to watch from the outside, seeing what's happening to Mungo while he doesn't realize himself. It's all too common, sadly, but the abuse storyline was handled very well even though it's hard to watch it happen. Milo too, isn't without his own problems with his family, and while I understand him not wanting to cut off contact with them, it was difficult to understand why he'd let them walk all over him like that and not be willing to do anything about it. 

I loved when Milo and Mungo finally got together though. It was sweet and long deserved for both. I was more than happy to see them get that HEA and it was so satisfying in the end, everything was wrapped up exactly as I wanted. It's very hard won though, and a tough read in places but well worth it.  I really enjoyed this whole series.

Rating: 4 Stars

SNik's Review:

Third in series (Nailed It!), can be read as a standalone but might be more fun if read in order. Best friends to lovers. Slow burn. Dual POV. 

Sometimes timing is everything. Five years ago, Mungo declared his love for his best friend, but Milo wasn’t ready for a relationship. When Milo finally realizes he feels the same, Mungo has moved on and is in a committed relationship with someone else. But Milo is concerned about how Mungo has changed, and now Mungo is on the cusp of getting engaged when Milo confesses Mungo is the only man for him.

 It is clear that Milo and Mungo have loved each other as friends for years. They are close, share all types of experiences and appreciate each other in many ways that especially occur when you love someone. Milo has struggled with his past, but now is a feisty and confident barrister while helping others in need as much as possible, and Mungo is, in general, a cinnamon roll with a big heart. 

They have a supportive group of friends and besides having not been as close recently have a deep understanding of each other that is swoony and once they decide to be together it is romantic and meaningful.

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Cloud White is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.