Title: A Kind of Honesty
Series: A Kind of Story, #3
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 7, 2016
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Genre: Romance, Bisexual, Rock Star, NYC, Humor
SynopsisMusic is Tim Chalmers’s great escape and the one thing that’s never let him down. But his band Spiral’s meteoric rise to fame has made it difficult for the drummer to maintain a low profile. Unwanted press pesters him after a public breakup with a volatile ex-girlfriend who loves the limelight as much as he loathes it. Tim’s main goal is to avoid confrontation. However, when he meets a handsome stranger in a dive bar who turns out to be someone he may know, everything changes. Carter Hamilton-Temple might be a successful financial consultant with more brains, sophistication, and charm than most, but he always falls for the wrong guys: closet cases or men with issues. He can’t fight his attraction to the tattooed rock star, but can he trust his own judgment? When the thrill of danger combined with a fierce physical connection proves too strong for either man to resist, a quiet liaison away from the public eye and curious friends seems like a safe bet. But some secrets are hard to keep. When rumors threaten to rock his world, Tim realizes it’s time to confront his fear with his own kind of honesty.
I am completely in love with the way this author writes and the stories she creates! Each one is a love story with more, as I like to think of them. We all know going into a book that there is a greater lesson the main characters learn in order to get their happily ever after but with Lane’s books I always feel like those lessons are so interwoven in the story that it’s not the love story on one side and the lesson on the other. Her characters are always full of depth and life that you get drawn in so far to their stories even when you want to kick their butts for being asses sometimes.
Although this is told from the POV of Tim I never felt like I wasn’t getting to know Carter just as well. I could feel the changes in their relationship as it went. I loved the idea of a one-night stand turning into a friends with benefits to more story line. It’s complicated and not easy for them to navigate their way to all the changing rules and emotions that came with it. Carter was this guy to me that was a study in opposites. He was strong and demanding with this fierce “alpha” presence but also not afraid to be who is was in the bedroom, no matter what people thought of him. He is not ashamed of who he is; which is a lesson he learned by getting hurt one too many times.
Tim was the one that was more flawed in this story which honestly going in surprised me. I really thought it was going to be Carter, the guy with no family, guys using him for his money or just because they weren’t out. He just seemed so lonely; but Tim was the one that internalized so much in his life. He has always been bisexual but after dating women for so long he decided he needed a change and it seemed to me it was almost like he was missing a part of who he is. One thing that really made me love Tim was that fact that he described how he realized he was bi and the struggle that was for him. This gave such insight into so much of how he handled this part of himself now as an adult. So many stories just have the guy saying he was bi but never asking the questions that go along with it.
Even the sex scenes between Carter and Tim were amazingly HOT but also showed a change between them almost each time they got together. Each interaction between them altered how they viewed what they were doing. And OMG Carter’s kinks are off the wall hot! From the very first scene throughout the whole book no matter what they did it was hot but Carter is a dirty minded guy and I freaking loved it!
I hope, as I do with all of Lane’s books, that there will be more because I love this band and all its boys!
Excerpt“What kind of a rock star are you? You’re supposed to love sex, drugs, and alcohol. I haven’t known you long, but you seem to only really like one out of three,” Carter commented idly as he shuffled the cards. “You’re right. I’m a sucky rock star. I rarely have more than one drink when I go out for dinner or even at a bar. Two at a party. Anything more usually leads to trouble. And I never take drugs. Even cold medicine makes me nervous.” I winked and gave him a lecherous grin that no doubt looked far from provocative in my current condition. “But I love sex.”
Tim and Carter from Lane Hayes’s newest release, A Kind of Honesty, have stopped by today to share five of their favorite songs. Remember, Tim is a drummer in the popular rock band, Spiral. Things could get contentious…J
“You go first, Cart.”
“’Cause I need a minute to think. I can’t just name five. It’s too hard.”
“Okay…um…Can I name any Spiral songs?”
Tim rolls his eyes. “Sure, but only one.”
“All right. Here goes. All of My Love by Led Zeppelin, Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen, Killer Queen by Queen, Heroes by David Bowie,” Carter says, gesturing for Tim to takeover.
“Nice list, but that was four. You’re missing one.”
Carter grinned. “I was saving the best for last. My favorite song is “Surrender” by Spiral.”
“I like that one too,” Tim admits with a shy smile. “I love Led Zeppelin. I could choose about five of theirs easily, but I’ll say… “D’yer Mak’er”, Bowie’s “Young Americans”, Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These”, Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”. Phew! That was fucking hard. Wait. I need to add the Rolling Stones and the Beatles too and—”
“Nope. That was it, babe. The script clearly says five only.”
All good rock and roll choices, boys! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Reading (and listening!)
Lane Hayes xo
Meet the AuthorLane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions in the 2014 and 2015 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest. Books by Lane Hayes (Dreamspinner Press): Better Than Good, Better Than Chance, Better Than Friends, Better Than Safe, The Right Words, The Wrong Man & The Right Time The Kind Of Series:
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