Better Than Friends by Lane Hayes ~ Book Review by Caroline

22267992 Title: Better Than Friends

Author: Lane Hayes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars


A Better Than Story

When Curt Townsend, a successful young DC lawyer, attends his first gay wedding, he doesn’t expect anything more than a great evening out spent celebrating two lucky guys willing to commit to one another. He certainly doesn’t anticipate meeting someone like Jack Farinelli. Fourteen years Curt’s senior, Jack owns two businesses: a gay bar and a motorcycle shop. He’s gorgeous and self-assured, but Curt is positive they have nothing in common.

Jack is comfortable in his own skin. He’s attracted to Curt’s quick wit and easy manner but most of all, to their unexpected mutual love of baseball. As they forge a friendship based on their shared enthusiasm for the sport, they begin a journey which reveals how their differences might be the catalyst behind a growing attraction. Both men have experienced their share of pain, but they realize they need to set aside the past and learn to trust in a future if they are to have one together.

My View:

Loved this! Perhaps even my favourite of the series.

This is a series that always leaves you with a smile on your face. Not too much angst, not too much drama, always lots of emotion and always flawed and loveable characters. From the very start of the book when Jack and Curt meet at the wedding I fell for them both.

Curt is a funny, witty, untidy control freak. His life revolves around work and a very small group of friends. His father, who threw him out of the family home as a teenager for being gay, is dying and he really doesn’t know how to feel or handle that. He has been off the dating scene for a while but with all his close friends pairing up and settling down he is starting to wonder what life holds for him.

Jack is the complete opposite of Curt. Big build, tattoos and sex on legs he appears to be confident in everything he does. Nothing is sexier than Jack straddling his Harley wearing his leathers. He successfully owns and runs two businesses and is attracted to Curt from the moment he sets eyes on him. Having been hurt in a previous relationship he is ‘date’ shy and not looking to settle down but is willing to opt for the friends with benefits route.

These two men build a friendship based on wit, humour and baseball. Next comes the hot sex but neither man is willing to define where their relationship is going or what it means leaving room for a lot of misunderstanding. This is a gentle love story that grows alongside the pair but looks doomed to fail unless both men can be more honest with each other.

Did I mention Paul? Boyfriends are like buses! There are none then suddenly two come along at the same time. I didn’t like Paul….I was 100% team Jack! Paul may just be what Jack needs though to move him forward and take a chance on his new best friend 

Buy Links

Amazon US
Amazon UK
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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2 thoughts on “Better Than Friends by Lane Hayes ~ Book Review by Caroline

  1. I’m rereading the second book in the series now and loving it even more than the first time around. After this great review, I’ll be reading this one by tonight. I love Curt!

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