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Title: The Right Time (Right & Wrong Stories #3)
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor/Comedy, M/M Romance
Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn’t easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight… or so he’s always thought.
Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there’s one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publically. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained. The reward is immeasurable… if the timing is right.
If you could only eat 10 dishes for the rest of your life, what would they be and why?
This is a fun question! I have to admit, I’m not a foodie but I’m a decent cook and I’ve eaten at some fabulous places. However, narrowing my diet to 10 specific items is tough!
- Handmade granola from Sconeage Bakery (Long Beach,CA). This stuff is by far the best granola I’ve ever had. I eat it every day and yes, I even travel with it. My favorite is the original with dried cranberries and blueberries! Add Earl Grey tea and my breakfast is complete.
- Oat bran bagels with scrambled eggs and avocados. Yum!
- I love a good crunchy roll, a California roll or spicy tuna. There is something about finding a great sushi restaurant that makes me very happy!
- Lentil soup. It may sound boring but hey… lentil soup is my favorite. Split pea is a close second but lentil wins every time! There’s a bistro near my house that makes an amazing one. Whenever I’m in NYC I check to see if Mercer Kitchen (Soho) or ABC Kitchen (Gramercy) is serving theirs. Both are terrific. (You didn’t say I had to make it myself, right? J)
- Pasta!! Lots and lots of pasta! I love a fabulous tagliatelle Bolognese or a homemade spaghetti with meatballs. And don’t forget the bread!
- The first part of my list is carb heavy but I definitely don’t eat carbs 24/7. I love fish. Salmon is my favorite. No major seasoning needed. I love it with lemon, salt & pepper. Done.
- Fillet mignon! Oh yeah. I went there! Serve it up with a side of spinach. Delish!
- I make a pretty yummy lemon chicken (if I do say so myself). I usually serve it with vegetable orzo or a big salad. It’s simple but it’s a crowd pleaser.
- Hamburger and French fries! There are two bistros near my house that serve a great burger. I try not to order them every visit, but they’re hard to resist! Btw, rosemary French fries are my fave. Sounds weird, but trust me… they’re good!
- Cookies! My personal specialty is oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Fresh out of the oven with a glass of red wine…. *swoon
Wow. I’m hungry now! I tend to add food or restaurants to every book and The Right Time is no exception. Alex’s sister makes traditional Mexican food for her brother. One of the first dishes Alex shares with Nate is Chili Verde. My mother in law makes a terrific chili verde. Maybe I should skip the cookies and add the chili instead. Hmm…
Thank you for having me on your blog today. I think I’ll make some cookies now! J
Lane Hayes xo
I hadn’t worked out with a professional in years, and it felt foreign to wait for someone else’s direction.
“Any issues with your shoulders or arms? Any injuries I should know about?” he asked, handing me the weights.
“No, I’m good.”
“Great. Start with your palms facing your thighs, lift them both over your chest, then lower the left. Good. And now the right.”
He stood over me diligently, making slight corrections when needed. My supine position gave me an interesting perspective. When I looked up, I noted how his strong brow offset his twinkling eyes. I swallowed uncomfortably and turned my head, only to find myself staring at his crotch. His dark shorts seemed to hint they were covering a generous package.
“You doing okay?”
“Uh yeah. Hey, weren’t you going to tell me about your Friday night?” I needed him to talk. I didn’t trust my thoughts anymore, and I was stuck in my current position crazily aware of a man in a way I hadn’t been in over fifteen fucking years. Diversion in any form was welcome.
Alex snorted. “I already told you. I went dancing, and oh yeah, I did get lucky.”
He added the last part with a hearty chuckle, no doubt catching my wide-eyed expression. I hadn’t expected that.
“Right.” I did? The strong flash of jealousy took me by surprise, but I pressed on. “Did you go back to the beach to get those girls’ numbers last weekend?”
He looked confused for a second, but a slow cocky grin soon spread across his handsome features as he crouched so his face was close to mine.
“No, I told you they weren’t my type.”
I gulped and watched his eyes lower to my throat. He licked his top lip and reached out to adjust my wrist.
“Lift ’em both at the same time, Nate. That’s it. Push it. Harder.”
I sent up a quick prayer I wasn’t sporting a tent in my shorts. Alex’s voice, touch, and yeah, the unintentional innuendos were making me nuts. And horny. I felt terribly out of my element. I wasn’t sure what we were talking about anymore, but the potent silence made me more uncomfortable than speech. Keep talking, I thought.
“So a dance partner?”
“What? Oh. Yeah, I think so. I can’t remember. It was just one of those things, you know? Sit up. Let’s give your arms a break.”
“Just one of those things?”
“Yeah. One night. No numbers exchanged. No hassle, no fuss.”
I had no words. Literally.
Alex chuckled gleefully as he led the way to a leg machine. He gave instructions and stood back to observe me for a moment.
“It’s not necessarily my favorite kind of sex, but hey….” He shrugged his shoulders with his hands outstretched as if to say “what’s a guy to do?”
I recognized this cue. It was my opportunity to commiserate about the trials and tribulations of being a single man with a healthy sexual appetite. Now was my chance to admit it was nice every once in a while to have sex of the nonsolo variety with someone who knew the score. But I was tongue-tied and equally aware of a completely different undercurrent. One I wasn’t brave enough to explore.
“You can stop having fun at my expense any time.”
Alex squeezed my shoulder and smirked playfully. “You’re easily rattled.”
“You seem like someone who has a place for everything and likes everything in its place. You have a routine, and you don’t appreciate any deviation. I should be flattered you came to the gym with me at the spur of the moment.” He paused, running his tongue over his plump bottom lip. “If you’re not careful, I’m gonna think you like me.”
The air between us crackled. Alex leaned forward so his handsome face was mere inches from mine. His proximity alone seemed to issue a challenge. Daring me to confess I was more than I appeared to be. I doubt he expected any revelations, but his intent was certainly to… how had he put it, rattle me. And damn, it was working.
About the Author
Lane Hayes is finally doing what she loves best. Writing! An avid reader from an early age, Lane has always been drawn to romance novels. She truly believes there is nothing more inspiring than a well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Lane discovered the M/M genre a fews ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel, Better Than Good, was a 2013 Rainbow Awards finalist. She loves travel, chocolate, and wine (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband and their very old dog in an almost empty nest.
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