A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes ~ Book Review by Caroline

28120467Title: A Kind of Truth

Author: Lane Hayes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/08/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:

Rand O’Malley dreams of superstardom. He hopes to one day sing the blues like a rock god. Moving to New York City and hiring a new manager are steps to make his dreams a reality. But nothing moves as fast as Rand would like, and everyone has opinions, which include he keep certain pieces of himself quiet if he plans on making it in the Big Apple. Like his bisexuality.

Will Sanders is a gifted musician who dazzles Rand with his ability to coax gorgeous notes from an electric guitar one moment and play the piano like a professional the next. He’s a geek, but Rand isn’t concerned about Will’s pressed exterior clashing with his tattoos. His focus is music. Yet there’s something about Will that makes Rand think there’s much more to the quiet college student than he lets on. As Rand’s dreams begin to materialize, he’s forced to reconsider his priorities and find his own kind of truth. One that might include Will.

My View:

A Kind of Truth is the perfect start to a new series by Lane Hayes.

If you have read the Better Than Series you will remember briefly meeting Rand before. He wasn’t a particularly nice person back then but he truly comes into his own in this story and you can’t help but fall for him. What I took for selfishness is actually self-control and sheer determination – nobody is going to stop this young man chasing his dream.

Rand has come to New York with his band to pursue his fame and fortune and is willing to do pretty much anything to get there. Hiding his sexuality seemed like such a small ask of him but it proves to be the hardest thing in the world when he meets Will. He needs Will for his music finesse, for his ability to hear what Rand is trying to say in his lyrics but before too long he needs Will to breathe.

Will is so many things and at first he confuses Rand. With his geeky band boy persona he is everything Rand needs as far as his band is concerned and that should be enough. What with Will afraid to come out and Rand slipping back into the closet their arrangement should remain purely professional but life is never easy. Will has a manipulative mother, an even more manipulative father and a family friend that takes advantage. He’s sinking, planning to conform to what his parents want but when Rand meets his alter ego all bets are off and things get extremely hot and very quickly.

Along with everyone trying to manipulate Will there is Leah in Rand’s life, a band blogger and publicist, who can see the promise of a fancy life if she can have Rand all to herself. Rand allowed himself to be played by her for far too long in my opinion when really she should have been pushed under a bus!

If this sets the calibre of story for this series we are all in for a treat. I can’t wait for the next one!

 

Links

A Kind of Truth on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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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