Leaning into Love by Lane Hayes ~ Book Review by Caroline

Title: Leaning into Love
Series: Leaning Into Book 1

Author: Lane Hayes

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/08/2017

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance


Eric Schuster is a successful guy. He’s part owner of a highly successful tech firm, he has a supportive family and a great group of close friends. But something is missing. Or maybe he’s reacting to his business partner and ex’s wedding news. He knows his former lover is making a big mistake but he also knows it’s time to move on. And hopefully avoid falling for another friend.

Zane Richards is an avid sailor and surfer with a laid-back approach to life. He firmly believes there’s a time and place for everything if you’re willing to take a chance. Like letting his best friend know he’s interested in being much more than friends. Eric has always been half in love with Zane but going from friends to lovers isn’t an easy sell for someone protecting his heart. Eric will have to decide if he’s willing to risk it all by leaning into love.


My View:

This is a lot shorter than we typically get from Lane Hayes BUT it was fabulous as always and is the start of a new series called Leaning Into.

Leaning into Love is a friends to lovers story and you have to wonder when Eric and Zane finally get together how they went 12 years as just friends when there chemistry is obviously so sizzling. Eric is in the strange situation of still being a business partner with his ex-lover who is now marrying a woman and in all honesty is a bit of a douche. Needing a date for Nick’s engagement party he pairs up with his best friend Zane.

Zane is a dreamboat, he’s also a surfer and is a pretty laid back character, but he has set his sights on his long term best friend and nothing is going to steer him off course. This is a really sweet romance with some explosive moments that define their relationship and make a perfect story for the reader. I can’t wait for this series to continue – I’m even looking forward to Nick’s story but he still has a bit of a way to go to redeem himself.


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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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