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Title: A Kind of Honesty
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: 10/07/2016


Music 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 couldn’t stop smiling. Nor could I get my pulse under control. Just being near him made me… giddy. That was the word. Giddy. A notion I associated with infatuated schoolgirls who twittered over photos of the cute guys in boy bands.

By the time we made our way to the kitchen I’d regained my cool. Or at least most of it. I sat at a barstool with my feet propped on the one next to me while Carter made lunch. He had this way of making himself at home in my place that should have annoyed me. Instead I found it comforting. I loved watching him move around the room, opening drawers, pulling out plates and pacing between the refrigerator and the sink. It was cozy.

And I didn’t want it to end.

Carter was talking about a crazy play an outfielder from the other team made that ruined his mad dash to home plate. His animated hand gestures were a comical contrast to the knife in his hand. I pointed at the mustard he was about to drip on the island, but didn’t attempt to disrupt his flow of speech. He was on a roll.

“I rounded third so fast I slipped instead of slid into home. There’s no way Dempsey would have been able to tag me otherwise. I’m not convinced he did. I think he got a home team call. Do you want Dijon?”

“Sure.” I leaned on my elbow and gave him a dubious shrug. “No offense, but that was more like a three-run play you tried to will into a homerun.”

“Traitor,” he huffed without heat. “Do you like this wheat bread? It’s the whole grain one we picked up at the organic market.”

“Then it’s a week old. It’s probably stale.”

“It’s fine. I froze it and took out a couple slices this morning. Here you go.”

He set a huge turkey sandwich on a plate and pushed it in front of me with a napkin.

“Thank you. You’re a great cook.”

He tapped at my feet before pulling out the barstool next to me and took a seat. “Thanks but this isn’t cooking. Anyone can make a sandwich.”

“Maybe. You’re better at it than me. Even your peanut butter to jelly ratio is killer,” I gushed before taking a gigantic bite.

“I’m blushing.” He rolled his eyes and made a show of neatly stacking his sandwich before cutting it into even halves. I wanted to tease him for being fastidious but the faint flush of pink on his cheeks stopped me.

“You are blushing. Hasn’t anyone ever complimented your masterful application of condiments?”

“No. You’re the first.”

“Hmph. Then you’ve been robbed. You’re a gem, Cart. You do it all. You’re a successful businessman, a star baseball player, a yoga guru and a decent cook. And you’re hot. You’ll make some lucky guy the perfect wife one day.”


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About the Author


Lane 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:

A Kind of Truth, A Kind of Romance & A Kind of Honesty



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