Saturday, September 3, 2016

A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes

Title: A Kind of Truth
Author: Lane Hayes
My Rating: A
Narrator: Seth Clayton

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: A Kind of Stories #1
Main Characters: Rand and Will
Release Date: May 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Rand O'Malley dreams of superstardom. He hopes to one day sing the blues like a 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, for example that he should 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.
©2016 Lane Hayes (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press
My Review:
Overall: 4.5
Performance: 4.5
Story: 4.5

This is a story about two musicians...both with a passion for music that they interpret in different ways. They dream of using music differently. For Rand, he is part of a band on the cusp of fame and all the craziness that entails. He lives music day in and day out. But when they're left with a lead guitarist that Rand doesn't like, he decides to bone up on his skills. 

And that's where Will comes in....he becomes Rand's guitar tutor. Will is a college student. He dreams of someday writing musical scores for theater. He's quiet, shy, and more than a little geeky. But his life has led him to create alternative personas. And I just need to state right here how much I adored this aspect of the story. I loved Will's hidden depths. But what isn't hidden is his amazing talent for music. He's truly a genius.

I liked this story a lot, and I think a lot of that is because of the really complex character that Will is. On the surface he's this quiet, nerdy musician, but that exterior hides so much of who he truly is. I loved that Rand get glimpses of the guy underneath and with each sneak peek, he becomes more and more entranced. It's a wonderful story with a great moral to the story at the end, too, which was just the icing on the cake of a wonderfully, decadent story that I thoroughly enjoyed. 

I listened to this book on audio and I loved the narrator. He had such a wide range of voices. There was never any confusion with who was who because his voices were so extremely distinctive. I need to find some more books narrated by him because I did truly love his talent. 

I think the book is wonderful whether you read it or listen to it. Either way, I highly recommend you check it out.

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