Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Kind of Honesty by Lane Hayes (audiobook)

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

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: A Kind of Stories #3
Main Characters: Tim and Carter
Release Date: April 2017 (audiobook)
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
10 hrs 10 mins

Music is drummer 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 him 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 a handsome stranger in a dive bar turns out to be someone he might 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 tattooed rock star Tim, 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.

My Review:
Overall: 4.25
Performance: 4.25
Story: 4.00

I have really enjoyed this entire series and this book was no exception. Carter and Tim met one night in a bar and have a one-night stand. It's a little sleazy, a little shady, but it's all hot, hot sex. It was a nice escape for both of them. What they didn't realize at the time was that they have very close mutual friends. 

So, when they see one another again a few weeks later at a friend's party, they are both shocked...both by their connections and who exactly they each are...they'd lied about their identities. From their a friends with benefits arrangement develops that slowly morphs into more.

Like I said, this was totally enjoyable. It's not a new storyline...Tim is out, but it's only on paper. He's never been photographed with a male lover by the press, so his mom just wrote their saying that he's bi as sensational reporting. And that's not something that Tim really wants to change. 

Carter is out, but he's a very high-profile businessman so he likes to remain the arrangement works for him...until the made up stories by the paparazzi about Tim get to be too much. 

Nothing earth-shatteringly creative, but a highly recommended read/listen. I need to check and see if book #4 is available on audio yet. 

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