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Better Than Good | [Lane Hayes]

Better Than Good

Matt Sullivan understands labels: law student, athlete, heterosexual. He has goals: graduate and begin his career in law. One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club and everything changes. Matt finds himself attracted to the most beautiful man he's ever seen. All labels go flying out the window.
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Publisher's Summary

*A Better Than Story*

Matt Sullivan understands labels: law student, athlete, heterosexual. He has goals: graduate and begin his career in law. One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club and everything changes. Matt finds himself attracted to the most beautiful man he's ever seen. All labels go flying out the window.

Aaron Mendez doesn't believe in labels, and he's leery of straight curious men. He makes it clear that he'll hide his fabulous light for no one. While Aaron can't deny the attraction between him and Matt, he is reluctant to start anything with someone who is still dealing with what this new label means--especially when that someone has a girlfriend.

©2013 Lane Hayes (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-27-14
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 03-27-14 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Ah! May! Zing!!!!"

    This was way way better than good. For a m/m romance... OMG! Hot dang, I loved it! I think this is only like the 3rd time I have rated a m/m romance that isn't Roux or Calmes a 5!

    OMG..I was literally hanging onto every single word of this...the entire book.. I loved when Matt (Matty) finally got a small taste of Aaron... then Aaron threw him out! Man... then the friends thing... What .... you know you cannot simply be friends when you want someone as badly as Matty wanted Aaron...Perfect title for perfect book! All m/m romance fans rejoice! Audible is finally updating the m/m romance genre with the best of the best!

    This is actually book 2... Aaron's bff story is actually book 1, and until that come out on Audible.... you don't wanna miss out... So get this and enjoy!

    Narration was great... this is a buy, credit or sale!

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Heather K United States 06-24-14
    Heather K United States 06-24-14 Member Since 2014

    Goodreads reviewer and blogger... also dentist and wife/mom when I get the time!

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    "ADORED!"

    **Audiobook edition**

    Oh what a sweet and glorious out-for-you book this was! I adored the crap out of it. I mean, what's not to love?! A simple love story with a slow burn romance and a fabulous audiobook narrator to boot? Just perfection.

    I was so addicted to this audiobook that I listened to the entire thing in 24 hours. That is 6 hours and 5 minutes of listening or 1/4 of my day. Dedication, folks! I listened driving to work, between patients, on my entire 1.5 hour lunch break (the lady at the diner called my name about 10 times before I heard her!), while doing dishes, and while exercising. I only didn't listen when I was sleeping (duh) and with my kids/husband. The narration was really excellent, with a wide range of distinct voices, tons of emotion, and lots of energy.

    The story was just an awesome OFY and a great one to read, both if you are a fan of GFY (ME!!!) and not a fan of GFY because the way Matt's sexuality was shown was incredibly believable. This book was also so romantic. It was a LOVE story, with sole focus on the development of a relationship from a seed of attraction to full blown lurve.

    A little warning for those that can't stand any sort of cheating: Matt has a girlfriend at the start of this book (mentioned in the blurb) so if that bothers you, be forewarned. I am not a huge fan of cheaters but here it was done in a way that I didn't find offensive.

    Excellent sexual tension, hot love scenes....

    *blissful sigh*

    **Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 04-21-14
    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 04-21-14 Member Since 2012

    T.Henry

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    "Loved this book loved the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Better Than Good to be better than the print version?

    Either, I have them both. This was my first audio with Tyler Stevens and love it!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aaron and Matt! Loved their characters, loved their developing relationship, loved their vulnerability.


    Which character – as performed by Tyler Stevens – was your favorite?

    ?? Both Matt and Aaron


    Who was the most memorable character of Better Than Good and why?

    Both Matt and Aaron. Loved everything about them in their developing story


    Any additional comments?

    Would listen again, and would listen to others by the narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Pico Rivera, CA, United States 01-24-15
    Charles Pico Rivera, CA, United States 01-24-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Heartwarming & Sexy"

    The story was very good, interesting, funny, tear jerking in special places and of course, sizzlingly hot! The Narrator's voice was exquisitely hot, seductive, vulnerable, and best of all, believable! I couldn't stop listening to him. I want to hear his voice more!! He's a Natural :)
    This is one of those stories that you want to know more of what happens next.

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    Meredith 07-14-14
    Meredith 07-14-14
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    "Could have been better"

    Not a bad story, not bad narration, just not really good. The plot, the setting, even the characters were decent and fairly believable. The downfall came with dialogue. Too much stereotypical romantic language - if I took a shot every time the love interest was called "adorable"........ Really enjoyed the narrator's choice of voice for the MC, but Aaron and all other gay and female characters were just annoying. This was my first book by Hayes, and I doubt I'd try another one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lorraine Christies Beach, Australia 06-11-14
    Lorraine Christies Beach, Australia 06-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    "lovely novel"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Better Than Good to be better than the print version?

    Once again I read any type of genre, but after the first Gay Novel Hot Head I thought I would try another and was not disappointed


    What did you like best about this story?

    left me thinking


    Which character – as performed by Tyler Stevens – was your favorite?

    all I think


    Who was the most memorable character of Better Than Good and why?

    unsure but I think the main man


    Any additional comments?

    a great light story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul M Turner 06-06-14 Member Since 2015
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    "GREAT NARRATOR!!"
    Would you listen to Better Than Good again? Why?

    Yes. I really liked the narrators voice. I find that make or break any audiobook. The story is really good with likable characters. Not slow or drawn out. Just a good MM romance with sweet sex scenes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really thought Matt was sexy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Riva 05-23-14
    Riva 05-23-14
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    "Adorable GFY romance"

    This is a really well written GFY jock wants flamboyant proud gay man story. Nice listen b/c the narrator does an excellent job. But the story is cute but really nothing special. Other than the usual angst that accompanies a straight guy who discovers he is bi, no other conflict. Worth a credit if you want a comfort read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Libros Lover Booklandia 03-25-14
    Libros Lover Booklandia 03-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Better Than Good is Better Than Good"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. There is the right combination of romance and erotica . The narrator is outstanding.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aaron. I love how he accepts himself and how he finally realized that he wanted to be with someone who wanted only him.


    What about Tyler Stevens’s performance did you like?

    It seem like he enjoyed narrating this book. Each character has a distinctive voice and he is very convincing while performing the love scenes.


    Who was the most memorable character of Better Than Good and why?

    Aaron - see above.


    Any additional comments?

    Peter and Jay's story please - narrated by Tyler of course.

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    "Loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Better Than Good to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but as far as narration goes I think Tyler Stevens is pretty much perfect for this, he really brings the story alive. I'd be happy to listen to this again and I haven't bought the print version so I guess that answers how I feel about it.


    What other book might you compare Better Than Good to, and why?

    Better Than Chance for obvious reasons.


    What about Tyler Stevens’s performance did you like?

    I liked the different voices he uses, the consistency of how he portrays different characters and the 'aliveness' he brings to the listening experience. I am hoping he's also going to do the third book in the series, because I can't imagine wanting to listen to anyone but him read it. I've listened to a lot of narrators, he's the first one that really stands out as excellent for me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommended if you like well written romance with a deft touch and without too much angst.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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