When my ex walks into the resort bar with his new husband on his arm, I want nothing more than to prove to him that I've moved on. Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to me....
The night I rescued presumably straight Ethan Harris, I figured that would be the last time I saw him. However, he keeps finding his way back into my life - and into my bed....
After giving up on his career as a country singer in Nashville, Christopher Ryder is happy enough performing at the Smoky Mountain Dreams theme park in Tennessee....
I left my family and tiny Texas hometown 15 years ago to escape small-town gossips and to give my mom and sister the chance at a better life. But when a phone call....
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....
Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He's going to live in his hometown, be everybody's friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war....
Would you live a lie to hold onto the one you love? Dean and Jason are best friends, like brothers since boyhood, now architecture students and college roommates....
Ten years ago Sheriff's Deputy Aaron George lost his wife and moved to Colton, hoping growing up in a small town would be better for his children....
When a brutal attack from a jealous competitor leaves Noah Strauss, darling of the modeling world, physically scarred and emotionally damaged, he quits the runway to become a psychologist....
He promised to never leave me. But when I needed him the most, that was exactly what he did. Wilderness guide Xander Reed has spent fifteen years trying to forget the night....
Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone....
Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job - any job - to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin's personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money....
Gary should be living it up in his South Tower unit of Metropolis, but he's having a hard time adjusting to his newly single status....
Gabriel Wyatt is a big city Detective living in a small Ohio town. He expects a peaceful existence once he moves from Miami, Florida, but that’s the last thing he finds. Instead, Gabe discovers murder, mayhem, and one smart-mouthed stylist he can’t get out of his head....
Unquestionably talented figure skater Matty Marcus is willing to sacrifice everything for his Olympic dream, but his lack of discipline cost him the gold once before....
Curtis “Launchpad” Larkin’s career as an astronaut has had its share of ups and downs. Alternately lauded as the single-handed savior of NASA and condemned as a reckless....
Trevor is also open to exploring real love and commitment for a change, but before he can be the man James needs him to be, he'll have to deal with the pain of his past....
For Sean Wright, driving a cab in the tiny Navy town of Anchor Point isn't an exciting job...until he picks up just-dumped Paul Richards....
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.
A Kind of Honesty is the third book in the A Kind of Stories series that follows the rock band Spiral’s band members and crew as they find their special someone. I hadn’t read the previous books when I began this audiobook and I had no trouble following along. After finishing this title, I can say with surety that I plan to go back and read the previous two books. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, plot, and writing, and look forward to continuing this series.
From the outset I liked both Tim and Carter. They had their flaws but were good men who were relatable in different ways. I thought the initial meeting was great, and as I’ve had some dicey motel rooms in the past, I laughed a lot at the descriptions and commentary- particularly Carter’s disgust. This seamless weaving of humor into the dialogue and scenarios continued throughout the book, and I found myself chuckling and smiling often as I listened. I’m always a fan of opposites attracting, so I appreciated how the men contrasted with one another. Sometimes these differences added a good dose of humor and other times it led to personal growth, giving a nice balance to the romance.
Tim’s and Carter’s struggles and conflicting emotions regarding pursuing a relationship were believable, if a little drawn out. However, I liked the two men together and the resolution of the main conflict was satisfying. I really liked seeing Tim grow throughout the book. The story is told entirely from his perspective, and that worked well to keep some of the mystery regarding Carter’s feelings a bit secretive. The chemistry between the couple was undeniable, both in and out of the bedroom. I appreciated how strong it was from the start but that the author managed to build it throughout the book. Their relationship felt like a natural progression from a casual fling to more.
All in all, this was a great story with good characters, dialogue, humor, and heat. Narrator Seth Clayton delivered a great performance; so much so that I may listen to the first two books rather than read them. His pacing, intonation, and even addition of appropriate emotion into the scenes made the characters and story stand out. I’d definitely recommend the audiobook version.
*Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*
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This is a story of being in the right place at the right time. These two, seemingly incompatible guys manage to find each other in just the right moment. Tim is ready to explore his “gay” side after having been in a bad relationship with a woman for the last two years. Serendipity throws him in the path of Carter who is actually a friend of a friend of a friend.
When they reconnect they are brutally honest with each other and that starts them on the right path. Sex only. No strings. No drama. When things get messy is when they begin to “feel” things for the other.
In typical Lane Hayes style the hot times are well thought out, hot and not so overwhelming as to detract from the main story. The characters are rich and multi-faceted. Neither is perfect and there are lots of opportunities for them to hurt the other.
If you’re a fan of the author, rock star romances, opposites attract stories – this is for you!
Seth Clayton has a very sexy voice and is very easy to listen to. He sometimes pauses or drags out sentences in ways that sort of slow down the story more than it should, but that’s pretty minor.
He’s a great singer! So that was a lovely plus ☺
He didn’t do a lot as far as unique accents but he’s good with handling emotions and keeping the characters separate.
This wasn’t my favorite narration by this narrator (I love his JCP Mnevermind the best!) But it's still excellent!
4.5 of 5 stars
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, I really enjoy this narrator's style, he has this ability to carry a smile in his voice and it's such a wonderful thing to listen to. Seth really brought the drama forward and made this a thoroughly enjoyable listen. Adds so much to what was already a great story from Lane Hayes
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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 discreet...so 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.
I loved Carter and liked Tim. Tim irritated me for a bit during the story while he waffled over what to do. I think my problem with his behavior was how LONG he drugged his situations out in comparison to how long it took him to resolve them. IMHO, the resolution was too abrupt and did not adequately address all the issues. I enjoyed the story but wished there was more balance between the conflict and resolution.
Would you consider the audio edition of A Kind of Honesty to be better than the print version?
Hell yes, Seth Clayton is am amazing narrator.
What other book might you compare A Kind of Honesty to and why?
I loved the other 2 books in this series.
What does Seth Clayton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Love Serh, love his enthusiasm, love his voices and his energy. he is amazing.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
All of the above.
Any additional comments?
love the author, love the narrator. Win win!
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I fell in love with both Carter and Tim and their CHEMISTRY was off the charts!!! I was so sad for Carters bad luck in love and users that only wanted him either his wealth or his sexy self. Tim also threw me for a surprise with his family angst/issues and childhood best friend who blew his truth to smithereens. So happy they got their HEA, Fantastic book!!! 👍😊
beautiful honest and amazing story, i cried while listening! thank you Seth for fantastic narrative work, i was excited to return next day to continue listening for more.
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***Audio review. Seth did a really good job as per usual of bringing Lane's characters to life. Tim, who came with a shedload of family baggage and didn't really want be forced to come out of the closet and admit he had fallen in love with a guy, but could see how much he was hurting Carter who'd been hurt before by guys not being honest about who or what they really were or wanted. I loved Carter from A Kind of Romance.***
Well, this one took me slightly by surprise I have to admit....I was expecting it to be from Carter's POV, and Lane completely threw me by pairing him up with Tim, the bisexual drummer for Spiral and making it from Tim's POV, but what a hot pairing it was once Tim's trust issues [and believe me, that guy definitely had issues, thanks to his sister, dad and ex boyfriend] were out of the way. :D. But, as the story title suggests, once he was truly honest with himself and Carter, things could only get better... 4.25 stars for this one.
So happy to see that my sweetheart Benny and his Zeke were married, and there were little cameos from Will [sighs] and more input from Rand obviously as Spiral were seemingly intent on world domination in this story. I've loved this series.