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When sports journalist Hayworth Buchanan lands the interview of his dreams, he gets the chance to visit famous NFL coach Christian Lasley at his secluded ranch in Wyoming. Despite the cold weather outside, things get plenty steamy inside when sparks fly between Hay and his celebrity sports crush. But Hay's been down this road before, and he knows from experience hot connections never turn into the real deal for him. After all, everyone he's ever been interested in has left him for their childhood love.

So when Christian's on-again, off-again childhood love shows up at the ranch hoping to reconcile, Hayworth knows he a decision to make. Does he hand over the ball and slink off the field, or does he step up and try to make the winning play?

While Hay is set in the Made Marian world, this story stands completely on its own.

©2019 Lucy Lennox (P)2019 Lucy Lennox

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The Making of Hay

I am a huge Made Marian fan. I listened to the main books a few years ago and the shorts more recently. I remember Hay. I wasn’t enamored with him and now I realize why. He was, essentially, a place holder. He was dating men destined for other happy endings. In all three cases, the men wound up with their childhood sweethearts. Part of me felt sorry for Hay, but I didn’t think much more of him until I heard he was getting his own story.

His perspective is, of course, very different. He cared deeply for each of the men he lost and, to be honest, discovering you’ve merely been a placeholder must have sucked. So when he gets the chance to interview his football hero, he’s ecstatic. He has his own podcast and has made quite a successful go of it, including his own YouTube channel. The big boys in the sports world have also taken note. The interview with Christian Lasley will be the feather in his cap, so to speak.

Oh, and Christian is gay. An open gay football coach. Hay is out as well but he isn’t thinking about how nice a hook-up would be. He’s thinking about how nice this interview will be. But there are sparks. Add in a foal, some actual hay, and a cold winter’s night and things do heat up. But Christian has an ex that he was with on and off for twenty years and Hay’s positive he knows where things are going to wind up for him.

Still, Christian is smitten and determined to see Hay again. They’ve made a connection that has Christian thinking of the long term and his enthusiasm brings Hay along for the ride. Then, of course, Christian’s ex does appear. Hay has to decide whether he’s willing to fight or if he’s going to slink off and lick his wounds.

This is a Lucy Lennox romance so I was pretty sure I knew what’d happen next. I do love my happy endings. Michael Pauley has narrated this entire series and he again hit this one out of the park. His narrations are always enjoyable and I was glad to listen to this book. The story is on the shorter side but I didn’t mind a bit because it was steamy almost from the beginning. Two men destined to be together. Sigh.

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Omg ... Hay.....

Listening to this and hearing the self esteem issues and trust issues Hay has broke my heart so much... I’m so happy he was given a happy ever after!!! I wish he was given a full length story instead of rushing it with a short story though!

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So good

hay so cute a pony. everyone wants a pony so cute forward and sweet love the extention of the marians.

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Perfect little hot feel good short story

This is a great little story about two men getting together. Makes you realize the baggage you may bring into a new relationship.

The narration is perfect. Loved it.

I'm confident you will enjoy this book if you are looking for a hot feel good short story.

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Sweet shorty

This was a really sweet short story. Has some good heat level. Insta-attraction. Great narration.

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A Wonderful Short, Dean Brings it to Life!

I always enjoy a Lucy Lennox short. She's amazing, the way she can establish characters, show their scorching attraction grow into love, and wrap it all up with a happily-ever-after in so few pages.

Performed by Michael Dean, nobody can bring Lennox's characters to life quite like he can.

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Such a sweet love story

I really loved Hay from Moving Maverick, I thought he was sweet and so nervous about him coming out. His chat with Maverick hit me in the feels. So when I saw that there was a short story about him I raced to hear it. I love how his story ended and that he found his own love. It moves a little fast, I would have loved a longer story, but only because I loved it and wanted it to last longer. Definitely worth the 5 bucks for the listen. This will be a repeat listen for sure.

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Great book!

Really enjoyed this story, its great to see a man who was pushed to the side on other stories take center stage! Definitely a must for LL fans!

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Yay for Hay!

Yay for Hay! He finally gets his HEA!

For a short story this was packed with a lot of laughter, a few tears, and a wonderful ending. And that epilogue was divine. Yes, I would have loved to see *more* ~ but it really was a great short.

Update 12/17/19: Picked up the Audible during their end of year sale. Michael Dean, as usual, brings Lucy Lennox’s characters to life with a sexy voice and sense of humor.

There’s not many shorts that I say this about ~ but I can definitely listen to this one multiple times and still enjoy it.

For less than $5, this is a good deal.

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Amazing don’t miss this one !!!!!!!

This was perfection. The story was wonderful with depth and soul at the same time having super funny moments. The length was great too. Sometimes books are too long and they have a drawn out angst filled section that I would rather cut out and this was exactly that. I wouldn’t change a thing. Loved both characters. I’ve read a few other in the Marian series this might be my favorite I will finish the rest now!!!!