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Publisher's Summary

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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A sweet opposites attract romance

This was a short, quick and steamy listen!

Christian and Hay were perfect together and there was a strong emotional connection between them.

Michael Dean performed an amazing audio delivery and narration

Definitely recommend this sweet opposites attract romance

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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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Love love love

I loved this book so much, so hot and at the same time funny. I just love Lucy and all she does. Michael Pauley did an amazing job and I loved how he voiced the characters.

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Sweet quickie.

Hay was a sweet read. It's been awhile since I read any of the Made Marian books, honestly I've only read the first 2 or 3, but now I want to go back and read them all, just so I can meet Hay. Although from the sounds if it, I'd be really sad for him, as he kept getting left behind. So I'm really glad he finally gets his own happily ever after.
It was a definite case of insta-lust when Hay shows up to interview Christian, but then it turned into something more, and I was here for it! I liked these 2 together, they were just what each other needed.

I enjoyed Michael Dean's narration, he did a nice job bringing each of these characters to life and giving them their own personalities.

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Hay and Christian are sweet!

I'm so excited Hay meets his person when he meets Christian. Hay is a character that has appeared in other Made Marian stories, but he finally gets his own HEA in this book. He and Christian are so sweet together. I love how supportive they are of each other!

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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.