#ReleaseDay #Review — Leaning into the Fall (Leaning Into Stories) by Lane Hayes
TITLE: LEANING INTO THE FALL
SERIES: LEANING INTO STORIES
AUTHOR: LANE HAYES
PUBLICATION DATE: MARCH 15, 2017
PAGE COUNT: 228 PAGES
STAR RATING: 4
Nick Jorgensen is a quirky genius.
He's made a fortune in the competitive high tech field with his quick mind and attention to detail. He believes in hard work and trusting his gut. And he believes in karma. It’s the only thing that makes sense.
People are difficult, but numbers never lie. In the disastrous wake of a broken engagement to an investor’s daughter, Nick is more certain than ever he isn’t relationship material.
Wes Conrad owns a thriving winery in Napa Valley. The relaxed atmosphere is a welcome departure from his former career as a high-rolling businessman. Wes’s laid-back nature is laced with a fierceness that appeals to Nick.
In spite of his best intention to steer clear of complications, Nick can’t fight his growing attraction to the sexy older man who seems to understand him. Even the broken parts he doesn’t get himself.
However, when Wes’s past collides with Nick’s present, both men will have to have to decide if they’re ready to lean into the ultimate fall.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best.
Writing full time!'
It's no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to a well-told love story with beautifully written characters.
These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel, Better Than Good, was a 2013 Rainbow Awards Finalist and her third in the Better Than Stories, Better Than Friends, received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Rainbow Awards.
Lane loves red wine, chocolate and travel, in no particular order (on second thought, maybe wine first). She resides in Southern California with her amazing husband and a regal old yellow Lab in an almost empty nest. You can find more info on Lane at http://lanehayes.wordpress.com/
Leaning into the Fall is book two in the Leaning Into Stories by Lane Hayes and if you read book one, Leaning into Love, you should remember Nick. I was anxious to get his story and find out more about him and I'm happy to say we learn quite a bit.
Breaking off his engagement with Lisa in book one has left some bad karma that Nick needs to deal with, and getting rid of several cases of wine he no longer needs is the first step. After several attempts by phone, and no luck in being able to return the wine, he decides to pay a visit—in person—to the owner of the vineyard. He's sure he can charm his way to a yes.
Wes Conrad already knows who Nick is before he comes face-to-face with the cocky and arrogant man since he's been dealing with him—behind the scenes—for a year over wine that has a no-refund policy.
Watching these two square off was intense and fun because as soon as Nick saw Wes he forgot his arguing points and he ends up leaving with his head hanging low, but he soon returns after a fender bender—drenched from the rain—and Wes takes pity on him.
Nick and Wes have so much in common and are so much a like that once they get past the wine issue they hit it off and enjoy each other ...a lot. For the first time—in maybe ever—someone actually understands Nick and how his mind works and is taking the time to learn about him and his world.
Nick processes things in his mind differently than most people and it takes him time to trust and realize Wes is the real deal but once he does and he allows himself to enjoy their time together it's a beautiful and romantic relationship. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts and Lane Hayes writes hot bedroom scenes better than most. :) You want raw, dirty and sizzling...right here!
Another great edition to the series. I recommend anything she writes.
* My thanks to the author/promoter for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review *
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