October 11th, 2016

andrew potter

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: A Kind of Romance by Lane Hayes (263-08-11-2016)

1) It can be tough to do a simple romance, without a second genre, without angst and pain, with guys who are just ordinary, appealing, interesting characters. Lane Hayes has succeeded admirably with Zeke, a driven Wall Street exec who still battles the need to prove himself to the memories of a time when his father could not approve of a gay son, and Benny, whose hard won optimism and style are the antidotes for Zeke's cold life.

2) A sweet, funny, quirky, story of Opposites Attract. Deftly told, well-paced, and sexy in all the right places. An absolute delight.

A Kind of Romance (A Kind of Stories #2) by Lane Hayes
Gay Erotic Romance
Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634773225
ISBN-13: 978-1634773225
Amazon: A Kind of Romance (A Kind of Stories #2)
Amazon Kindle: A Kind of Romance (A Kind of Stories #2)

A Kind of Story

Zeke Gulden is a ruthless Wall Street exec. His hard-edged, no-nonsense attitude has served him well in the cutthroat business world, but less so in his personal life. When he finds out his ex-boyfriend cheated on him with a coworker, Zeke can t let go not until he finds a way to get even. However, his meddlesome father has other ideas. The new hire at the family-owned bagel store is somewhat colorful, but his dad is sure he s the perfect man for Zeke.

Benny Ruggieri is a fiercely proud New Yorker who dreams of making it big as a costume designer in the theater. In the meantime, he s working two part-time jobs in the food biz. When his new boss sets him up with his successful son, Benny has zero expectations. If nothing else, he figures he can entertain himself by making the uptight businessman squirm. Instead, the two become unlikely friends with an inexplicable attraction they can t ignore. Benny might be the one to help Zeke set aside his quest for revenge, if he s willing to let go and forgive what he can t forget and give in to an unexpected kind of romance."

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