1) I loved how the respective settings were used to emphasize the events that took place there, as well as the social gap between the main characters. Also, the use of music/ rhythm to accentuate Tim's struggles was very cleverly done. Great job. The elements of this story just fit together. The music industy background actually served a purpose here instead of being mere prop, the main characters were as real as a fictional rockstar and a fictional multi-bilionaire finance mogul can ever be, and the conflicts they had to deal with, both internal and external, didn't require too much suspension of disbelief. On top of that, the writing was smooth and well-paced. A really enjoyable read.
2) A Kind of Honesty is less plot-driven, more a journey of self-discovery, and it works so well. Tim comes across as a fairly candid sort of guy, someone who has few secrets. But he's not entirely honest with himself and hasn't been for most of his life - and being in the music industry only helps him maintain that divide. It's only when he meets Carter - who is supposed to be a casual affair - that he realizes the two halves of himself are so out of line. And so he has to work to pull all of it together and that's hard, for anyone. That's what I enjoyed most about this book. I loved the romance and the banter between the guys, but Tim's journey was beautifully realized.
A Kind of Honesty (A Kind of Stories #3) Lane Hayes
Bisexual - Erotic Romance
Series: A Kind of Stories
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 7, 2016)
Amazon: A Kind of Honesty (A Kind of Stories #3) Lane Hayes
A Kind of Story
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.
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