Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Right Time by Lane Hayes #Review #Interview #Giveaway @LaneHayes3

 Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson 
The Right Time
 (Right & Wrong, Book 3) 
by Lane Hayes

Length: 80,000 words
Genres: Gay (M/M), Contemporary, Erotica, Romance, Humor
Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn’t easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight… or so he’s always thought.

Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there’s one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publicly. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained. The reward is immeasurable… if the timing is right.
1. What is the best book you ever read and why is it your favourite?

That is such a hard question to answer! If I had to name one I suppose it would be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It has a little time of everything I love; beautiful language, a sassy smart protagonist who does her best not to fall for the gruff leading man with a biting tongue but a true heart. Swoon! Romance at its finest!

2. If you could choose to have any type of superpower what would it be and why?

Invisibility. I’ve been told by my family I could probably do better than that but I think the notion of being the proverbial fly on a wall (without resorting to insect ickiness) appeals to the consummate observer in me. I’ll take an invisibility cloak a lá Harry Potter any day please. :)

3. Do you have any talents besides writing that are uniquely yours?

I’m very good at board games and cards, though I’m not sure those are true talents. Lol. I’m a decent cook and I’m pretty well known for my chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!

4. Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Reading! I read when I should write and sometimes… I even read some pretty racy stuff (gasp!). Thank God for Kindles!

5. If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world where would you go?

My dream destination changes all the time! I think I just mentioned to my husband I would love to go back to Europe. We were in Italy four years ago and it’s been much longer since I’ve been to England or France. As far as someplace I’ve never seen… I’d love to go to New Zealand and Australia. Some day!

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Carly!

Happy Reading!
Lane Hayes xo
I hadn’t worked out with a professional in years, and it felt foreign to wait for someone else’s direction.

“Any issues with your shoulders or arms? Any injuries I should know about?” he asked, handing me the weights.

“No, I’m good.”

“Great. Start with your palms facing your thighs, lift them both over your chest, then lower the left. Good. And now the right.”

He stood over me diligently, making slight corrections when needed. My supine position gave me an interesting perspective. When I looked up, I noted how his strong brow offset his twinkling eyes. I swallowed uncomfortably and turned my head, only to find myself staring at his crotch. His dark shorts seemed to hint they were covering a generous package.

Holy fuck.

“You doing okay?”

“Uh yeah. Hey, weren’t you going to tell me about your Friday night?” I needed him to talk. I didn’t trust my thoughts anymore, and I was stuck in my current position crazily aware of a man in a way I hadn’t been in over fifteen fucking years. Diversion in any form was welcome.

Alex snorted. “I already told you. I went dancing, and oh yeah, I did get lucky.”

He added the last part with a hearty chuckle, no doubt catching my wide-eyed expression. I hadn’t expected that.


“You asked.”

“Right.” I did? The strong flash of jealousy took me by surprise, but I pressed on. “Did you go back to the beach to get those girls’ numbers last weekend?”

He looked confused for a second, but a slow cocky grin soon spread across his handsome features as he crouched so his face was close to mine.

“No, I told you they weren’t my type.”

I gulped and watched his eyes lower to my throat. He licked his top lip and reached out to adjust my wrist.

“Lift ’em both at the same time, Nate. That’s it. Push it. Harder.”

I sent up a quick prayer I wasn’t sporting a tent in my shorts. Alex’s voice, touch, and yeah, the unintentional innuendos were making me nuts. And horny. I felt terribly out of my element. I wasn’t sure what we were talking about anymore, but the potent silence made me more uncomfortable than speech. Keep talking, I thought.

“So a dance partner?”

“What? Oh. Yeah, I think so. I can’t remember. It was just one of those things, you know? Sit up. Let’s give your arms a break.”

“Just one of those things?”

“Yeah. One night. No numbers exchanged. No hassle, no fuss.”

I had no words. Literally.

Alex chuckled gleefully as he led the way to a leg machine. He gave instructions and stood back to observe me for a moment.

“It’s not necessarily my favorite kind of sex, but hey….” He shrugged his shoulders with his hands outstretched as if to say “what’s a guy to do?”

I recognized this cue. It was my opportunity to commiserate about the trials and tribulations of being a single man with a healthy sexual appetite. Now was my chance to admit it was nice every once in a while to have sex of the nonsolo variety with someone who knew the score. But I was tongue-tied and equally aware of a completely different undercurrent. One I wasn’t brave enough to explore.

“You can stop having fun at my expense any time.”

Alex squeezed my shoulder and smirked playfully. “You’re easily rattled.”

“How so?”

“You seem like someone who has a place for everything and likes everything in its place. You have a routine, and you don’t appreciate any deviation. I should be flattered you came to the gym with me at the spur of the moment.” He paused, running his tongue over his plump bottom lip. “If you’re not careful, I’m gonna think you like me.”

The air between us crackled. Alex leaned forward so his handsome face was mere inches from mine. His proximity alone seemed to issue a challenge. Daring me to confess I was more than I appeared to be. I doubt he expected any revelations, but his intent was certainly to… how had he put it, rattle me. And damn, it was working.

My Review: 5 of 5 stars
I jumped into this series mid-stream as I haven't read the previous books. I've heard from others that the series is best read in order, but I didn't feel the loss at all. Hayes builds her characters from the ground up. Alex is fun, engaging, and lighthearted at first. Come to find out later that his large and lovingly/smothering family isn't as supportive as they first appear, and that he's carrying around some serious hurt from past relationships. Layers, baby, layers!

Where Alex is easygoing, Nate is not. Overworked, emotionally distanced from his friends and family, confused about love, and damaged by the roller-coaster ride of his life, Nate is cautious about giving away his heart. Their sexually charged romance burns up the pages, but, like the men featured in this store, there is so much more going on than meets the eye. Alex and Nate are complex and constantly developing. They drew me into their world and their hearts from the very start. The perfect balance of tenderness and fun, I loved THE RIGHT TIME, and am going back for more!!
Lane Hayes is finally doing what she loves best. Writing! An avid reader from an early age, Lane has always been drawn to romance novels. She truly believes there is nothing more inspiring than a well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Lane discovered the M/M genre a fews ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel, Better Than Good, was a 2013 Rainbow Awards finalist. She loves travel, chocolate, and wine (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband and their very old dog in an almost empty nest.

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  1. Congratulations on the release of The Right Time and looking forward to reading it!

  2. Congrats on the release! I still have to read the rest of the series, but this sounds great.

  3. Congrats on the release, it sounds great! I'm definitely going to add it to my TBR! :)

  4. Congratulations on your new release of The Right Time/ I love alll the other books in the series so I cannot wait to read this one!

  5. Congrats on the new release. I am enjoying this series a lot. I can't wait to read this one.