We’re so pleased to welcome author Lane Hayes today on the tour for her latest novel, A Kind of Romance. Enjoy Lane’s guest post, and then be sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below where you can enter for the chance to win a $25 Gift Card to your Ebook retailer of choice (DSP, Amazon, ARE Café).
Love stories give hope. Sometimes they provide a welcome diversion at the end of a dreary day. Or a much needed escape when life feels heavy or unbearably sad. In the aftermath of the horrific massacre at Pulse in Orlando, messages of hope and love are a vital part of healing. They may not cure sorrow, but a well-written romance can serve as a gentle reminder to not give up in the face of adversity.
My latest release, A Kind of Romance, isn’t a battle cry for equality nor does it aspire to teach divisive politicians to value of human interests over political rhetoric in an election year. It’s a love story. Plain and simple. A Kind of Romance is about finding the one person who ultimately makes you a better you. It’s a story about love, friendship and hope. It touches on family, pride and forgiveness through a personal journey to acceptance. Yet in the end, it’s simply about love.
Zeke is a ruthless Wall Street businessman who believes revenge is a dish best served cold. He has a cheating ex-boyfriend, a stressful job and a complicated relationship with his father. The last thing he wants is a date with a fabulous fashionista. Until he gets to know Benny. Suddenly Zeke doesn’t know what he needs anymore. Benny is the last guy he’d ever dream he’d fall for, but as their unlikely friendship blossoms into something more, he realizes he’s actually the only one for him.
The most complicated things can usually be broken into a simpler form. Anger, righteousness and thoughts of vengeance may be normal human emotion in times of pain, but as Zeke learns in A Kind of Romance, sometimes it takes a braver man to forgive than to fight. And a stronger man to give in to love…no matter how unlikely. After all, love is love.
As any romance lover knows, love always wins.
Thank you so much for having me at The Novel Approach today!
Lane Hayes xo
About the Book
TITLE: A Kind of Romance
SERIES: A Kind of Story
AUTHOR: Lane Hayes
COVER ARTIST: Aaron Anderson
LENGTH: 234 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 06, 2016
BLURB: 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.
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 both be men! Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her first novel was a finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Awards and her third received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Rainbow Awards. She loves travel, chocolate, and wine (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband and the coolest yellow lab ever in an almost empty nest.
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