Books by "Lane Hayes" (20)

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À chacun sa romance

À chacun son histoire

À chacun son histoire, numéro hors série

Zeke Gulden est un cadre impitoyable de Wall Street. Son attitude à la fois dure et sensée lui a bien servi dans le monde cruel des affaires, mais moins dans sa vie personnelle. Lorsqu’il découvre que son ex-petit ami l’a trompé avec un collègue, Zeke ne peut laisser passer cela ; pas avant d’avoir trouvé un moyen de se venger. Cependant, son géniteur a d’autres idées. La nouvelle recrue du magasin de bagels est assez colorée, mais le père de Zeke est persuadé qu’il est l’homme parfait pour son fils.

Benny Ruggieri, New-Yorkais extrêmement fier, rêve de devenir un grand créateur de costumes de théâtre. En attendant, il cumule deux emplois à temps partiel dans l’industrie alimentaire. Benny ne nourrit aucun espoir lorsque son patron le met en contact avec son fils couronné de succès. Il se dit qu’au moins, il peut s’amuser un peu en faisant se tortiller l’homme d’affaires coincé. Au lieu de cela, les deux hommes deviennent d’improbables amis soumis à une attirance inexplicable qu’ils ne peuvent pas ignorer. Benny est peut-être celui qui aidera Zeke à mettre de côté sa quête de vengeance, si celui-ci est prêt à lâcher prise et à pardonner ce qu’il ne peut pas oublier… et à céder à une romance inattendue.

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Più che amici

Serie Più che...

Quando Curt Townsend, giovane avvocato di successo di Washington, partecipa al suo primo matrimonio gay, non si aspetta niente di più di una bella serata per festeggiare due uomini fortunati disposti a impegnarsi l’uno con l’altro. Di certo non prevede d’incontrare qualcuno come Jack Farinelli. Jack ha quattordici anni più di lui e gestisce due attività: un gay bar e un negozio di moto. È splendido e sicuro di sé, e Curt è convinto di non aver nulla in comune con lui. 

Jack sta bene così com’è. È attratto dalla prontezza di spirito di Curt e dalla sua disinvoltura, ma soprattutto dalla loro inattesa passione comune per il baseball. Mentre creano un’amicizia basata sull’entusiasmo per lo sport, cominciano un viaggio che piano rivela come le loro differenze potrebbero essere il catalizzatore di una forte attrazione. Entrambi hanno provato sulla propria pelle cosa significa soffrire, ma si rendono conto di aver bisogno di mettere da parte il passato e imparare a guardare avanti con fiducia se vogliono avere un futuro insieme.

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Più che possibile

Serie Più che...

Jay Reynolds ha preso una cotta per Peter Morgan, il suo capo progetto, ma è improbabile che nasca una storia d’amore in ufficio, dato che l’uomo è etero. Anzi, Jay teme che Peter sia omofobo, perciò la sua infatuazione è presto rimpiazzata dal disprezzo. Una notte, però, Jay è costretto a rivedere tutte le sue supposizioni. Quello che succede riaccende la sua attrazione per Peter e, incredibile ma vero, anche il suo capo è interessato a lui.

Per Jay quella relazione senza impegno diventa insostenibile quando si rende conto che sta iniziando a innamorarsi dell’uomo. Un passato tormentato impedisce tuttavia a Peter di legarsi a qualcuno. Jay dovrà decidere se potrà accontentarsi di un’amicizia o dovrà spronare Peter a cogliere tutto ciò che lui ha da offrirgli.

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Eine Art Romanze

Fast wie Liebe

Ein Titel der Fast wie Liebe Serie

Zeke Gulden ist ein rücksichtsloser Wall Street Banker. Seine kalte, nüchterne Art hat ihm in der harten Geschäftswelt viele Vorteile eingebracht, aber nicht in seinem Privatleben. Als er herausfindet, dass sein Ex-Freund ihn mit einem Arbeitskollegen betrogen hat, kann Zeke das nicht auf sich beruhen lassen ‒ nicht, bis er einen Weg findet, es ihnen heimzuzahlen. Aber sein aufdringlicher Vater hat andere Vorstellungen. Der neue Angestellte im familieneigenen Bagel-Shop mag sehr farbenfroh sein, aber sein Dad ist der Meinung, er wäre der perfekte Mann für Zeke.

Benny Ruggieri ist ein stolzer New Yorker, der davon träumt, als Kostümdesigner am Theater den Durchbruch zu schaffen. In der Zwischenzeit hat er zwei Jobs im Gastgewerbe. Als sein neuer Boss ihn mit seinem erfolgreichen Sohn verkuppeln will, erwartet Benny gar nichts. Zumindest kann er sich einen Spaß daraus machen, den verklemmten Geschäftsmann ein wenig aufzuziehen. Stattdessen werden die beiden unerwartet Freunde und eine unerklärliche Anziehung entsteht zwischen ihnen, die sie nicht ignorieren können. Benny könnte derjenige sein, der Zeke dazu bringt, seine Rachepläne zu vergessen, wenn dieser bereit ist, loszulassen und zu vergeben, was er nicht vergessen kann … und dieser unerwarteten Art von Romanze nachzugeben. 

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A Kind of Home

A Kind of Stories

A Kind Of Story

Isaac Dalton is the guitarist for Spiral, arguably the biggest rock band in the world. The band’s meteoric rise to superstardom has its perks, but fame and fortune aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Nonstop touring and performing exhaust Isaac, and when an overzealous fan makes it imperative that he travel with a clingy bodyguard, he is ready for a break from the madness. More so when his newly single first crush shows up on his doorstep. Adam is strictly off-limits. He’s a memory from a place Isaac would rather leave behind. And he’s straight.

Fun-loving former athlete slash construction worker Adam McBride desperately needs a new beginning. And New York City is the perfect place to start over and think about how to rebuild his life. A short stint as roommates with his brother’s best friend from high school seems like a mutually beneficial arrangement. However, when friendship gives way to fierce attraction, both men find themselves in uncharted and possibly dangerous territory. Isaac has to decide if he’s willing to take the ultimate risk for a kind of love and a kind of home he never dreamed possible.

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À chacun sa vérité

À chacun son histoire

À chacun son histoire, numéro hors série

Rand O’Malley rêve d’être une superstar. Il espère chanter le blues comme un dieu du Rock, un jour. Déménager à New York et recruter un nouveau manager sont des étapes pour faire de ses rêves une réalité. Cependant, rien ne bouge aussi vite qu’il l’aimerait et tout le monde a son idée sur tout, par exemple qu’il devrait taire certains côtés de sa personnalité s’il envisage de réussir dans la Grande Pomme. Comme sa bisexualité.

Will Sanders est un musicien doué qui éblouit Rand par sa capacité à tirer des notes magnifiques d’une guitare électrique à un moment et à jouer du piano comme un professionnel le suivant. C’est un geek, mais Rand ne se préoccupe pas de l’extérieur BCBG de Will en opposition complète avec ses tatouages. La musique est sa seule préoccupation. Pourtant, quelque chose en Will l’amène à penser que le jeune homme n’est pas simplement l’étudiant universitaire tranquille qu’il laisse paraître. Lorsque les rêves de Rand commencent à se matérialiser. Il est forcé de reconsidérer ses priorités et trouver sa propre vérité.

Celle qui pourrait inclure Will.

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Più che bene

Serie Più che...

Un libro della serie Più che...

Matt Sullivan si definisce per etichette: studente di legge, atleta, eterosessuale. I suoi obiettivi sono laurearsi e fare carriera in uno studio legale. Una sera decide di accompagnare il suo coinquilino gay in discoteca, e la sua vita cambia. Si rende conto, infatti, di essere attratto dall’uomo più bello che abbia mai visto. Tutte le sue etichette piano piano finiscono per staccarsi, perché non riesce a dimenticarlo.

Aaron Mendez non crede nelle etichette. Si tiene alla larga dagli uomini etero curiosi e non ha paura di mettere in chiaro che non intende nascondere la sua natura favolosa per nessuno. Se da una parte Aaron non può negare di essere attratto da Matt, dall’altra, però, è riluttante a farsi coinvolgere in una storia da qualcuno che trova ancora difficile accettare cosa implica quella nuova etichetta. Soprattutto quando quel qualcuno ha ancora una ragazza.

2nd edizione
Prima edizione pubblicata come Molto di più da Libro Aperto International, ottobre 2015.

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A Kind of Honesty

A Kind of Stories

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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Luke Preston è un designer ansioso, che farfuglia poesie quando è preso dal panico e che è appena fuggito da una relazione di violenze psicologiche. Nel tentativo di riprendere il controllo della propria vita, accetta di ristrutturare la vecchia e trascurata casa al mare di un calciatore professionista e della sua fidanzata. Sebbene la sua passione sia la letteratura e non lo sport, concentrarsi sul nuovo progetto basta a calmare la sua ansia, almeno finché il lavoro che ha accettato non si rivela più complicato del previsto.

Costretto a stare in panchina dopo un serio infortunio, il famoso calciatore Michael Martinez sceglie la sua casa al mare come il luogo perfetto per riprendersi. Ristrutturare potrebbe essere il diversivo di cui ha bisogno per distrarsi dall’infortunio al ginocchio, ma non ha messo in preventivo di innamorarsi del bel designer dalle abitudini bizzarre.

Sfortunatamente, Luke non è disposto a stare con un uomo che fa di tutto per nascondere una parte di sé. Avere una brillante carriera sportiva è tutto quello per cui Michael ha sempre vissuto, ma dovrà rivedere i suoi piani e trovare le parole giuste se vorrà costruire qualcosa di più che una casa al mare con Luke. 

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Die richtigen Worte

Die Right and Wrong Storys

Ein Titel der Die Right and Wrong Storys Serie

Luke Preston hat gerade erst seine Beziehung mit einem Mann beendet, von dem er misshandelt wurde. Er ist ängstlich und schreibt Gedichte, um seine Panikanfälle in den Griff zu bekommen. Aber eigentlich sehnt er sich nach einem Neubeginn und nimmt deshalb den Auftrag an, ein heruntergekommenes Strandhaus zu renovieren. Das Haus gehört einem professionellen Fußballspieler, der dort mit seiner Freundin einziehen möchte. Luke hat mit Sport nicht viel am Hut, denn seine Leidenschaft ist die Literatur. Die Arbeit hilft ihm jedoch, sich von seinen Angstzuständen abzulenken. Bis dann der Job sich als wesentlich komplizierter herausstellt, als im Vertrag stand.

Fußballstar Michael Martinez muss eine Verletzung auskurieren und sein altes Strandhaus kommt ihm da wie gerufen. Es neu einzurichten, ist genau die richtige Ablenkung, um nicht ständig an das lädierte Knie denken zu müssen. Nicht eingeplant war jedoch, dass er sich in den hübschen Innenarchitekten mit seinen merkwürdigen Macken verlieben würde. Unglücklicherweise hat Luke keinen Schrank eingeplant, der groß genug wäre, um Michael darin zu verstecken. Michael hat bisher nur für seine Karriere auf dem Spielfeld gelebt und ihr alles untergeordnet. Jetzt muss er sich einen neuen Plan zurechtlegen und die richtigen Worte finden, um mit Luke mehr aufzubauen, als nur ein altes Strandhaus.

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A Kind of Romance

A Kind of Stories
2016 Award Winners

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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A Kind of Truth

A Kind of Stories
2016 Award Winners

Rand O’Malley dreams of superstardom. He hopes to one day sing the blues like a rock god. Moving to New York City and hiring a new manager are steps to make his dreams a reality. But nothing moves as fast as Rand would like, and everyone has opinions, for example that he should keep certain pieces of himself quiet if he plans on making it in the Big Apple. Like his bisexuality.

Will Sanders is a gifted musician who dazzles Rand with his ability to coax gorgeous notes from an electric guitar one moment and play the piano like a professional the next. He’s a geek, but Rand isn’t concerned about Will’s pressed exterior clashing with his tattoos. His focus is music. Yet there’s something about Will that makes Rand think there’s much more to the quiet college student than he lets on. As Rand’s dreams begin to materialize, he’s forced to reconsider his priorities and find his own kind of truth. One that might include Will.

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The Right Time

Right and Wrong Stories
2015 Award Winners

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 publically. 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.

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Better Than Safe

Better Than Stories
2016 Award Winners

Paul Fallon is a fashion advertising guru. He’s a genius at dealing with difficult editors, art directors, and designers alike. He thrives on the chaotic atmosphere and constant challenges. But in his personal life, he’s hoping for peace and stability. Settling down with a nice doctor or lawyer sounds perfect. Anyone but an artist. He’s been there, done that, and he doesn’t want to relive the heartache.

Seth Landau is a model, occasional guitarist, and aspiring painter. He’s quirky, flighty, and wise beyond his years. Life has taught him some tough lessons, then given him opportunities he never dreamed of. He’s learned to appreciate the fragility of life and to express it in his work. Seth’s flare for the absurd combined with a supple mind and a beautiful body are too alluring for Paul to ignore. Against his best intentions, Paul is drawn to the younger man whose particular brand of crazy challenges Paul to accept that things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes taking a chance is better than being safe.

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The Wrong Man

Right and Wrong Stories

Successful owner of an upscale boutique in fabulous West Hollywood, Brandon Good swears by his personal edict to “live in the present.” After a bad breakup, he agrees to dog-sit to keep his mind off his ex. Never did he expect the dog to belong to a man from his past, the only man to ever truly break his heart.

When Jake Westley relocates to join the WeHo fire department, the last thing he anticipates is reuniting with his secret high school love. Thrilled with the prospect of reconnecting with Bran, Jake feels no guilt in using his charming old dog as an unwitting matchmaker. As he and Bran rekindle their friendship, it becomes clear the intense attraction they once felt is stronger than ever. But as hard as they try to leave the past behind, painful memories resurface. Bran will have to confront his fears and consider the possibility that the man he swore was absolutely the wrong one might be perfect after all.

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Ein Titel der Fast wie Liebe Serie

Rand O'Malley träumt vom Ruhm. Er hofft, eines Tages den Blues so zu singen, wie nur ein Superstar des Rock es vermag. Nach New York zu ziehen und einen neuen Manager anzuheuern, sind wichtige Schritte auf dem Weg, seinen Traum Realität werden zu lassen. Leider geht nichts so schnell, wie Rand es gerne möchte, und jeder hat eine Meinung - er solle bestimmte Aspekte seines Lebens privat halten, wenn er es im Big Apple zu etwas bringen will zum Beispiel.

Will Sauders ist ein begnadeter Musiker, der Rand mit der Gabe bezaubert, einer E-Gitarre die erstaunlichsten Töne zu entlocken, um anschließend Klavier zu spielen wie ein Profi. Er ist ein 'Nerd' - ein seltsamer Vogel -, aber Rand lässt sich von Wills zugeknöpftem Äußeren, das nicht so recht zu den Tattoos passen will, nicht beirren. Sein Interesse gilt der Musik. Dennoch; Will hat das gewisse Etwas, das Rand ahnen lässt, dass da mehr an Will Sanders ist, als der stille Collegestudent, der er vorgibt, zu sein. Als Rands Traum Gestalt annimmt, ist er gezwungen, seine Prioritäten neu zu überdenken, und seine eigene Wahrheit zu finden. Eine, die Will mit einschließt.

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The Right Words

Right and Wrong Stories

Escaping an abusive relationship left Luke Preston anxious and spouting panic-induced poetry. Desperate for a fresh start, Luke accepts a job remodeling a tired old beach house for a professional soccer player and his model girlfriend. While his passion is literature, not sports, focusing on the renovations eases his anxiety. Until the job he signed up for turns out to be more complicated than advertised.

Sidelined with a serious injury, soccer star Michael Martinez decides his beach house is the perfect place to recuperate. Remodeling might be the diversion he needs to keep his mind off his busted knee. Falling for the pretty designer with some quirky habits wasn’t on the drawing board. Unfortunately, Luke didn’t build a big enough closet for Michael to hide in. Having a star-powered sports career used to be all Michael lived for, but he’ll have to reevaluate his plans and find the right words if he wants to build more than a beach house with Luke.

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Better Than Friends

Better Than Stories

When Curt Townsend, a successful young DC lawyer, attends his first gay wedding, he doesn’t expect anything more than a great evening out spent celebrating two lucky guys willing to commit to one another. He certainly doesn’t anticipate meeting someone like Jack Farinelli. Fourteen years Curt’s senior, Jack owns two businesses: a gay bar and a motorcycle shop. He’s gorgeous and self-assured, but Curt is positive they have nothing in common.

Jack is comfortable in his own skin. He’s attracted to Curt’s quick wit and easy manner but most of all, to their unexpected mutual love of baseball. As they forge a friendship based on their shared enthusiasm for the sport, they begin a journey which reveals how their differences might be the catalyst behind a growing attraction. Both men have experienced their share of pain, but they realize they need to set aside the past and learn to trust in a future if they are to have one together.

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