Title: A Kind of Truth (A Kind of Stories #1)
Author: Lane Hayes and Seth Clayton (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 3rd 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
A Kind of Story
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.
I can totally see why so many love this story. It’s got a sweet core and plenty of heat. I just wish I would have connected a little more to the characters.
Told entirely from rock band frontman, Rand O’Malley’s, POV, A Kind of Truth follows the relationship between Rand, who’s a bit of a dichotomy and Will Sanders, a gifted, but shy, musician.
What I liked most about the story was Rand’s devotion to Will and getting to hear their relationship unfold. While I would have loved to have gotten Will’s POV too, Rand provides such color it was certainly entertaining just being inside his head.
The story hit some snags for me in terms of flow, and I didn’t care for a couple of the side storylines (Terry and Leah, I’m looking at you) and the unnecessary drama that came with those characters, but ultimately the love between Rand and Will won me over and I loved their HEA.
New-to-me narrator Seth Clayton did a wonderful job overall with the character voices and narration. I could tell Clayton was having a great time with the story, which certainly made for a more pleasurable listening experience. Ultimately, it was very easy to listen to him and I would easily recommend the audio.
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