A Kind of Honesty (Lili’s Review)

Title: A Kind of Honesty (A Kind of Stories, #3)
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 7th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 240 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

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.


Lane Hayes,

This book-


A Kind of Honesty is-


Bisexual drummer in a rock band hooks up with a prosperous business man who likes to get down and dirty.


And as usual Lane Hayes delivered another hit!

My highlights:

-Carter aka My New Book Boyfriend. Aside from his kick ass personality, there’s something oh so delicious about a reserved man who’s a freak in the sheets and his strength- gooood laaawd!

-Tim: Although he could be frustrating there was a loving and almost naive vulnerability to him that’d make me forgive him for his mistakes. Plus, most importantly his character does grow as the story progresses.

-Narration. I’m very vocal about not being a huge fan of first person narration, but Hayes is one of the few exceptions to the rule. She’s got a great way of letting the reader know what the other love interest is feeling without us being in their head. I give her big kudos for that.

-Relationship development. Hayes is a master here. She’s got this gift of delivering the perfect relationship progression. Her relationships are never insta-love but instead mature into real heartfelt feelings.

-Pace. It just flows and is unputdownable.

-Angst. It never feels over the top, but it’s still heartbreaking.

-And the smexy scenes:


Can this be read as standalone? Technically, yes, but don’t cheat yourself out of reading this fantastic series. Honestly, do yourself a favor and start from the beginning.

A Kind of Honesty is an excellent addition to one of my favorite series of the year. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. 5 I LOVE YOU CARTER STARS!


A Kind of Stories

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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant