A Kind of Honesty (Lili’s Review)

Title: A Kind of Honesty (A Kind of Stories, #3)
Author: Lane Hayes and Seth Clayton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 7th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 10 hours and 10 minutes
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.


I’m pretty new to Audio Book World. I questioned whether I would be able to get into a book being read to me. I’ve found that I enjoy them, but with A Kind of Honesty by Lane Hayes this would my first time to listen to one of my favorites. You see, I previously read and reviewed this book. Would the narrator’s voice match the one in my head? Would he be able to bring forth all the emotion from the story? What about the intimate scenes?

I have to say, Seth Clayton killed it. This friends with benefits story is told from Tim’s POV, so I wondered how it would work, but Seth did great at job at altering his voice when Carter was in a scene. It didn’t sound forced or cheesy. It came across as natural. The narration brought the story to another level. Seth Clayton made me feel everything that I was supposed to, and he brought back all the joy and love this book made me feel the first time around.

This was a delightful way to spend my commutes in the mornings and afternoons. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. 5 Stars.


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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