A Way With Words (Renee’s Review)

Title: A Way With Words (Memories with The Breakfast Club)
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 191 pages
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Tony De Luca is a simple guy. He works for his uncle’s Brooklyn-based construction firm. And he knows from experience that keeping his head down and doing his job is the best way to deal with the meddlesome family members he sees daily. They think he’s quiet and maybe a little awkward but the truth is more complicated. Tony has a secret he isn’t ready or willing to share. He’s an expert at avoiding familial scrutiny. At least he was until the sexy guitar player showed up.

Remy Nelson is a small-town, free-spirited guy looking for a new life in the big city. He stays busy playing his instrument on a busy Manhattan street corner during the day and bartending at night. Remy is more interested in finding steady employment than a mate, but he can’t deny his attraction to the dreamy construction worker with soulful eyes, a kind heart, and a unique way with words. Falling for Remy wasn’t what Tony expected, but keeping him will require courage. And an end to keeping secrets.


Loved it! Tony De Luca FTW!

Hayes has a way of writing “aw, that’s the sweetest thing” moments without the cheese. That’s a hard line not to pass, but she does it. Every time.

Tony is a member of a BIG, loud, in-your-business, Italian family. He gets set up on a monthly basis, usually blind-sided with random women appearing at Nonna’s house on Sundays for lunch.

Until he lays eyes on Remy playing guitar near his construction site. There was that “zing” of instant attraction and chemistry.

Tony fights his inner demons. He’s scared, and Remy was very patient with him.

The overriding niche of the story was that Tony was sometimes awkward with finding the right words to say. And he was….in the most adorable of ways. You could tell he was trying. And then he’d deliver these words that would just melt me….or Remy, as the case may be.

“I can’t find the right adjectives to describe a song. If you really want to know…I think you’re the music.”

Because words are important to Tony, he’s quiet and introspective. And tries to only speak when he has something important or relevant to say. And it’s his deceased dad who finally gives Tony the right words.

“No one knows what you don’t tell them. You need to find your voice, son.”

Swoon-worthy novella with some hot, smexy times as only Hayes can do. Recommended!

Memories with The Breakfast Club

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