A Way with Words (Lili’s Review)

Title: A Way with Words (Memories with The Breakfast Club)
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Kindle World
Release Date: June 22, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 191 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 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.

A Way with Words by Lane Hayes is the epitome of chicken soup for the soul. It’s the story of Tony and Remy. Tony is deeply in the closet. He comes from a big Italian family that works together, live near each other, and are highly involved in each others’ lives. He was somewhat ok hiding his truth until he saw Remy playing his guitar on the street. Self-assured, sexy, joyful Remy. Tony didn’t stand a chance, LOL.

What I loved:

-The story telling. Novellas are incredibly difficult to write. It’s hard to find the perfect balance and to tell an entire story in a short number of pages. In my opinion, Lane Hayes managed to do just that. We were there for their first time talking, getting to know each other, experience their feelings for each other grow, feel their hurt, and the end.

-The characters. Both Tony and Remy were well developed, and we saw Tony grow as the story progressed.

-Chemistry. These two were both adorable and explosive together.

-The story was the perfect feel good story with a sprinkle of angst.

-The end was all kinds of awesome and left me smiling.

Do I have any negatives to report? I don’t. This was a lovely read and one I’m sure I’ll re-visit.

I can’t recommend this enough I found myself smiling and not realizing that I was and having those giddy butterflies at certain points. I love everything about this novella.

5 Stars!

P.S. I hope to see a certain sibling in the future…

Memories with The Breakfast Club

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Galley copy of Memories with The Breakfast Club: A Way with Words (Kindle Worlds Novella) provided by Lane Hayes in exchange of an honest review.


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