A Kind of Home (Lily G’s Review)

Title: A Kind of Home (A Kind of Stories #4)
Author: Lane Hayes and Seth Clayton (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 4, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hours and 56 mins
Reviewed by: Lily G. Blunt
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Isaac Dalton is the guitarist for Spiral, arguably the biggest rock band in the world. The band’s meteoric rise to super-stardom has its perks, but fame and fortune aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Nonstop touring and performing exhaust Isaac, and when an overzealous fan makes it imperative that he travel with a clingy bodyguard, he is ready for a break from the madness. More so when his newly single first crush shows up on his doorstep. Adam is strictly off-limits. He’s a memory from a place Isaac would rather leave behind. And he’s straight.

Fun-loving former athlete slash construction worker Adam McBride desperately needs a new beginning. And New York City is the perfect place to start over and think about how to rebuild his life. A short stint as roommates with his brother’s best friend from high school seems like a mutually beneficial arrangement. However, when friendship gives way to fierce attraction, both men find themselves in uncharted and possibly dangerous territory. Isaac has to decide if he’s willing to take the ultimate risk for a kind of love and a kind of home he never dreamed possible.

A Kind of Home is probably my favourite story in this very enjoyable series. I liked the main characters, Isaac and Adam, and how they gradually moved from friends to lovers. The kitchen scenes in Isaac’s apartment were pivotal to their relationship. Some were fun, some sexy, and the one near the end is a downright tear-jerker. I loved their time at the cottage when they could really spend time alone away from fans and other distractions. The stalker storyline added tension and uncertainty to the story, and I thought it worked well, keeping the reader/listener guessing. I’m also glad we got to see the other Spiral members and catch up with their lives.

Seth Clayton’s narration is spot on as usual. His soft voice and his style of narration imparts the right emotion for each scene and he presents the characters in a believable way. Listening to him brings the characters to life and added to the enjoyment of the story.

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Review Copy

Audio copy of A Kind of Home (A Kind of Stories #4) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men’s feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!

Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.

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