Title: A Way with You (Memories with The Breakfast Club)
Author: Lane Hayes
Release Date: January 16th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 95 pages
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.2 stars out of 5
Reeve Nelson is determined to make it in Manhattan. He’s hardworking, dedicated and willing to put in the extra hours required to be successful at his new job at a prestigious real estate firm in the city. There’s no way he’s going back to small-town living and an ex-girlfriend who won’t let go. But his boss isn’t making it easy.
Leo Rodriguez enjoys his reputation as a rut Reeve Nelson is determined to make it in Manhattan. He’s hardworking, dedicated and willing to put in the extra hours required to be successful at his new job at a prestigious real estate firm in the city. There’s no way he’s going back to small-town living and an ex-girlfriend who won’t let go. But his boss isn’t making it easy.
Leo Rodriguez enjoys his reputation as a ruthless businessman. He’s a lone wolf who’s scraped his way from the gutter to rebuild his life and launch a distinguished career on his terms. When an opportunity to expand in the market comes up, Leo wants the eager new agent with a sense of wonder on the project. But nothing goes quite as planned. Reeve expected to be intimidated and overwhelmed by Leo, however, the explosive mutual attraction and fierce desire between them is a big surprise. Neither man is looking for love and yet, something special just might happen if they can find their way…together.
When I go into a novella, I am expecting a quick, fun read. I know the authors don’t have the time to deeply develop the characters or the relationship that they would have with a full-length book. I’d much prefer to read longer stories, but I also set my expectations of novellas this way, so as not to get bummed out when things move along too fast or remain semi-surface-level.
But I got a pleasant surprise here. Lane Hayes actually managed to pack in more feelz than a typical novella would. And for that, this story deserves a higher rating.
Reeve is the brother of Remy from Book 1. He has just moved to NYC and is ready to take the elite real estate market by storm. He is hired to work in the prestigious McAllister company, directly for Mr. McAllister himself.
That’s not what he finds out on Day 1. He will be working for Leo Rodriguez instead.
Another surprise for readers – This is not an office romance.
You’d think so with that setup, right? But things take a turn that I wasn’t expecting. I can’t say what without spoiling it. I decided to go with it and was glad that I did. I liked how it turned out even better.
Leo is a force of nature. Intense. And while Reeve is intimidated at first, he has quite a backbone (and quite a temper when pushed too far). Reeve was exactly what Leo needed and vice versa.
Would I have preferred a full-length story about these two? Definitely. But I also can’t say that I was left wanting.
Like I said, I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely recommend this as one of the better novellas I’ve read with more feelz than usual.
It’s out in only a few days so enjoy!