Friday, March 9, 2018

Audio Blitz: Leaning Into the Fall by Lane Hayes (Review + Giveaway)

Title:  Leaning Into the Fall
Series: Leaning Into Stories, #2
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher:  Self-Published
Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
Genre: Romance, Erotica, Bisexual, humor, San Francisco, May to December romance

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Nick Jorgensen is a quirky genius. He's made a fortune in the competitive high tech field with his quick mind and attention to detail. He believes in hard work and trusting his gut. And he believes in karma. It’s the only thing that makes sense. People are difficult, but numbers never lie. In the disastrous wake of a broken engagement to an investor’s daughter, Nick is more certain than ever he isn’t relationship material.

Wes Conrad owns a thriving winery in Napa Valley. The relaxed atmosphere is a welcome departure from his former career as a high-rolling businessman. Wes’s laid-back nature is laced with a fierceness that appeals to Nick. In spite of his best intention to steer clear of complications, Nick can’t fight his growing attraction to the sexy older man who seems to understand him. Even the broken parts he doesn’t get himself. However, when Wes’s past collides with Nick’s present, both men will have to have to decide if they’re ready to lean into the ultimate fall.

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Leaning into the Fall is without a doubt my favorite book in the Leaning Into Stories series, so of course, I jumped at the chance to listen to the audiobook.

We met Nick in Leaning into Love and I didn't particularly like him there, he seemed to be a bit of a jerk. However, my opinion changed after the first chapters of this book. He was quirky and weird and special, trying to make do in a world that didn't quite understand him and I ended up loving him more than words can express. It was kind of odd that no one else realized he might have some kind of Asperger's before Wes mentioned it, but I guess his friends just saw it as Nick being Nick. I loved Wes. He was just perfect, a blend of sweet and dominant. I adored the progression in their relationship, it felt so natural. I loved how well they fit together despite the age gap between them, or perhaps because of it? Wes had the maturity and patience to realize what Nick needed, to know when to push and when to draw back. Never mind that they were hot, hot, crazy HOT together! *fans self* Lane Hayes definitely writes some intense sex scenes!

Now, while the book was amazing, there was something special about listening to Nick Russo portrayal of Nick, Geordie and the rest of the gang and truly, his voice for Wes was the stuff hot, sexy dreams are made of. *fans self* Mr. Russo has a very nice tone of voice and gave the scenes the emotion they required to make them come alive for me. 

Overall, Leaning into the Fall is fabulous, no matter if you read or listen to it, it's engaging, fun, hot and emotional. Lane Hayes made me fall for Nick and Wes, I just wanted to cuddle them both and make it all better and it was fantastic having them come to life in Nick Russo's voice. Highly recommendable!

Overall: 5 Stars
Story: 5 Stars
Narration: 5 Stars

 Meet the Author

Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest.

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Meet the Narrator

Nick is an award winning narrator with a fan following for his work in fiction, specifically in the romance genre. His performances in two of Amy Lane's books, Beneath the Stain and Christmas Kitsch, made him the recipient of Sinfully M/M Book Review's Narrator of the Year - 2015. When he's not in the booth, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessica, and kids, (aka their beagle Frank and cat Stella), drumming in his cover band, exploring rural back roads with his wife on his motorcycle, or being enthralled in a tabletop role playing game with his friends.  


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