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A Kind of Honesty by Lane Hayes
Series: A Kind of Story
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
The rock band Spiral hit it big after years of struggle. They managed to stay at the top song after song, somewhat surprised that they had done so well. Drummer Tim Chalmers was enjoying every minute of it. Well, except for model girlfriend he’d stupidly hooked up with, but he’d finally cut her loose. At long last Tim was free. Everyone had warned him and they were right. Of course, now he’s paying the price with her spewing her lies to the paparazzi.
Away from home Tim indulges in a very satisfying one night stand. Back in the city Tim comes face to face with the stranger from that excellent night. Tim’s not ready to share his bedroom choices with the world, yet he’d like to see Carter again. Financial consultant Carter Hamilton-Temple has already suffered a failed relationship with a man stuck in the closet and he’s not about to start over making the same mistake.
At first Tim and Carter pretend that what they’re doing is casual, not really dating. But over time feelings deepen. They begin to mean something. There is also the problem of Tim’s family. He’s deeply involved in helping, perhaps too involved in his drug addicted sister’s issues. When push comes to shove will Tim stand beside Carter or destroy him by choosing his sister first and slinking back into the closet. It’s all up to one hot drummer.
A Kind of Honesty lays out the highs and lows of choices and the consequences. At their worst and best Tim and Carter struggle to find middle ground with a lasting love the goal. Heartbreaking decisions and family trauma. Whether the reader agrees with Tim or not, it’s a tough call where family is concerned. A Kind of Honesty is an angst-ridden romance that doesn’t pull any punches.