Roman Kennedy’s first trip to the Windy City isn’t going quite as planned. Mysteries intrigue him, and his best friend Dillon seems to be sitting on a whopper. So, with his grandfather’s favorite hat on his head and his notebook in hand, the journalism major starts digging. Sadly, getting his bestie to spill the beans on what the secret is isn’t as easy as Roman had hoped.
Now, through no fault of his own, he’s stuck in an expensive hotel attending a bachelor auction of all things. He’s surrounded by lumbering jocks who, he’s sure, are just waiting for the chance to poke fun at the skinny, gay Jewish guy. Imagine his surprise when one of the big lugs sits down with him and talks Bernstein and Woodward.
Layne Coleman is sexy as sin, smart as a whip, considerably older, and has the same passion for investigative journalism as Roman does. His deep blue eyes and dark hair make concentrating on anything but the soft kisses they’re now sharing difficult. Roman’s keen instincts are understandably clouded by romance, so when Dillon reveals his secret in a highly public way, it’s hard to say who is more stunned—Roman or Layne, the man at the center of it all.
VL Locey's Loving Lane is a fun hockey romance. The second book in the multi-author Hockey Allies Bachelor Bid series, it's a fantastic contribution.
Roman and Layne's story is both fun and delicious. With a large age gap, these two meet and hit it off. The two men bond over their love of literature, which is awesome. I adore that despite appearing to have nothing in common, they really are a great fit.
What follows is a story full of secrets, disagreements, and some tension. Their story includes a large age gap, some great conflict, and just the right amount of angst. Add in the fun surprises with Roman's best friend, and this is a great story.
The auction scene is definitely not what I was expecting, but I love it all. Best of all, despite having underlying angst throughout, the author does a great job of keeping it relatively angst free.
Loving Layne is a perfect addition to the start of this multi author series. Be sure to read this, and all the books, as the characters will make repeat experiences. And it's all wonderfully done!
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Dr. Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.
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