A Way with Words
Tony De Luca is a simple guy. He works for his uncle’s Brooklyn-based construction firm. And he knows from experience that keeping his head down and doing his job is the best way to deal with the meddlesome family members he sees daily. They think he’s quiet and maybe a little awkward but the truth is more complicated. Tony has a secret he isn’t ready or willing to share. He’s an expert at avoiding familial scrutiny. At least he was until the sexy guitar player showed up.Remy Nelson is a small-town, free-spirited guy looking for a new life in the big city. He stays busy playing his instrument on a busy Manhattan street corner during the day and bartending at night. Remy is more interested in finding steady employment than a mate, but he can’t deny his attraction to the dreamy construction worker with soulful eyes, a kind heart, and a unique way with words. Falling for Remy wasn’t what Tony expected, but keeping him will require courage. And an end to keeping secrets.

A Way with Words Details

TitleA Way with Words
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 20th, 2017
PublisherKindle Worlds
Number of pages191 pages
Rating
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Contemporary

A Way with Words Review

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    January 1, 1970
    ~4.5~This is a gorgeous story about an out-and-proud musician and closeted construction worker. Tony sees Remy every day on his way to work. Remy plays his guitar on the street, and Tony thinks he's pretty good but needs words to go along with the music. So one day Tony stops and says, "Hey."Tony, the first-person narrator, is a simple guy; he likes his job and misses his dad, who passed away a year ago. He has a boisterous, close-knit Italian family, and not one of them knows he's gay. Tony is ~4.5~This is a gorgeous story about an out-and-proud musician and closeted construction worker. Tony sees Remy every day on his way to work. Remy plays his guitar on the street, and Tony thinks he's pretty good but needs words to go along with the music. So one day Tony stops and says, "Hey."Tony, the first-person narrator, is a simple guy; he likes his job and misses his dad, who passed away a year ago. He has a boisterous, close-knit Italian family, and not one of them knows he's gay. Tony is tired of pretending and living a lie. When his mother sets him up with yet another woman, one he happens to like but not THAT way, he reaches his breaking point. There's very little drama in this book. Tony and Remy are amazing together. Remy is so understanding, so kind. He never pushes Tony, never shames him. The one steamy scene sizzles like WHOA! I wanted more. Tony may not have a way with words, but Hayes does. Don't miss this romantic read about finding yourself and the one person who makes you "stronger, kinder, better." "You're my place ... I want to plant you a tree like this one in our backyard. You can sit in the shade in the summer and play the guitar and—""Where will you be?" he asked."Next to you. Always next to you."
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  • .Lili.
    January 1, 1970
    A Way with Words by Lane Hayes is the epitome of chicken soup for the soul. It's the story of Tony and Remy. Tony is deeply in the closet. He comes from a big Italian family that works together, live near each other, and are highly involved in each others' lives. He was somewhat ok hiding his truth until he saw Remy playing his guitar on the street. Self-assured, sexy, joyful Remy. Tony didn't stand a chance, LOL. What I loved:-The story telling. Novellas are incredibly difficult to write. It's A Way with Words by Lane Hayes is the epitome of chicken soup for the soul. It's the story of Tony and Remy. Tony is deeply in the closet. He comes from a big Italian family that works together, live near each other, and are highly involved in each others' lives. He was somewhat ok hiding his truth until he saw Remy playing his guitar on the street. Self-assured, sexy, joyful Remy. Tony didn't stand a chance, LOL. What I loved:-The story telling. Novellas are incredibly difficult to write. It's hard to find the perfect balance and to tell an entire story in a short number of pages. In my opinion, Lane Hayes managed to do just that. We were there for their first time talking, getting to know each other, experience their feelings for each other grow, feel their hurt, and the end.-The characters. Both Tony and Remy were well developed, and we saw Tony grow as the story progressed.-Chemistry. These two were both adorable and explosive together. -The story was the perfect feel good story with a sprinkle of angst. -The end was all kinds of awesome and left me smiling. Do I have any negatives to report? I don't. This was a lovely read and one I'm sure I'll re-visit.I can't recommend this enough I found myself smiling and not realizing that I was and having those giddy butterflies at certain points. I loved everything about this novella. 5 Stars! P.S. I hope to see a certain sibling in the future...
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    4.25 starsAwwwwww, this was adorable.I’m normally not a huge fan of closet cases, but Tony was so sweet I couldn’t help but like him.Tony is 29 and comes from a big Italian family. He’s gay, but afraid to admit it, even to himself. His family is everything to him, and he is afraid to come out to them and possibly lose them, so he just tries to live his life under the radar.That is until he meets guitarist/bartender Remy, who plays his guitar on a street corner near Tony’s construction site every 4.25 starsAwwwwww, this was adorable.I’m normally not a huge fan of closet cases, but Tony was so sweet I couldn’t help but like him.Tony is 29 and comes from a big Italian family. He’s gay, but afraid to admit it, even to himself. His family is everything to him, and he is afraid to come out to them and possibly lose them, so he just tries to live his life under the radar.That is until he meets guitarist/bartender Remy, who plays his guitar on a street corner near Tony’s construction site every day. When the two strike up a conversation it is clear there is an immediate attraction from both sides.And before Tony even realizes it, the two of them meet up for lunch in the park every day..I loved how sweet Tony was. How he could say crazy things, but always the truth. And that’s another big plus in this novella, the dialogue. I’m such a sucker for interesting but every day interaction between MCs. Because that is what happens when you start a new relationship, you talk a lot to get to know one another. I really loved that here. Of course we also got a healthy dose of smexy times, so they got that part covered too.I also loved Tony’s family. They were just great. I could understand Tony’s reluctance to come out, but (view spoiler)[the only angst about that was in Tony’s head.. (hide spoiler)]Such an adorable feel good novella. This made me smile all afternoon.
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  • Renée Yes-I-know-I-read-too-damn-much
    January 1, 1970
    ~4.5 stars!~Loved it! Tony De Luca FTW!Hayes has a way of writing "aw, that's the sweetest thing" moments without the cheese. That's a hard line not to pass, but she does it. Every time. Tony is a member of a BIG, loud, in-your-business, Italian family. He gets set up on a monthly basis, usually blind-sided with random women appearing at Nonna's house on Sundays for lunch.Until he lays eyes on Remy playing guitar near his construction site. There was that "zing" of instant attraction and chemist ~4.5 stars!~Loved it! Tony De Luca FTW!Hayes has a way of writing "aw, that's the sweetest thing" moments without the cheese. That's a hard line not to pass, but she does it. Every time. Tony is a member of a BIG, loud, in-your-business, Italian family. He gets set up on a monthly basis, usually blind-sided with random women appearing at Nonna's house on Sundays for lunch.Until he lays eyes on Remy playing guitar near his construction site. There was that "zing" of instant attraction and chemistry. Tony fights his inner demons. He's scared, and Remy was very patient with him.The overriding niche of the story was that Tony was sometimes awkward with finding the right words to say. And he was....in the most adorable of ways. You could tell he was trying. And then he'd deliver these words that would just melt me....or Remy, as the case may be. "I can't find the right adjectives to describe a song. If you really want to know...I think you're the music." Because words are important to Tony, he's quiet and introspective. And tries to only speak when he has something important or relevant to say. And it's his deceased dad who finally gives Tony the right words. "No one knows what you don't tell them. You need to find your voice, son." Swoon-worthy novella with some hot, smexy times as only Hayes can do. Recommended!
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  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!Loved this one! At first I was a bit worried with Tony being so deep in the closet. But I loved how everything played out! This was a super sweet, make you smile kind of read!
  • Elsa Bravante
    January 1, 1970
    Todo muy muy superficial.
  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    January 1, 1970
    5 StarsTony has admired the cute street performer from afar for quite some time, and when he makes eye contact with the guitar player one day while heading back to the construction site he's working at, Remy introduces himself to Tony. The attraction is mutual and the two start a tentative friendship, but Tony is in the closet. Not only is he in the closet, but he comes from a big Italian family, quite a few of which he works with. He likes Remy, but can he hide their budding romance? And is tha 5 StarsTony has admired the cute street performer from afar for quite some time, and when he makes eye contact with the guitar player one day while heading back to the construction site he's working at, Remy introduces himself to Tony. The attraction is mutual and the two start a tentative friendship, but Tony is in the closet. Not only is he in the closet, but he comes from a big Italian family, quite a few of which he works with. He likes Remy, but can he hide their budding romance? And is that really fair to Remy?I absolutely adored this story. I loved Tony, but I simply adored Remy and the two of them together were pure magic. They belonged together and you could see it from the first page of their story. The chemistry between them is out of this world and the sex was sweet, passionate and loving, much like the couple themselves. I usually get extremely frustrated with closeted characters, although in real life I understand the need to remain in the closet, but, in books, it can be annoying. It was a conflict in the story, but it was done well and the author did a wonderful job at letting the relationship develop without having the issue of Tony being closeted take over the entire story. Yes, it's there and in your face, but it didn't feel overbearing as it often can in a story.Lane's use of dialogue between her characters is amazing and makes her books some of my favorite's to read. I LOVE dialogue between characters and I'm talking just normal everyday conversation like any two people getting to know one another would have. Lane's characters have it in spades and I could listen to Tony and Remy talk all day and never tire of it.Okay, I've babbled enough. This was a sweet, sexy and enjoyable read I couldn't put down. It's well-written and is paced well. Although it's on the shorter side, I still got a clear beginning, middle and end to the story. I absolutely loved this book and can't recommend it enough!!*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***
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  • Aeren
    January 1, 1970
    No sabía que esta novela era algo así como un fanfic (autorizado) de personajes de otra, pero como ya sabéis, a mi los fanfics me pirran así que eso sólo le sumó puntos. Es una novella sencilla y sin demasiada complicación, pero está bastante bien contada y situada, los personajes son amor y se empatiza mucho con ellos, tienen quñimica y en resumen, para una tarde tranquila en la playa es lo mejor. Le echaré un ojo al resto de la serie a ver lo que pillo.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsThis is a sweet and low angst novella and finding your voice and being true to yourself. Tony is a quiet, closeted construction worker with a big, overbearing Italian family. He is kind of a loner and socially awkward. He is anxious and fearful about coming out and what repercussions it would have on his life. Remy is a bohemian street performer and bartender who is out and proud. He is patient, kind, loving and easy going. He is happy with life, but also always looking to improve himse 3.5 starsThis is a sweet and low angst novella and finding your voice and being true to yourself. Tony is a quiet, closeted construction worker with a big, overbearing Italian family. He is kind of a loner and socially awkward. He is anxious and fearful about coming out and what repercussions it would have on his life. Remy is a bohemian street performer and bartender who is out and proud. He is patient, kind, loving and easy going. He is happy with life, but also always looking to improve himself. They make a great connection and match. Remy is the impetus that makes Tony realize he wants something more real. But can he even admit who he is really is to those he cares about in order to give Remy what he deserves and them a fighting chance?A short, sexy, swoony novella that can be read in one sitting and even gives us an epilogue.
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  • Jay
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars – Followers of my reviews know that I don’t read a lot of novellas, because I generally feel like they’re lacking in some fundamental way that keeps the romance from being as effective as a longer version of the story could have been, mainly because romance novellas usually try to do too much in too little space. While it would have been nice to see a few more scenes in Lane Hayes’s novella, A Way With Words, it doesn’t suffer in the slightest from their omission. Instead, it is a sweet 4 stars – Followers of my reviews know that I don’t read a lot of novellas, because I generally feel like they’re lacking in some fundamental way that keeps the romance from being as effective as a longer version of the story could have been, mainly because romance novellas usually try to do too much in too little space. While it would have been nice to see a few more scenes in Lane Hayes’s novella, A Way With Words, it doesn’t suffer in the slightest from their omission. Instead, it is a sweet and quick, easily single-sitting read that really highlights how beautiful writing and a simple plot can allow a romance to shine through, even with only thirty thousand words.Part of the reason I think A Way with Words works so well is that the point-of-view character is so easily understood. I don’t mean that he’s simple, but rather his motivation is crystal clear almost immediately upon his introduction as a character in the book. Tony has always known he’s gay, but his huge Italian Brooklynite family that is constantly trying to push women on him makes him feel there’s no possible way he’ll ever get what he really wants. He simply can’t come out to them and be a disappointment or, worse, risk losing the family he loves so much. And even if he could keep a boyfriend completely hidden from them, that’s not the sort of forever he wants. This dilemma and its eventual resolution are easily a satisfactory drive for both the romance between Tony and Remy as well as Tony’s frequent interactions in the book with his family.Perhaps if I have to point to a flaw that kept this from being a higher rating for me is that the story leans heavily toward it being Tony’s story instead of that of both Tony and Remy. We do get to know Remy’s basic facts—we know that he’s a musician and why he moved to New York City and that he’s more focused on finding a real job that will pay for him to stay in the city rather than finding a soul mate—and the portrayal of their relationship is full of the sorts of warm and fuzzy romantic moments I love about the genre, but other than being a great, sweet, and understanding guy for Tony, Remy's character doesn’t add to the plot at all. That’s not a bad thing, especially in a novella, but it does make him feel less important, even though he’s half of the relationship.Even so, this novella is another wonderful example of Lane Hayes’s remarkable skill at weaving authentically gripping prose, particularly when it comes to dialogue. It’s so noteworthy that I always catch myself thinking at some point in her books that the lack of “white space” in many of her dialogue scenes—meaning scenes of dialogue where one character (or both) talks in long paragraphs instead of in back-and-forth single sentences, resulting in relatively little empty space on the page compared to the more common style of dialogue—don’t make them feel like long-winded, pointless passages. Instead, they are beautifully crafted and intimately revealing moments in the relationship that build me up for the feels to come.It’s worth noting that A Way with Words is part of a Kindle World, fittingly called Memories with the Breakfast Club, based in the setting of two series of books written by Felice Stevens, Memories and The Breakfast Club. I have not read any of the titles in either series, but since it did not hinder my ability to enjoy this book in the least, I can say it works fine as a standalone novella.I can quickly summarize my view of Lane Hayes’s novella, A Way with Words, in a single sentence: it made me happy. When it comes to romance, that’s really what it’s about, so this is definitely a recommendation, particularly for those looking for a single-sitting read with a lot of heart.And though I know it is truly cheesy to say it, I'm going to anyway: Lane Hayes really does have a way with words. (You may commence groaning now.)The author and/or publisher generously provided me a complimentary copy of A Way with Words in exchange for this fair and honest review.Follow Me: Reviews by Tammy & Kim | Facebook | Twitter
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  • Ami
    January 1, 1970
    Well the gist of this story is basically Tony trying to gather up some courage to finally tell his meddling family that he is gay. That's it.The trigger for this is because Tony meets a sexy guitar player, Remy, who turns his feeling upside down. The attraction is believable, Tony is cute when he is around Remy, though I'm not sure I can describe that Tony has a way with words during the early courtship *laugh*. The family members are chartering into irritating territory with the whole talks abo Well the gist of this story is basically Tony trying to gather up some courage to finally tell his meddling family that he is gay. That's it.The trigger for this is because Tony meets a sexy guitar player, Remy, who turns his feeling upside down. The attraction is believable, Tony is cute when he is around Remy, though I'm not sure I can describe that Tony has a way with words during the early courtship *laugh*. The family members are chartering into irritating territory with the whole talks about "settling down with the right girl" but since this is a novella I could push down my annoyance level a little bit.I highly appreciated the fact that Remy didn't push Tony to come out to this family. It's easy for us to tell people to be yourself and be brave, and just come out. However, for me, it's a personal thing, and nobody should be pushed by others if they're not ready to do so. So that's a kudos for Remy.The epilogue makes me smile. All in all, a nice easy read.
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  • Miriam
    January 1, 1970
    Such a lovely and sweet story. I loved both MCs. Wish the book was longer.
  • Lost in a Book
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars”I was the world’s greatest actor who’d never get an award for his umpteenth season playing a straight guy.”A Way With Words is all about the struggle of Tony who is very much in the closet with the door bolted shut until he meets Remy. Tony is a construction worker in New York City. He sees the gorgeous and talented Remy busking on the corner for two months and after staring like a creeper one day, decides to say “hi.” After some awkward conversation, Tony learns where Remy works at n 2.5 stars”I was the world’s greatest actor who’d never get an award for his umpteenth season playing a straight guy.”A Way With Words is all about the struggle of Tony who is very much in the closet with the door bolted shut until he meets Remy. Tony is a construction worker in New York City. He sees the gorgeous and talented Remy busking on the corner for two months and after staring like a creeper one day, decides to say “hi.” After some awkward conversation, Tony learns where Remy works at night and this is where they meet up again. Tony is like a skittish cat during their early interactions. Luckily Remy is very understanding of his situation and provides a sort of oasis where he can finally be himself. There's some heat and chemistry to their interactions as they slowly build a solid foundation for a relationship. There wasn't much going on in the book besides Tony coming out and him finding his voice to tell his family. Tony does not have a way with words and fortunately for him, Remy offsets his awkwardness. I think awkward is an understatement for Tony's conversational skills. The constant rambling and bumbling through conversations while apologizing and the frequent admission that he doesn't have a way with words got old. Really. Quick.Tony is from a large Italian family that was loud and obnoxious. I come from an Italian family so I know that in the heart of chaos, you'll find crazy ass love with a helping of pasta and gravy and a side of well meaning intrusion. Tony's family was always around and very involved in setting him up with a good wife to make lotsa babies. The family trying to set Tony up was a big part of the story line. It was becoming unbearable for him to live a double life with his family and he has to decide if he will finds his words and tell his truth or continue the lie. This was a short and quick read with very mild angst. Novellas are hit or miss for me. When done right they can be an all encompassing story that is truly a pleasure to read. Unfortunately, this wasn't. There wasn't enough meat to sink my teeth in. The complete lack of confidence, never ending rambling and some very weird conversations on Tony's part detracted from the story instead of it being a device to propel it forward. The beginning held promise but I think it lacked substance to continue. There were a few sweet moments throughout. I liked Remy and thought he complimented Tony. If you are a fan of easy breezy novellas, maybe you'll like it. "Something was changing inside of me, insisting I shed the pretense and be real. I was like a turtle who’d outgrown his shell. I needed new shelter. A place to grow and stretch and be myself. My real self."Copy provided for honest review.
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  • Leaundra
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Tony and Remy together. They were too sweet. I felt for Tony, his fear of the unknown. Loved their relationship!
  • Ele
    January 1, 1970
    That was absolutely gorgeous.
  • Amanda Barnes
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a warm feel good book! Perfect for my Saturday night.
  • Jordan
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 Stars - This book was pretty good, but it's not the Lane Hayes I've come to expect. And what I mean by that is that this book was written well, but I just wasn't as invested as I usually am with Hayes books.As always, I loved both of the MC's in this book. Tony was the closeted family-pleaser that wanted nothing more than to make everyone proud of him. He thought that making them proud meant that he would settle down with a nice woman one day, have a few kids, and live in a three bedroom f 3.5/5 Stars - This book was pretty good, but it's not the Lane Hayes I've come to expect. And what I mean by that is that this book was written well, but I just wasn't as invested as I usually am with Hayes books.As always, I loved both of the MC's in this book. Tony was the closeted family-pleaser that wanted nothing more than to make everyone proud of him. He thought that making them proud meant that he would settle down with a nice woman one day, have a few kids, and live in a three bedroom farmhouse with a white picket fence. But Tony wasn't much interested in kids or women.But he was interested in Remy. And Remy was interested in him too. Tony met the free-spirited guitar player in the park one day while on his lunch break and, though he struggled to find the words to talk to him, they somehow made it work. And even though Tony told himself that he couldn't get involved with Remy, he was drawn to him and couldn't help but seek him out.The romance that grew between these two was quick and sweet. Soon Remy was spending all of his time with Tony and vice versa. The only real issue they had was that Tony's family didn't know he was gay and Tony wasn't ready to come out. But Remy understood that and didn't put any pressure on him. He was very much the "don't worry, it'll work out in the end" kind of character and he just went with the flow of whatever was happening.Remy and Tony were great for each other and I connected to the characters pretty easily, but I was having a hard time getting invested into their story. The "conflict" was out of sight, out of mind for most of the book, so there was no real build up of tension. It was like a quick explosion that detonated, settled, and cleared up in maybe ten pages or less and I really wanted more than that from this book. All things considered, though, this was a pretty good quick read. It was only 190-ish pages so it was a pretty quick bedtime read. There are a few books in this Kindle World series and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of them. I would recommend this book to other M/M genre and Lane Hayes readers purely for the beauty of Remy.
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  • Suzanne
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Tony and Remy. Tony thought he wasn't good with words but the things he kept saying were so sweet! Tony has a close Italian family and his father recently passed. I related to him when it came to those two things. He felt suffocated at times and didn't feel like he could come out as gay. His family kept trying to set him up with girls and he never had a major problem pretending to be someone he isn't until he meets Remy.Remy is the guitarist with the curls in the park near where Tony wor I loved Tony and Remy. Tony thought he wasn't good with words but the things he kept saying were so sweet! Tony has a close Italian family and his father recently passed. I related to him when it came to those two things. He felt suffocated at times and didn't feel like he could come out as gay. His family kept trying to set him up with girls and he never had a major problem pretending to be someone he isn't until he meets Remy.Remy is the guitarist with the curls in the park near where Tony works. Tony finally works up the courage to say "hey" and from there things grow.It was nice to see Remy understand Tony and not push him to come out. He supported him and I liked that about him. This wrapped up nicely in the end, I just wished there was more. Novellas always leave me wanting a little bit more but this was a really great story!
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  • Annie
    January 1, 1970
    Tony and Remy made my heart swell A Way with Words made me all melty inside. Typically, I’m not a fan of an overload of sweetness in my romances; and although this short story was pretty sweet, I sopped up every last bit of its syrupy goodness. While set in the world of The Breakfast Club series, the main characters are completely original, making it easy to read and enjoy this book even if you’ve never read the series. The characters in A Way with Words were absolutely adorable and incredibly l Tony and Remy made my heart swell A Way with Words made me all melty inside. Typically, I’m not a fan of an overload of sweetness in my romances; and although this short story was pretty sweet, I sopped up every last bit of its syrupy goodness. While set in the world of The Breakfast Club series, the main characters are completely original, making it easy to read and enjoy this book even if you’ve never read the series. The characters in A Way with Words were absolutely adorable and incredibly likable. Tony had an awkward sweetness to him that conveyed his vulnerability. Miss Hayes brought his character to life using his mannerisms, dialogue, and expressions to reflect his inner turmoil about coming out and pursuing a relationship with Remy, but maintaining a strong, personable side that made him easy to love and empathize with. I loved how understanding and steady Remy was too. There was an unmistakable bond and connection between these two from the start that built throughout the book and never allowed the reader to doubt the couple would make it. While Remy didn’t have the angst centered on him, his character wasn’t relegated to the background or underdeveloped. Both men were flushed out and had a good amount of depth for a short story. Honestly, I was surprised at just how well balanced A Way with Words was, never trying to do too much in too few pages. It had enough conflict and tension to drive the plot, but left the time to develop the characters and resolve entirely and deliver a happy ending. Once again, Miss Hayes's easy, smooth writing style and lively dialogue drug me right into the story. There were some cute, humorous moments interspersed with touching and sweet interactions that gave me all those warm fuzzies. I love short stories done right and this one had all I needed, leaving me to bask in a warm afterglow. If you’re in need of a book that makes you happy starring great leads you’ll want more of, this is a must read.Reviewed by Annie from Alpha Book Club
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  • Lyn
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars..wish it was longer. This was a sweet read and I really love it!
  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a crier. I cry pretty easily. I cry at books that your average every day reader probably wouldn't think twice about shedding tears over. Like this one. There's really nothing to cry about when it comes to this story. It's not even a sad story. It's a really sweet story. But I did. I cried. I had tears rolling down my face at the end. I love reading about people learning to accept who they are and letting love in. I love strong vulnerable characters at war with themselves. And I love the char I'm a crier. I cry pretty easily. I cry at books that your average every day reader probably wouldn't think twice about shedding tears over. Like this one. There's really nothing to cry about when it comes to this story. It's not even a sad story. It's a really sweet story. But I did. I cried. I had tears rolling down my face at the end. I love reading about people learning to accept who they are and letting love in. I love strong vulnerable characters at war with themselves. And I love the characters who come along to show them that it's okay to be who they are, to show them it's okay to let the world know "hey this is me, take me as I am or walk on by", to show them how worthy they are of being loved. I love love.
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  • BR11
    January 1, 1970
    Sweet coming out of the closet story. Loved Tony and Remy and their happy ending.
  • Mollien Fote Osterman
    January 1, 1970
    Title: A Way with WordsAuthor: Lane Hayes Series: Memories with The Breakfast ClubPublisher: Kindle WorldsReviewer: MollienRelease Date: June 20, 2017Genre(s): Male/Male RomancePage Count: 191 pagesHeat Level: 3 flames out of 5Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5Blurb: Tony De Luca is a simple guy. He works for his uncle’s Brooklyn-based construction firm. And he knows from experience that keeping his head down and doing his job is the best way to deal with the meddlesome family members he sees daily. The Title: A Way with WordsAuthor: Lane Hayes Series: Memories with The Breakfast ClubPublisher: Kindle WorldsReviewer: MollienRelease Date: June 20, 2017Genre(s): Male/Male RomancePage Count: 191 pagesHeat Level: 3 flames out of 5Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5Blurb: Tony De Luca is a simple guy. He works for his uncle’s Brooklyn-based construction firm. And he knows from experience that keeping his head down and doing his job is the best way to deal with the meddlesome family members he sees daily. They think he’s quiet and maybe a little awkward but the truth is more complicated. Tony has a secret he isn’t ready or willing to share. He’s an expert at avoiding familial scrutiny. At least he was until the sexy guitar player showed up.Remy Nelson is a small-town, free-spirited guy looking for a new life in the big city. He stays busy playing his instrument on a busy Manhattan street corner during the day and bartending at night. Remy is more interested in finding steady employment than a mate, but he can’t deny his attraction to the dreamy construction worker with soulful eyes, a kind heart, and a unique way with words. Falling for Remy wasn’t what Tony expected, but keeping him will require courage. And an end to keeping secrets.Review:This is a story based off of Felice Stevens’ Breakfast Club series. I believe that there are 7 new stories by different authors based on one of my favorite series. Each author has made their own story that somehow ties in with the original series. If you have not read The Breakfast Club series, I suggest that you do so, just because they are amazing books about friends and how each one finds love. You will not, however, need to read the series to enjoy these book with maybe the exception of Hot Date and that would be for more back story. I was so excited to see these books and have the opportunity to read most of them. This book is by Lane Hayes and probably one of my favorites in this spin-off series. It is a full-length novel in a standalone format. Tony De Luca works for the family construction company. His family is very much like the one that I grew up next door to in Brooklyn. Everyone lives in the same neighborhood. Everyone gets together for Sunday dinner. Everyone knows your life inside out. This would not be a big problem except for the fact that Tony is gay and still in the closet. If that isn’t bad enough the family is forever trying to set him up with a nice girl. When a sexy guitar player starts playing for tips near Tony’s current construction site, he starts taking steps outside his comfort zone. When Tony realizes that Remy is interested in more than friendship, Tony starts to second guess staying in the closet. The chemistry between Tony and Remy is so sweet. I love how they fit together. This is a pretty easy paced story and can be read quickly. The only tie it to the Breakfast Club books that I could find is the Nightclub Sparks. I loved this ending giving the reader exactly what they are looking for in a romantic novel. The character development is really good. We get to see both characters for who they are. PLOT: 5 StarsCHEMISTRY: 5 StarsPACING: 4 StarsENDING: 5 StarsCHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:5 Stars Review Copy of A Way with Words provided by the Kindle Worlds I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Reviewed by Mollien from Alpha Book Club
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  • Book Faerie
    January 1, 1970
    This story is sweet and loving and both MC's are adorable and so very endearing. Tony struggles with coming out and being his true self with his family and friends. Remy is such a patient sweetheart and he is unbelievably kind to Tony as he fumbles thru their journey. This isn't a gripping and emotional tale. Well written but simple and straight forward. Mostly, tender and sweet. Novellas and short stories rarely are encompassing for me so I have a hard time rating them. However, Lane does a goo This story is sweet and loving and both MC's are adorable and so very endearing. Tony struggles with coming out and being his true self with his family and friends. Remy is such a patient sweetheart and he is unbelievably kind to Tony as he fumbles thru their journey. This isn't a gripping and emotional tale. Well written but simple and straight forward. Mostly, tender and sweet. Novellas and short stories rarely are encompassing for me so I have a hard time rating them. However, Lane does a good job of giving the reader an enjoyable read in a short period of time.
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  • Bogusia
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars
  • ConM
    January 1, 1970
    A fairly trad, boy meets boy, boy in closet story. But with the Lane Hayes touch it was lovely :-) Two very sweet characters, who are adorable together.
  • Shangtzu
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the story! So sweet!
  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    3 stars (barely)I'm a bit disappointed by this one.
  • Chris
    January 1, 1970
    5 out of 5 starsDescription ~Tony De Luca is a simple guy. He works for his uncle’s Brooklyn-based construction firm. And he knows from experience that keeping his head down and doing his job is the best way to deal with the meddlesome family members he sees daily. They think he’s quiet and maybe a little awkward but the truth is more complicated. Tony has a secret he isn’t ready or willing to share. He’s an expert at avoiding familial scrutiny. At least he was until the sexy guitar player showe 5 out of 5 starsDescription ~Tony De Luca is a simple guy. He works for his uncle’s Brooklyn-based construction firm. And he knows from experience that keeping his head down and doing his job is the best way to deal with the meddlesome family members he sees daily. They think he’s quiet and maybe a little awkward but the truth is more complicated. Tony has a secret he isn’t ready or willing to share. He’s an expert at avoiding familial scrutiny. At least he was until the sexy guitar player showed up.Remy Nelson is a small-town, free-spirited guy looking for a new life in the big city. He stays busy playing his instrument on a busy Manhattan street corner during the day and bartending at night. Remy is more interested in finding steady employment than a mate, but he can’t deny his attraction to the dreamy construction worker with soulful eyes, a kind heart, and a unique way with words. Falling for Remy wasn’t what Tony expected, but keeping him will require courage. And an end to keeping secrets. My Review ~A Way With Words is a novella that is part of the Kindle Worlds series Memories with The Breakfast Club. I'm a huge fangirl of this author so it's no surprise I squee'd a bit when I found out she had not one but two offerings out this summer. A Way With Words is the first offering and is a novella featuring two men who are completely different but are absolutely perfect for each other. Bonus is that this novella really gives you a huge amount of story in 6 chapters, so you don't feel like you're missing any of their story. Tony has been quietly admiring this cute musician who's been playing his guitar in the park for a few months. One day he finally makes eye contact with him and they introduce themselves, the musician flirting with Tony just a bit. Remy, the musician, is relatively new in town and is trying to give his life a new direction. He didn't really expect he'd meet someone like Tony. They strike up a sort of friendship, casual for the most part, because Tony isn't out of the closet. However they continue to grow closer and closer until they're in a relationship. Of course this still doesn't solve the issue of Tony being in the closet to everyone else. I truly enjoyed this story from start to finish. The author does a fantastic job with these two characters, their story, their growth/change in Tony's case, and adding in secondary characters that are important to the story. She does this all in a ~24K word novella without sacrificing the feel of the developing relationship and how Tony deals with coming out to his family, friends, and co-workers. That is, for this reader, pure reading magic when you can make it all work without sacrificing elements, particularly in this length story. I definitely can't recommend this story enough as one that you'll want to read, and even pick up and read again and again.
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  • Dimitri
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED IT!!!!!!! via GIPHY OK, so normally I don't go for novellas, mainly because I always feel like there is never enough time to flush out the characters, but woop woop somebody call the plumber because this toilet was clogged! OK, OK, bad visual but honestly great sweet read. They were perfect for each other. Dimi needs a man like Tony, he was sooooo sweet and sexy. Gave me the feels all around!
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  • *Kayley*
    January 1, 1970
    Cutesy, short story that will make you smile. It isn't the most swoon worthy, it isn't the most steamy and it isn't the most thought provoking - but it will make you happy and want to root for Remy and Tony. There were a few moments that took me out of the story (mostly because Tony's dialogue was choppy and odd) but for the most part I really enjoyed it. It was light and quick and I didn't have to think - so it was a winner all around.
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  • Zuzu
    January 1, 1970
    I loved these guys. Tony and Remy were so sweet together. And even though Tony wasn't out, this story was very low angst for which I was grateful. A sweet, feel-good story.
  • Barbara Cerda
    January 1, 1970
    ReviewImpressionTony notices the angelic face and good looks of street artist Remy. He walked by each day until those eyes looked back. Sometimes it is only bootie call but then, it takes only that first kiss and conversation for him to know that this person changes everything. The author excels in taking this reader to a place of understanding in the wonderful progression of love. The characterizations are heart melting while offering a clear journey to an outing. But you wonder if Remy’s loyal ReviewImpressionTony notices the angelic face and good looks of street artist Remy. He walked by each day until those eyes looked back. Sometimes it is only bootie call but then, it takes only that first kiss and conversation for him to know that this person changes everything. The author excels in taking this reader to a place of understanding in the wonderful progression of love. The characterizations are heart melting while offering a clear journey to an outing. But you wonder if Remy’s loyal love and principled behavior hadn’t taken control of Tony’s heart would he have stop hiding his secret. But Tony learns his own bravery and begins trust in that love of family and Remy. Discovering of love bonds in this telling is well done. Relating the thrill and anticipation in each moment was disarming and kept this reader reading. My favorite character is Tony Deluca. He broke with generations of cultural truths and traditions to be with the man owning his heart. That is a very brave and beautiful thing to do.Main CharactersTony Deluca is the big brawny construction jock with eyes for the street/bartender. Remy is the music teacher turn flamenco guitarist and bartender with big brown curls and brown eyes that a man could get lost in. He takes Tony’s heart.Critique: Good storytelling – simple and to the heart this is a good read.
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  • Mainely Stories
    January 1, 1970
    A super sweet (hot chocolate with whipped cream and caramel sweet) romance. Tears? Yup! These guys are just so darn yummy and deserve all good things but how can that possibly happen? When you are a New York construction worker in a big Italian family business, coming out of the closet seems an insurmountable task, an impossibility. Avoiding all of the blind dates, and marriageable girls invited to family gatherings is stifling for Tony. Tony's new attraction to the traveling troubadour; guitar A super sweet (hot chocolate with whipped cream and caramel sweet) romance. Tears? Yup! These guys are just so darn yummy and deserve all good things but how can that possibly happen? When you are a New York construction worker in a big Italian family business, coming out of the closet seems an insurmountable task, an impossibility. Avoiding all of the blind dates, and marriageable girls invited to family gatherings is stifling for Tony. Tony's new attraction to the traveling troubadour; guitar player on the corner near his job site is exciting and frightening at the same time. It seems like a fantasy, this sexy man who seems to be watching him as much as Tony is watching the guitar player. As Tony pursues Remy, the musician/bartender/teacher, the attractive interesting man with sizzle, he wants more time, more connection. Their encounters are so sexy yet Tony is so FUNNY..... "the sun makes your hair look like pasta shells. In a good way.". Intimate and ROMANTIC, "If you really want to know...I think you're the music". The two men enjoy getting to know each other in every way, secretly, until one day...one of the ever-present family members arrives unexpectedly at Tony's apartment. There is absolutely NO WAY that Tony's family will accept this, accept him.I love love love this story and the author who wrote it.
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  • Carra
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited when the Memories with the Breakfast Club Kindle World was announced, and A Way With Words is the first of the novellas that I’ve read. Guess what? I LOVED it! This story was just the right amount of sweet and sexy, and even though it is novella length I still felt like I read a full story and didn’t miss out on anything…it just fit into a very quick couple of hours which was perfect for me.Tony is just a wee bit in the closet—he’s well aware he’s gay, figuring that out as an ea I was so excited when the Memories with the Breakfast Club Kindle World was announced, and A Way With Words is the first of the novellas that I’ve read. Guess what? I LOVED it! This story was just the right amount of sweet and sexy, and even though it is novella length I still felt like I read a full story and didn’t miss out on anything…it just fit into a very quick couple of hours which was perfect for me.Tony is just a wee bit in the closet—he’s well aware he’s gay, figuring that out as an early teen, but doesn’t want to risk alienating his HUGE Italian family, many of whom he sees every day, or at least every week at work or family gatherings. When he meets Remy—a super sweet, easygoing, talented man—he’s intrigued, and quickly realizes he likes him..likes him quite a lot actually. Remy understands why Tony is not out, and he’s okay with not pushing him to go public before Tony is ready. But Tony’s family keeps pushing him to “find a nice girl”, and they’re not at all subtle about it. It keeps wearing on him, and they really are not the type of family to take no for an answer…or at least if Tony says no, they just gloss over it and keep pushing. That’s the only part that irritated me, because no matter what Tony said, they paid no attention and just kept on at him, and he just wasn’t at a place yet to push back and tell them the truth.Tony and Remy together—wonderful, sweet, hot as heck…and everything felt right and comfortable. Their chemistry is obvious, and just the thought of that coming apart if Tony didn’t come out in the end was troubling to me. It made for some good tension, along with the anticipation of Tony finally admitting who he really is to his family.A Way With Words is a perfect story for the Memories with the Breakfast Club Kindle World, and you don’t need to have read the Breakfast Club series to enjoy this story—it is a true standalone. I’m giving this one 4.5 stars, and I highly recommend this to any fan of coming out M/M romance…or just M/M romance in general. This story is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content.
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  • Christina Wade - BFD Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I normally don’t give novellas 5 Stars because they are never long enough and leave me wanting…but man oh man did I love this story. Of course, I would love to have more of them but I’m a HUGE fan of sweet and sappy and Ms. Hayes is an expert at that so I really had no complaints about the story.I’ve become reluctant to read stories with closeted guys because I hate the angst and hurt caused between the men. And this one had a bit of that angst and hurt but thankfully it was short-lived.Tony is I normally don’t give novellas 5 Stars because they are never long enough and leave me wanting…but man oh man did I love this story. Of course, I would love to have more of them but I’m a HUGE fan of sweet and sappy and Ms. Hayes is an expert at that so I really had no complaints about the story.I’ve become reluctant to read stories with closeted guys because I hate the angst and hurt caused between the men. And this one had a bit of that angst and hurt but thankfully it was short-lived.Tony is socially awkward and says whatever comes to mind. He would rather avoid social situations than embarrass himself by saying something uncomfortable…the thing is, what he thinks is weird is actually really sweet and endearing; which is one of the things Remy likes about him. Tony is drawn to Remy’s beauty but its Remy’s strength and passion that keep Tony coming back. Tony’s internal struggle to be true to himself hits a pinnacle when he realizes how much he needs Remy. I absolutely loved how patient and gentle Remy was with Tony. He never pushed him to come out. He was just there for him while Tony worked through his decision. We do get an HEA for them but I would love to see a follow up at some point to see if their big dreams happen.
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  • Bo
    January 1, 1970
    Sparks of Their OwnThis series is basically supposed to be catalyzed by the gay bar Sparks, which was so pivotal in Felice Stevens' "The Breakfast Club" series. The only time it does in this book is when our sweet curly haired blondish street guitarist/bartender Remy Nelson mentions that he has applied for a job there to seriously hot and deeply closeted Tony DeLuca (on the cover).How they come to have this conversation is the result of a somewhat serendipitous relationship that begins building Sparks of Their OwnThis series is basically supposed to be catalyzed by the gay bar Sparks, which was so pivotal in Felice Stevens' "The Breakfast Club" series. The only time it does in this book is when our sweet curly haired blondish street guitarist/bartender Remy Nelson mentions that he has applied for a job there to seriously hot and deeply closeted Tony DeLuca (on the cover).How they come to have this conversation is the result of a somewhat serendipitous relationship that begins building when Tony eyes Remy playing his guitar outside what I would suppose is Madison Square Park in Manhattan--and can't keep himself away from making contact. The trials and tribulations that Tony goes through from then on may seem a bit off-the-wall to some people. But he's from a tightly knit, and large, Italian-American family in Brooklyn (Remy is from upstate New York and has only his mother and brother to please)--and Tony is convinced he will be ostracized by his family if he comes out, at the tender age of 28. So they keep setting him up with appropriate dates, and he goes slightly nuts because at the same time he and Remy are getting to know each other, and falling in lust, and then like, and then love.You may think you know the drill in these situations but there are some twists along the way, as well as some incongruities. We are led to believe early on that Tony really is totally inexperienced with other men, but that isn't quite true and we are shockingly reminded of this during their first serious bedroom encounter. Still, it works.There are some typos along the way here (one sentence has three uses of "it's" and one of them should be "its"), and some misspelled words, but overall the writing is very good and the story believable. So is the HEA.
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  • Isabella ~Mikku-chan~
    January 1, 1970
    *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*~ Kindle Worlds is US exclusive and not available (yet) for international readers~This novella out of the Memories with The Breakfast Club (Kindle Worlds)-series based on the books by Felice Stevens was a great introduction of the two character Tony and Remy, a construction worker and a guitar player.Both guys are totally charming and the first person POV, from Tony's view was an interesting read and different than *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*~ Kindle Worlds is US exclusive and not available (yet) for international readers~This novella out of the Memories with The Breakfast Club (Kindle Worlds)-series based on the books by Felice Stevens was a great introduction of the two character Tony and Remy, a construction worker and a guitar player.Both guys are totally charming and the first person POV, from Tony's view was an interesting read and different than maybe other books you read. You can read the book without any knowledge of the Breakfast Club series or Memories series, the character are both totally new, unpresented before but of course totally sweethearts.The tension is there between the character and the way how Remy and Tony are hot and cold is really interesting and you are thrilled to see what end waits for them. :3The amusing family member on Tony's side give the story a lot of funny events, also shows it the great connection which is totally lovely and sweet.A great read for a pleasant afternoon.5 out of 5 stars and a recommendation.It's a bit sad that international reader have maybe to wait (for a longer time) to be able to read the book because of amazons restrictions outsite the USA. Review originally posted on my blog with added content Mikku-chan / A world full of words
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  • Dawn Nicole Costiera
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!For a Novella, A Way with Words by Lane Hayes was filled with so much of everything! It tugged at my heart and had many swoon worthy moments. I loved it. It's a story of courage and being true to yourself...Tony DeLuca comes from a huge Italian family in Brooklyn. He works in construction and is hiding his sexuality. His loving but overbearing family pushes him to date girls. He is so torn between what his head is telling him and what his heart feels. He's terrified of coming out and d 4.5 Stars!For a Novella, A Way with Words by Lane Hayes was filled with so much of everything! It tugged at my heart and had many swoon worthy moments. I loved it. It's a story of courage and being true to yourself...Tony DeLuca comes from a huge Italian family in Brooklyn. He works in construction and is hiding his sexuality. His loving but overbearing family pushes him to date girls. He is so torn between what his head is telling him and what his heart feels. He's terrified of coming out and disappointing them. After meeting a beautiful street performer/bartender Remy, he is finding it harder and harder to live a lie. Remy makes Tony feel things he's never felt before. Making him finally feel comfortable within his own skin.... But he is still constantly lying to his family and it's becoming exhausting. Living two lives. Can he ever truly give into who he really is? I completely felt all of Tony's trepidition and distress. I can't imagine trying to hide who I really am. Being scared of what my family might think. Tony & Remy handle their situation with class and grace, by simply following their hearts. Tony was adorable with saying exactly what was on his mind. He definitely had a way with words when it came to Remy. In turn, Remy who is very free spirited and confident in his sexuality was extremely patient and loving with Tony. They gave me butterflies! They were so sweet and smoking hot. Even though, A Way with Words was short, I still felt like I really got to know the characters. I did feel a closer connection to Tony, because the story is all in his POV. I would have loved to hear from Remy. That would have further enhanced the story for me. All his interactions with Tony were so sincere and genuine. I just wanted more from him. Both guys were wonderful in their own way and totally complimented each other.... But is love enough? Can love give Tony the courage he needs to be himself out in the open?Coming from a big New York Italian family, I completely related to Tony's life. Lane did a great job capturing the essence of the Italian culture in NYC. It was so much fun to read!! I had to laugh and shake my head a few times... she nailed it.
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  • BookReader87
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this one. Awww Tony...such a freakin romantic and he doesn't even know it. This story is short but really enjoyable. Tony is an in the closest 29 year old, Italian, gay man with a large family who is always in his business. However, there is one secret they don't know. He has hidden his sexuality from them for years. Then Tony meets Remy, the sweet guitar playing, bartending, music teacher with the curly hair. The two hit it off and start a relationship. From the start Remy is und I really liked this one. Awww Tony...such a freakin romantic and he doesn't even know it. This story is short but really enjoyable. Tony is an in the closest 29 year old, Italian, gay man with a large family who is always in his business. However, there is one secret they don't know. He has hidden his sexuality from them for years. Then Tony meets Remy, the sweet guitar playing, bartending, music teacher with the curly hair. The two hit it off and start a relationship. From the start Remy is understanding of Tony's situation and never pushes him to come out to his family but Tony's ever persisting family continues to push women towards him. Tony is finding it more and more difficult to hide his sexuality from them especially with his feelings towards Remy growing. Tony has to fight his internal battle and decide if he wants to come out the closest or keep the door firmly shut.
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  • Caroline Brand
    January 1, 1970
    REVIEWED FOR LOVE BYTESA Way with Words is a slow gentle romance that would be perfect for curling up with on a rainy day. There is no real drama here – just two men at very different places in their lives trying to find their way – even when the path it’s taking them is scary and full of risks.Remy is a musician, a teacher and a man looking for the words to his songs. He is out and proud, gentle and patient and he knows who he is and what he wants. His family have always been supportive and thi REVIEWED FOR LOVE BYTESA Way with Words is a slow gentle romance that would be perfect for curling up with on a rainy day. There is no real drama here – just two men at very different places in their lives trying to find their way – even when the path it’s taking them is scary and full of risks.Remy is a musician, a teacher and a man looking for the words to his songs. He is out and proud, gentle and patient and he knows who he is and what he wants. His family have always been supportive and this shows in the confidence he exudes.Tony comes from a huge, boisterous but ultimately very loving Italian family. He works with his family, he socialises with his family and he spends a lot of time dodging dates set up by his family. The sad thing is Tony’s family don’t really know who he is and this is a huge stumbling block and point of stress in Tony’s life.Remaining in the closet seemed the most sensible thing to do to Tony until he meets Remy who is out busking near his worksite. From their first words it is clear that things are set to change but Tony has to put his big boxers on and be honest before he can be happy.Tony and Remy are pretty perfect together in that imitable Lane Hayes style. Tony always seems to find just the right words to say, however inappropriate or spontaneous, and it just added depth to their relationship. If you are looking for a beautiful love story then look no further – this one fits the bill perfectly!
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  • Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
    January 1, 1970
    I have read many of Lane's books in the past and even though this was a short story, I really liked it. I would consider this a short and sweet story about finding love and making peace with your life.I think conflict is good in a story and Lane gave us a taste of it in this one. With all the short stories I read, I find myself wanting more from the characters than the author can find in such a short number of pages to give me. Lane tells this story quickly but I would have loved to have it draw I have read many of Lane's books in the past and even though this was a short story, I really liked it. I would consider this a short and sweet story about finding love and making peace with your life.I think conflict is good in a story and Lane gave us a taste of it in this one. With all the short stories I read, I find myself wanting more from the characters than the author can find in such a short number of pages to give me. Lane tells this story quickly but I would have loved to have it drawn out for awhile with build up. I think it would have been great to read Remy's point of view as well not just Tony's side.Tony and Remy met and they fell in love. There was really no build up but Tony has to take the first step. Tony wasn't out to his family and Remy was Ok with it. I wanted Remy to stand up and tell Tony that if he wanted them to be together he would be out and proud. Tony had to make his decisions and come out to his family on his own termsTony plays himself off as new york straight boy but knows he is gay. His family keeps trying to set him up and I felt he had times when he could have come clean to them.Remy is playing a guitar in the park everyday where Tony works, when Tony sees him it hits him that he needs to go talk to him. When he gets the nerve up and goes over, they have a quick conversation and Remy tells him he is a bartender. Remy says that Tony should come see him for a drink. At first Tony knows he wont go but eventually he cant stop thinking about him so he does. When he shows up at the bar where Remy works they start talking and you can tell these 2 men have chemistry. Now Tony cant get Remy out of his head and they share lunch everyday. Their relationship takes off from there. Since it is a short story it moves from a first date to seeing each other all the time. We get to see the love they have for each other and of course the HEA. I am enjoying all the books in this Kindle World series and I feel that it is a great idea to push stories and expand such great series.*ARC provided by Kindle World in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Jodi from Alpha Book Club
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  • Tanja
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this novella. It has an apt title that might not apply to Tony but definitely does to Lane. She certainly has a way with words. Her writing is fluent and smooth with a clarity of words that says everything. ‘I think you’re the music’ – how perfect is that. Tony and Remy are great characters I fell in love with. Lane captures the two guys perfectly and brings them come alive. They are the cutest couple ever. On the surface, they have very little in common but they are a perfect fit. Tony I loved this novella. It has an apt title that might not apply to Tony but definitely does to Lane. She certainly has a way with words. Her writing is fluent and smooth with a clarity of words that says everything. ‘I think you’re the music’ – how perfect is that. Tony and Remy are great characters I fell in love with. Lane captures the two guys perfectly and brings them come alive. They are the cutest couple ever. On the surface, they have very little in common but they are a perfect fit. Tony is fearful of coming out to his big Italian family and friends, he even has trouble saying the words ‘I am gay’ to himself. Remy is out and proud. I loved how he is so understanding of Tony, lets him set the pace, gives him encouragement but never pushes. You got to love that guy.
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  • Kim Krogh
    January 1, 1970
    Tony comes from a big Italian family. There one problem with them, they keep setting him up with women. Tony is not interested. Tony is deeply in the closet. Remy is out. Beside working in a bar he plays his guitar in the park. Tony is drawn to him. The two meet and suddenly Tony has to face his own problem. How will his family react? he is scared. This story was so well done. I connected with the characters right away. Tony is so shy and sweet when he's with Remy, he dosen't know when or how to Tony comes from a big Italian family. There one problem with them, they keep setting him up with women. Tony is not interested. Tony is deeply in the closet. Remy is out. Beside working in a bar he plays his guitar in the park. Tony is drawn to him. The two meet and suddenly Tony has to face his own problem. How will his family react? he is scared. This story was so well done. I connected with the characters right away. Tony is so shy and sweet when he's with Remy, he dosen't know when or how to say the right things. I loved it from start to end. Remy is just Remy, patient and always there for Tony. This book was given to me as ACR in exhahange of a fair and honest review.
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  • Jacey Jeffrey
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this story by Lane Hayes. This is the story of Tony and Remy. Tony is deeply in the closet feeling smothered by his big Italian family who keeps trying to marry him off to a good woman. Remy is comfortable in who he is....a man who loves playing music. They meet in the park by chance. Tony was instantly enamored by Remy. The chemistry that they had was off the charts hot! I loved everything about them.This story was a perfect fit for this Kindle World. I highly recommend this I absolutely loved this story by Lane Hayes. This is the story of Tony and Remy. Tony is deeply in the closet feeling smothered by his big Italian family who keeps trying to marry him off to a good woman. Remy is comfortable in who he is....a man who loves playing music. They meet in the park by chance. Tony was instantly enamored by Remy. The chemistry that they had was off the charts hot! I loved everything about them.This story was a perfect fit for this Kindle World. I highly recommend this book to everyone...its an amazing well written book. Well done!!I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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