Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: Leaning Into the Fall
SERIES: Leaning Into series book #2
AUTHOR: Lane Hayes
PUBLISHER: self published
LENGTH: 228 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 15, 2017
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.
Leaning Into the Fall is the first full length novel in the Leaning Into (San Francisco Boys) series. We previously were introduced to a set of friends, who went to college together, in a wonderful short story, Leaning Into Love.
In this series these guys get their own stories, which is my absolute favorite as we get to know a new couple with each book. I really enjoyed the first story and I couldn’t wait to read Nick’s book.
And what an amazing read I got. Nick Jorgensen is nothing I imagined based on his appearance in Leaning into Love. We met him as Eric’s business partner and former fuck-buddy and he seemed kind of shallow and selfish. Reading him, understanding where he’s coming from made me see him in a totally different light.
Now he is one of my all-time favorite characters. He is a wonderful, unique young man, who is a socially awkward genius and I truly love him to pieces.
The writing is flawless and the first person point of view brings us really close to Nick and we can experience the feels and thoughts of a unique human being who is “perfectly imperfect” as Wes words it.
When Nick meets Wes (the owner of the vineyard he had ordered his custom made wine bottles for his wedding he later cancelled) he doesn’t realize how important they will become in each other’s lives. Wes and Nick have sizzling chemistry. The journey of their relationship, Nick’s personal and work related complications are perfectly woven together and create an exciting, intriguing and heartwarming love story. Wes doesn’t have an easy task to understand and read Nick properly, but luckily he is a great guy who never gives up. These two guys truly deserve their happiness.
Beside our MCs we have some great secondary characters and I can’t wait to read more of them.
This book is a real page turner and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Highly recommended.