Reviewed by Caroline
TITLE: A Way with Words
SERIES: Memories With The Breakfast Club: (Kindle Worlds)
AUTHOR: Lane Hayes
PUBLISHER: Kindle Worlds
RELEASE DATE: June 20, 2017
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 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!