Audiobook Release including Review & Giveaway – Leaning Into Touch by Lane Hayes

Title:  Leaning Into Touch
Series: Leaning Into Stories, #4
Author: Lane Hayes
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Publisher:  Lane Hayes
Original Publication Date: October 5, 2017
Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 80k words
Genre: Romance, Bisexual, Humor, Second Chance, Friends to Lovers, San Francisco, Office

Add to Goodreads




Josh Sheehan is unlucky in love and now… newly unemployed. He’s not sure what to do next, but he’s sure he should give up on romance. Especially after last time. His friends warned him that falling for the hunky Irishman was a bad idea. Josh can’t help feeling torn even though he knows it’s best to move on. But when an unexpected dose of family drama blindsides him, Josh finds himself leaning on the one man he’s supposed to forget.

Finn Gallagher is driven by success. He makes no secret that building a name for his tech company is his number one goal. Finn left home a decade ago with a ton of regret, a heavy heart, and a vow to never repeat the same mistake twice. However, there is something undeniably appealing about the self-deprecating man with the silly sense of humor that makes it difficult for Finn to remember why falling for Josh is a bad idea. It soon becomes clear they’re both in deeper than they intended. There is no way to remain untouched. And there is so much to gain, if they’re brave enough to lean in.

Listen to an audio excerpt & purchase at Audible


Overall – 4 of 5 Stars

Performance – 4 of 5 Stars
Story – 4 of 5 Stars


I really liked the vocal performance. The Irish accent was decent…it was lost at times but I imagine it was hard to switch between the US and Irish so I didn’t let it bother me too much. I loved the emotions…I could feel what the characters felt, especially the sadness and tears.

This is another great story in this series! It can definitely be read/listened to as a standalone but there’s no reason not to read/listen to the previous books in the series!

I LOVE JOSH! He seems so shy and awkward while he rambles on and makes bad jokes but I was proud of the way he stood strong against Finn. For a 32 year old man he’s very childlike which is really endearing. He can’t figure out what he wants to be when he grows up so he ends going through a bit of self-discovery. He also goes through a major life changing event…which he didn’t handle well.

It took me a while to warm up to Finn. Josh is such an open book so it’s hard to see him with someone so closed off and clearly hiding from something. When he strips away his armor he’s AMAZING with Josh. I would actually like to see a little more of his dominance with Josh. He suffered a tragedy in his younger years and is punishing himself because of it. He makes a crappy decision with Josh and I was happy Josh stood up to him.

While they end on a great note, I know we’ll see more of them as they aren’t done yet. This is definitely another must read by Ms. Hayes!


Meet the Author

Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a newly empty nest.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Meet the Narrator


Nick is an award winning narrator with a fan following for his work in fiction, specifically in the romance genre. His performances in two of Amy Lane’s books, Beneath the Stain and Christmas Kitsch, made him the recipient of Sinfully M/M Book Review’s Narrator of the Year – 2015. When he’s not in the booth, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessica, and kids, (aka their beagle Frank and cat Stella), drumming in his cover band, exploring rural back roads with his wife on his motorcycle, or being enthralled in a tabletop role playing game with his friends. 

Facebook | Twitter



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blog Button 2







Tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.