Audio Blitz including Review & Giveaway – Following the Rules by Lane Hayes


Title:  Following The Rules

Series: The Script Club #1

Author: Lane Hayes

Narrator: Alexander Cendese

Publisher: Lane Hayes

Release Date: May 7, 2021

Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 50k

Genre: Romance, Nerd/Jock, MM Romance, Bisexual Awakening, Best Friend’s Brother

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Book Description

The geek, the jock, and a new set of rules…


My friend’s brother needs an academic assistant and I need a job. Problem…jocks are my weakness. Seriously. I lose my ability to speak coherently around muscle-bound hotties. Oh yeah, I lose my inhibitions too—not a good look for a guy with a genius IQ. So what am I going to do about Simon?


Finishing college isn’t high on my list of priorities, but my future in professional football is looking bleak. I need a plan B or C, and I could use some help navigating life as an undergrad. Topher is perfect. He’s also a little strange…but in a good way. And I like the way I feel when I’m around him—as though anything is possible. Maybe if we follow our hearts, we’ll find what we’re looking for. But that means changing the rules…

Following the Rules is a MM, bisexual awakening romance starring a lovable nerd, a cool jock, and some extracurricular fun.


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

This is my first experience with this vocal performer. I like him…he had a distinction between characters, his voice for Topher’s grandmother was so good.

This is a spinoff from the ‘Starting From’ series…Topher was Cody’s roommate (Johnny’s boyfriend). It is not necessary to read that series to read this one. This is a quick, low angst, sweet read.

Topher and his friends, Cody included, are all super-geniuses. They’re all a little awkward, a lot geeky, and pretty adorable. And those quiet, shy, awkward guys are the ones you need to watch out for! I liked Topher’s confidence when he forgets to be nervous.

Simon is a jock and Topher’s exact opposite and Topher’s roomate’s/friend’s brother. He is trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life, but he needs help studying for his college degree which he thinks he needs for his backup plan.

Topher changes the game for Simon. With Topher’s help, Simon figure’s out his future path.

There are several interesting characters – Topher’s roommates/group of friends – and this sounds like it will be a great series!



Meet the Author

Lane Hayes loves a good romance! An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016, 2017, and 2018-2019 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a not quite empty nest.

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