Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway: Better Than Home by Lane Hayes

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Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Better Than Home
By Lane Hayes

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Better Than Series, Book 6

The lawyer, the diva, and a new adventure…


Life is good. A few years ago, I met someone special, came out as bi, fell head over heels, and married the love of my life. A man. But not just any man.

Aaron is a confident, unapologetically fabulous diva who isn’t afraid to take chances. I love that about him. New state, new career path…no problem.

Except things don’t always go according to plan. That’s okay. It might be the perfect time to get back to basics and check off a few items on our original list…like buy a house and start a family. Whoa! House first.

However, house hunting isn’t glamorous at all, and with my partnership at the law firm in the balance, it’s kind of stressful. Everything we’ve dreamed of is within reach—if we can just find a place that feels like home, we’ll be better than good.

Better Than Home is a sweet and sexy novella featuring Matt and Aaron from my International Bestselling book, Better Than Good. The lawyer, the diva, and the happy ever after of a lifetime. For readers who know the real love story happens after the first “I love you.”

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“To new adventures.”

“To us.”

We went quiet for a while, lost in our thoughts as we people-watched and shared occasional commentary on random things like the playful Lab trotting after his person with a Frisbee in his mouth or the college-age film students setting up their cameras under the trees behind us.

“We can try again, you know,” I said softly.

“Yes.” Aaron rested his head on my shoulder, then glanced up. “But I think you’re right. It’s time to move on and make new plans. Let’s start house hunting tomorrow.”

Screech. Halt. What?


“Or soon. Like next week. There’s a lot to consider. We have to narrow down neighborhoods we like and look into school districts, proximity to the city and our friends and family. I love Jay and Peter’s hood. And I’d love to be close to the twins, but we may want to be closer to my folks. Mom will want to babysit and—”

“We don’t have kids.”

“But we will! Come along, love of my life. We have so much to discuss!”

He jumped from the bench and tugged at my hand, slipping his arm through mine as he pulled me toward the sidewalk, continuing excitedly about houses and dogs and babies and future things that had seemed impossibly far away an hour ago.

Yes, it was overwhelming as hell. But forward-thinking optimism was the best way to move past disappointment. And we were definitely going to do everything on that list.


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Enter the Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of Better Than Home, Lane is giving away the Winner’s choice of an audiobook or ebook of choice from her published works!

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Check out other Matt & Aaron books in the Better Than Series 

Better Than Good (Book 1)

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The story that started it all…

Matt understands labels: law student, athlete, heterosexual. He has goals: graduate and begin his career in law. One fateful night, Matt tags along with his gay roommate to a dance club and everything changes.

Aaron doesn’t believe in labels, and he’s leery of straight curious men. Aaron can’t deny the attraction between him and Matt, he is reluctant to start anything with someone who is still dealing with what this new label means—especially when that someone has a girlfriend.

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Better Than Beginnings: A Better Than Good Short Story Collection
(Better Than Stories, Book 5)

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Matt Sullivan knows he met someone special the night he spots the sexy man on the dance floor. However, he doesn’t know his life is about to change forever. First of all, Matt is straight. Okay, maybe not, but he doesn’t think falling in love and spending the rest of his life with a hotheaded, unapologetically fabulous diva is an option.

Aaron Mendez is confident, smart, and very comfortable in his skin. He knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go for it. And though he might have reservations about falling for someone newly out of the closet, no one has ever looked at Aaron the way Matt does.

Navigating a relationship has its challenges, but both Matt and Aaron are willing to deal with difficult parents, holiday blues, and learning curves. They know their happy ever after is worth fighting for and that true love is better than good.

*No/low angst, sexy fun! This collection of short stories follows the lives of Matt and Aaron from my first novel, Better Than Good. The end of one chapter is the beginning of a whole new story from ordinary everyday life to an engagement, a wedding, and more. This collection is dedicated to Matt and Aaron fans and those who believe that the real love story happens after the first “I love you”.

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About 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, 2018-2019, and 2020-2021 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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Hi! I'm Katie and I'm an obsessive reader, wife and mum. I love books, support all things LGBTQ+ and love tattoos and tea!

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