Falling for Raine by Lane Hayes

Posted February 25, 2024 in Reviews / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Falling for Raine by Lane HayesFalling for Raine by Lane Hayes
Published by Self-Published on February 27, 2024
Genres: M M Romance, Romance
Pages: 219
Format: ARC
Source: Gay Romance Reviews
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The gentleman, the hot mess, and a little British adventure…


Moving to London is scary and daunting, but I desperately need this job–and a redo. Okay, so I may have oversold my qualifications. That shouldn’t be a big deal, though. I mean, being an assistant’s assistant seems easy enough, and I’m a fast learner.

Hold up!

I’m already in over my head with spreadsheets, new pronunciations, and temperamental appliances. And just as I’m mentally preparing to face going home early, the big boss offers me an opportunity I can’t refuse. And I definitely should because Graham Horsham is an infuriating, complicated grumpy bear with a razor-sharp tongue, a wickedly dry sense of humor, and…I like him far too much.


I’ve been bamboozled. I’m not quite sure how I ended up with an assistant who spills coffee daily, wears wrinkled shirts, and chatters nonstop. He can’t stay, but I don’t want him to go and that’s madness. The Horsham Group is closing one of our biggest deals ever and I won’t jeopardize it. This one is personal.

Yet so is Raine.

He’s a breath of fresh air—silly, impetuous, lighthearted, good-natured, and…quite lovely. I like him more than I want to admit. For some reason, I can let my guard down with him. It’s unnerving and probably unprofessional.

But not to worry…I will not, under any circumstances, fall for Raine.

Falling for Raine is an MM, age-gap romance featuring a British silver fox, a desperate but adorable American, and a UK adventure!

As soon as I saw Lane Hayes had a new British romance release, I knew it was just jumping to the top of my to-be-read (TBR) pile. Falling for Raine sure did not disappoint! I have always been a sucker for British gay romance books, and this one checked all the boxes.

Falling for Raine follows the trope of grumpy sunshine but adds its own twists. Raine is an American who might have lied on his resume just a little bit (or really a lot). Graham is a wealthy British CEO and the grumpy (but loveable) one in this scenario. Sparks fly when the two meet in a cowboy dive bar in Vegas. They considered it one and done and then went their separate ways. But, of course, that wasn’t exactly the case here.

Surprise! Raine is the newest hire of The Horsham Group, of which Graham happens to be the CEO. It quickly becomes evident that Raine is not qualified for the positions, but one thing leads to another, and Raine is offered an alternative fact-finding spot at The Horsham Group. Around the same time, Graham and Raine realize they aren’t entirely satisfied with a one-night stand and move into more of a friends-with-benefits relationship. Things continue to develop, but Graham believes he is too busy for love and an actual relationship. Raine doesn’t want to push things, so he follows the established agreement.

Overall, Falling for Raine is more of a character-driven book than a plot-driven book. There was plenty of humor and sexy times! All this combined made Falling for Raine a fun and enjoyable read. If you like British/American gay romance books, this one is for you!

About Lane Hayes

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Lane Hayes is finally doing what she loves best. Writing! An avid reader from an early age, Lane has always been drawn to romance novels. She truly believes there is nothing more inspiring than a well-told love story with beautifully written characters.

Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. She is the bestselling author of the Better Than, Right and Wrong, A Kind of stories and Leaning Into Series and the Out in College series. Lane’s novels placed first in the 2016 and 2017 Rainbow Awards. She loves travel, chocolate, and wine (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an empty nest.

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