Better Than Good by Lane Hayes

Title: Better Than Good
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 180
Characters: Matt Sullivan, Aaron Mendez
POV: 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 5


Matt Sullivan 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. Matt finds himself attracted to the most beautiful man he’s ever seen. All labels go flying out the window.

Aaron Mendez doesn’t believe in labels, and he’s leery of straight curious men. He makes it clear that he’ll hide his fabulous light for no one. While 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.


To my knowledge, this is the first book I’ve read by Lane Hayes and it definitely won’t be my last. From the first moment Matt and Aaron met, there was a sizzling chemistry between them that simply wouldn’t be denied. I thought the author did a great job at allowing their relationship progress at an even pace.

I thought that Matt was a very sympathetic character. Throughout the novel, he goes through a lot of personal growth. Although he was hesitant about his attraction and feelings for Aaron at first, once he decided that Aaron was the man for him, I enjoyed his determination to make their relationship a strong one.

I also understood Aaron’s hesitance. He’d been burned before and I liked that he wasn’t going to change who he was to please Matt. I thoughts these men really had a strong friendship, attraction and the emotional connection they had was off the charts!

If you are looking for a sweet, sexy and well-written read, then Better than Good is definitely the book for you! This is a perfect book for those craving a sexy, summer read.

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi


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