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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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“My wife?”

“I can’t wait to see their faces when they realize the queers have moved in next door.” He flashed a mischievous grin. “I’ll invite them to our housewarming party too.”

“Whoa. Wait.” I froze mid-sip. “Are they going to be a problem?”

Aaron frowned. “What kind of problem?”

“The prejudiced kind” was on the tip of my tongue, but it sounded paranoid in my head, so I settled on, “I don’t know. I’m sure they’re perfectly nice people.”

“We’ll find out eventually. In the meantime…let’s paint!”

I groaned, sipping my beer before setting it on the mantel to unbutton my shirt. “Aar, I’m tired.”

Exhausted, actually.

It had been a weird day.

I wanted nothing more than to curl up on my corner of the sofa with a beer and watch baseball. But I didn’t have a sofa or a working TV.…Thank God I had beer.

“We don’t have to do much,” Aaron cajoled, pulling me from my reverie. “Maybe one room tonight, then we’ll move on to the others tomorrow. Thoughts?”

“Saturdays are better for painting. And that gives us a few hours to come up with a crew. Let’s ask your brother and your dad to help us. They’re good painters, right?”

“No, they’re terrible,” he deadpanned.

“Oh.” I raked my fingers through my hair. “Fine. But I’m gonna need some incentive, babe.”

Aaron traced a path from my Adam’s apple to my chest. “I think I can help with that. What did you have in mind?”

He licked my neck, closed his fist around my shaft through my suit pants, and sank to his knees.


This never got old.

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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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