Today I am so pleased to welcome Lane Hayes to Joyfully Jay. Lane has come to talk to us about her latest release, You, Again. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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“I heard you took over the diner. Still serving killer fries?”

“Of course.”

“And shakes? Please tell me you still have the double-chocolate-chip shake on the menu,” he pleaded, reminding me of the teenager who used to save the clover marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal to eat last. 

“We do.”

“Cool. I’ll be by sometime. I opened a couple of burger joints in Seattle that have done pretty well. Blue Line Burger. I was thinking of expanding.”


“Or somewhere nearby. Let’s talk. Maybe we can help each other out.”

“Right.” I snorted derisively. 

Vinnie frowned, scratching his temple thoughtfully. “I’m sensing animosity.”

“I was going for ambivalence.”

“Ambivalence,” he repeated, thumping his chest. “Toward me? Impossible.”

Damn it. That was truer than I wanted to admit. Time to get going.

“Ronnie’s waiting for you. Later.” 

He grabbed my elbow before I could stalk away. “Gimme a hint. What’s he up to?” 

Vin turned to the rink that had served as a second home to most everyone in town. Including this former NHL superstar. 

I shook out of his grasp. “Find out yourself. Oh, and Vin…”


“If you fuck him over, I will come for you.” 

Hey, for a guy who’d never been known for a menacing glare, I thought I’d pulled it off pretty damn well. I braced myself for one of those adolescent comebacks Vinnie had delivered like a boss when we were kids. He’d always been able to make “Oooh, now I’m scared” sound like a Shakespearean quip.


I’d said what I’d needed to and drawn the proverbial line in the sand. With any luck, our paths wouldn’t cross much during his hopefully very short stay.


you, again coverThe Elmwood Stories, Book 1

The hometown hockey hero and his best friend’s brother…


Hockey is in my blood. I learned to skate before I learned how to ride a bike. I’ve been on a wild ride, playing at the highest level for some of the biggest and best teams in the league. But now it’s over, and I’m not sure what to do with myself.

So I’m going home to Elmwood.

But I’ll tell you what I’m not gonna do—I’m not going to coach my buddy’s junior hockey league. No chance. I don’t know how to deal with kids, and besides, the other coach—who happens to be my best friend’s brother—hates me. With reason.

That may be old news, yet something tells me we’re going to have to deal with the past.

And that’s almost as scary as coaching teens.


No, I don’t hate Vinnie, but he drives me nuts.

He’s cocky, goofy, selfish, and yeah…after all these years, I’m still attracted to him. But I’m a responsible adult now. I run my family’s business, and with the help of my ex, I’ve made Elmwood Diner into a New England institution.

So maybe my life isn’t particularly exciting at the moment, and maybe Vinnie isn’t the worst. Nonetheless, I have no desire to rekindle a friendship with the hockey hero who no doubt will be on the first flight out of town the second he gets bored or gets a better offer.

And I’m not coaching with him. No way.


I can’t believe I’m doing this again.

You, Again is an MM bisexual, best friend’s brother, frenemies to lovers romance featuring old friends, a new quest, and a little hockey HEA!


lane hayes bio photoLane 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. She loves wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband and her fabulous pup, George.



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