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

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“This is nice.”

I studied his mop of hair and his trim waist whilst grappling with the incongruity of Raine…here in my office, touching my things. It was so…strange.

I’d thought about this man more than I wanted to admit, but now that he was here, I had no idea what to do with him. His bright-eyed, eager expression puzzled me. Shouldn’t he be nervous? I made everyone nervous. It was my secret power. Raine seemed perfectly at ease, albeit in a manic sort of way.

“Yes. Have a seat.” I gestured to the office chair and took the one next to it to avoid towering over him. 

“Can I just say…I’m still in shock.” He gestured wildly between us. “I had no idea. You said you were in finance, but I figured that was code for professional gambler. Ginormous suites and tricked-out Escalades usually go to high rollers at nice hotels. It was the only explanation that made sense to me. No offense, but you didn’t look like a CEO that night. You looked more like a lumberjack who gave his favorite plaid flannel shirt the night off. But now…yeah, I was wrong. I still think plaid would work on you, but you look nice in a suit too.”

My lips curled without my permission. “Thank you. I see you’ve changed your shirt.”

He glanced down on cue and smiled sheepishly. “I went to Marks and Spencer at lunch and got a tuna wrap, a soda, and a shirt. I’m a huge fan of one-stop shops. Like Target. Do you have Targets in the UK? They’re awesome. You can buy groceries and furnish your house in a day. Well…okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but—” 


“Yep. I’ll shut up.” Raine set the empty manila folder on my desk and sat up in his chair. “You’re firing me, and I get it. No worries. I’d fire me too.”


He cocked his head curiously. “You want me to stay?”


“Give me a hint,” he said, nibbling his bottom lip.

“Truth is…I don’t know what to do with you.” I sighed, rubbing my beard thoughtfully. “We have offices in LA, Las Vegas, New York, Miami…someone probably could use an assistant.”

“Oh. You’re sending me away.”

“It’s an option.”

Raine nodded. “Right. I wish there was a scenario where it didn’t matter that we got naked once.”

I shot a lopsided, lazy grin his way. “Like you, I don’t mix business with pleasure.”

“That’s a good rule,” he agreed somberly. “Maybe it shouldn’t have happened, but I’m not sorry.”


falling for raine audio coverThe 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 gentleman, a desperate but adorable American, and a UK adventure!


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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