Right As Raine By Lucy Lennox



Aster Valley, Book 1




As the first openly gay professional football player, I can’t afford to make any mistakes, on or off the field. And the absolute biggest mistake I could make right now would be to fall for Mikey Vining, my best friend, employee and, more importantly, Coach’s baby boy. I might fantasize about Mikey at night-—every night—but actually touching him would be a serious personal foul.


And falling for him? That’s completely out of bounds.




I’ve learned my lesson about falling for one of my dad’s players. They’re a bunch of spoiled jocks with more muscles than brains. I’ve spent years learning to keep my eyes, and my hands, to myself. But resisting the temptation becomes nearly impossible when Tiller Raine and I end up together in a small cabin in a remote Colorado town.


Suddenly, there’s not much to do but look at each other. And talk. And hopefully, hopefully touch.


But what happens when our stay in Aster Valley is over and it’s time to return to the real world? Will Coach blow the whistle on our relationship? Or will Tiller admit there might actually be something he loves more than football after all?


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Exclusive Excerpt:
I graduated high school. “Mikey, you okay?” No. No, I was not. I shook my head to clear it from the ridiculous baller-induced brain fog and focused back on my boss. “Yes, sir. Bruce. How can I help?” “Tiller here needs some help with his nutrition. I remembered this was an area of expertise for you, so I hoped you might be able to help us.” I nodded. “I spoke to Coach about it last night. I can’t think of anyone who would be a good fit. I’m sorry. You might—” Just as I was preparing to suggest he reach out to the department at UT to inquire about recent grads looking for work, he held up a hand to stop me. “You misunderstand,” Bruce said with a kind smile. “I was hoping you might help him directly. You can cook for Tiller through the season and start any new position afterward. That way he gets help learning how to manage his diet, and you have the freedom to continue your search without feeling rushed. What do you say?” Every square inch of my body began to sweat at once. “Oh.” I could have really used some of that saliva right about now. My throat clicked as I tried to swallow again. “Oh.”


This is the first book in a new series and I’m already in love with Aster Valley!!

I loved the connection and chemistry between Tiller and Mikey even before they got together. They have been best friends for years but also boss/ employee because Mickey is Tiller’s personal chef.

One of my favourite parts how they know each other so well that can even understand what the other person is thinking. I think ‘an old married couple’ would be an apt description. The way Tiller calls him ‘my Mickey’ makes me swoooon!!!

Also communication! I love to see it and I’m so glad they usually talk through the issues and don’t create unnecessary drama. I’m always unexpectedly happy when it happens.  Mickey is funny and and confident and a bit bossy while Tiller is kind, caring and loyal. They are so good together!

I hated Coach and I’m sad we didn’t get a major confrontation. That man is disgusting and I would have loved to see him taken down a peg.

I’m really interested in the secondary characters. I got Winter’s and Gent’s story from the giveaway so I’ll read that soon. I’m excited for Truman’s story but that epilogue did take me out of the story a bit. I think it would been better to have that as a teaser to the next book after the epilogue.

But overall, I really enjoyed Right as Raine and if you love hockey romance, best friends to lovers, small town setting and some delicious steam, you will too.

*ARC provided by the author via Gay Romance Reviews in exchange for an honest and unbiased review



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About Lucy:


After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016. Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.


Lucy hopes you enjoy sexy heroes as much as she does. Happy reading!


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