Leaning into Love is first released as part of It Was Always You Anthology; I never read that one, but I love friends-to-lovers theme and I generally enjoy Lane Hayes’ works … so I decided to request for the ARC.
Eric and Zane have been best friends for over a decade; even if in high school they were not really running in the same circles. On the wake of announcement of engagement of Eric’s ex-boyfriend, Eric is asked by Zane to go to the party together, and he starts to see Zane in a new light.
It is a sweet friends-to-lovers story for sure. The chemistry between Eric and Zane is palpable. I have no problem at all imagining that these two men are falling for one another.
However, I’m a bit miffed that some of scenes here were summarized … it became “telling than showing” kind of thing. Plus apparently there is a slight time jump because the start of Chapter 6 is this line “The year melted away in the usual flurry of holiday parties and family gatherings“. Urgh, I dislike that!! I want to be a witness of Eric and Zane’s dates and activities. NOT just the sex, mind you *pout*
Oh, and one other complaint would be how Eric reacted to his ex’s news … I thought it was really stupid.
The bonus chapter is cute though ^^
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