Falling for Raine by Lane Hayes

Falling for Raine is a standalone novel set in the UK, a mostly light-hearted romance between a hot mess of an American finding his way in a new country and the billionaire CEO who falls for him.. Raine cons his way into a new job and new life in the UK, and has a one night stand before he leaves the US. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right?

From the blurb:

The gentleman, the hot mess, and a little British adventure…


Moving to London is scary and daunting, but I desperately need this new 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.

Except…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 either. That isn’t like me.

And the timing couldn’t be worse. The Horsham Group is about to close 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.

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!

Rogue's review:

This is a standalone story, grumpy/sunshine, age gap, boss/employee, one night stand, HEA.

Raine cons his way into a new job in the UK in an attempt to reboot his life, before he leaves the US he has a one night stand with the hottest british guy he's ever met who turns out to be his new boss. Oops. Grumpy/sunshine is my absolute kryptonite, especially when the sunny one is a chatterbox and absolutely adored by everyone. Raine is that, and more. Graham is so closed off, keeping everyone at arms' length until Raine blows away all those barriers. Raine is so utterly charming and enthusiastic about everything (except himself sometimes) and I just adored these two together.

There's a fair bit of heat here too, a very dominant top and a bossy bottom and it is just perfect for these two. This is such a charming story, I pretty much read it in one sitting. The author clearly did her homework and all the Britishisms and locations are spot on, especially Graham's accent when it slips. I loved the whole thing and can't recommend highly enough.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's review:

"𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘆. 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗱. 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗶𝗺, 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗵𝗶𝗺, 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗵𝗶𝗺 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲."

OMG I absolutely loved this book. Raine is one of my favorite type of MCs. He's a blurter and most of the time he's all over the place. Some may even go so far as to call him a hot mess. But I didn't care. I adored him. As did every single person who met him - (except maybe the grouchy HR guy, but he hated everyone it seems.) No one was immune to the charms of Raine and that goes double for Mr. No repeats Graham. The best part is that Raine is completely unaware of the effect he has on people too.

Graham was a bit of a contradiction. At work he could be seen as ruthless and cold hearted. He relentlessly pushed himself to increase his success. It left little time for anything other than work, sleep, and the occasional one night stand. That is until he meets Raine, a man who is unlike anyone he's ever met before. A man who intrigues him to no end. A man who makes him a better version of himself. And a man he just cannot get enough of.

"𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥. 𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐩𝐮𝐳𝐳𝐥𝐞 𝐈'𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬."

Graham and Raine did have their struggles somewhat, mostly due to Graham himself. He clung to his work as a shield and because of this he almost ruined the best thing that ever happened to him. Thankfully he smartened up rather quickly, but it was rough waters for a minute there. The epilogue was lovely and it made me smile to see them so blissfully happy those few years down the road. I'm left with little doubt these two are in it for the long haul.

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