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Hay: A Made Marian Short

Narrated by: Michael Dean
Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

When sports journalist Hayworth Buchanan lands the interview of his dreams, he gets the chance to visit famous NFL coach Christian Lasley at his secluded ranch in Wyoming. Despite the cold weather outside, things get plenty steamy inside when sparks fly between Hay and his celebrity sports crush. But Hay's been down this road before, and he knows from experience hot connections never turn into the real deal for him. After all, everyone he's ever been interested in has left him for their childhood love.

So when Christian's on-again, off-again childhood love shows up at the ranch hoping to reconcile, Hayworth knows he a decision to make. Does he hand over the ball and slink off the field, or does he step up and try to make the winning play?

While Hay is set in the Made Marian world, this story stands completely on its own.

©2019 Lucy Lennox (P)2019 Lucy Lennox

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 05-12-19

The Making of Hay

I am a huge Made Marian fan. I listened to the main books a few years ago and the shorts more recently. I remember Hay. I wasn’t enamored with him and now I realize why. He was, essentially, a place holder. He was dating men destined for other happy endings. In all three cases, the men wound up with their childhood sweethearts. Part of me felt sorry for Hay, but I didn’t think much more of him until I heard he was getting his own story.

His perspective is, of course, very different. He cared deeply for each of the men he lost and, to be honest, discovering you’ve merely been a placeholder must have sucked. So when he gets the chance to interview his football hero, he’s ecstatic. He has his own podcast and has made quite a successful go of it, including his own YouTube channel. The big boys in the sports world have also taken note. The interview with Christian Lasley will be the feather in his cap, so to speak.

Oh, and Christian is gay. An open gay football coach. Hay is out as well but he isn’t thinking about how nice a hook-up would be. He’s thinking about how nice this interview will be. But there are sparks. Add in a foal, some actual hay, and a cold winter’s night and things do heat up. But Christian has an ex that he was with on and off for twenty years and Hay’s positive he knows where things are going to wind up for him.

Still, Christian is smitten and determined to see Hay again. They’ve made a connection that has Christian thinking of the long term and his enthusiasm brings Hay along for the ride. Then, of course, Christian’s ex does appear. Hay has to decide whether he’s willing to fight or if he’s going to slink off and lick his wounds.

This is a Lucy Lennox romance so I was pretty sure I knew what’d happen next. I do love my happy endings. Michael Pauley has narrated this entire series and he again hit this one out of the park. His narrations are always enjoyable and I was glad to listen to this book. The story is on the shorter side but I didn’t mind a bit because it was steamy almost from the beginning. Two men destined to be together. Sigh.

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  • GG
  • 17-01-20

Great book!

Really enjoyed this story, its great to see a man who was pushed to the side on other stories take center stage! Definitely a must for LL fans!

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  • Shhhh...I am reading
  • 17-12-19

Yay for Hay!

Yay for Hay! He finally gets his HEA!

For a short story this was packed with a lot of laughter, a few tears, and a wonderful ending. And that epilogue was divine. Yes, I would have loved to see *more* ~ but it really was a great short.

Update 12/17/19: Picked up the Audible during their end of year sale. Michael Dean, as usual, brings Lucy Lennox’s characters to life with a sexy voice and sense of humor.

There’s not many shorts that I say this about ~ but I can definitely listen to this one multiple times and still enjoy it.

For less than $5, this is a good deal.

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  • Listens2books
  • 16-12-19

Amazing don’t miss this one !!!!!!!

This was perfection. The story was wonderful with depth and soul at the same time having super funny moments. The length was great too. Sometimes books are too long and they have a drawn out angst filled section that I would rather cut out and this was exactly that. I wouldn’t change a thing. Loved both characters. I’ve read a few other in the Marian series this might be my favorite I will finish the rest now!!!!

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  • TALIA
  • 08-12-19

yeah for Hayworth

I loved reading Hay's story. Chris was a good match for him. this was a short book and the story flowed nicely. I enjoyed this book and hope you will too.

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  • Karin Frinell
  • 02-12-19

So good to see Hay find his person.

I always liked Hay’s interaction with the Marians and now it’s nice to hear his happily ever after. Such a great reflection of where we need to see theses great stories of love and success.

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  • lisa marie
  • 01-12-19

Love this series!

Lucy Lenix is one of the best authors out there for male/male romance! If you haven’t read any of the other Made Marian series, it’s a must!! She also picks the best narrators, without which, no one would listen! So, thank you, Lucy, please give me more and more and more! ❤️🥰

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  • Melissa
  • 27-11-19

Love love love

I loved this book so much, so hot and at the same time funny. I just love Lucy and all she does. Michael Pauley did an amazing job and I loved how he voiced the characters.