Right As Raine by Lucy Lennox _ Release Blitz & Review

Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway:

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? 



I caught sight of Tiller Raine.

No gay man on earth could catch his breath when faced with this guy.

The team’s general manager began the introductions. “Mikey, have you met our newest wide receiver yet? This is Tiller Raine. Tiller, Michael Vining, Coach V.’s youngest boy.”

I stared at the wide receiver like I’d never seen a famous pro football player before, which was pretty funny considering I’d been around them practically my whole life and usually didn’t give a shit one way or the other.

But this guy? I gulped. This guy was freaking gorgeous. Like… melt your feet to the floor and make you beg beautiful. His body was muscled perfection, and his messy golden-brown hair made me immediately wonder what he looked like freshly fucked.

I swallowed again, wondering if I needed a saliva gland checkup since mine seemed to be malfunctioning.

“H-hi?” I managed to say.

Tiller nodded and held out his hand for a shake. His reaction was all business, and his face was impossible to read. “Nice to meet you.”

I reached for his giant paw hesitantly. Wide receivers were known for big hands and strong grips. But when Tiller’s hand clasped mine, it was gentle and kind. I stared down at our joined hands and wondered how much these hands were insured for. Incidentally, I wondered how much I’d have to pay him to keep his gentle, warm hand in mine.

I jerked my hand back and hid it behind my back. “Can… can I help you with something, Mr. Lester?”

Bruce raised his eyebrows at my formal language. He’d known me since I was a preteen, and I’d called him by his first name since 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.”


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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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[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Right as Raine
 is the first full length novel in the new Aster Valley series Lucy Lennox. Tiller Raine is on the top of his game as the first out wide receiver in the NFL. He’s having an amazing season and his life and nutrition is kept organized by his favorite person Mikey Vining. Mikey has been working for Tiller for five years and has been doing his best to keep his inappropriate crush on his boss at bay. When an injury puts Tiller on the sideline Mikey decides to help by booking them in a cabin in Aster Valley, CO. What Mikey doesn’t realize is that Tiller has been struggling with the same attraction for a long time, and it all comes to a head when they don’t have the weight of the world on their shoulders. Time in Aster Valley shows them how good it can be and when Tiller is called back to play and Mikey must face the pressures of his family will they be able to hold on to the precious beginnings of their relationship or will be too much to handle.

Mikey is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Tiller getting the appropriate rest and treatment for his injury. He is a protective papa bear and only wants what’s best for Tiller and not the Riggers. I didn’t love he jumped to second guessing his relationship with Tiller so much. I felt like his backstory of having a previous dalliance with a football player go sour was unneeded and the story would have been just fine with the boss/employee aspect being the only issue. Also, Mikey’s family is atrocious and you constantly want to cringe and then strangle them for how poorly they treated him. Which makes it even more special that Tiller treats him like the most important light in his life, and it’s something Mikey totally deserves.

“I could get very used to being unavailable as long as it meant Tiller Raine kept kissing me”.

While I enjoyed Mikey, I have to admit I absolutely loved Tiller Raine. He is such a cinnamon roll when it comes to his personal chef. In his eyes Mikey can do no wrong and deserves to be taken care of since he takes such good care of Tiller and asks for little to nothing in return. Tiller appreciates Mikey in a way that no one besides his friend Sam does, and it shows in how smoothly they are able to transition from their at home in Houston relationship to the intimate one in Aster Valley. Their chemistry felt natural and watching them come together didn’t seem forced or pressured. Tiller learns that he must stand back and allow Mikey to fight his own battles only providing support when asked.

“He laughed again, a sound that was beginning to feel like oxygen to me. Necessary … and thankfully plentiful.”

Lucy Lennox has built a lovable small town in Aster Valley with strong main characters. The people in town are friendly and warm to Tiller and Mikey, sensing they belong there with them and making them feel welcome. You can immediately imagine the setting with the mountains and the snow of the Rockies. I can’t wait to go back and see who else gets their HEA in Aster Valley.

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