Review: The Professor’s Date (The Script Club #5) by Lane Hayes

Rating: 4.75🌈

I’ve totally enjoyed Lane Hayes Script Club romances, a sweet series of stories that are centered around a genius circle of friends that end up with their HEA’s with jocks or people with a sports related story.

But The Professor’s Date, the fifth and final installment, might just be my favorite of all. From the very first introduction to Tommy, our gentle geek (yes we have known him throughout the series), to that heartwarming ending, I was absolutely captivated by their personalities and love story.

Professor Thomas Hartwell , “I teach astrophysics and study biomolecular physics as it relates to astronomy” is one of the few remaining unattached members of The Scripts Club, and with Holden, still living in the old beautiful house on the corner.

Tommy is a PhD student and Professor at Caltech. He’s got a oddly stressful relationship with his family, including his twin sister who’s about to be married.

Tommy’s tight schedule and lack of time for fashion has both his sister and mother requesting him to get a makeover for the wedding. Also a plus one.

While this is a familiar trope, Hayes uses Tommy’s personality and his family’s inability to successfully communicate with each other to make this a poignant, emotional element. It believable, sad, and feels exhausting because it comes across as a family routine, not a one time issue.

So oddly, it’s not his family that sends him into the hair salon and his meeting with Noah Burns.

Noah Burns, former soccer pro now fabulous hairdresser at Stylin’Tea, a upscale hair salon.

Noah is a man with a deeply painful past he’s still dealing with, no matter the state of denial he’s in. Noah’s personality is that which is superficial only to those he wants to play and go. But Hayes ‘ crafting of Noah’s character gives us a man of depths, fragile and kind. He’s as easy to live as his counterpart.

Their meeting is moving, funny, realistic, and awkward. Perfect.

The relationship is one of stumbling, halting motion, introspection, terrific dialogue, sexy scenes surprisingly, and so much warmth.

This is a story you just dive into heart first.

There’s angst, and reconciliation. And a marvelous HEA.

I just adore this couple and their romance. As I said I think Noah and Tommy might be my favorites.

Maybe it’s their interesting romance that no matter what, they work, and they kept making their way back towards each other.

I’m highly recommending The Professor’s Date (The Script Club #5) by Lane Hayes. I’ve listed all the series below.

Plus the author has another book coming out with the last two men remaining, Ezra and Holden. That’s Love and History. Be on the lookout for that!

The Script Club Series:

✓ Following the Rules #1

Rules of Play #2

✓ The Jock Script #3

✓ The Holiday List #4

✓ The Professor’s Date #5

New subsequent series:

Love and History: Ezra and Holden › showThe Professor’s Date (The Script Club, #5) by Lane Hayes – Goodreads


The professor, the hair stylist, and a wedding date…


Help! My sister is getting married and according to her, I need a date. And a makeover. I’m a busy man, though. I don’t have time to meet eligible bachelors, and the tape holding my glasses together works just fine. Until my hair stylist steps on them.

Yes, Noah, my dazzling dreamboat of a hair guru created a mini disaster, but I don’t mind at all. He’s a sweet, funny, kind jock who—

Screech! No jocks. I have nothing in common with sporty people.

Except…Noah is different.


I don’t date. However, I’m not opposed to offering fashion advice to a sexy professor in need. A haircut, a quick shopping expedition…

Boom! Mission accomplished.

Not so fast. I’ve misjudged the situation and my attraction to the geek with the tragic sense of style. Sure, Thomas is too smart for me by a long shot, but there’s something about him that makes it easy to forget my past. It might be his quietly commanding nature or his movie-star good looks. Or maybe it’s just him.

All I know is that I’m very tempted to be the professor’s date.

The Professor’s Date is an MM geek/jock romance featuring a nerdy professor, a soccer-playing hair stylist, and a quest for the perfect date!


Unless it’s noted, all books reviewed have been purchased by the reviewer

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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