Showing posts with label Lauren Layne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lauren Layne. Show all posts

June 16, 2017

Review: I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne

New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.

Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.

Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.

 Review by Jennifer 

ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review 

Oh my gosh another Oxford book YAY! I swear I cannot get enough of this group of friends. I totally loooove them and I wish the series could go on and on forever!

This book is Taylor & Nick’s story. My heart is pounding just thinking of these two again. They are oil and water. They live to rile one another up. Right from the get go you can feel the sexual tension between these two. The buildup is fanflippingtastic! Part of you will be like just do the deed and get it over with and the other part will be like, no, don’t do it, you’ll just regret it…lol These characters are funny, witty and sometimes nasty to one another but in the best way possible.

This story is great the way it’s builds, it’s definitely not insta love for these two that’s for sure but the ride is so entertaining and it will leave you laughing your butt of at times and then awing because they are just so cute together. Really, I absolutely loved them together!

This is another awesome story from Author Lauren Layne and one you won’t want to miss out on!

April 22, 2017

Review: Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne

Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story.

Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams.

Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.

Review by Jennifer 

ARC provided for an honest review 

Anytime that I get an opportunity to indulge in a Lauren Layne book. I take it!  So when I received an email offering an ARC of her newest novel I jumped at the chance to get my hands on it. This Author has been one of my favorites since I read her first book. Her writing is flawless. It draws you in right from the start. Her characters are real, likeable, flawed and just amazing. I have yet to read one of her books that I didn’t love.

Walk of Shame seemed a little different to me that some of Lauren’s other books. The writing a tad different but still just as remarkable.

Georgie is a young, rich party girl with very little responsibilities. Some may think she is irresponsible and self-centered but she isn’t. Andrew is Georgie’s uptight, condecending, socially awkward, workaholic well known divorce attorney. Georgie has a tremendous crush on him and she believes that Andrew doesn’t like her at all but what she doesn’t realize it that Andrew likes her a whole lot more than she could ever imagine.

“I’m Georgie Watkins of the cinnamon-sugar hair, and he’s… well okay fine. He’s a big deal.”

These two characters were polar opposites but yet still the same in some ways. Their courtship to a relationship was definitely not without its ups and downs but I think Georgie did a great job at bringing Andrew out of his shell. Their banter is pretty amusing at times and will definitely keep you chuckling. Their love and their relationship grows slowly and at an even pace.

“I want the guy who’s not afraid to be spontaneous when he needs to be, who’s not afraid to get messy, because love it messy.

The plot is good, the second characters are good and this was just an all-around great read that I enjoyed very much!

December 5, 2016

Review: Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.

After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

Review by Jennifer 

ARC provided via NetGalley for an honest review 

I’m not sure how Author Lauren Layne can manage to make me love her stories more with each one I read but somehow she does absolutely that. Every time I sit down to dive in to one of her books I get that giddy excited feeling because I just know it’s going to be delightful. Someone Like You was more incredible than I could have ever imagined. Lincoln Mathis’s story was like no other that I have read by this Author. It was exceptionally well written and didn’t go at all like I thought it would. Lincoln’s story was not only compellingly emotional but it was breathtaking and it completely stole my heart. It is not one that I will soon forget, that is for sure.

From reading the other books in the series I always thought that Lincoln was your typical playboy that was just out for a good time. Boy was I so wrong about him.

“You must be Lincoln Mathis, the Manwhore of Whom I should beware?”

“You must be Daisy Sinclair, delicate flower to whom I’m not to speak.”

When Lincoln & Daisy meet, they have an instant connection to one another. Daisy recently has been through a lot of turmoil in her life and is a little shy about getting involved with anyone. Lincoln isn’t looking for a relationship at all but these two become fast friends and that is where the story simply grabs your heart and keeps tugging on it right up until the final page.

Someone Like You is humorous, enduring, genuine and beyond heartfelt. It really took my breath away at times. I totally fell in love with it and it is one of my top reads of 2016. What do you do when you have to move on from lost love? How do you let go of what could have been? What should have been?

“You do the only thing you can do, love.”

May 17, 2016

Review: Good Girl by Lauren Layne

 Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.

Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.

Review by Jennifer (ARC received for an honest review

Ohhh this was a cute, flirty, funny, country read! I have read most of Lauren’s books and Good Girl is a bit different than what she normally writes but I still very much enjoyed it. Jenny Dawson is a popular country singer and is tired of always being in the public eye. The most recent problem being that the tabloids are reporting that she has done something that she didn’t. Jenny was great! She was full of spunkyness. not afraid to speak her mind and she made me laugh. In the process of getting away from it all she ends up meeting Noah. He judges and dislikes Jenny right away but underneath all of that he is extremely attracted to her but Noah is hiding some secrets of his own. Will their blooming relationship be able to withstand the secrets & lies?

Good Girl is a fun read with low drama. It had just the right amount of entertainment to hold my interest without going overboard. I loved Jenny & Noah and I also loved the side characters as well. I had lots of laughs reading this one!

February 2, 2016

Release Blitz: I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne

Title: I Wish You Were Mine
Series: Oxford #2 

Author: Lauren Layne

Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Date: February 2, 2016


Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.
A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist forOxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.
Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.

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Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to NYC to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals. Lauren currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).

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