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

February 1, 2016

Review: I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne

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 for Oxford 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.

Review by Jennifer

ARC received via NetGalley for an honest review

I just finished this book a little while ago today. Can someone please tell me why my face is flushed and I still have that warm tingling fuzzy feeling inside me? Oh yeah! That’s right! This book will make you feel like that. I know that each time I read a Lauren Layne book I always say I loved this one the most but I am totally serious when I say I think this one is my all time favorite of hers. I absolutely cherished Jackson & Mollie’s love story. I never wanted to see it end.

I felt all the feels with this book. The nervousness of that first love, feeling. The butterflies in your stomach from hearing all the things you’ve wanted to hear for so long. The steamy.. like fog up your kindle screen sex scenes and of course the irritation of that one self- centered person. (You will know who I am talking about once you read the book and you will want to slap her just like I did!)

Jackson was purrrfect! He said all the right things. He said the sweetest things. He was bossy when I wanted him to be and sensitive when he needed to be. Just perfect! Mollie was just as great. She wasn’t afraid to tell Jackson how she was feeling, not afraid to put it all out there and take that leap of faith. Their friendship was funny, uplifting, sexy, hot and it made me feel all warm and happy inside. This was a fantastic, romantic read and one of Lauren’s best to date in my opinion!

December 1, 2015

Review: Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne

Meet the men of Oxford magazine! In the first captivating spin-off of Lauren Layne’s Sex, Love & Stiletto series, a not-so-friendly battle of the sexes turns into a scorching office romance.

Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes—and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can’t take his eyes off her.

Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she’s learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope’s resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they’re just fooling around—or starting something real.

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Review by April

5 ballpark hot-dogs with a side order of swoon!

ARC provided by Netgalley.

This was the first book of Lauren Layne's that I've read and it certainly
won't be the last! Irresistibly Yours is simply that; irresistible. So
much so that I DEVOURED it in one sitting and loved every second of it!

Irresistible Yours encompasses everything that I adore in a romance book.
From the opposites attract, quick wit and banter, the breaking of those well
constructed walls around ones heart, to the realization of "holy shit,
I'm in love!!" The primary characters, as well as secondary,  are so
well developed they suck you into their world. Which by the way was
fabulous. Their banter and scheming throughout the whole story is
hilarious and quite entertaining. Diving into the world of Oxford and
Stiletto's was quite the experience.

It wasn't hard to fall for Cole and Penelope. They're just so darn lovable,
but in their own uniqueway. They're a match made in opposites attract heaven.
Cole is the good looking, get any girl he wants, easy going type vs. Penelope who is a
tomboy and "one of the guys" with low self worth. My heart hurt for her
on multiple occasions.  Watching their platonic friendship and love of
all things sports bloom into full blown love was beautiful. While being a
sweet and cute read, there wasn't anything lacking in the sexxxxy kink

"Weekdays, we’re colleagues. Weekends, we can be—”..“fuck buddies."

And O.M.G! The sexual tension and chemistry between these two was off
the charts HOT! And watching Penelope gain confidence was heart warming.
I may have done a few fist pumps for her lol. Go Tiny go!!! 

"I will treat you with the respect you deserve at work, and then I will use
your sweet body for sex after work, but Penelope Pope, I give you my
solemn promise not to fall in love with you." 

Heh, sometimes promises ARE meant to be broken. How could they not?! They're so perfect
for each other. And this book was the perfect one for me. *Happy sigh*

Review By Jennifer

ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review

If I could pick a place that I wanted to work at, I would work for Oxford Magazine. They just seem like such a fun group of guys to work with plus the ladies at Stiletto would be close by and I absolutely love them. Really this group of friends will have you totally laughing your butt off! From the “guy group talks” to the “girl group talks” this group has no secrets. They were all up in each other’s business all the time and made no excuses for it and I just loved every minute of it!

Cole and Penelope meet under circumstances that should immediately put them at odds with one another. But instead of that happening they strike up a friendship that turns into much more. However that much more does not come without drama and some ex baggage showing up. The banter between these two characters was funny and sweet. Cole was sarcastic and Penelope had no problem putting him his place when the need arose. Penelope had some self -esteem issues and Cole was wonderful at trying to help her overcome that. Their relationship was just so real and nice from the start and I really liked that. This wasn’t a love/hate story, this was a friends turned lover’s story.

I felt good reading this book and felt it was a heartwarming little love story. Cole definitely has his swoony moments and Penelope has her emotional ones. It has sass, romance, a good storyline, love and sex, just a little bit of everything that makes a great combination.

Love, love, loved it!