Books by Lauren Layne

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Ready to Run

I’m an unabashed Lauren Layne fan, and this book only adds to that love. A hybrid of The Bachelor franchise and the fabulous Julia Roberts movie Runaway Bride, Ready to Run tells the story of ambitious producer Jordan Carpenter and reluctant contestant Luke Elliot. Of course, Luke’s runaway groo ...

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I Knew You Were Trouble

Here’s the deal: I love - as in really, really love - Lauren Layne’s Stiletto and Oxford series, and I am ecstatic whenever there is a new book out. I know it means that I’ll be able to catch up with some of my favorite fictional characters, who now feel like old friends, and that I will get t ...

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Walk of Shame

If you loved the Amy Adams/Patrick Dempsey movie Enchanted, then you are going to love this book. Essentially, it’s Enchanted fan fiction and I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Stuffy divorce lawyer Andrew has zero time for ridiculousness, frivolity, fluff - whatever word you want to assign to hi ...

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Love Story

It’s rare to get a standalone book by Lauren Layne, so if you’ve been reading praise of her books but haven’t been in the mood for a multi-book commitment, Love Story, a second chance/enemies-to-lovers tale might be just the place to dive into her oeuvre. Lucy Hawkins has her life all mappe ...

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Someone Like You

I am convinced Lauren Layne and I were sisters in a past life. It’s the only reasonable explanation for this intense connection that we seem to share. She just gets me – like really gets me – and I swear she’s writing books with me in mind. How else could almost every one of her books feel l ...

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To Love and to Cherish

I'm a sucker for wedding planning romances. Nora Robert's Bride Quartet is one of my absolute favorites and I've worn out my DVD of The Wedding Planner. I love both the organization and the magic of joy, so weddings are catnip for me. When I heard Ms. Layne was writing a series about a bespoke weddi ...

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For Better or Worse

I assign all my books a #hashtag to organize them and a book’s tag normally changes and evolves as I read. The story might feel like an #originalpremise in the beginning but fade to #forgettablebutgood when suddenly it ends as a #didnotseethatcoming. But sometimes a book earns its tag within th ...

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Good Girl

I read a lot of romance. Some authors are favorites, others I like and will read if I see them their name in my eReader queue or shelved at the library, and others I refer to as ‘palate cleansers.’ I don’t necessarily dislike books by these authors, but I’m also not looking for a lot of emot ...

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I Wish You Were Mine

I Wish You Were Mine is the second story in Lauren Layne’s Oxford series, a spin-off of her Sex, Love and Stiletto series which featured the women of a Cosmospolitan-esque magazine. Similarly, Oxford is a GQ type of men’s magazine. The hero of this story, Jackson, has taken a job at Oxford as a ...