It’s finally here! Happy Book Birthday to Lauren Layne and the third book in her Oxford contemporary romance series, now available today! Please read on for my review and excerpt, and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a Stiletto/Oxford Prize pack which includes including The Sex, Love & Stiletto 4-book series bundle, and the first two titles in the Oxford Series, IRRESISTIBLY YOURS and I WISH YOU WERE MINE But first…
Someone Like You
I took my time with this – reread the Sex, Love and Stiletto series and then the first two of Oxford JUST to make sure I was primed and ready for Lincoln’s story.
Oh Lincoln – enjoyed you from the first flippant comment, your habit of holding everyone at arm’s length just because you are working really hard to prove to everyone who you are. Guess what – you don’t have to anymore…. We know your secrets and if it is possible, love you even more for them and your attempts to cover them up.
Fortunately for you Daisy couldn’t bear to be away from Emma much longer, and after her divorce she ran off and headed to New York. It just so happened to be coming up to the wedding, and you’ve been warned off her repeatedly-but still – she catches your eye every time. But you have told yourself she is hands-off, and you are determined that you will, this time, follow through.
Daisy can see right through Lincoln’s façade, and many (her sister Emma included) think she’s deluding herself. But when he shared his story with her, and let her in just a little, she KNEW he was the man for her. Now it’s just a matter of convincing him of that fact.
Lauren Layne has made us wait for this one – perhaps because achieving that balance of emotion as she rips your heart from your chest only to wrap it up with a bow and give us moments so sweet and heartfelt that you can’t put away the tissues fast enough. A roller-coaster ride of emotions, readers will need to come with tissues (boxes), a cold drink and some sparkling confetti to throw about at the end. There couldn’t have been a better match for Lincoln, and his story is perfectly suited to him. You don’t have to read the other books in the Oxford Series or even in the Sex, Love and Stiletto series – but this will be a better experience for having done so.
Title: Someone like You
Author: Lauren Layne
Series: Oxford #3
Also in this series: Irresistibly Yours, I Knew You Were Trouble
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Loveswept
Published on: 6 December 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 9 Hours
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Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.
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.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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