Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Someone Like You ~ Lauren Layne ~ New Release and Review

A man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.

Oxford #3
Lauren Layne
Releasing Dec 6th, 2016

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.

Advance praise for Someone Like You

“Fun and flirty, sassy and steamy, with a deep emotional pull that will keep you turning the pages.”—Kelly Jamieson, author of Top Shelf

“An unsung hero with a story that touched my heart. Emotional and gripping. A top favorite of 2016 for me.”
New York Times bestselling author Melanie Moreland

Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian.

In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.

In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!

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Elizabeth's Review 

4 Stars - Would Recommend to a Friend 

Review Copy provided by publisher via net Galley 

Oh, Lincoln!
If you have followed the Oxford and Stiletto books, you've met Lincoln who has always appeared to be the consummated playboy. In this book, we get a glimpse past the smooth exterior and at the man behind the image. We discover that he isn't at all what we thought.... He is paired with the equally intriguing Daisy - the twin sister of a good friend.

I really enjoyed these two together- they are equal parts attraction and kindred spirit and the support they provide is just what the other needs. This is a more emotional book than some of Ms. Layne's other work, but the angst isn't over the top. My only real complaint is that the issue of Lincoln hiding a major part of his life from his friends was never really addressed. It left me curious as to how he'd been able to do and I was a little surprised it was never discussed.

Because Lincoln's "reputation" plays fairly heavily in the early stages of the book- I'm not sure it's a true stand alone. I think the reader needs some exposure to prior books in the series to fully grasp his character.

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