Only With You by Lauren Layne

Posted June 29, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

Only With You by Lauren LayneOnly With You by Lauren Layne
Series: The Best Mistake #1
Format: eARC
Published by Hachette-Forever Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Love is the Biggest Gamble of All . . . 

Cocktail waitress Sophie Dalton doesn't exactly have a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But when a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry and an uptight businessman mistakes Sophie for a prostitute . . . well, Sophie wonders if it's time to reevaluate her priorities. Swearing off her thigh-high boots for good, Sophie slinks back home with damaged pride-and a jackpot of a hangover.

Yet what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. On a trip to Seattle to open a new office, Grayson Wyatt meets his latest employee-who turns out to be the same woman he recently called a hooker. Wealthy and gorgeous, Gray is a man used to getting what he wants. And it doesn't take long to figure out that smart, sassy, sexy Sophie is everything he's been looking for. As their late nights at the office turn into hot morning-afters, they realize their Vegas misunderstanding may lead to the real thing . . .

This book takes the cake with uncomfortable situations, from being accused of being a prostitute to then having that man turn out to be your employer, it definitely has some interesting situations that are both comical and fun to read. I have to say this was a fun book to read, and I’ve read Lauren Layne so I have to say so far I enjoy reading her books.

So poor Sophie is trying to find her way in life and while in Vegas one weekend she gets stuck in an elevator with a man who mistakes her for a prostitute, and that’s when she hits rock bottom. She quits her menial job as a bar waitress and decides that she has to find her way in life, after all she can’t be a law school drop out forever. So when family dinner comes around and she has to tell her family she quit her job, the man from the elevator shows up on the arm of her older sister, as her date. Talk about Sophie’s nightmare scenario.

I really loved Sophie, she’s spunky, and while she might not know what she wants to do with her life, she definitely makes people around her happier just by being there. She’s the kind of person who would make you smile. She knows she has this skill, and unfortunately her family likes to abuse this skill from her, when things are uncomfortable they expect her to “ease” the tension by telling funny stories about herself or acting silly, basically no one in her family takes her seriously. I have to say I absolutely dislike her mother, I mean she is always picking on her, finding something wrong with what she is wearing or doing or her hair, it’s always something with her. But Sophie evolves as the book goes on, and I loved watching that progression throughout the book.

Gray as a character is well, complex. He’s so closed off and stiff that sometimes I really wanted to shake him. And Sophie totally loves to antagonize him about this, but I think it’s good for him. Gray has some life experience that probably contributed to him having the his stiff, no nonsense attitude. It’s like he absolutely refuses to let anyone get close to him, even his relationship with his siblings is stiff. I honestly think that Sophie is the best thing to happen to his life, if for no other reason that she brought a little cheer into his life.

The chemistry between Gray and Sophie is intense, and there are some definitely hot and steamy scenes in there. I loved how both of these characters evolved throughout the book, it made the book so much more enjoyable seeing them find out more and more about themselves. I would hands down recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary romance, especially if you like the whole boss/employee dynamic.

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About Lauren Layne

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.

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