Author: Lauren Layne

Love Story Pre-Release Blast!

Posted January 4, 2017 by Kate in Book Blast, Giveaway / 0 Comments
Love Story Pre-Release Blast!

  Over the course of one wild road trip,  feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love. LOVE STORY a Love Unexpectedly novel Lauren Layne Releasing February 14th, 2017 Loveswept Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl. When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart. After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending. Although listed as a title in the Love Unexpectedly Series, all books in the series stand alone. […]

Someone Like You Release Blast!

Posted December 6, 2016 by Kate in Book Blast, Excerpt, Giveaway / 0 Comments
Someone Like You Release Blast!

A man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain. SOMEONE LIKE YOU Oxford #3 Lauren Layne Releasing Dec 6th, 2016 Loveswept   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, […]

I Wish You Were Mine Sales Blitz!

Posted November 18, 2016 by Kate in Book Blast, Excerpt, Sale / 0 Comments
I Wish You Were Mine Sales Blitz!

An Amazon Top 20 Romance of 2016    I WISH YOU WERE MINE Oxford #2 Lauren Layne Released on February 2, 2016 Loveswept Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.   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. ONLY […]

From This Day Forward Release Blast!

From This Day Forward Release Blast!

Enter to Win a Print ARC of TO HAVE AND TO HOLD   FROM THIS DAY FORWARD The Wedding Belles #0.5 Lauren Layne Released June 6th, 2016 Pocket Star   Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in this prequel to USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s The Wedding Belles series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own. Up-and-coming wedding photographer Leah McHale’s career is on the rise–thanks in no small part to the Wedding Belles, the elite New York wedding planning agency that always throws top-tier business Leah’s way. So when one of the Belles asks Leah to fill in at the former First Daughter’s wedding, Leah is overjoyed to say yes–until she finds out who she’ll be working with. Jason Rhodes is the one man who was able to capture Leah’s heart and, once he had it, promptly stepped all over it and left her broken. Now he’s working side-by-side with her at the biggest wedding of the season and Leah is determined to give him the cold shoulder. Despite his persistence, she is not going to fall for his charming, impish ways again. Not even if he still has that killer, irresistible smile…   BUY NOW Amazon | B & N | Google | iTunes | Kobo     a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Girl by Lauren Layne

Posted May 12, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway, loved it, Review / 1 Comment
Good Girl by Lauren Layne

So I really enjoy Lauren Layne, I’ve read a couple of her books before and she is one of those authors where I know going in I am going to enjoy the book. That being said, this one was a step above for me, mostly because I was so emotionally invested in our heroine, I was right there with her throughout the entire book and at the end when it was all over I left the book feeling really satisfied and happy, and frankly these days that doesn’t happen as often as I would like. Jenny was really an awesome character for me, and on paper she isn’t necessarily I would normally gravitate towards. So Jenny is a country music star who is temporary living in L.A. to work on writing her next album when scandal hits. So she does what any self respecting starlet who didn’t actually commit the actions in the scandal would do, go into hiding. So that’s how she ends up in the Louisiana bayou in a house that is beyond run down with a hot yet grumbly caretaker in the middle of DIYing it back to life. So Jenny is actually a fairly inexperienced person romantically, which is something that tends to annoy me in books, but in this book it really worked for me, and it also read really authentic. I loved how Lauren was able to convey Jenny’s insecurities without ramming them down my throat, they were all believable and understandable, it was […]

Blurred Lines Sales Blitz!

Posted May 7, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Book Blast, Excerpt, Sale / 0 Comments
Blurred Lines Sales Blitz!

ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME!!   BLURRED LINES Lauren Layne Released Aug 25th, 2015 Loveswept In a novel that’s perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Jessica Sorensen, USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne delivers a sexy take on the timeless question: Can a guy and a girl really be “just friends”?   When Parker Blanton meets Ben Olsen during her freshman year of college, the connection is immediate—and platonic. Six years later, they’re still best friends, sharing an apartment in Portland’s trendy Northwest District as they happily settle into adult life. But when Parker’s boyfriend dumps her out of the blue, she starts to wonder about Ben’s no-strings-attached approach to dating. The trouble is, even with Ben as her wingman, Parker can’t seem to get the hang of casual sex—until she tries it with him.   The arrangement works perfectly . . . at first. The sex is mind-blowing, and their friendship remains as solid as ever, without any of the usual messy romantic entanglements. But when Parker’s ex decides he wants her back, Ben is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ben starts seeing a girl from work, Parker finds herself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship on the rocks for the first time, Parker and Ben face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t go back. And maybe, deep down, they never want to.   ONLY $0.99 Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo Don’t forget to Pre-Order GOOD GIRL 5.17.16 Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo  

Cuff Me by Lauren Layne

Posted March 29, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Cuff Me by Lauren Layne

This is I believe the second book in the series that I have read, and I have to admit when I was reading the other book, I was intrigued by Vin and Jill. Going into the story I knew that Vin and Jill are detectives in the NYPD and that they have a quite interesting relationship dynamic. There are times when they almost seem hostile towards each other, but at the same time they also seemed to care about each other deeply. I was pretty excited to see how these two people actually felt about each other from their own POVs. So when the book starts we have Jill returning to New York City after many months away helping to take care of her mom after her mom had an accident. She is without a doubt excited to be back in NYC, and to see Vin, but also the rest of his family as well, who have all become family to her. Only after such a long time away, thing have changed for Jill, who has taken steps to get the only thing she has really ever wanted, to be loved. I liked Jill, but then again I always have. She’s really sweet, always has a smile, she just has an optimistic feel to her. I honestly think that in some instances, where the book started to kind of slow a little Jill’s personality is what kept me intrigued. As for Vin, well he is without a doubt one of […]

Cuff Me Release Day Blast!

Cuff Me Release Day Blast!

Enter to Win a Custom Mug, $25.00 Amazon Gift Card  and a Print Set of FRISK ME and STEAL ME CUFF ME New York’s Finest #3 Lauren Layne Releasing on March 29th, 2016 Forever: Grand Central Vincent knows he’s not the most charming of the Moretti brothers. He prefers brooding to flirting, reading to talking, and he sure as hell isn’t about to give into his mother’s insistence that he ‘settle down with a nice girl.’ Luckily, Vincent’s gig as one of the NYPD’s top homicide detectives keeps him busy. As does his long-time partner, Jill Henley–a tough-as-nails cop with the face of an angel and smart mouth that makes Vincent crazy in all the worst ways. After six years of working the homicide beat with the tight-lipped Vincent Moretti, Jill figure she knows him better than anyone. Which is not at all. But when their most recent case points to a potential serial-killer situation, the higher-ups send them on a rare undercover mission to a place no NYPD officer dares go: the Upper Eastside. Now the bureau’s most antagonistic set of partners is posing as Mr. and Mrs. Brooks of Park Avenue. Spending 24/7 in the suspect’s territory brings them closer and closer to their killer . . . and closer to each other. Soon Vincent and Jill are playing good cop/bad cop in and out of bed, and Jill’s falling hard. But can she convince Vincent to give her a shot as partner in life, as well as at the bureau?   BUY NOW Amazon | B & N | Google Play | iTunes | Kobo […]

Irresistibly Yours Sales Blast!

Posted January 15, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Sale / 0 Comments
Irresistibly Yours Sales Blast!

  IRRESISTIBLY YOURS Oxford #1 Lauren Layne Released Oct 6th, 2015 Loveswept 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. Only $0.99 for a Limited Time Amazon | B & N | iTunes | Kobo | GooglePlay

Steal Me by Lauren Layne

Posted December 17, 2015 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Steal Me by Lauren Layne

I don’t know about you, but I love me a cop romance, something about a guy with a gun fighting on the side of justice, well it just does it for me. So this is book two in the series, and while I have no idea what really happened in book one, this book is truly a stand alone, so you don’t have to worry about being lost. This book really is one of those times where you have two very different people, from very different upbringings, coming together and giving a go at romance. First, you have Maggie, who is probably the world’s clumsiest waitress at a diner in NYC. Well hold up, let me revise that, she is really only clumsy when it comes to Anthony Moratti, who every time he walks into the diner promptly gets some kind of edible food item dumped on him. I definitely don’t think Maggie is doing it on purpose, just something about Anthony throws her off balance, and honestly Anthony is one of those brooding, 100% series types, so it’s not totally surprising that Maggie is a little off her game whenever he is in the room. Maggie, at least to me, came across as more than a little bit naive. I don’t necessarily think it was a bad thing, but it definitely resulted in a couple of instances where I wanted to shake her vigorously, especially when it came to her family. Maggie’s family, oh boy, Maggie’s family, let’s just […]