Hard Sell (21 Wall Street #2)

Lauren Layne is back with the 2nd book in her Wall Street series. Ian Bradley’s best friend, Matt Cannon is the main character is this sexy, funny, wonderful read. Matt is the rich, smart as a whip, playboy with the world at his feet… until his private life winds up in a popular newspaper. The scandal threatens his job/livelihood/bachelorhood.

When Matt is told by his bosses that his bachelor ways must change, he goes to his enemy/friend for her help. Sabrina Cross is a highly sought-after fixer with a track record of making people’s problems go away fast. Sabrina also has an affinity for making Matt’s life difficult and though he hates to admit it— more exciting.

Matt asks Sabrina to pretend to be his girlfriend to ease the public’s perception of him. And to his surprise, she says yes. But not without a contract to define the rules to this request. Rule # 1: No sex during the time needed to fix his reputation.

Matt and Sabrina’s fake relationship turns to soft touches and sweet kisses. It soon begins to feel a little too real and these two people with commitment issues have to decide if they want to be together— for real.

I received a ARC of this book from the publisher on Netgalley to post an honest review.

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Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1)

This book marks the beginning of a new HOT and HILARIOUS series by romance expert, Lauren Layne or LL, as I call her. Hot Asset is the first book in the 21 Wall Street books, following rich, successful players on the Wall Street scene. In the prime of his rich life of business and pleasure, Ian Bradley, comes under suspicion of insider trading… UH OH! And with that tip comes the SEC agent, Lara McKenzie to investigate him and his firm. Ian is already in a bit of a pickle with the whole possibly going to jail part, when he starts having feelings for the woman with the sexy glasses and smart ponytail. And soon, they’re both fighting the attraction brewing between them.

“I’ve kissed my fair share of women-more than my fair share. But I’ve never needed to kiss one like I do this woman, never felt like I’ll regret it the rest of my life if I don’t take my chance.”

After their hearts and bodies win over their willpower, they have to figure out a way out of this mess of an investigation. But with the careers and heart on the line, who comes out on top?

Lara McKenzie isn’t a one-night kind of woman. She’s an all-the-nights kind of woman. Surprisingly, the thought doesn’t freak me out nearly as much as it should. ”

I thought Ian and Lara’s romance was fab! It was a total disaster at first, since she was there to prove he committed a crime, but when you get past that (which they did), it really romantic to see them falling in love. And I love the other characters, Matt, Kennedy, Sabrina, and Kate. I can’t wait to find out more about their stories! I sense romance and drama is brewing…

I just have to say that I love Ian-almost as much as Cole Sharpe from the Oxford series. If it was possible to meet a man like either one of these two, my body couldn’t handle the emotions!

I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.wallstreet

Hollywood Playboy by Natasha Madison

Hollywood Playboy was so good and entertaining! Natasha wrote a fantastic drama. One that was filled with deeply romantic feelings and rich emotions. She had comedic bits too, so you know that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel (or as readers call it… a happy ending).

I would recommend this book to readers and wanted to let you know that there will be more in this series.

I received an arc of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Huge Deal (21 Wall Street # 3)

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Huge Deal is the third book in Lauren Layne’s 21 Wall Street series. This one is the long-awaited story of brooding, alpha Wolfe Kennedy Dawson and his very off-limits, secretary extraordinaire Kate Henley. If you have read the previous two books in the series, you will know these two take pride in torturing each other and will do anything and everything to get under other’s skin. Even date their boss’ kid brother.

When Kate begins dating Kennedy’s younger sibling, Jack, who she comes to find is just as easy on the eyes and has a knack for telling corny jokes. She realizes that he is easy to talk to and the complete opposite of her boss. As Kennedy see the two together on more than one occasion, he has to come to terms with the fact that he’s starting to see Kate differently and maybe his feelings for her go beyond employer/employee.

Once their hearts are on the line, the two people who thrive on order realize that love is unpredictable. But well-worth it when it is true love. Maybe all the time Kennedy and Kate spent annoying the other…they were just investing in forever.

Layne wrote the comedy, tension, love story between Kennedy and Kate And when they FINALLY let their guards down, their scenes were almost fan-worthy. But I also loved the comedic scenes with their friends Matt, Sabrina, Ian, and Lara. Even Jack and Jarod. This group reminded me of another close-knit group in Central Perk coffee house. Being an Uber-Friends lover myself, I appreciated the likenesses of both.

This book was my favorite of the three in the series. And way worth waiting for! I can’t wait for more…. Who will be the Rose DeWitt-Bukater to Jack Dawson? Will she also allow all the Titanic references? And who will steal charming, billionaire Jarod Lanham’s heart? We shall see…

So, the 5th and final book of the very popular Oxford series by Lauren Layne, or called LL by me, was released today. And you’re thinking, “how could LL possibly top Cole’s book or even Lincoln’s?” But let me tell you, she can and she DID! If you’ve been reading this wonderful series along with the rest of us, then you’ve met sexy ginger Hunter and friendly, easy-going Brit. Best friends and co-workers and have been for years. And happy to be those things. No really. But ALL the definitions of friendship, dating, sex, workplace relationships, and yes, love changes with the simple request of one friend to another. Boy, do things change between Hunter and Brit.

This, she realized as her eyes fluttered closed. This was what it meant to ache for a kiss. To want it so badly, a little piece of you would die if you didn’t feel his lips on yours, like she couldn’t survive if Hunter didn’t kiss her…

I thought LL did the last book in the series justice. Just the right amount of comedy with appropriate mix of sex and “I Love You” scenes. As a huge Friends fanatic, the last chapter was the best last chapter ever. Of course I will miss this series, but there’s more great storytelling to come for Mrs. Layne!

I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.36988157_10215209924214101_1092209478998163456_n

Fair Game

New York woman Vivian comes back home to Texas to take over her father’s gaming company and meets one of his employee, Liam, an adorably geek with an attitude that drives her crazy. As she helps her family and the business, she begins to fall for the small town life again and Liam himself. But when the work she’s doing comes to a close, she has to plan her next move. Does she live the town she’s starting to fall in love with and the guy too?

I thought it was a likable story!

I received an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

International Guy: Paris, New York, Copenhagen

I really wanted to like this book, but it was lacking in all the parts that make a good romance what it is. I love a good billionaire that hates love and doesn’t want it for himself, but then meets the love of his life. And I love far off excursions. Maybe it was the author’s writing style that wasn’t for me.
Oh well, I would try a different book though.

I received an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Penthouse Pact

Cathryn Fox has done it again with this new romantic story!
A multi-million dollar pact that demands to be broken…
Parker Braxton and Layla Fallon meet when he runs her over….uh-oh! And while Layla heals, she stays with Parker.
After that the romance between them starts, but he has a pact with his friends that he will never marry. She tries her best to resist him, but they soon realize they have something special.
But what about the pact?

Such a good story!

I received an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A Baby for the Billionaire

I loved Walker and Clara’s love story! They’re definitely in a hard situation, but they’re best friends that help each other out in the toughest of problems. I thought Victoria Davies did a fantastic job telling the story from both points of view. She had no problem helping Walker along and Clara speak up for herself. And in the end, true love wins the day!

Davies is one of my favorite writers for the romance genre. I 1-click her books EVERY TIME.

I received an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding (The Sexy Billionaires #1)

Darian King and Allison Reed work together. He is her billionaire boss and she is his personal assistant, which is a 24/7 job. He’s rough and guarded, but with a heart of gold where Allison and his sister are concerned, but doesn’t believe in true love. Which stinks because Allison has been in love with her boss forever… uh-oh! And to top it all off, he has to help plan his little sister’s wedding. And he needs Allison’s help. She reluctantly agrees, even though it doesn’t fall under her job description and there’s the fact that she is going to quit her job if she could work up the nerve.

Trouble is…. with the cake tasting, dress shopping, and ring buying…these two start to wish it was THEIR wedding they were planning…

I adore Victoria Davies’ novels. They are the bees knees for real!

I received an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.