Book Review, Giveaway: Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

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


My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:


Nobody’s quite figured out how he manages, but despite his having a black book bigger than the Bible, there doesn’t seem to be even a trace of bitterness among his ex-flings.


I happen to like our story… Especially now that it’s taken a turn for the naked.


‘No,’ Jackson said, as he dropped his own sandwich back on his plate in disgust. ‘Just no.   There are rules for these sort of things, Riley. No talking about your lady time while people are eating.’


My Review:


The storyline for Someone Like You was ingenious and well-constructed. Written from a third person POV, this friends to lovers story squeezed my heart. Both of the main characters were appealing, alluring, endearing, and damaged. The walking wounded aspect was something they instantly recognized in each other and resulted in an immediate sense of kinship or camaraderie for a fellow traveler. Throughout most of the narrative, I felt a constant yet low thrumming undercurrent of grief and regret, which co-existed with the characters mutual attraction and ease with each other. While this observation sounds contradictory, it worked – Lauren Layne has mad skills. Although I am no a fan of angst, I found it difficult to put my kindle down and finished the book in a day. Then again, I always enjoy a chance to become reacquainted with the Oxford/Stiletto staffers.

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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  
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!

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



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