July 10, 2018
A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as “exemplary contemporary romance.”
Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?
Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
I expected to love this last installment, I Think I Love You, of Lauren Layne’s Oxford series because I have been loving everything that Layne has written lately. She could do her own version of the telephone book and make it a new and necessary item.
The actual love story between best friends Hunter and Brit is fun and interesting but feels like a vehicle that brings together all of the characters from the Oxford and Stiletto series instead of being the complete focus of the novel. While I can understand Layne wanting to give the Oxford series fans a treat, I felt it was at the cost of Hunter and Brit’s story.
That said, I read this after a rather contrived and poorly written romance, and the fact is that even a semi-disappointing Layne is better than many of the romances readers encounter, especially if you like smart dialogue, and emotion and reactions that feel “right.”
While I personally would have liked more from this novel, definitely more Brit and Hunter, it is certainly a must-read for those who’ve followed the series.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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