Tuesday, July 10, 2018

I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne

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.

Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order

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Book 5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Another friends-to-lovers romance and done quite well, I might add. Brit has been friends with Hunter for years, but they have never "gone there." Brit is searching for Mr. Right and all Hunter seems to want is "Ms. Right Now." Wanting up her A-game, Brit asks Hunter for help and he reluctantly agrees.

I enjoyed this story of seeing how friends move awkwardly to that place where it’s more than friends, but not quite boyfriend/girlfriend but not friends with benefits. Showing how Brit and Hunter navigated that awkward stage is something that Ms. Layne did beautifully and as a reader, I found the transition from friends to lovers written very well.

This is a hilarious, cute, and well-written romance. Brit Robbins wants to land herself a man and she enlists the help of her best friend, Hunter. Hunter isn’t one to be surprised but when Brit requests he help her seduce a man, he’s definitely surprised. He sets out to help Brit in her mission… only once he begins showing her how to seduce other men, he realizes it’s not them he wants her using those powers on.

Best friends to lovers is one of my favorite types of stories and one that I think doesn’t get done enough. This author does a brilliant job – Brit and Hunter are hilarious together, both as friends and as a couple. Their banter back and forth had me in tears – Brit’s experiences with dating are priceless and Hunter having to deal with her, disaster after disaster, was both cute and endearing. This has been my favorite book in the Oxford series to date and I’m very excited to see where the author takes this series next!

When I read my first Lauren Layne book I was instantly in love and couldn’t wait to see what she was up to next. Now as it turned out, I think Layne has slowly earned her way up to the top of my favorite authors list. Layne has easily become one of those authors that I don’t even need to read the description because if the book was written by Layne I know I’ll have no trouble falling in love with the story and characters. Which is exactly what I found myself doing when I read I Think I Love You.

Now, I did things a little out of order because I read I Think I Love You first, which can be read as a standalone, but then I had to go back and start at the beginning of the Oxford series because I immediately wanted to know more about the rest of these incredible men. I think I would’ve enjoyed I Think I Love You much more if I had read the previous books in the Oxford series, but that’s not to say I wasn’t immediately drawn in and hooked to Brit and Hunter’s story.

I really loved how relatable Brit was because honestly, anyone who has tried the NYC dating scene can attest to the struggle and Brit’s character felt like every one of us trying and failing! Honestly, I Think I Love You was a perfectly romantic and charming friends-to-lovers story and Layne did a fantastic job as usual. Honestly, I have yet to read one book by Layne that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy.

If you’ve been enjoying the Oxford men as much as I have, then go ahead and “one-click” this book because Layne will win you over by the end of the first chapter! Now I must immediately find my way into Layne’s Stiletto series, to which Oxford is a spin-off of, because I am DYING to read Emma Sinclair and Alex Cassidy’s story! If you have already been enjoying the Oxford and Stiletto books, then check out the 21 Wall Street series by Lauren Layne next!

5 STARS for Lauren Layne’s I Think I Love You!

This is the fifth book in the series – and I would definitely recommend that you read them all, and in order. Each one is a rich story in its own right but to get the in jokes, the flirtatious remarks, and the whole environment of Oxford magazine and Stiletto, really start with Irresistibly Yours, you will not regret it. Lauren Layne is an author that I can wholly rely on to deliver good stories full of humour, fabulous people, and deliciously romantic outcomes. I don't even need to read the blurb to know I will enjoy them. And once again, this book reinforces my faith in her.

I love friends-to-lovers stories because it is a fact that many ignore: the person you click with as a best friend is often the very person that should be in your life all the time. And yet somehow, so many people just close off that romantic element, in the belief that it would ruin the friendship. So when Brit asks Hunter for lessons in seduction, little do either of them realise that they're undoing the lock to much, much more than just friends.

Loyal readers with enjoy catching up with the rest of the gang and the crazy that somehow surrounds their happy lives – again reinforcing Brit's feelings of needing a proper relationship. Well, with Hunter engaged as coach, we can just sit back and enjoy the ride as they navigate a complicated mating dance... with each other.

A much anticipated and very satisfying read, thank you.

Also Available in the Oxford Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Irresistibly Yours Blog Tour.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the I Wish You Were Mine Blog Tour.

Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Someone Like You Release Blitz.

Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the I Knew You Were Trouble Blog Tour.

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels. A former e-commerce and Web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated in 2011 to New York City, where she left the corporate world to pursue a full-time writing career.

Her hobbies include maintaining a designer purse addiction and observing cocktail hour. Lauren lives with her high school sweetheart in midtown Manhattan, where she writes romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush..

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne to read and review.

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