Blog Tour: Made for You by Lauren Layne

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I enjoyed Lauren Layne’s Love the One You’re With enough to sign up for the blog tour for her latest offering, Made for You. Lauren was kind enough to share with us the top 5 books she’s looking forward to reading this fall…

Oh my gosh, I’m sooo behind on books! My TBR list is all old news, but I’ll share it anyway …

Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover (Sarah Maclean). Sarah is my FAVORITE historical author (other than Lisa Kleypas, who doesn’t write them anymore!) I’ve been DYING for this book.

One in a Million (Jill Shalvis). I think I’m putting it off because I know it’s the last in the Lucky Harbor series!

The Bully Pulpit (Doris Kearns Goodwin). I’ve always loved romance novels, but I was also a poli-sci major and political history books (all nonfiction, really) and this has been calling to me on my Kindle forever

Rachel Van Dyken’s backlist … I find her books like crack. I want to read ALL of them.

Harry Potter series –yes, I’ve already read them. MANY times. But lately I’ve been craving the reread! It happens often.

Blog Tour: Made for You by Lauren LayneMade for You by Lauren Layne
Series: Best Mistake #2
Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 28th 2014
ISBN: 9781455546091
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 219
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

Three years ago, Brynn Dalton made a rare error in judgment and had a one-night stand with the one man she swore would never get into her designer panties. Will Thatcher was exactly the type of sexy playboy that good girls like Brynn stayed away from. And when Will moved across the country just days after their fling, Brynn vowed to put him behind her, even as the memories haunt her.

Now Will Thatcher is back, and just in time to see Brynn’s perfectly structured life begin to crumble. Her job is dull, her social life is tedious, and Brynn’s perfect cardiologist boyfriend doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to get to Tiffany & Co. More than ever, Brynn needs her childhood nemesis to keep his distance.

But Will isn’t content to be Brynn’s dirty little secret any longer. This time, he’s out to show Brynn Dalton that the imperfect man might just be the best mistake of her life.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


drey’s thoughts:

Oh, the cruelties of unrequited love. In Layne’s latest offering, we have a heroine who’s made up for a miserable childhood by controlling every single part of her life, and a hero who’s been in love with her since high school… Only thing is, she doesn’t know that.

When Will shows up next door, little does Brynn know he’s there to convince her that they belong together. He had a hard time convincing me of that, too – some of the things coming out of his mouth are downright mean. Then again, she gave as good as she got – but why was he there if he’s not going to break the pattern of his and Brynn’s interactions?

I enjoyed the back-and-forth between Will and Brynn (though quite a few of them were cringe-inducing, but I’m crazy like that), and I especially enjoyed the moments when either he or she (mostly Brynn) were shaken out of their “normal” into a nicer space, one that made them the people I could see as a couple. Their journey to HEA definitely has obstacles, mostly of their own making, but they get there eventually (this is a romance novel after all). I only wish it had taken just a little longer – the ending felt abrupt, especially after all the build-up.

drey’s rating: Pick it up!

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About Lauren Layne

A long-time romance reader, Lauren Layne thinks the only thing better than reading about happy endings is writing them. She now pursues a full-time career in Happily Ever After, a job she’s naturally suited for after marrying her high school sweetheart.

A bit of a nomad, Lauren’s lived everywhere from Orange County to Manhattan, and currently lives in the Seattle-area. Her hobbies include coffee by day, wine by night, and lots of writing in between. She’s also a total website nerd and insists you check out!