Review Tour: I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne: An Oxford Novel

A feisty beauty must choose between winning back Mr. Right 
or giving in to Mr. Wrong.

Oxford Series #4
Lauren Layne
Releasing June 13, 2017

New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.

Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.

Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.


Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕ (5 cups)! 
These two have been dancing the tango for years and when they finally have their moment they seriously combust!

I Knew You Were Trouble is the fourth book in Lauren Layne's Oxford Series, a spinoff of her very popular Stiletto Series (of which I have read all ).  You would think after 8 books an avid reader will probably get bored and move on.  Think again, because each book will surprise you and amaze you on how this author can come up with unique characters and scenarios set in a familiar world.  Nick Ballantine and Taylor Carr were side-characters in previous books, of which fans would be familiar but would probably not think that they would end up together.  Surprise, Nick and Taylor started way before anyone ever knew and now Ms. Layne has weaved those innocuous interactions in the past into full blown sexual chemistry in this book.  If you are a fan, you would love this book.  If you haven't read any of the books in the series, then you can still read I Knew You Were Trouble and gobble it up.  It's delightful, honest, sexy, full of shenanigans and heartfelt, witty, zany conversations.  It's sexy and sweet but most of all it tells readers that love is really for everyone.

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career.

She lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL's ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books. 


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