Someone Like You, by Lauren Layne

5 FINALLY Lincoln’s story stars!!


Well that was definitely worth the wait! Everyone who has been following Lauren Layne’s Oxford series has been waiting with bated breath for this book.  I can say it was worth the wait, this story not only broke my heart it rebuilt it piece by piece.

Lincoln’s story was not what I thought would happen at all.  This poor man has been sitting on a huge secret that no one could see coming.  He has been holding this so close to heart even his best friends have no idea. Lincoln has come off as a playboy to all of his coworkers and friends, however deep down you always knew there was more to his story. In every book he has shamelessly flirted with all the women around him.  This shameless carefree way was how he covered his deep secret to the world.  However whenever Emma warns him to stay away from her twin sister Daisy he can’t seem to keep his promise of staying away. Not only does her recognize Daisy as a kindred soul, he finds himself baring his soul to her.  Everything starts off platonic between both Daisy and Lincoln, until baring their souls to each other becomes more than friendship.

Daisy is coming off the wrong type of marriage to the wrong type of man.  She is not looking for anything other than friendship with Lincoln, even her sister has warned her of his playboy ways.  However when she sets sights on Lincoln she see’s through his facade instantly and realizes they could be fast friends.  Two people who need to lean on one another through such a hard time.  Not that being friends with the sexiest man alive is a hardship.  Daisy realizes his friendship may be able to help her heart heal fully but can Lincoln recover enough from his broken heart to love again?

I really, really enjoyed the fact that Lauren Layne brought back all of the characters for this one. Even if we got to only see them for bits at a time, the whole Oxford/Stiletto gang was back together.  Lauren Layne normally writes characters you can connect to and an emotionally engaging story. However this one… it was more than the average HEA.  It spoke on so much more of a personal level.  Everyone who has ever put their heart out there and had it broken then tried to make themselves emotionally available again will relate to this story.  Both characters are broken for different reasons… yet have to trust each other enough not to be hurt again.

Thank you to Netgalley, Loveswept, and Lauren Layne for my copy in lieu of my honest review.

Goodreads link here

book blurb.

ebook, 228 pages
Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by Loveswept
Original Title Someone Like You
ISBN13 9781101884867
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.

7 thoughts on “Someone Like You, by Lauren Layne

  1. I love that cover! Every once in awhile I’ll be drawn to a romance book and I want to read this one based on your great review and that cover! If I read romance I try to find one with substance and it sounds like this has it. I’m going to check this one out

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