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.
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