I Knew You Were Trouble
Series: Oxford #4
Author: Lauren Layne
Releases: 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.
Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s juicy Oxford Novels:
IRRESISTIBLY YOURS | I WISH YOU WERE MINE | SOMEONE LIKE YOU | I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
“Irresistibly Yours has it all: fun banter, hot chemistry, and a couple that you just can’t help but want to be together!”—New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine
“A smart, sexy, and absolutely irresistible read!”—USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly, on I Wish You Were Mine
“Lauren Layne is a new auto-buy author for me. I can’t get enough of the men of Oxford!”—Christi Barth, author of the Naked Men series
And look for her exhilarating Sex, Love & Stiletto series:
AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
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.
Taylor Carr has everything she could possibly want, the successful career, great home, and a relationship with a good man... well scratch that last part. She a had a good man, but then he panicked on the day they were suppose to move in together and bolted... into the arms of his ex-girlfriend. Now Taylor is in need of roommate to share costs, so she posts an ad, and it winds up catching the eye of her workplace nemesis Nick Ballantine. The man irks her beyond belief, and she isn't so sure they can survive being trapped in the confines of her apartment together, but she needs a roommate, so she reluctantly gives in and accepts his offer. Little by little she starts to see a side of Nick she has never seen before, and she likes what she sees... a lot!! But Nick isn't about to just be her rebound, he wants it all and she isn't so sure she is ready for all of that... or is she?
Nick Ballantine has had a little thing for Taylor Carr for sometime now, but her heart belonged to another man, so he ignored the urges that hit him every time they are in the same room together. They have this whole love hate relationship, and normally get on each others nerves anytime they are near one another, but Nick can't seem to help to think that it is just the chemistry brewing between them. Then by a sheer stroke of luck, she becomes single, and just so happens to need a roommate, so he makes her an offer she can't really refuse. He is not sure if it is the best idea he's had, but he wants the girl and sometimes that means going to great lengths... he just hopes that it all pays off in the end!!
I loved this story so much, these two waltzed onto the page and I immediately felt the sparks bouncing around between them, but I also felt the resistance too, and that could only mean one thing, there were going to be serious fireworks up ahead.... and I couldn't wait to watch them ignite! Without giving too much away I will say Ms. Layne did not let me down, their were some serious fireworks and a whole lot of feels to go with them, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the show!! This story took a hold of me and had me feeling the emotional intent behind every word, it stirred up the tears, and warmed my heart. Highly recommend this one, the moment you crack the cover these two wonderfully crafted characters will invade your world, capture your attention, and steal your heart all before the second chapter!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
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