Series: 21 Wall Street #1
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Releases: May 22, 2018
A sexy agent hounds Wall Street’s hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.
Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he’s met his match in Lara McKenzie—a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees.
An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case—the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading—could make her career. She knows a scoundrel when she sees one. Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger.
She’ll do anything to prove he’s guilty. He’ll do anything to prove he’s not. But it’s only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now, taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. It’s become a pleasure—and there’s more at risk than she ever dreamed.
Praise For Hot Asset:
“[A] playful romance…Layne populates her world of high-stakes finance with charismatic characters, and the fast-paced story works well with the simmering sexual tension between the leads…It’s easy to root for this couple.” —Publishers Weekly
“Layne can always be counted on to create an engaging, steamy, and thoroughly rewarding reading experience.” —RT Book Reviews
Lauren Layne, a former e-commerce and web marketing manager, moved from Seattle to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. Her first book was published in the summer of 2013, and since then, she’s written more than two dozen romantic comedies, hitting the New York Times, USA Today, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists. She currently lives in New York City with her husband.
Wall Street playboy Ian Brady is a driven man, who works hard in the office, and plays just as hard outside of it... the ladies see him walking towards them decked out in his trademark suit and tie, and their knees weaken, and hearts falter. He is not ashamed to admit that he uses his high power status to lure in the ladies, nor is he ashamed to admit that he is the king of one-nighters, a man like him is far too busy for anything more than that. He's never met a woman who he couldn't charm with his sexy smile, and enticing pick-up lines... but then he meets Lara McKenzie and is completely thrown for a loop when she doesn't fall at his feet like every other woman does. Her aversion to him and his charm is baffling, and downright frustrating, and now she has just become his biggest challenge yet....a challenge he has no plans of losing!!
Lara McKenzie has just been handed the case of a lifetime, if she comes out on the winning side of it, there will be a promotion waiting on the other side for her, and she has wanted this promotion for a long time. But this case hits a brick wall the moment she meets the source of it, Ian Brady has been accused of insider trading, and she plans to prove he is guilty. Which maybe easier said then done, when she begins to realize their tip at the SEC office may have been false, she has been following Mr. Brady for weeks now, and not found a single piece of evidence to prove his guilt. She has however, discovered that her first instincts about him may have been all wrong, she first saw him as a egotistical ass, but every now and again she sees glimpses of a guy she could easily fall for... but crossing the lines between business and pleasure are a big "no-no" and she has work too hard to lose the opportunity she has be given.
Hot Assest is a sexy office romance tale that is certain to leave readers permanently weak in the knees and thoroughly satisfied! In this enthralling little tale you will meet brazen playboy Ian Brady, and his by the book counterpart Lara McKenzie, the lucky lady that finds herself on his path. Their story is a sultry little game of cat and mouse that will have you on the edge of your seat, with bated breath, waiting for the moment the stars finally align and they give into their attraction for one another....and when it happens be prepared to have your world rocked!!!! Ms. Layne definitely starts this new series off with a bang, and with the noticeable fireworks already swirling around some of the secondary characters I can only imagine that it is going to get even better from here! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!! Highly recommend you get your hands on this little gem, it is sure to leave you completely dazzled!!!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, via NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed.