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Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne REVIEW

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Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne REVIEW

Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.

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.

Review

I’m not going to lie, I have been waiting for this book ever since I read the first in this series, Irresistibly Yours. Lincoln Mathis has a reputation, he’s the man in charge of the sex column at Oxford magazine, and he has a long list of ladies that he can turn to for help with new material for his work. He’s also known for remaining good friends, with the ladies that he dates – but how he manages to do that remains a mystery, and finally after all this time we get to find out what his secret is.

“You must be Lincoln Mathis, The Manwhore of Whom I Should Beware?”

Southern Belle, Daisy, is fresh out of a bad divorce when she meets Lincoln at her sister’s wedding in New York. She is a master of hiding her true feelings, and immediately recognises something in Lincoln that resonates with her – he is hiding something from the world too, and she can see right through it.

This was a totally unexpected read, I went into it thinking that Lincoln’s story would be a fun and lighthearted read, boy was I wrong! It was an emotional and heartfelt story, with a huge amount of character depth that made it easy for me to fall in love with both Lincoln and Daisy. So many swoon worthy moments, as we learn about all the many layers that Lincoln has been hiding beneath, he melted Daisy’s heart more and more with every encounter, and melted mine too.

“The other Lincoln . . . the one with the one-liners and the flirting and the easy laugh, he’d been charming but resistible to her. This one, though— the one whose eyes were a little bit hard, knuckles a little bit tense . . . a man who could throw back whiskey without so much as a flinch. This man was dangerous. This man could make her want.”

It was great to be back with the Oxford crew, who make their appearances throughout the book, there is a real camaraderie that enhances the story and puts a smile on your face.

I absolutely enjoyed this one, and couldn’t be more pleased with the way things turned out. Well worth the wait.

Someone Like You is a contemporary romance, told from dual POV. It’s book 3 in the Oxford Series, but can be read as a standalone.

ARC gratefully received

About the Author

Lauren Layne

A long-time romance reader, Lauren Layne thinks the only thing better than reading about happy endings is writing them. She now pursues a full-time career in Happily Ever After, a job she’s naturally suited for after marrying her high school sweetheart. A bit of a nomad, Lauren’s lived everywhere from Orange County to Manhattan. Her hobbies include coffee by day, wine by night, and lots of writing in between. She’s also a total website nerd and insists you check out LaurenLayne.com!

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