Friday, February 14, 2014
Love the One You're With by Lauren Layne
Publisher: Random House Publishing-Loveswept
Author Info: Goodreads & Author Website
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 228 pages
Buy it Here: Amazon
Our Rating: 5 stars!
Favorite Quote: "Compliments from men were about as reliable as the relatiopnships on The Bachelor."
As a leading columnist for Stiletto, Grace Brighton has built a career warning women about rotten, cheating liars. She just never suspected her fiancé would be one of them. After Grace takes a heart-mending hiatus, her first assignment is to go on a couple of dates with a counterpart from the men's magazine Oxford and report her impressions. Grace 1.0 may have been instantly smitten with the gorgeous correspondent, but Grace 2.0 has sworn off relationships for six months, and she's not falling for his outstanding bod and trophy-winning kisses... or is she?
Jake Malone wants to get back to the fly-by-night, who-knows-what's-next guy he used to be, and he knows exactly how to do it. Oxford is adding a travel section, and Jake—with no wife and no kids and a willingness to live anywhere, eat anything, do everything—is perfect for the job... except that his playboy reputation makes his new editor nervous. To get the gig, he must agree to a fluffy joint article with Stiletto.
But after just one date with snooty, sumptuous, sensational Grace Brighton, Jake starts taking this assignment a whole lot more seriously..
This book reminded me a little bit about How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, which I absolutely loved! Grace is trying to change her life after discovering that the man she had been with for 9 years was secretly sleeping with one of his co-workers. I love all of the internal conflict between Grace 1.0 & Grace 2.0. It was a unique part of the book & I feel like it really gave the reader a better insight into what Grace was thinking.
When Jake & Grace both agreed to take on this new assignment they had no idea that they had met before & they never imagined that they would end up developing really feelings for each other. Grace is determined to prove that she is still an expert on what men are really thinking & Jake just wants to win the competition so that he can take over the brand new travel section of Oxford.
From the beginning it was clear that Jake & Grace were perfect for each other! They had such amazing chemistry that it just jumped off the page. Their dates, both for the competition and the ones that they kept secret, were sweet & entertaining. I especially loved the tricks that they played on one another. Of course you can't have a romance with out some steamy scenes & theirs were absolutely perfect! I can't wait to read book 3 in the Sex, Love, & Stiletto series!