Friday, August 1, 2014

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Only with You by Lauren Layne

Only with You
The Best Mistake #1
Lauren Layne
Releasing July 29th, 2014
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

Love is the Biggest Gamble of All . . .
Cocktail waitress Sophie Dalton doesn't exactly have a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But when a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry and an uptight businessman mistakes Sophie for a prostitute . . . well, Sophie wonders if it's time to reevaluate her priorities. Swearing off her thigh-high boots for good, Sophie slinks back home with damaged pride-and a jackpot of a hangover.
Yet what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. On a trip to Seattle to open a new office, Grayson Wyatt meets his latest employee-who turns out to be the same woman he recently called a hooker. Wealthy and gorgeous, Gray is a man used to getting what he wants. And it doesn't take long to figure out that smart, sassy, sexy Sophie is everything he's been looking for. As their late nights at the office turn into hot morning-afters, they realize their Vegas misunderstanding may lead to the real thing . . .


Cute story with the underlying themes of opposites attract as well as not judging a book.

Sophie is a definite people person, and everyone she comes into contact with seems to become an instant friend; Gray on the other hand, is Mr. Roboto personified. And their first meeting is nothing short of a horror story, but one that eventually serves as a wake-up call for Sophie. So imagine Sophie's distress when the gentleman her sister brings for the weekly family dinner is none other than the same man she encountered in Vegas just a few weeks prior. Through a somewhat predictable turn of events, Sophie eventually goes to work for Gray at the company where he is the new CEO. There's plenty of sexual tension between Sophie and Gray, but he refuses to acknowledge the depth of his feelings for her, especially since Sophie looks so much like his ex-fiance.

This book, while enjoyable, could have been better; we know how Sophie feels being compared to her older sister all the time, but I would liked to have known if Gray has always been that surly and uncomfortable around people. Although I liked seeing him loosen up and actually act like a normal human at the company picnic. There's also some angst that happens (isn't that why we read books like this, for the angst and drama?). Sophie and Gray aren't the only ones who have to figure out their relationship, the side story is pretty entertaining and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.


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Author Info
Lauren Layne is a snarky cynic with a serious weakness for happily ever afters.
Marrying her high school sweetheart was a good start. *cue Disney soundtrack.*
But Lauren wanted all romance, all the time.
Now she writes fictional happy endings, and considers her job done well if you swoon while reading her books. Don't worry. You will.
Once upon a time she lived in a Manhattan high-rise, but now she's on the laid-back train  in the Seattle area. If you ever find yourself in Issaquah, she'll probably buy you a drink. Maybe.
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