Made for You
The Best Mistake # 2
By: Lauren Layne
Releasing October 28th, 2014
Grand Central Publishing
When the Wrong Guy is Oh-So-Right
Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn't resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . .
Back in town, Will intends to get what he's always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he'll do anything to rewrite their stormy past.
This time, he's out to show Brynn that the imperfect man might be the best mistake of her life . . .
Lauren Layne used to work in e-commerce. She wore cute shoes and big-girl clothes like an adult.
Then she was like, nope, changed into her pajamas and started writing romance novels.
She believes in sarcasm, weekday happy hours, and happily ever after.
I've been waiting for this story since I finished up Only with You a few months ago, and for the most part this didn't let me down. Yes, this book has the familiar theme of two people who go from being enemies to something that doesn't resemble enemy behavior. One of the things I liked most about this story is that it's not the usual person who is clueless to the actions and feelings that are all but thrown in their face.
Will Thatcher definitely proves that he is awesome boyfriend material, as evidenced by the actions he displays toward Brynn throughout the story (he even knows her favorite sandwich for heaven's sake). Brynn, on the other hand, is so focused on her multitude of lists for her life that she fails to notice what's really going on around her, and that I found to be frustrating. I do understand, to a certain degree, why she's so hesitant to step outside the box she currently has structuring her life, especially after Sophie tells Will exactly what Brynn had to endure as a child.
While I didn't agree with some of the tactics Will used against Brynn, it was enough to push her out of her comfort zone, which she desperately needed. There is a HEA, but it doesn't come easy that's for sure. I'm hoping the next book in the series will be about Jenna and her love life.
ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for honest review.