Tuesday 10 July 2018


They were "just friends." Until one tried to teach the other the art of seduction ... And became thoroughly seduced.

Oxford - Book 5
By Lauren Layne
Releasing July 10, 2018

A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as “exemplary contemporary romance.”

Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?

Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.


In I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne, Brit Robbins is sick of guys putting her in the friend's zone, so she's decided the only way she's going to get a guy interested in her more is to ask her best friend for lessons on the art of seduction. However, the more she learns from Hunter Cross, the more she finds herself falling for her best friend. Will things work out for the best for Brit and Hunter or will they lose their friendship and their shot at happy ever after?

I have loved this series from the very beginning and I've got to say that this story was another wonderful addition to it and the perfect way to wrap this series up. Really, it was very entertaining, fast-paced and the way this story started drew me in immediately, as Brit needs advice and who better to ask than her best friend. Will Hunter give her the answers she needs? 

As for the dialogue, it was very enthralling due to the close friendship Hunter and Brit have since the heroine needs someone to help her and who better to help than a man that's into casual dating, who is charming and knows how to grab the attention of the opposite sex without too much trouble. Will he be able to help Brit? How far is Brit willing to go to get Hunter's help? Furthermore, the hero is confident, charming and I liked how determined he was to help Brit once she managed to find a way to make him understand how much she needs him to teach her the art of seduction. I also liked the tight friendships these two share with their work colleagues, as they desperately need the sound advice several of them offer. 

While the heroine, she's resilient, courageous, independent, sassy at times and I liked the challenge she provided the hero, as he begins to see Brit in a new light and finds it harder and harder to resist her. I also liked the heroine's attempts to prove she can seduce a man when she realizes how hard it'll be to convince anyone to help her. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was the decisions she made towards the end that shows how willing she is to go after what she wants and that's a future with Hunter. Really, I love the initiative she shows.

Overall, Ms. Layne has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was powerful; the romance was hot and had me loving that they gave into their chemistry; and the ending had me loving that both were willing to fight for their happy ever after because these two are meant to be together. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as all the team of Stiletto and Oxford are the best of friends and are so happy with the people they've each found. I would recommend I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne, if you enjoy the friends to lovers trope, the opposites attract trope or books by authors Jessica Lemmon, Tawna Fenske, Miranda Liasson and Jana Aston.

Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than two dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies, in nine languages. Lauren's work has been featured in Publishers WeeklyGlamourThe Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City.

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