Thursday, August 17, 2017

Book Review: Only With You by Lauren Layne

Title: Only With You
Author: Lauren Layne
Series: The Best Mistake
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Forever
Pub Date: July 29, 2014
Pages: 260
My Copy: Courtesy of NetGalley and Forever 

Book Summary: 

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 . . .

Book Review:

This was an awesome book filled with a lot of surprises that I found great. I really found myself loving Sophie as a heroine & what she goes through in the book, definitely makes you like her even more. The relationships she has with everyone in her life changes as she changes. I totally found myself liking the romance between her and Grayson.

I found the very first meeting between Sophie and Grayson to be one that you could totally find in real life. Things are mighty interesting. She dresses up very sexy and finds herself stuck in an elevator with a very handsome stranger who thinks she is a prostitute and that of course enrages her. She really finds that this stranger has insulted her. Of course this is in Las Vegas and Sophie finds that she hopes to never see this guy again. Things don’t work out that way at all.

Sophie always is in some ways trying to find herself and what she wants out of life. She finds that her sister Brynn can do no wrong at least in her parents eyes. Brynn is so sickeningly perfect at times, I think. Sophie I think feels like she is always never going to measure up to Brynn. So when Brynn bring homes a boyfriend, it turns out that it was the guy who assumed she was a prostitute. This leads to some mighty interesting things happening. Of course during this family dinner, Brynn convinces Gray to hire Sophie, since Sophie had gone to law school supposedly. He does so begrudgingly.

I totally found it so ironic that Gray feels nothing for Brynn, but feels a deep attraction for Sophie. He finds that Sophie is a really good asset to have around the firm. She helps him with one of his most difficult client. It helps to soothe any nerves. He also finds that Sophie is a very capable secretary. She dresses very professional. Gray feels like that Sophie might be like Jessica, his ex-girlfriend who things didn’t work out. He is very stiff and not trusting of women. I like that this issue gets addressed, as it helps us understand who he is as an individual and why he is the way that he is towards Sophie at times.

The progression of the book was well paced and thought out. I also like how they explore the possibility of another couple as well. Brynn and Will were interesting as they both are total opposites and Brynn thinks that Will would be a huge mistake. Brynn doesn’t understand why Gray and her didn’t work. She is beginning to question things about her own life.

The relationship between Sophie and Gray definitely changes and develops into something very different. I think the fact that they learn what they need to be better through each other. The work environment also makes things more interesting. Plus the way Sophie and Gray get on each other’s nerves and how they both confront one another about things. Sophie has never been able to stick anything long term and Gray feels like he isn’t good with people. His people skills quite frankly suck. Sophie challenges him in ways he needs. I think their romance was great and their love scene was terrific. I do enjoy that they have realistic fights and issues. Yet, they find their happiness.


4.5 Hearts

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