Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes—and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can’t take his eyes off her.
Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she’s learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope’s resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they’re just fooling around—or starting something real.
Release Date: October 6th, 2015
Published by: Loveswept
Page numbers: 236
Review-I had really enjoyed myself when I read Lauren Layne's Sex, Love and Stiletto series. Irresistibly Yours is the first in the spin off series to that known as the Oxford series. I have been devouring Lauren Layne's books this year and I am happy to say that this book was just as good as her other ones. Lauren Layne has a way of writing really amazing characters.
Let's start with Cole Sharpe. Cole has been freelancing for Oxford for years but now he's ready to settle for something permanent. The only thing is he has competition for the job. None other than Penelope Pope. I really loved Cole. He was just as great as he was before in all the previous books. Cole was smart and sensible. He was hesitant about a relationship because he wanted to focus on taking care of his brother.
Then we have Penelope. Penelope is a tomboy and she loves sports. Working for Oxford is something she very much needs in her life. Penelope was truly one of the sweetest heroines I've read about till date. She is straight forward, doesn't play games and cares very much about Cole. Penelope wants to settle in the city and her passion for sports is evident. But I also liked her softer side and her vulnerabilities.
Penelope and Cole were so great together. Their love of all things sports just made them more perfect for each other. I loved how Cole helped Penelope regain her confidence and I loved how Penelope didn't give up on Cole. Their relationship went at a good pace with lots of banter.
I also loved that we got to see the Stiletto cast and the remaining Oxford guys. I am SO curious to see what Lincoln's story is but I know we have a long wait ahead of us. I really enjoy the banter that goes on between the Oxford guys. All of them are hilarious. If you enjoy fun contemporary romances I suggest giving Lauren Layne's books a shot.