Thursday, April 13, 2017

Review- Love the One You're With by Lauren Layne


As a leading columnist for Stiletto, Grace Brighton has built a career warning women about rotten, cheating liars. She just never suspected her fiancé would be one of them. After Grace takes a heart-mending hiatus, her first assignment is to go on a couple of dates with a counterpart from the men's magazine Oxford and report her impressions. Grace 1.0 may have been instantly smitten with the gorgeous correspondent, but Grace 2.0 has sworn off relationships for six months, and she's not falling for his outstanding bod and trophy-winning kisses... or is she?

Jake Malone wants to get back to the fly-by-night, who-knows-what's-next guy he used to be, and he knows exactly how to do it. Oxford is adding a travel section, and Jake—with no wife and no kids and a willingness to live anywhere, eat anything, do everything—is perfect for the job... except that his playboy reputation makes his new editor nervous. To get the gig, he must agree to a fluffy joint article with Stiletto.

But after just one date with snooty, sumptuous, sensational Grace Brighton, Jake starts taking this assignment a whole lot more seriously...

Release date: December 9th, 2013
Published by: Loveswept
Page numbers: 228


Love the One You're With is the second book in Lauren Layne's Sex, Love and Stiletto series and I have to say that this book may just be my favourite out of all the books in the series. All the credit for that goes to Grace and Jake who were fantastic lead characters. This book had everything you can ask for in a romance.

Let's start with Grace. Grace is the one who writes about relationships in the Stiletto magazine. She has always been the good girl, in a relationship for almost a decade. That is until her fiancé cheats on her. Now after months of recovering she wants to focus on her career and heart. That is until her next assignment pairs her up with Jake from Oxford magazine which is the male counterpart to Stiletto.

I loved Grace. She was a really strong character but after having her heart broken she wants to play it safe. But Jake is anything but safe. He is a player who doesn't want to settle down with anyone or anything. Jake wants to travel the world whereas all Grace craves for is stability. I loved how we got to see all the facets that make Jake who he is. I loved how Jake was with Grace.

Jake and Grace shared amazing chemistry. The tension between them was easy to see and the sparks were flying all over the place. It was hilarious to see them one upping each other for their articles. It was also really sweet how they still kept the intimacy between them and with mutual understanding decided not to share it with the world.

With Julie and Mitchell we also get to see the next two couples in the series in this book. There is definitely something brewing and I can't wait to read Riley and Emma's stories. Love the One You're With had the perfect romance with a really cute ending and an even sweeter epilogue. This one has definitely made it to my list of favourites.

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