Review: I Knew You Were Trouble

Posted June 16, 2017 by sultrysirens in Reviews by Kim / 2 Comments

Review: I Knew You Were TroubleI Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne
Published by Loveswept on 06/13/2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.

Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.

Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.

Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford series can be read in any order:

You know how you read some books and you just have this feeling in your chest? The feeling of something-is-gonna-happen to the OMG! feeling to the WOW, I didn’t see that coming? The story that makes you feel an array of emotions? If that’s what you need, I Knew You Were Trouble is the book for you.

In most books I’ve read, the couple meets, one chases the other, they have sex, they fight, fall in love, THE END. I Knew You Were Trouble tells you the truth, that timing doesn’t always work out between two people. It’s more of a real life situation.

Nick Ballantine and Taylor Carr have a love/hate relationship. There’s teasing, flirting, snarky comments…all until Taylor finally asks Nick to dinner. His response was not what I expected. AT ALL. Hurt from the rejection, Taylor asked someone else in the office out to dinner. Right then and there, everything changes between the two of them.

What follows from there on had me at the edge of my seat. The emotions, the tension, the frustration, the sorrow. It was an amazing read!

Taylor and Nick were such a wonderful couple. Their chemistry, flirting, sarcastic comments, while entertaining, were so very real. They were themselves with each other because they hated each other. No need to impress the person you despise…right? I enjoyed the emotional aspect of the book which I was just not expecting.

I truly appreciated where the author took this story. It was a REAL situation. One I’ve seen happen when I used to work in an office and this book brought me right back to that. Taylor and Nick’s story was fun, sexy and emotional. I had not read the other books in the series prior to this one and I felt that I could follow along without doing so, but I will be going back to read them all!


About Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career.

She lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL’s ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

Posted June 16, 2017 by sultrysirens in Reviews by Kim / 2 Comments


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