Friday, September 25, 2015

Book Review: Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne

Book Description

Meet the men of Oxford magazine! In the first captivating spin-off of Lauren Layne's Sex, Love & Stiletto series, a not-so-friendly battle of the sexes turns into a scorching office romance.

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.

AVAILABLE: October 6, 2015

**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Let's start this review by saying this is my first book by Lauren Layne and it definitely won't be my last.  I am really looking forward to future books of the Oxford Series.

Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford magazine for years, and when the editor for the magazines sport section opens up, he figures he is the (only) man for the job.  While a Yankees game to scope out the competition, Cole sees a perky brunette at a New York Yankees game bent over her notepad, he is instantly captivated by the sassy woman who can divert his attention from HIS TEAM playing.  And Cole learns that his competition comes in the form of a sassy brunette tomboy who knows her sports as good as Cole does.

Penelope Pope packed up her life in Chicago and moved to New York in order to start fresh in a new city and (hopefully) a new job.  She is instantly attracted to Cole, but feels that he is out of her league in the relationship front, but still feels that they could be good friends.  And with a wardrobe malfunction (split coffee) 30 minutes before the biggest interview of her life, Cole "saves" her by bringing her into Stiletto for a change of clothes.  And from that point on, Penelope and Cole form a friendship.  Cole feels like he can be himself with Penelope, and after some sneaky matchmaking from his friends, Cole and Penelope start a "weekends" only affair.  

But after things get a little to close to comfort, will they be able to figure out that they can work together both in the office and out?     

Rating: 4 out of 5