Blog Tour and Review: I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne
I Think I Love You
Oxford Book 5
By: Lauren Layne
Releasing July 10, 2018
A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as “exemplary contemporary romance.”
Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?
Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36500151-i-think-i-love-you
I think Lauren Layne is absolutely incapable of writing a book that does not make me feel good or giddy or just happy beyond words. I Think I Love You was no exception to that rule. I was a little hesitant to read this book to be honest, not because I doubted the author, but because this is the last book in the Stiletto / Oxford series and reading this left me with a bittersweet feeling.
I Think I Love You had one of my favourite tropes: friends to lovers. Ever since I finished reading I Knew You Were Trouble, I knew Brit and Hunter had a story to tell. There was so much chemistry and tension between them that needed to be explored. Lauren Layne delivered once more with this fun, flirty and delicious contemporary romance.
Brit and Hunter have been best friends for almost six years. And never in those six years did these people think of each other as anything more than friends. They were just buddies. When Brit Robbins finds herself dumped by three men in the span of just a few months, she thinks the problem lies with her. She is determined to find out what the problem is, get out of the friend-zone and right into the sultry, seductive and sexy girlfriend zone. And to help her reach there, she takes the help of her best friend Hunter Cross.
While Hunter is against Brit’s plan and refuses to help her, she takes matters into her own hands. Seeing his best friend flirt with the office douchebag, Hunter realizes it’s time to take matters into his own hands. What happens next the sweet, delightful torture of two people going from best friends, to fake dating to finally falling in love.
I loved how Brit and Hunter’s friends stood by them, supported them and even kicked their bottoms when time called for it. These guys are absolute #friendshipgoals.
There was no point in the book where I wanted to stop reading. My favorite thing about Lauren Layne is that her books are light-hearted, humorous and still based in reality. There are usually no over the top feelings or situation happening in her books. All LL books are such breezy, feel good reads and I Think I Love You is no different.
I loved the way how every Stiletto/Oxford characters were included in the books. All the major couples, Julie and Mitchell, Grace and Jake, Riley and Sam, Emma and Alex, Penelope and Cole, Mollie and Jackson, Taylor and Nick and Daisy and Lincoln all made an appearance. Having them all together made the epilogue that much more bittersweet and I was reminded of the very first time I read After the Kiss.
I would recommend this book and more importantly this author to any person who loves reading contemporary romance and enjoys a fun-filled ride with real and great characters. This may be a goodbye to this wonderful series, but they these characters will continue to live on in my heart and mind.
Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than two dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies, in nine languages. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, The Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City.
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