Someone Like You

Someone Like You (Oxford and Stilettos Series) by Lauren Layne

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Overview by publisher:

Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.

After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

Dammit!  This book made me cry!  And it wasn’t even at the end of the story!

This is the long awaited story behind Oxford magazine’s biggest flirt and overall great guy, Lincoln.  He has been the supporting character in the many Oxford and Stiletto books to date.  There was always something to the womanizer with the quick lines and flashing smile.

So know we get his story.  And it’s a whopper!  He meets Daisy, Emma’s twin sister, and things click.  She is the one to pull out his story and help him cope.  Daisy has her own challenges in life.  A Southern debutante, life hasn’t turned out how she expected – divorced, alone and living in a mansion.  Coming to New York City for her twin’s wedding was supposed to be fun, but not life changing.

Daisy and Lincoln have great chemistry.  It’s like when you meet someone and immediately feel safe with them.  Not just physically, but that feeling that you have founded someone who has hurt as much as you have or they are a kindred spirit.  Daisy and Lincoln don’t spend all their time together morose or sulking, but help each other through the tragedies that have left them living not a full life.  It’s heart warming, but also frustrating – which made me love Lauren Layne even more!  There is some great conflict and challenges in the story which is what real life is about.

Lincoln is described as the best looking of the men at Oxford.  He has that irresistable man charm that makes most women weak in the knees.  You know the kind – flirty, caring and sexy.  He’s that guy that you notice for his ridiculous looks, but love because of how much fun he is to be around.  Daisy is the Southern belle who is looking to figure out her way in life.  The action takes a while to come in this book, but the long wait is the best kind of foreplay.

This may just be my favourite Oxford series book.  Lincoln’s story was raw, emotional and such an amazing journey!

 

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