Friday, July 13, 2018

Review: I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne

"Please. You may be God's gift to women, but I've yet to crack the code on how to be God's gift to men." - Brit Robbins

I Think I Love You
Series: Oxford #5
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Loveswept
Published: July 10, 2018
Source: Publisher

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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.

Lauren Layne's I Think I Love You is pure friends-to-lovers gold. Following Hunter and Brit as they traverse the different stages in their budding relationship was perfection. From "we're just friends" to "where'd the attraction come from" to "fuck it, I want more"... I friggin' loved every damn moment. 

From the time they appeared in Layne's I Knew You Were Trouble, I was chomping at the bit for Hunter and Brit's story. And knowing that the Oxford series was winding down, I crossed my fingers that Lauren would grace us with one more book in the beloved series. Imagine my excitement when this little beauty popped up onto my radar. I may or may not have squealed. It took all my willpower to not devour I Think I Love You in record time. When it was finally time to start it, I was up until the wee hours of the morning because I couldn't stop reading. I was enthralled and enamored from the first page to the very end of the epilogue. 

Tired of being friend-zoned, Brit came up with the brilliant plan to ask Hunter, her best guy friend, to teach her the ways of seduction. Of course Hunter initially scoffs at the idea of Brit not being able to find love. But when it looks like Brit is moving on to the office jerk, Hunter forgets his initial doubts and decides to help her. One thing leads to another and the best friends find themselves trying to come to terms with the not-so sudden attraction between them. I loved them. The sexual tension and chemistry between them were fabulous. That first spark of attraction and the inevitable jealously that follows... I happily devoured it all. 

Can we talk about that epilogue?! I originally want every series to end like that. As sad as I am to see the Oxford series coming to an end, I couldn't have asked for more. Loved every bit of it. And yay for me... I still have the first couple of books in Layne's Love, Sex & Stiletto series to read, so it's not quite over for me. Sweet!

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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