The rule I have to protect my money, my future, my heart. Definitely recommended for readers who like something light with a bit of angst thrown in. Three of them are in relationships, except for our Emma. The guys in these stories are good, caring guys, and with each book, one more is added and they all -guys and gals- become friends. I guess I'm just a sucker for vulnerability because I was a pile of heaping goo as they suffered through their heartache.
But in the night before the wedding a terrible misunderstanding breaks them apart and for the next years they live worlds apart. This was my second favorite book in the series. Seven years later they work in the same building, in different magazines. I really hope there will be a book for Cole. Emma and Alex were in love once. After giving up everything for a pro-soccer career, Alex Cassidy watches his dreams crumble as a knee injury sidelines him for good. As I mentioned earlier, I did not know this book was coming so when I saw it in all its glory, I was primed and ready to learn of these characters' past and root for their future.
Since this was a romantic comedy and supposedly fluff, I went into the story expecting a mostly lighthearted read. Her books always make me laugh and I just always know that her stories I will highly enjoy, which is why I recommend this books to everyone because they are never a miss and Trouble With Love is definitely a big winner for me. You can tell, even at the beginning with his icy and indifferent attitude, that he's still in love with the girl who broke his heart all those years ago. Grace, texting on her phone. All of these relationships boast equality, respect, and success on both sides of the equation. In general, man tries to keep their emotions hidden at all cost but here it wasn't the case.
Seriously I love when I start a book and I know it's gonna be good. Camille patted him on the head like he was a child, and he caught Julie smirking at him. I simply adore this series and Lauren Layne writing style, always fun and light but with a lot of sexy substance. Most of the book was just all fun and games with a great cast of side characters who each brought his or her own flair to the story, but there are a couple of heart-to-heart scenes between Emma and Alex that hit me hard, like someone was stabbing at my heart with daggers and I wanted them to be together so badly. While everyone is falling in love and known for all things love, Emma is the resident break up girl. They are funny, smart, sarcastic and have each other's back.
What Emma need is a little reassurance. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes and write circles around them, too. I think that all the damn time. A lesser woman would have groaned in dismay at the sight of the man in front of her. In a good way, of course, because it kept me on the edge through the whole story. Lastly my other gripe is that there was no Epilogue.
I loved how sneaky the lady was and how she always managed to do something to pair up her writers with guys. As disappointed as I was with the last Layne title I read , this one more than made up for that. You kinda feel that if they don't get their shit together, then they'll be doomed to suffer for the rest of their lives and the reader along with them. I love the friendship between these strong and sassy women and the New York City back drop. I needed to know what happened to them, why did they break up, did they still love each other? I liked my Julie and Riley just fine and didn't need their stories belittled by someone who was new to the scene. This is the last in the series and finally tells us the history of Emma and Alex.
Emma ~ was the surprise for me in this one. I cannot believe I already finished this series. He's every flavor of bad. My Bestie read this with me and she actually loved it. Since they never really had a Closure, making her write this article is his way of bringing them one step closer to their history and to look for the girl he once fell head over heels for. Only just discovered this author and she's got so many books- I'm off to read them all! I'm actually planning to go back and read the whole series now, I'm especially curious about Julie's story. Too bad Emma had never perfected it.
He shoved his hands into his pockets and dipped his head just slightly, glancing at the floor before lifting it and staring out at the night sky. In other words, Alex and Emma are of those book couples that are truly meant to be. We will not sell or rent your email address to third parties. It was really great character development to see the ice-cold Emma thaw and crack because of her constant proximity to Alex. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who asked, because there was very little not to like. Lauren Layne has become my go to author when I am looking for a sweet and sexy read that has just a little bit of angst and one that I know will give me that butterflies in my belly feeling. He realized in dismay that the meeting was indeed over.
I really mean it this time. I cannot believe I already finished this series. We are, and always have been, completely honest in our opinions — whether positive or negative. You guys, this book had me wrapped up from the very beginning. Sebastian Quinn's taste for fast cars, late nights, and beautiful women may have gotten him to the top of a leading New York magazine, but the reputation that made him is suddenly threatening to end his career. I mean, it's still a 3-4 star range, but I appreciated the emotional weight and the pacing of actually starting with the misunderstanding that, to me, felt like it could actually really happen and also felt really sad. Emma Sinclair is the last of the Stiletto girls to fall in love.
If you like your romance novels free of sexism, rape-y sex scenes, obnoxious stereotypes of 'alpha males' and what not, then Layne should be your go-to author. But when Emma moves in next door, it's no accident. I was a little surprised to see that the first one to make a real move or the first one to show a little interest was Alex. Always with the damned suits. The moment I started reading it, I could not put it down. The Trouble with Love is one of my favorite Lauren Layne novels. As Stiletto magazine's authority on all things breakup-and-heartache, Emma Sinclair writes from personal experience.