Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Do you want to know what the biggest problem with Irresistibly Yours is? It’s that I have now added four more books to my ever-expanding to-be-read list because I must read the Sex, Love & Stiletto (SL&S) series from which the Oxford series seems to have spun-off. Is it because I was lost while reading Irresistibly Yours and need to read the SL&S series first to know what’s going on? Nope, not at all. The Oxford series is set to focus on the men who work at Oxford magazine and it is my hope that the SL&S series contains the same level of humor, romance, and steam as the ladies from Stiletto magazine make several appearances in Irresistibly Yours and I want their stories. But I digress…
Irresistibly Yours brings us the story of Cole Sharpe, soon to be Senior Sports Editor of Oxford magazine, and Penelope Pope, soon to be Senior Sports Editor of Oxford magazine. Yeah you read that right – Cole and Penelope are vying for the same position at Oxford magazine. A position that Cole thought he had in the bag as he’s been freelancing for years as a sports writer for the magazine and is close friends with the magazine’s editor in chief. But there’s competition for the position and Cole is only mildly concerned until he meets said competition. He’s just not sure what upsets him more – that Penelope is competing for the same job or that she’s off limits because she’s the “enemy.” When Cassidy makes his decision, the two former competitors must figure out if they can work together for the sake of the magazine. As they work closely together, their bond builds and their friendship strengthens. As does their chemistry. Boy howdy! These two are HOT together. They do a good job of keeping their work lives and personal lives separate – until they don’t. Fun times, fun times. But when tragedy strikes and Cole strikes out at Penelope, he has to figure out how to man up and get his girl back once the dust settles.
I loved Penelope! She was an absolute hoot. I was laughing a lot as I read Irresistibly Yours and loved the banter between her and Cole. And Cole? Oh my goodness. Cole was a dream come true who was made even more heavenly by the love for his brother, Bobby. As if the chemistry and romance between Penelope and Cole were not enough, the men of Oxford and the women of Stiletto made for an amazing cast of friends that left me wishing I was part of the gang. And they’re why I have four more books to read. This is only the second book by Ms. Layne that I’ve read, but it certainly won’t be the last as I enjoy her writing style and hope to find her sense of humor infused into more of her books. At least I have an entire series to read as I wait for the next book in the Oxford series to be released, Playing for Keeps.
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
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