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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review: The Trouble With Love by Lauren Layne

The Trouble with Love  (Sex, Love & Stiletto, #4)Publisher: Loveswept
ISBN: 110188343X
Pages: 248 pages
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
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As Lauren Layne’s salacious Sex, Love & Stiletto series returns, a jaded columnist discovers a steamy way to get over an old flame: falling for him all over again.

As Stiletto magazine’s authority on all things breakup-and-heartache, Emma Sinclair writes from personal experience. Five years ago, Emma was Charlotte, North Carolina’s darling debutante and a blushing bride-to-be. Now she’s the ice queen of the Manhattan dating scene. Emma left her sultry Southern drawl behind, but not even her closest friends know that with it she left her heart. Now Emma’s latest article forces her to face her demons—namely, the devilishly sexy guy who ditched her at the altar.

After giving up everything for a pro-soccer career, Alex Cassidy watches his dreams crumble as a knee injury sidelines him for good. Now he’s hanging up his cleats and giving journalism a shot. It’s just a coincidence that he happens to pick a job in the same field, and the same city, as his former fiancĂ©e . . . right? But when Emma moves in next door, it’s no accident. It’s research. And Alex can’t help wondering what might have been. Unlike the innocent girl he remembers, this Emma is chic, sophisticated, and assertive—and she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. The trouble is, Alex has never wanted her more.

My Review:

Intro: It’s not a good feeling to have to rewrite what you’ve already written. My computer decided to update in the midst of writing this review. The review didn’t save and I had to remember what I wrote which is never easy. It’s been a bad couple of weeks.


Heroine: Emma-I loved Emma. I felt for her so badly. I became quite protective over her. In a sort of bad way because it predisposed me to not liking the hero. But I couldn’t quite help myself. She was such a compelling and likable heroine.

Hero: Alex-I spent the majority of the book wanting to throttle him. I am not even ashamed to admit it. Yes, he had reasons for doing what he did. But I still felt a sort of solidarity with Emma and, yeah, I wanted to throttle him. I did end up liking him. But it took a while.

Chemistry:  They were so perfect in that angsty way. Their history was painful and there were so many answers that needed to be had. I love the journey that they went through. It was so painful but I do love reading a good bit of angst.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: I really loved this book. Emma and Alex were such engaging characters and their story was the perfect sort of angst. Realistic but not too painful. I was rooting for both of them. 
Overall Rating

Author Info
Lauren Layne is a snarky cynic with a serious weakness for happily ever afters.
Marrying her high school sweetheart was a good start. *cue Disney soundtrack.* But Lauren wanted all romance, all the time.
Now she writes fictional happy endings, and considers her job done well if you swoon while reading her books. Don't worry. You will.
Once upon a time she lived in a Manhattan high-rise, but now she's on the laid-back train in the Seattle area. If you ever find yourself in Issaquah, she'll probably buy you a drink. Maybe.

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