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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: "Only with You" (The Best Mistake #1) by Lauren Layne

Love is the Biggest Gamble of All . . .

Cocktail waitress Sophie Dalton doesn't exactly have a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But when a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry and an uptight businessman mistakes Sophie for a prostitute . . . well, Sophie wonders if it's time to reevaluate her priorities. Swearing off her thigh-high boots for good, Sophie slinks back home with damaged pride-and a jackpot of a hangover.

Yet what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. On a trip to Seattle to open a new office, Grayson Wyatt meets his latest employee-who turns out to be the same woman he recently called a hooker. Wealthy and gorgeous, Gray is a man used to getting what he wants. And it doesn't take long to figure out that smart, sassy, sexy Sophie is everything he's been looking for. As their late nights at the office turn into hot morning-afters, they realize their Vegas misunderstanding may lead to the real thing . . .
*(summary courtesy of Goodreads)

My Review:
Only with You is a funny, lighthearted read.  It has the "enemies turned lovers" theme to it, which in retrospect might be the reason why I wanted to read it.  The pacing was a little slow and drawn out for my taste, but at least we get to see the characters build a relationship, rather than the "We had a one night stand and now I'm in love with you!" relationship. 
The best part was the witty banter between Sophie and every other character.  Her snarkiness and sarcasm really made me like her from the beginning.  The strong, independent female aspect of her character was great as well.  The fact that she followed her own path with her head held high, was pretty admirable.  The male lead, Grayson, needed more personality, in my opinion.  He was way too rigid and aloof for me to think he was the best thing since sliced bread.  He needs a colonic to remove that stick up his ass.
Romance was okay, at best.  There was more sexual tension than romance.  I wasn't exactly won over by Grayson.  The resolution was way too quick; almost rushed even.  Worth a read, if only for the dialogue.

Favorite Quotes:
"They had that same uptight Oh crap, I lost a tree trunk up my ass expression." -Sophie
"Oh, I'm sorry, would there be a more convenient time to get stuck in an elevator? Or a more preferable woman? A mute nun, perhaps?" -Sophie 
260 pages
Expected publication: July 29th 2014 by Forever

Recommend?     Yes.  For romance lovers.

(ARC courtesy of Net Galley and Forever Publishing in exchange for an honest review)


Natalie Maddock said...

I like the books you review but could you put more romance on your blog pretty please?

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