Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Only With You by Lauren Layne

Only With You
Release Date: July 29, 2014
Series: The Best Mistake #1

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 . . .


I was pleasantly surprised with this book becaus4e it made me happy and it made me sad and most of all it made me believe in the main characters in this book.  Believability it’s hard to accomplish for some but this book was perfect all around.  It’s really a coming to terms with who you are and finally finding your self-worth, this is something people often never find constantly believing less of themselves when they could be so much more. 

The first meeting between Sophie and Gray was one of awkwardness and misconceptions, but it by far was memorable to the both of them on different levels.  The two of them couldn’t be any more different but they complement each other, they just don’t realize it until much later of course.  But it’s the getting there that is the best part.  There were several just chance meetings before they even started uncomfortably working with each other.  Of course working with someone you tend to spend a lot of time with them, but when you annoy each other so much it just creates a stronger intensity and passion.  There were definitely some great intense moments in this book. 

Even the slight side story of Sophie’s sister (will be highlighted in the next book in this series) was fun because it involved another great character in the book, which made me laugh definitely more than once.  But again this book is about being true to yourself, finding out what and who you want to be.  The dynamic between Sophie and Gray is one of opposites attract, but not so opposite that it didn’t work out the way it should have, if that makes sense.  There were some very steamy moments in this book and even through them I couldn’t help but like the characters even more.

The writing style is very fluid and real and the cover is super cute and flirty.  This was a great quick and easy read that kept your attention because you wanted things to work out for them in so many ways.  Gray is stiff whereas Sophie is just out there and such a people person, the two were great together.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading about these two and can’t wait to see what happens between Sophie’s best friend and sister.  Oh by the way did I mention that even though Gray met Sophie first he was semi dating her sister, I’m telling you very interesting read.

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