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Review: Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne


Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.

After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

My Review

“For a moment they both froze, and there was something strangely electric about the moment, as those they were both on the precipice of something both epic and wonderful.”

Someone Like You is Lincoln’s much anticipated story. It is a heartbreaking and beautifully written second chance romance that does not disappoint.

Told from dual points of view, Someone Like You follows the story of Lincoln and Daisy. On the outside, Lincoln is charming, sophisticated, and a total ladies man. He is the total package, however there is more to Lincoln than meets the eye. The only problem, Lincoln never lets anyone get close enough to see passed the facade….That is until Daisy comes along. Daisy is everything that a man could want, but has been warned to say away from Lincoln and his playboy ways. Still reeling from her divorce and all the hurt that went along with it, the last thing Daisy needs is a player. But, when fate decides to intervene and bring these two close for Daisy’s sisters wedding, these two will both find that there is more to both of them than meets the eye. Both have been hurt by fate and circumstance. And both are so deserving at a second chance at life and love. They just have to be wiling to take the leap….

When I first picked up this book, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting into. But, I just knew I had to read this book. And I have to tell you, I was not disappointed. This story grabbed a hold of my heart instantly and took me on the most amazing journey. It was so unexpected, but so worth the ride. Lincoln’s story is not an easy one and you can’t help but feel for him. He is in a difficult situation with no one he can really talk to. But, there is just something about Daisy that makes him want to open up. She makes him want to spill all of his secrets and she reminds of him of how easy it could be to fall again…And Daisy…She wants nothing more to move on with her life and show that her ex didn’t take everything from her. Her bravery and independence is remarkable. She is so positive and outgoing despite having her heart broken. She knows that she should stay away from Lincoln because he has heartbreaker written all over him. But, she can’t stop the pull that she feels to them. The chemistry between them is so much more than sexual. The friendship and ease between them is just what they need. The potential for so much more is there if they can just open their eyes and their hearts to it.

Someone Like You is a fantastic addition to the Oxford Series. I do believe that this story could be read as a stand-alone, but I do think you will enjoy it more if you read the entire series. I thoroughly enjoyed Lincoln and Daisy’s story. I am a sucker for a good second chance romance and this one hit all the marks for me, making me feel so many things. My emotions are still all over the place and I couldn’t be happier about it.

I loved every moment of this story from beginning to end and look forward to see what this author has in store for us next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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