winning back Mr. Right
New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.
Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.
Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.
“He wanted to figure out how to fix the part of her that was broken–not because she was a project, or even because she was flawed, because they were all flawed, but because…”
“Her aunt had taught her a hell of a lot, but there was one crucial life skill that her guardian had never passed on. How to survive a broken heart.”
What an amazing, amazing addition to the Oxford Series!! This series just keeps getting better and better!!
I Knew You Were Trouble is a swoon-worthy, enemies to lovers romance that will grab on to your heart and give you all the feels.
Told from dual points of view, I Knew You Were trouble follows the story of Nick and Taylor. Taylor thought she had it all: an amazing job, fantastic boyfriend and an amazing apartment. Yes, all was going well until move in day….On move in day, Taylor finds herself slapped with a Dear John Letter and an expensive apartment. So, what’s a girl to do? Look for a room mate of course. However, the last thing she ever expected was to find herself living with Nick. Nick is sexy, smart and isn’t locked down to just one particular job. On the outside, he is the total package. The one problem? He is Taylor’s biggest enemy. But, desperate times call for desperate measures….Nick likes to think of himself as the fixer. He can fix and solve any problem. The one thing he’d like to fix: Taylor. He knows she is the total package, but can’t handle the vulnerability that she has going on. However now that the two are living together, there are only so many places to hide and with chemistry like theirs, it won’t be long until it explodes. Will Nick and Taylor give in to the intense feelings that they’ve developed? Or will Nick let one little roadblock stop him from getting everything he could have possibly wanted?? You’ll just have to pick up this book and find out for yourself.
What can I say about I Knew You Were Trouble? Well, I loved it. I thought this story was well written and entertaining. It was smart and I really enjoyed the quick wit. I loved the banter between Nick and Taylor. Their total dislike for one another added to their already amazing chemistry, leaving you with some intense will they/won’t they moments. I’m not gonna lie, I couldn’t wait for these two to get together. The sexual tension was just nuts! Sexual tension aside, I though the characters were a lot of fun and they intrigued me. I found them really easy to relate to and couldn’t wait to discover more about them.
I Knew You Were Trouble was a wonderful read from beginning to end. It hooked me from page one and had me quickly devouring each and every page. I Knew You Trouble checked off all my boxes and was exactly the book I was looking for. This book made me laugh. It made me swoon. It pulled at my heart and kept me begging for more. And it had just the right amount of angst and drama.
I Knew You Were Trouble totally exceeded my expectations, providing me with an amazing enemies to lovers romance that not only warmed my heart, but gave me all the feels.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review*
Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.
A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career.
She lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL’s ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.