A feisty beauty must choose between
winning back Mr. Right
or giving in to Mr. Wrong.
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
Oxford Series #4
Releasing June 13, 2017
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.
Taylor is tough to love and as soon as her and Nick meet, they butt heads.
I loved the teasing animosity between them. I loved the moments of vulnerability they showed each other.
Taylor has spent so much time closed off, she doesn’t really know how to open up and Nick has been burned before and wants to treat cautiously. This results in some interesting chemistry and tension between them, especially after they become roommates.
I absolutely love the Oxford crew and I was so excited to dive back into this world. I also loved that while Taylor and Nick are in the Oxford office, they’re mostly in a different part than the original crew so we get to meet new and interesting characters along with bits of our faves. (I’m looking at you Lincoln Mathis.)
While this is a part of a series, it can 100% be read as a standalone. I Knew You Were Trouble is full of fun tension and hot tension and I am all here for it!!
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.