I Knew You Were Trouble (Oxford #5)

Author: Lauren Layne

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in Series 

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Blurb: 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.


Review: Holy crap, it’s hard to imagine anything better than the previous Stiletto/Oxford series getting better. However, Lauren Layne does it with this one of a kind romance that’s sure to please any readers who love sassy banter and smoking hot chemistry. Get ready to hold onto your hat because the heat plus funny is going to blow your mind.

Taylor loves her new job and the fact that it comes with multiple flavors of eye candy doesn’t hurt. As always, though, her career comes first. Growing up with her aunt Karen had taught her that emotions were useless and only hurt. Being logical and organic was the best course.

And no, the smoking hot chemistry between her and her pesky co-worker Nick was just irritation, not awareness. Dislike, not interest. That didn’t stop her from approaching him one night only to get turned down. He was in a relationship? Crazy. So she begins a relationship with the one that common sense tells her is more her type and suddenly he’s free.

Is it bad timing or are they really not meant to be?

Luckily fate throws another money wrench into the mix and they’re roommates. How are they going to avoid the attraction now?

Funny, sexy and sweet, I really loved these two and their story. Thanks!

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