REVIEW – I THINK I LOVE YOU (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne

SYNOPSIS

A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as exemplary contemporary romance.”

Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?

Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.

Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order:
IRRESISTIBLY YOURS
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
I THINK I LOVE YOU

Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:

The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS

The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE

The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY  | BROKEN | CRUSHED

The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM | JUST RUN WITH IT

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

 

 

”I THINK I LOVE YOU” is the fifth and final installment of the Oxford series. The conclusion to the series ends with one of my all-time favorite tropes — ”friends to lovers”. While I found the story to be a sexy and enjoyable read, at times it was a little frustrating as well. I couldn’t wrap my head around how two educated people who were the best of friends could be completely clueless about their own feelings.

I have loved the Stiletto and Oxford series and am really sad that they’ve come to an end but I think it was definitely time. As all of the old characters made appearances in this book, at times I had to go back to my old reviews to remember who some of the characters were. It’s hard to keep up when a series has been going on for almost three years and there are long breaks between each installment’s release. But that being said, I have enjoyed each and every book!

Brit and Hunter are best friends and co-workers. Brit has been having the worst luck with men lately. She hasn’t felt that special spark with any of the guys she’s dated but has tried to give them a chance because she’s ready to settle down but they always end up breaking things off with her claiming that they feel more of a friend vibe for her. She’s completely at a loss as to what she is doing wrong and so she enlists the help of her best friend Hunter to teach her the art of dating and how to drive men wild. Hunter is reluctant at first, but soon he’s on board with Brit’s plans.

Hunter suggests that they go on a date so that he can see Brit in action and give her a few pointers but it’s on that first date that they’re both starting to feel a little more than friendship for each other. Things are slowly starting to heat up between the two but they never seem to be on the same wavelength and don’t seem to be able to read each other, as well as they, claimed to have because it’s obvious to everyone else that it was only a matter of time before they got together romantically.

Hunter has never gotten involved with anyone seriously because he knows someday he’s going to move back to Kansas to help run his father’s company. His heart is where his family is and he’s always known that his time in New York was only temporary. He never wanted to mess up his friendship with Brit but now that she’s starting to mean so much more to him–how will he be able to let her go when the time comes for him to return back home?

Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

I THINK I LOVE YOU is currently available!

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