Only With You (The Best Mistake #1) by Lauren Layne
Released: July 29, 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance
Reviewed by Sarah
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Love is the Biggest Gamble of All . . .
Cocktail waitress Sophie Dalton doesn't exactly have a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But when a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry and an uptight businessman mistakes Sophie for a prostitute . . . well, Sophie wonders if it's time to reevaluate her priorities. Swearing off her thigh-high boots for good, Sophie slinks back home with damaged pride-and a jackpot of a hangover.
Yet what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. On a trip to Seattle to open a new office, Grayson Wyatt meets his latest employee-who turns out to be the same woman he recently called a hooker. Wealthy and gorgeous, Gray is a man used to getting what he wants. And it doesn't take long to figure out that smart, sassy, sexy Sophie is everything he's been looking for. As their late nights at the office turn into hot morning-afters, they realize their Vegas misunderstanding may lead to the real thing . . .
Sophie is an interesting and complex character. On one hand, she’s very much the lighthearted girl who is the life of the party and loves to have fun. On the other she hides a damaged side because she’s not living up to the perceived expectations of her parents; it’s not for lack of intelligence but want. They have always expected her to be an attorney or doctor or something they felt was worthy. After a double degree and then a couple of years at Harvard law, she drops out and now waitresses to pay the bills.
Eligible bachelor, Grayson Wyatt is a beautiful and affluent. He is laser focused on his ambitious business efforts as the new CEO. With the move to Seattle, he’s hoping to also forge ahead from a hurtful and unhealthy ex-fiancée. He tends to lean towards being socially awkward so it’s difficult to make new friends, even if he wanted to.
Sophie and Gray’s paths first cross in a Vegas elevator where he mistakes her for a prostitute. His grumpy attitude and lack of consideration propels her to change a few things in her life starting with her waitressing job. They cross a second time when Sophie’s sister, Brynn, brings him home for family dinner. The next thing you know he’s been roped into giving her a job as his assistant.
The book is well written with some great snarky banter and witty dialogue. For me, it felt like the angst outweighed the lighter moments. When at her feistiest, instead of her more privately sullen self, Sophie equalizes Gray’s more subdued traits to create a fun read. Because the romance is built slowly and organically, it detracts a bit from their chemistry; whereas it jumped off the page for William & Brynn and their story is next in the series in Made for You.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.