Welcome to Manhattan and the love of Manolo Blahniks….
Love on Lexington Avenue is a hilarious enemy to lover’s romance to make you laugh out loud, cry, and keep turning the page to see what crazy antics the Central Park Three will do next….and how true love rises from heartache and sorrow.
First line: It all started with a cupcake
Last line: “We’ll figure it out. Later.”
Friends can be found in the strangest places. For Claire, Audrey and Naomi that place was Central Park after learning the man they were dating and living with was married. Yes, the wife, the mistress and the girlfriend are best friends because of Claire’s deceased cheating husband. Newly single, Claire can reinvent her life and seeks solace in renovation her apartment on Lexington Avenue for HER. In walks Scott Turner, world renowned contractor and Oliver’s friend (Passion on Park Avenue, Book #1) to help with the renovations. Through all the hammering, painting and flooring he agrees to become a dating coach and help her snag a one-night stand since he’s the resident expert. My favorite scene: Scott helping Claire to pick the perfect outfit for bar hopping.
Layne writes sexy, funny romances that make you forget and forgive all the close door sex scenes. What I love most about Love on Lexington Avenue, women supporting each other as men come and go in their lives. Life after heartbreak is not easy to overcome. I know from experience it’s hard to bounce back. I understand living in the “vanilla”. The journey Claire takes makes me want to experience more of life for myself and that’s a great book. Now if only I can snag a pair of Louboutins!!!!!
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne comes the second delightfully charming installment in the Central Park Pact series, following a young widow whose newfound cynicism about love is challenged by a sexy, rough-around-the-edges contractor.
There’s never a bad time to fall in love in the city, right? Wrong. According to the recently-widowed Claire Hayes, it’s very, very wrong. In fact, after finding out her late husband was a liar and a cheat, Claire’s convinced there’s never a good time for romantic notions. Determined to rid her home of anything that reminds her of her philandering husband, Claire sets out to redesign her entire Upper East Side brownstone and make it her own. But when she meets gruff and often-cantankerous contractor Scott Turner and realizes not all men are scumbags, Claire must decide if she’s ready to risk her heart again.
Scott needs a change of pace from the corporate offices and swanky hotels he’s been building lately, and bluntly makes it clear to Claire that he only took on her house for that reason, adding that he has no patience for a pampered, damaged princess on his job site. But when long work days soon turn into even longer nights, their mutual wariness morphs into something more complicated—a grudging respect, and maybe even attraction…? Scott knows he’s not one to settle down, but then why can’t he bring himself to put the finishing touches on Claire’s house and move on to the next job?
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