Series: Oxford #3
Author: Lauren Layne
Release date: 6th December, 2016
Main characters: Lincoln Mathis (sexy hero and ladies man with a big secret), Daisy Sinclair (heroine with her own set of Louis Vuitton-sized baggage).
Plot: Lincoln Mathis has quite the reputation. A renowned ladies’ man, he should be a heartbreaker – instead, when he walks away, he manages to make the ladies love him even more. His friend Emma is about to marry his best pal and the bride wants him nowhere near her twin, Daisy. He’s been warned.
Daisy Sinclair may look identical to Emma, but she’s different in almost every way. She’s sassy, confident and as good at playing an upbeat version of herself as Lincoln is. She recognises a kindred spirit immediately. His urbane, devil-may-care attitude is a front for something painful and she feels that they understand each other from their first meeting.
Daisy is nursing her own scars – a failed marriage and past betrayals have made her wary of life, but her budding friendship with Lincoln could rebuild some of her confidence. If Lincoln could let down his guard for even one minute, maybe he too could see that life doesn’t have to be so lonely…
Why you should read it: I have been waiting the best part of a year for Lincoln’s story. He was a marginal character in all of the Stiletto books and the Oxford series, but the little I read of him, the more I was intrigued. I wanted to know his secrets and his backstory. He’s a truly wonderful hero. Funny, sensitive and sexy as hell. He ticked all of my boxes! Daisy is a great character too. She has secrets but she’s fairly straightforward. She’s plucky and brave and goes for what she wants, despite the risks. The chemistry between the pair is hot, hot, hot!
What you might not like: I’m honestly not sure. There are a lot of characters to keep track of. I would advise you to read at least some of the earlier books in the series. However, the author does put each character in context, so I’m sure you’ll keep up!
Rating: 5/5 for an entertaining, at times heartbreaking, sexy read. I loved every word, every page. I think you will too!