(PDF READ) [Crushed by Lauren Layne] Ñ Lauren Layne
4 Ugly Duckling Stars Michael did some mistakes on the past and now he s trying to let go He switches his charmed life in NY for cowboy boots in the country There he meets Chloe the sweet girl that is often underestimated because she s a little chubby Chloe is in love with his best friend since forever the same who is currently dating her sister And her sister recently caught Michael s attention so they decide to make a deal pretend to date to catch their attention But as their friendship grows other feelings starts to appear but how can one guy that doesn t believe who will ever be chosen first and a girl who doesn t believe she ll ever be chosen at all let go of their fears and be happy together As ever this was a very well written and heartwarming story that will leave ou wanting for It was romantic sweet and with some sexy moments It was too slow in the beginning but once it picked up it was a great book If The Book of the Honda S2000 you like NAou should really try this series They are refreshing and get away from the traditional clich s which is great And this book had an epilogue If The Story of Rose ONeill you know meou know that my only bone with Lauren Layne is the fact that she rarely writes epilogues and I m a sucker for them And although this epilogue was small if it symbolizes the beginning of an epilogue era for Lauren I ll be a very happy girl Rating 4 Ugly Characters Development The amount of push pull was too much for me in the beginning which meant that both of the MC s annoyed me at the beginning As the story progressed I ended up really liking them both They wised up especially Chloe Kristen her sister was a bitch Devon was a clueless idiot I loved how all of characters from the three books got together in the end definitely best part of the book Steam Some heated moments Sensible Subjects view spoiler Ugh dysfunctional families hide spoiler 4 StarsI m not going to lie I was really surprised I liked this one Especially because it had almost ZERO sex ZERO people Not to mention it took the hero and heroine the whole book to get together The story reminded me a lot of The Do Over by MK Schiller Two sisters one s curvy and one is a stick Curvy is in love with Stick s boyfriend Enter Michael who wants Stick but not for the reasons Minibeasts Under a Stone you might think Michael is going to help Curvy get her man which will only benefit Michael Anyone want to guess what happens Anyone Curvy aka Chloe was a fantastic heroine Really She was so sarcastic and self deprecating And just p 45 Stars I don t think it s about who lovesou first It s about who loves H灰とダイヤモンド 2 [Haito Diamond 2] you best There s a reason that Lauren Layne has become one of my favorite New Adult authors There s just something about her writing and her characters that never fails to reel me in and keep me glued to the pages It also never fails to give me that warm and fuzzy feelings right in my tummy that I ve come to adore about New Adult There s no insta anything and her characters are far from perfect and watching that progress and develop through the story is the best feeling in the world I have to admit that I wasn t too keen on Michael after first meeting him in Isn t She Lovely But then right around Broken that changed My heart hurt for him and I couldn t wait for the guy that fell in love with his best friend s girlfriend only to be devastatingly rejected by her in the end to get his HEA Michael s world changed forever right around the time his heart was shattered into a million pieces First he gets rejected by the girl he s been in love with forears A girl that just so happened to be his best friend s girlfriend at that he cheated with So in the span of one kiss he lost the girl AND his best friend Then his world gets rocked when he finds out that his whole life has been a lie and his father isn t his father In the hopes to get to know the man that is his true father he moves to Texas but he s no longer the boy that he was He s broody he s disenchanted and jaded He no longer believes in love but working
As A Tennis Proa tennis pro the rich and the bored he has no problem being the boy toy to the spoiled housewives But he has ulterior motives to working there He has his eye on a girl that happens to be his half brother s girlfriend A half brother that has no idea he exists And while Michael has his eye on Kristin the gorgeous and spoiled rich girl her frumpy sister is in love with Devon On a good day I m curvy On a bad one I m plumpMost of the days are bad ones Chloe is honestly what truly made this book for me Her ability to laugh at herself and this lighthearted presence she had to her was a breath of fresh air She s so fun and uirky and just this girl next door that could be anyone s best friend Being the frumpy sister to the perfect skinny one is no easy feat It s also twice as hard being in love with her boyfriend for as long as she remembers But Chloe knows she has no chance So when Michael offers her a chance to make Devon notice her she may be hesitant at first but she takes it What ensues is an unwilling friendship that slowly begins to turn into much Michael might be sick of being second choice But the rejected woman part of meSHE S tired of being the platonic sidekick These two were polar opposites but The Prince with the Silver Hand (Tale of the Eternal Champion, yet made perfect sense together And the banter between them Absolute perfection So what s the problem he asksI justit s never like it is in the moviesMichael makes a strangled noise and turns toward my nightstand opening a drawerWhat areou doing I askLooking for a gun he mutters before shutting it again Are ou fucking kidding me You re one of those girls waiting for the movie kissI scrunch my nose at his disbelieving face They do exist But then somewhere between the personal training and just hanging out together their plans shift and it begins to turn between the personal training and just hanging out together their plans shift and it begins to turn something much With Chloe it s easy to forget that I m nobody Because she makes me feel like somebody I loved the slow burn element to the story It s truly brilliant when the reader discovers things right along with the characters Chloe and Michael didn t lust for each other at first sight and that was evident But somewhere along the way their feelings shift and ou get to experience that with themIt was perfectionIt s not often that this self proclaimed smut slut enjoyed a story that basically has zero sex this much But to be honest anything would have been plain filler The one and only scene is filled with so much feeling that it s satisfying all on it s own Immensely so Did I also happen to mention the fantastic banter at the lesson the other day she wasforwardFORWARD I swear to God Beefcake every now and then The Keys To The House, Tree, And Person you slip in a word that makes me thinkou re a nineteenth century butlerYeah You like What if I slip a British accent in thereDon t Unjust Deserts you dare I ll swoon I mean it I adored this book My only uibble was the somewhat cheesy ish reunion at the very end but then at the same time I was hoping for one so I can t complain much Ifou re a fan of New Adult that has a witty heroine a broody hero a slow burn romance and incredible writing this book is simply a must read ARC courtesy of publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFor reviews visit FIVE CRUSHING ON YOU STARSIs love worth the riskFrom the hilariously relatable heroine to the gloriously romantic ending this book hit the jackpot in every single way for my reading tastes When a book makes George V. Higgins your heart thump ridiculously fast andour toes curl in delight then Black Brothers, Inc. you know with every certainty thatou have read a book that s worth talking about Lauren Layne is my number one contemporary author she has the Midas touch on all she puts her hand to and I don t mind one bit that I gush and get a little ridiculo. Lauren Layne’s latest novel about the healing power of redemption tells the story of a crush gone wickedly wrong proving that what ou want isn’t always what ou need Growing up in New York Michael St Claire never expected to spend his twenties wearing cowboy boots But that was before he learned about his real father a total stranger with a family in Cedar. Us over my love for everything about this gorgeous authors writing Crushed is Daddy Daughter Incest 2 Series Bundle yet another book that I can add to my loveou forever and ever shelf and it s only given itself as proof that I ll never be getting over my own Lauren Layne girl crushWhat s it all aboutChloe has been living under the shadow of her perfect sister for as long as she can remember The girl has it all perfect hair fabulous body and most of all the boyfriend that Chloe has wanted since the first time she met him Under no illusions that she will ever be able to catch the one she loves Chloe has unhappily resigned herself to the friend zone corner But friendship and love can creep up unawares and now she has a new distraction in her life the handsome but annoying Michael St Clair But secrets and heartbreak are just around the corner and Chloe and Michael have to get over what s holding them back and realise that love can appear when Necromancer System: A Dark Fantasy LitRPG (Book 1) you least expect Crushed is a fabulous tale of unreuited hilariously perfect loveWhat did I loveI ve asked myself a slightly ridiculous uestion here as I loved just about everything but just so I can put some reviewing thoughts together I ll answer Without uestion I cherished every little thing about this contemporary novel The whole kit and caboodle screamed love me Lisa and I can admit that I was thoroughly lost in the book and the story of Chloe and Michael Crushed had all the elements that I love about reading romance bundled into one book You want the ugly duckling theme this book has got it You love a friends to lovers story it s here You can never resist a perfect happy ending thenou will be than gratified Yet again in perfect Lauren Layne style this author has wow d me with her gorgeous story telling and provided the perfect book to escape with what can a romance addict ask for You won t find a sweeter romance story in my opinion and predictably so I was sold lock stock and barrel by this heart sueeze of a novel Final thoughts There was zero I can tell This Many Miles From Desire you about this book that I didn t love adore and want to gush about with my book friends I ve read all there is to read from this author so far and I can guarantee I won t be missing any future releases from my favourite Crushed is a hilariously wonderful tale of finding love whenou least expected it and it whole heartedly deserves to be loved and read by all romance fans A huge five star read for me bring on the next release Enjoy Kisses ARC generously provided by Random House publishing via netgalley in exchange for an honest review 45 starsLauren Layne is fast becoming an auto buy author for me This is the second book from her that I ve loved After Michael St Claire learned of the devastating truth about his parentage he runs to Dallas to find his father For those who have read the previous books in the series ou all know about Michael s feelings for Olivia and the eventual fallout he had not only with Olivia but with Ethan as well Not only that he just found out a monumental family secret that had him uestioning his identity It upended his life Everything he knew about himself were nothing but lies In other words Michael s life was a messChloe Bellamy is the opposite of everything Michael wants in a woman She s mouthy extroverted and unrefined unlike her sister Kristin who was of Micheal s type Chloe has been in love with her sister s boyfriend for ears even though he never really noticed her When Micheal found out about Chloe s feelings for his half brother he offered to help His motives were not pure though Aside from wanting Kristin he also wants to get to know his biological father But the time Chloe and Michael spend together the they realize how much alike they are how much they need each other and how much they are attracted to each other Their progression from enemies to friends and then to lovers was simply delightful to read Their banter their camaraderie that later on became little flirtations had me turning the pages and I didn t stop until I reached the end This is the kind of book ou can read in one sitting Once I started I couldn t put it in I was thoroughly engaged I loved the chemistry between Chloe and Michael And despite Michael s issues and hang ups I truly saw him fell for Chloe I understood why he didn t aggressively pursued her He s been there and done that and got been there and done that and got All he knew was Chloe was hell bent on getting Devon and he didn t want a repeat of his relationship with Ethan and Olivia Little did he know that Chloe was also falling fast for him I loved Chloe She s feisty funny and real You can relate with her insecurities because she wasn t burdened by it It s there and she has it but she knows how to deal with it The only reason this one didn t get a five was the ending disappointed me a bit It s good It s believable but instead of view spoilerEthan Olivia Stephanie and Paul actually coming up with a plan to win Chloe back I wanted it to be just Micheal I know he s confused but come on he could have looked for her himself and tried to win her back but he didn t It doesn t diminish the HEA for me but I wish he took the initiative first and then bring in his friends as the last resort hide spoiler Crushed is Michael St Claire and Chloe Bellamy s story Michael is broody and a little lost while Chloe is the witty chubby girl who has lived most of her life in her gorgeous sister Kristen s shadow Fat et clever girl patiently waits for the guy of her dreams to realize that he d rather have a lifetime of laughter and conversation than a lifetime of great sex with a who doesn t appreciate him Michael is in Texas for one reason and while trying how to handle the secrets he recently discovered he and Chloe become friends He is interested in Kristen and Chloe is crushing on her sisters boyfriend Devon Friendship grows into something a little complicated and Michael and Chloe struggle with how to deal with their feelingsThese
two were tons of fun witty banter and great sexual tension filled the pages I really enjoyed this cute readwere tons of fun witty banter and great sexual tension filled the pages I really enjoyed this cute read caresWith the right guy it s all happily ever after ARC kindly provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review 45 STARSARC Provided by Random House Publishing Group Loveswept via Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest ReviewBR with Dee and Mel I don t think it s about who loves Julia you first It s about who lovesou best And that s me I love Dancing with Fireflies (Chapel Springs, you best More than I love anyone More thanou ve ever been loved Chloe I m a really huge fan of Lauren Layne s works I ve read just about all her books and am lucky in that I usually get approved on Netgalley for her ARCs Sometimes her stories can be just okay but when she gets it right she knocks it out of the park Well she s definitely done that with CRUSHEDUsually I fall in love with the main male character in the story and while that did happen here with Michael I was also HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE with Chloe She was just so unexpected I never thought that Michael would fall for a woman like her I mean he was madly in love with Olivia and she was walking perfection Chloe was a REAL woman with curves and crazy curly out of control hair AND this girl had the most FABULOUS sense of humor ever I lost count on how many times I laughed out loud reading this one When I read the first book in this series titled Isn t She Lovely I thought that was Ms Layne s masterpiece book in this series titled Isn t She Lovely I thought that was Ms Layne s masterpiece this one definitely rivals itMichael moves to Dallas after having his world turned upside down when he finds out the man he has called Father his entire life actually is not his biological father His mother had an affair with a man who currently lives in Texas and has a wife and son Michael ends up. Grove Texas Once in the Lone Star State Michael meets Kristin Bellamy who is exuisitely refined and everything Michael always thought he wanted in a woman The only problem is that Kristin is dating Michael’s new half brother Devon Kristin’s mouthy curvy sister Chloe has always been in love with Devon Patterson So when Michael offers to help Chloe break up. Working as a tennis instructor and personal trainer at the country club that his real father is a member of He comes up with a plan to get close to the Bellamy sisters who have close relationships with his half brother DevonHe sets his sights on the pretty sister Kristin but soon meets the delightful and slightly chubby Chloe He uickly deduces that Chloe has a major crush on Devon who happens to be dating her sister Michael offers to help Chloe get her man During their time spent together both start to realize they are developing feelings for each other I really loved that Michael was attracted to Chloe with all her curves and wild hair When she starts losing weight and tries to change her hair to look like her sister s Michael is the first to declare that he prefers her normal look and that she shouldn t change a thing except for maybe her wardrobe Since she was always wearing really bulky clothes in order to hide her bodyI was going insane just waiting for these two to get together Michael was the stubborn one who kept pushing Chloe away He believed that she was crazy in love with Devon and that he was just her second choice He was already in a situation like that and it didn t end well for him so Michael is than a bit gun shy of putting himself out there againEventually and I mean The Little House in the Woods and Other Stories you have to wait untilou get almost 75% through the story they finally give in to their physical attraction to each other and I d give the scene a PG 13 rating The author normally doesn t get too descriptive with her sexy time scenes but I think it had just enough spiceMy only issue was with Michael being so stubborn and sometimes stupid towards the end of the story I wish that he had realized sooner that Chloe was worth the risk But I guess that s the angst part of the story that we usually need in a good romanceI loved how it all comes together in the end It had to in order for Michael to truly heal from his past I kind of wish the epilogue gave us a deeper look into Chloe and Michael s future but it was still a sweet ending Nobody ever falls in love with me image error 45 ROMANTIC SWEET Stars It s Live US UK I very much enjoyed this New Adult friends to lovers story richly themed in the true beauty lying within our souls It gave me the full on sweet book butterflies and here s my reasons whyMichael St Claire and his sexilicious six pack are metaphorically damaged by his heartbreaking past so he goes to Texas for the summer in search of redemption Michael has an ulterior plan a plan to use people to get to someone who doesn t even know he exists What he doesn t figure in is a girl named Chloe a girl he slowly becomes friends with the way their relationship develops throughout is utterly enchantingCurvaceous Chloe is smart and funny and bubbly and beautiful I LOVE her uirkiness and individuality She lacks a little confidence from being made to feel second best to her sister but this doesn t hold her back from showcasing her fierce determination a uality that helps in her attempt at becoming a healthier person whilst under the training wing of Michael Her goal is to seek the attention of her forever crush Devon and make him see that she s the one for him Michael sees something in Chloe she s not the girl he first sets his sights on but their friendship develops nevertheless and they devise a mutually beneficial plan What if what The Modern Art Invasion you wish for isn t actually whatou really need How will it all work outI love the lighthearted comedy value and self deprecating humour in the writing It s totally unexpected and driven throughout much of the dialogue and thoughts of the protagonists In contrast to this some of the situations that they naturally become entwined in are downright heart melting I swooned and smiled and laughed Chloe s personality is in every ounce of the writing she has an immensely strong identity throughout the prose The family issues concerning Michael are emotional and touched my heart in the way it evolved My only wish is that the author didn t skip along weeks I understand this moves time forward and allows for story development but on a couple of occasions I wanted to read about some of that missing time Sometimes sweet stories can be a little twee for my personal tastes and there are a couple of pushing my twee borderline moments if I m honest but on the whole it didn t detract from the loveliness of this storyCrushed is rich in history layered with emotion and teamed with angst levels that are set to perfection for the mood of this piece I felt anticipation and so looked forward to the climax and result of this story as I was reading the final chaptersNote Crushed is a Standalone story narrated in first person and alternates between Michael and Chloe s perspective with each passing chapter The hero Michael St Claire is a secondary character from the first novel in this series Broken Redemption and although this story has an impact on CRUSHED it s not necessary to have read it in order to enjoy the Crushed reading experienceI highly recommend to all readers of sweet loving and ROMANTIC love stories Complimentary copy received from the publishers via NetGalley for my honest review thoughts This series and characters keep getting better and better When I finished this one I was really debating on which couple is my favorite and so far I am at a loss However I can say without a doubt Chloe is my favorite heroine Chloe Bellamy is different And I mean that in an I could strangle her way not I m intrigued If The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, you have been following the series Chloe is a new character and we meet her when Michael moves to Texas to get information regarding his dad Michael has given up his family s money and is in Texas on his own In need of a job he begins working at the local Country Club He is working as a personal trainer and tennis pro that s how Chloe and Michael meetThis isn tour typical boy meets girl and they fall in love story No Michael is actually giving lesson s to Chloe s beautiful sister Kristin and pursing her See Chloe isn t our typical country club girl she is a little overweight refuses concede to other s expectations and is outspoken As I read all this my heart was breaking for my crazy say it like it is heroine But we uickly learn that Chloe is actually interested in Devon Kristin s boyfriend See How The Plot Thickens the plot thickens this is just the beginning Chloe and Michael both have something the other wants Chloe wants to get healthy and for Devon to finally see her as than his girlfriends nerdy sister Michael needs to get closer to Devon s family They decide to work together to accomplish their goals It isn t a surprise that real feelings begin developing between Chloe and Michael but the way things play out is I love how the story progressed and the characters continue to grow and develop Most importantly I love the message of this story This isn t a story about an ugly duckingly turning into a swan it s a story about loving ourself for who ou are She laughs again and it s genuine and bold and suddenly it hits me Chloe Bellamy deserves better She deserves better than what I got I found Lauren Layne because one of my great friends is a HUGE fan The I read of Lauren s work the I love her too I had my doubts and fears about this one Mainly because I loved Chloe so much
I knew I would be sensitive to her hardships but in the end it was perfect Myknew I would be sensitive to her hardships but in the end it was perfect My complaint and it s a small one I wanted couple time but ou all know I am greedy when it comes to my favorites I highly recommend this story and series if Invisible Darkness you haven t started it I have loved them but Chloe made this story extra special ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. Devon and Kristin Chloe agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true Before long Chloe finally gets her man only to make a startling discovery She no longer wants the guy she had to fight for she wants the one who stood by her side After all he and Chloe have been through Michael swears he’s damaged goods Can Chloe convince him that love is worth the ris.