Someone Like You
Series: Oxford, #3
Author: Lauren Layne
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.
After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.
Lincoln Mathis has been a mystery since the first Oxford novel. I’ve wanted to learn the history behind this ladies man so badly! There was something about him (besides his good looks) that had me so curious about his past. I know I wasn’t alone in that desire. Other fans of the series have been dying to know as well. I’m here to tell them it was well worth the wait.
I absolutely adored every moment of Someone Like You. It was Lauren Layne’s writing at its finest. She delivered a beautifully written and well crafted story filled with love and healing. From the moment Lincoln and Daisy met, I knew this story was going to be a special one.
I won’t go too much into the plot or the characters because I don’t want to give too much away about their secrets or their relationship. What I will say is that Daisy and Lincoln have a special connection. They get each other in ways no one else gets them. Every moment they spent together was touching in some way. Their journey wasn’t always easy, but they were a perfect match. Readers are going swoon (again) for Lincoln and love Daisy.
Someone Like You was everything I hoped it would be. Lauren Layne couldn’t have written a better story for Lincoln. I’m also excited that she was able to add a couple new characters into the mix so that this won’t be the end of the Oxford series.
I highly recommend the entire Stiletto/Oxford series and Someone Like You to romance readers. It’s such a fun, well written series. I’m happy there is more to come!