Also in this series: Just One Night
Published by Loveswept on 09 December 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Love & Romance
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Place(s) Traveled To: New York, New York // Brooklyn, New York // Green Bay, Wisconsin
First Line(s): In hindsight, she should have taken the subway.
Love the One You’re With is the second book that I’ve read by Lauren Layne and one that I enjoyed almost as much as, Just One Night (my review). As with most romances the plot is a bit predictable but even with that there is just something about a Lauren Layne story that just works. Her characters are all very real and I thought that Grace and Jake had a lot of chemistry. I really enjoyed Grace’s character as she’s a strong and successful female lead who is flawed and also recovering from a bad break up. Her confidence is a bit shaky and things aren’t helped when a new woman is brought into her friends group and who had temporarily taken her place at the magazine where she works. But rather than let all these changes make her cower in a corner it makes her step outside of her comfort zone and take a story she wouldn’t have before and learn to accept the new people in her life.
Love the One You’re With is cute and humorous story that hit a bunch of the right notes for me. I found it to be a quick read and I really enjoyed reading it. There are real sparks between Grace and Jake and throughout the story you cheer for them and look forward to their finding their happily ever after. But no book is without its drama and there is drama to be had in Love the One You’re With as well. There are miscommunications and other events that made my heart ache and sigh out loud. I am never a fan of pointless drama for the sake of drama but Layne makes it all work in her story and the pay off makes up for it all in the end.
I’ve enjoyed getting to know the women that this series revolves around and I look forward to reading the other books as time permits. These are fun stories and a great distraction from reality.