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Oxford #2
Lauren Layne
Releasing on February 2, 2016
Perfect for fans
of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this
story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a
woman who’s strictly off-limits.
A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his
life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy
of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal
torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a
health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up
on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop
thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he
could never have: her younger sister.
Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her
older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning
her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson
ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she
quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by
Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of
coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.
Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling
author of contemporary romance.
Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce
and web-marketing. In 2011, she and her husband moved from Seattle to New York
City, where Lauren decided to pursue a full-time writing career. It took six
months to get her first book deal (despite ardent assurances to her husband
that it would only take three). Since then, Lauren’s gone on to publish
thirteen books, including the bestselling Stiletto series, with several more on
the way in 2015.
Lauren currently lives in New York City with her husband
and spoiled Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll find her at happy hour,
running at a doggedly slow pace, or trying to straighten her naturally curly
Oxford Book One

3-3.5 You’re one of us now. No more secret Stars. 
So the first book
in this series is by far my favorite. I actually thought that this would
be Lincoln’s book so I was only slightly disappointed but hey this one
was good as well. So I wouldn’t say that I have favorite authors but I
do have authors that write books that I enjoy. 
Lauren Layne is one of
them. She writes funny, heart-warming books where you love the secondary
characters just as much as the main characters. It is also always a
pleasure to see the old gang in the books. So the trope of falling for
the sister/ ex be it boyfriend or husband difficult but that is just a
personal preference so all in all this wasn’t that bad to be honest. 
Mollie Carrington has been in love with Jackson Burke since she has been
twenty to his twenty seven. There is just one slight issue. Mollie
Carrington fell in love with the groom of her sister Madison. Seven
years later. 
Jackson Burke is bitter, cantankerous, antisocial grumpy
lump. After his After his football career being over and his wife, now
ex-wife handing in the divorce papers and the rumors that are spread
about him and his cheating escapades he has taken a job at Oxford
magazine in New York. 
Everyone thinks that he is running away from the
one sister whereas he is actually running to the other sister. Over
his marriage as his wife didn’t show a lot of interest he started
turning more and more to Mollie. He didn’t cheat on his wife quite the
opposite actually she constantly cheated on him. I personally also think
that Madison’s endgame was to wrap Jackson round her finger so that
someone could finally look after her. 
Mollie Carrington used to be
socially awkward. She is brainy and funny and an all in all good person
with a heart of gold. ”I messed up the toast,” she said quietly. “Nah”
he said, “Just think how many people you educated on the mating ritual
of parasitic worms. They should be thanking you.” Mollie has a triple
major in chemistry, biology and sociology. After eight months of being
in New York. They meet up and Jackson is surprised at how hot Mollie
Mollie needs to escape her roommate M. Cabbage diet and Tarantula
so Jackson asks her to move in with him. Talk about being awkward.
Jackson gets Mollie with six words Walk in closet with shoe racks How
can a woman say no to that? Mollie really hurt Jackson by believing that
he had cheated on his wife. He’s trying to navigate his new life and
well he isn’t doing that well. Cassidy gives him a pep talk. “Quit
being a diva. Get over yourself. And for God’s sake, quite being such an
antisocial loner before you end up lonely. 
He wants his old life back
but with Mollie’s help he realizes that until it is nearly to let and
makes a big mistake. Mollie ends up telling Madison and well I know
that I would find it difficult but first of all she has always resented
Mollie and she decided to split from Jackson. 
The ending was good and I
enjoyed it.
I can’t wait for Lincoln’s book now.
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