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I Knew You Were Trouble

Book 4, Oxford - An Oxford Novel

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.

Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.

Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.

Praise for I Knew You Were Trouble

“Lauren Layne is one of a handful of authors that can break your heart, while keeping you smiling the whole time.”—I Love Romance (five stars)

“It is a fun and flirty battle of the sexes that will leave you giddy over the sheer romance of falling in love.”—All About Romance

Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order:

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The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY  | BROKEN | CRUSHED

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Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Customer Reviews


Another amazing read in the Stiletto/Oxford world! As expected in a Lauren Layne novel there is plenty of snark, humor, yummy men, and romance. To the outsider it would appear that Taylor Carr and Nick Ballantine can't stand each other. Funny though how there is such a fine line between love and hate and that line is getting pretty fuzzy between these two. When Taylor finds herself with an apartment she can't afford and desperately in need of a roommate how can she afford to turn down Nick's request to move in. Taylor's determined to keep things platonic. Nick might have different ideas though!

This is one for the must read list! I highly recommend it.

Sexy, Fun & Sweet!

So Sexy, Fun and Sweet!
So, Sexy, Fun and Flirty! This was such a fantastic read. I just can’t get enough of Lauren Layne’s Stories. This one took my breath away, making me giddy and happy. Get ready for the hot suit wearing guys of Oxford Magazine, some serious fun, a whole lot of sweetness and off the charts sexy in this incredibly entertaining story.
Taylor Carr has landed a job at Oxford Magazine the headquarters of Hot Guys and these polished, successful, serious, clean cut guys are just her type. Except for one of the part time writers who seems to constantly gets under her skin. But when Taylor’s boyfriend of ten months Bradley Calloway backs out on move in day, into a new two bedroom apartment, she is in need of a roommate fast.
Nick Ballantine has been a constant thorn in Taylor’s side since the first day on the job when he labeled her the Ice Princess. The last several months their animosity and heat towards one another is off the charts. Their conflict is full of the best one liners, great verbal sparing and sizzling Chemistry. So when Nick volunteers to be her new roommate in front of Bradley, she accepts.
These two clash and it is ridiculously fantastic! I loved being absorbed into all, the bickering and the tension. And when they combust Lauren Layne brings it, with some great sexy scenes. I also enjoyed getting to see other characters from previous stories as well. I enjoyed the animosity of their relationship immensely and loved the many great moments between them and I couldn’t get enough. You do not want to miss Taylor and Nick’s story! Loved, Loved, Loved it! Highly Recommended!
Received an ARC through Tasty Book Tours via NetGalley and voluntarily wrote an honest review.

A long awaited story

Ms Layne's brand of heart sighing romance, humor and even at times drama...are the perfect mixture for the attention grabbing story this is. As with all her stories, you're invested from the onset in the characters...Nick and Taylor are no different. The reappearance of characters from the previous books in the series only enhances the enjoyment experienced here.

Nick finally getting his own story is a long wait answered. Everything about his being is counterpoint to Taylor. Their bickering early on created some is the most memorable moments of the story. The snide quips were priceless and done so effortlessly...another trademark found in all this author's stories. That the balance between the growth of Nick and Taylor's story and their HEA was perfectly crafted and one of the most heartwarming parts of the story.

Hopefully the Oxford series had not seen its last story, with more to come can only benefit this reader in the best of ways.

This ARC copy of this book is complimentary provided by the Publisher and Netgally, I am voluntarily providing my honest review.

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I Knew You Were Trouble
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jun 13, 2017
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 200 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 4, Oxford
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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