I Wish You Were Mine
Book 2, Oxford - An Oxford Novel
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In this charming Oxford Novel, hailed by Keri Ford as “a sizzling-loud friends-to-lovers story,” Lauren Layne poses a provocative question: What do you do when you fall in love with your sister’s ex?
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’s New York Times bestselling Oxford series can be read in any order:
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:
The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME
The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
The Redemption Series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED
Praise for I Wish You Were Mine
“A smart, sexy, and absolutely irresistible read!”—USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly
“I Wish You Were Mine is a sizzling-loud friends-to-lovers story with a unique twist of my-sister’s-ex-husband. A hot and sexy read with a strong bond of friendship make this a book you don’t want to miss.”—Keri Ford, author of the Turtle Pine series
“I loved this book! I Wish You Were Mine is the perfect combination of sexy and sweet—with a refreshing dash of humor that had me laughing out loud. I couldn’t put it down, and I can’t wait to read more by this talented author.”—Mari Madison, author of Just This Night
“Fans of Layne will enjoy this one, and for those new to Lauren Layne’s writing, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.”—Naughty Professora
“There is a great story line here and a wonderfully annoying villian . . . the ex-wife/sister. The writing is wonderful and the pacing is spot on.”—Obsessive Book Nerd
“When it comes to Lauren Layne, I expect engaging banter, sexual tension, and happy feels. She hit that in the bull’s eye with her new novel, I Wish You Were Mine.”—Will Read for Feels
“So if you are looking for that friends-to-lovers romance that will have you laughing, blushing and maybe even yelling a little, but that leaves you with a smile on your face, then this is the book to read!”—Book Bitches
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Oxford Series Book 2
"I Wish You Were Mine" by Lauren Layne is book two in the Oxford series. This is the story of Jackson Burke and Mollie Carrington.
Jackson was the quarterback for the Texas Redhawks, married to the love of his life, and life was great. Then he was in a car accident that ruined his football career and he is now single. Jackson is now working as a columnist for Oxford magazine, but very frustrated with his life. There is one person that has always been there for him and she is his ex-wife's younger sister.
Mollie and Jackson have been friends for a long time. Their friendship lasted through his divorce to her sister Madison. Mollie has always loved Jackson but never acted on her feelings.
Situations play into Mollie and Jackson spending a lot of time together. Will Jackson see Mollie as a woman and not his ex-wife's sister? Will Mollie act on her attraction to Jackson? There were times in the book that I got frustrated with Jackson and Mollie. Jackson still seems to be hung up on his ex-wife who is a nasty person. Nasty doesn't even describe how bad a person she is. Even though Madison treats Mollie horribly, she feels obligated to her since she practically raised her.
I enjoyed Jackson and Madison's story. The intimate scenes were steamy too! The supporting characters were great. I want to go back and read the first book in this series.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Random House Publishing Group for an honest review. FYI, contains mature content.
5 Stars Amazing Book!
Let me ask you... how would you feel if you were a young twenty-year-old and realized that you had the biggest crush in the world for your sister's groom? Yep, at the wedding, he makes an effort to bring you into the fold of the celebration while you awkwardly sit on a bench away from everyone? He is always supportive of you and cares for you. But you are hopelessly lost in this crush you have for him.
How would you feel if your sister dumped him after several years of marriage for another man? And now, you both are in the same city, sharing an apartment temporarily, with all these hormones flowing?
I hope you read this amazing book and enjoy it as much as I did. It is well written, full of passion, mature, classy, and most of all... INTELLIGENT! It also asks the question can you dreams change and will you recognize what is important in your life? Don't let happiness pass you by!
I'm in love with this series & this author