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
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:
The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS
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
The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM | JUST RUN WITH IT
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
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
If wishes were horses
This is book # 2 in the Oxford series. This book is just fine as a standalone novel to read. I always tell my readers that it is better to read a series book in order as the author intended. This series is so much fun when read in order.
Jackson and Mollie go way back. He used to be married to her sister. The same one who raised her after her mother died. Mollie was in love with him even then.
Mollie gets to know the "after football" Jackson when he moves to New York for work. She is still there for school, and they get together and catch up. He is bowled over with how grown up she is now.
Together, they spark some serious heat! This story is an amazing story of love, loss, and forgiveness. I cried and I laughed and enjoyed every page. Be wise: Pre-order! You will be glad that this book is on your shelf. I intend to re-read my copy when it comes out.
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley.com and its publisher for an honest review
Sexy and funny
Jackson is a former NFL player, who messed his shoulder up in a car wreck. Therefore ending his career and his marriage. Now he lives in New York and is the fitness editor for OXFORD magazine. Mollie is Jackson's ex wife's sister and she was always there for him. He meets her for dinner and can't believe the sexy woman is the same one he knew before. Mollie had a crush on Jackson years ago and when they become roommates, she realizes she really never stopped loving him. But her sister is like the wicked witch of the south and wants Jackson back.
Jackson feels he doesn't belong in New York, so he's been trying to get a coaching job with his old team in Texas. When he gets it he must decide if he loves football more than Mollie.
Loved the story and characters. Hot sex with ex football player. Secondary characters are interesting especially Lincoln.
*RECEIVED A COPY FROM NETGALLEY*
Sweet & Sexy
I find it so amazing how Lauren Lane tells a story, because once I start reading I am completely lost in it. Her stories are always fresh, engaging, sexy and entertaining. She always has these fantastic characters that I want to be friends with. She is truly a fantastic story teller. This will leave you smiling and feeling oh so happy.
So, I loved this story. It was full of personality and charm, I couldn't get enough. Loved Molly, she was fiercely loyal, adorably awkward, brainy research assistant that goes from being the plain little ex-sister in law, to a beautiful, sexy, woman with long sinfully perfect legs. Also loved Jackson, with his sweet and sexy charm and his all American gorgeousness. Loved that these two both had it bad for each other, but still tried to remain friends until their chemistry and lust swept them away. Great secondary characters with the Oxford employees that add so much to the story as well.
This was a love story with equal parts sexy and sweet about two people who are absolutely meant for each other in spite of their beginning. Definitely hot with a small twist of drama. Couldn't get enough, didn't want it to end. LOVED IT!! Highly recommended. Thank you Lauren Layne!
Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley and Love Swept in exchange for a honest review.