Tuesday, 14 April 2015

✤ Crushed ✤ Lauren Layne ✤ Redemption #2 ✤

© Bianca ✰ 




LAUREN LAYNE - CRUSHED
Redemption #2
• release date: 14 April 2015
• 240 pages
(not sure about this - but it had over 4000 kindle positions)
• New Adult Romance

★★★★★
5 Stars

Lauren Layne’s latest novel about the healing power of redemption tells the story of a crush gone wickedly wrong, proving that what you want isn’t always what you need.

Growing up in New York, Michael St. Claire never expected to spend his twenties wearing cowboy boots. But that was before he learned about his real father, a total stranger with a family in Cedar Grove, Texas. Once in the Lone Star State, Michael meets Kristin Bellamy, who is exquisitely refined and everything Michael always thought he wanted in a woman. The only problem is that Kristin is dating Michael’s new half brother, Devon.

Kristin’s mouthy, curvy sister Chloe has always been in love with Devon Patterson. So when Michael offers to help Chloe break up Devon and Kristin, Chloe agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true. Before long, Chloe finally gets her man, only to make a startling discovery: She no longer wants the guy she had to fight for
she wants the one who stood by her side.

After all he and Chloe have been through, Michael swears he’s damaged goods. Can Chloe convince him that love is worth the risk?





We already met Michael in ISN'T SHE LOVELY - where he cheated on his best friend with said best friend's girl Olivia. The girl he had been in love with all his life.
But now that both Ethan and Olivia have found their HEAs with Stephanie and Paul, only Michael is left.
And not only did he lose his two best friends - on the same day he overheard his parents fighting....Resulting in him finding out that his dad is not his dad. His mom had an affair with a Texan on business in New York.

Texas.
That's where Michael is now ... jobbing as a tennis pro in a country club.



He's not sure if and how he's supposed to try to talk to his 'new' dad...at least he has some time to think and plan, because his father is traveling through europe with his wife at the moment....
He's trying to get close to his step-brother Devon's girlfriend Kristin - to be able to do a little spying into his new family.
But he didn't count on Kristin's sister Chloe.

Chloe.
So totally the opposite of her superficial and beautiful sister.
A smart and chubby and funny girl who has been in love with her sister's boyfriend Devon forever.

Two people in love with people they can't ever have ...
They become friends - sort of.
Michael is trying to make Chloe feel better about herself - he's getting her to do some sports and eat healthier....and while they both still try to get over their lost loves, in Michael's case - and in Chloe's case, maybe finally catch the eyes of Devon..... they might just fall in love with somebody else...

But of course it's not as simple as that ☺

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MiCHAEL & CHLOE?
WILL THE TWO OF THEM GET THEIR HEA???
OR WiLL THEY GET TOGETHER WiTH THE LOVES OF THEiR LIVES OLiViA & DEVON?
AND WiLL MiCHAEL HAVE THE COURAGE TO TELL HiS REAL FATHER THAT HE HAS ANOTHER SON???
WILL THERE BE A HORRIBLE CLIFFHANGER?

I'm not telling you that of course ☺
Ok - no Cliffhanger - and the HEA-chances are very good!
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I really enjoyed this book.
I read it in one night!!!
I just couldn't stop - I had to know if and how Michael & Chloe would get their HEA!!!

It was such a sweet and funny romance...

Chloe is sooo amazing - so funny and cute and shy ...

And how both Michael and Chloe try to help the other to overcome whatever it is they have to overcome.
Just adorable to watch.
I would soooo watch this book on tv if Hollywood would make it into a movie.
Sexy Tennis-Pros & Cowboys and a cute curvy girl in a great texan setting....

PERFECT ROMANCE!

And even Michael's past might not be as bad as it was before - without spoiling too much - I might be able to tell you that we'll see four known faces again ☺



CRUSHED was an adorably cute and sexy and funny Romance!!!
GO GET IT NOW!!!!!
 
LiNKS TO THE BOOK AND AUTHOR
 



You might want to read the first two books in the series before reading CRUSHED - to understand everything and everyone ☺


 






 



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Lauren Layne is a snarky smartass with a serious weakness for happily ever afters.

Marrying her high school sweetheart was a good start. *cue Disney soundtrack.*

But Lauren wanted all romance, all the time.

Now she writes fictional happy endings, and considers her job done well if you swoon while reading her books.

Don't worry. You will.

Once upon a time she lived in a Manhattan high-rise, but now she's on the laid-back train in the Seattle area. If you ever find yourself in Issaquah, she'll probably buy you a drink. Maybe.

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