Book Review - The Trouble with Love by Lauren Layne


As Lauren Layne’s salacious Sex, Love & Stiletto series returns, a jaded columnist discovers a steamy way to get over an old flame: falling for him all over again.

As Stiletto magazine’s authority on all things breakup-and-heartache, Emma Sinclair writes from personal experience. Five years ago, Emma was Charlotte, North Carolina’s darling debutante and a blushing bride-to-be. Now she’s the ice queen of the Manhattan dating scene. Emma left her sultry Southern drawl behind, but not even her closest friends know that with it she left her heart. Now Emma’s latest article forces her to face her demons—namely, the devilishly sexy guy who ditched her at the altar.

After giving up everything for a pro-soccer career, Alex Cassidy watches his dreams crumble as a knee injury sidelines him for good. Now he’s hanging up his cleats and giving journalism a shot. It’s just a coincidence that he happens to pick a job in the same field, and the same city, as his former fiancĂ©e . . . right? But when Emma moves in next door, it’s no accident. It’s research. And Alex can’t help wondering what might have been. Unlike the innocent girl he remembers, this Emma is chic, sophisticated, and assertive—and she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. The trouble is, Alex has never wanted her more.


This book is a quick easy read full of snark and humor. I laughed out loud often while reading The Trouble with Love, and really fell in love with both Emma and Cassidy. The base of this plot is that the two main characters didn’t talk to each other, which normally would be a huge turn off for me, but in this case this was actually relevant to the plot and not just a way to keep a couple apart. This second chance love story has been a long time coming and the heat and excitement has been building through the whole series. If you have read any of the previous books, you’ll want to read this book, and if you love a good well written second chance romance, but haven’t read any of the other books, you will still love this one… and probably want to go back and read the earlier ones as well.

MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


Lauren Layne used to work in e-commerce. She wore cute shoes and real-person clothes like an adult.
Then she was like, nope, changed into her pajamas and started writing romance novels.
She believes in sarcasm, weekday happy hours, and happily ever after.
She lives in the Seattle-area with her husband and jumbo Pomeranian.


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