USA TODAY BESTSELLER • A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as “exemplary contemporary romance.”
Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?
Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.
Praise for I Think I Love You
“This girl always makes me smile—another must-read by Lauren Layne.”—New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett
“Poignant, sexy, and romantic . . . I Think I Love You will leave readers wanting more.”—Tracy Goodwin, internationally bestselling author of Ice Hot: A New York Nighthawks Novel
“I Think I Love You is a sweet, charming, sexy friends-to-lovers story and a fun return to the Oxford/Stiletto characters. I can always count on Lauren Layne for a five-star read!”—Jessica Lemmon, bestselling author of Rumor Has It
Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order:
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
I THINK I LOVE YOU
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
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A When Harry Met Sally for the 21st century, I Think I Love You offers a fresh, witty take on the eternal question of whether platonic best friends can—or should—become lovers. When Brit Robbins is let down for the umpteenth time, she asks her pal Hunter Cross to help her up her dating game. But while play-acting at seduction, the longtime friends discover they may have genuine feelings for each other. The fifth and final installment in Lauren Layne's funny romance series set at a fictional men's magazine makes for an ideal lazy-afternoon read.
In Layne's middling fifth Oxford contemporary (after I Knew You Were Trouble), a woman who has almost everything turns to her boss for an education in love. Brit Robbins, an executive at the men's magazine Oxford, is ready for love, but love doesn't seem to be ready for her. After being dumped for the fourth time in as many months for want of romantic "spark," Brit wants a crash course in seduction to nab Mr. Right, and she knows just whom to ask. Hunter Cross is Brit's best friend, her boss, and the most successful playboy she knows in other words, the perfect person to teach Brit what men want. Her plan goes awry when their increasingly intimate lessons awaken feelings that neither is ready to face. Layne's reliance on overused tropes, sometimes trite dialogue, and easily surmounted plot obstacles prevent this simple romance from reaching its full potential, but contemporary romance fans looking for a quick, straightforward story will find it acceptable.
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3.75 stars-fun, sassy and sexy
3.75 stars-- I THINK I LOVE YOU is the fifth (and final?) instalment in Lauren Layne’s contemporary, adult OXFORD romance series- a spin off from the author’s Stiletto series- focusing on the men and women who work for the country’s most popular men’s magazine Oxford. This is advertising executive Hunter Cross, and senior product manager Brit Robbins’ story line. I THINK I LOVE YOU can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Brit and Hunter) I THINK I LOVE YOU follows the best friends to lovers / boss and employee romance between OXFORD magazine’s advertising executive Hunter Cross, and senior product manager Brit Robbins. Brit is struggling in the romance and dating department believing she is doomed to be single the rest of her life. Hoping to release her inner seductress Brit asks her best friend, immediate boss, and the man with whom she has lusted after for most of her adult life, Hunter Cross, to teach her the art of seduction. What ensues is the friends to lovers romance, friends with benefits relationship between Brit and Hunter, and the fall-out as Hunter is unprepared for the emotional entanglements growing between himself and the woman he has placed in the friends category for far too long.
Brit Robbins is everybody’s friend; one of the guys but a woman who wants desperately to find love and romance. All of her friends and co-workers at Oxford are falling in love, getting married and starting their families but Brit thinks she is missing that someone in her life, and perhaps it is her fault; something personal and not within her means to reach. Her best friend Hunter Cross is dating his way through most of New York while our heroine struggles to make a connection, one way or another. In a desperate attempt to ‘fix what’s wrong’ Brit asks Hunter to help her in the art of seduction.
The relationship between Brit and Hunter is a friends to lovers/ boss and employee romance that struggles in the face of potential jealousy, and falling in love but Hunter has no permanent plans to remain in New York, especially with most of his family back home in Kansas City. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate but limited, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
There is a large ensemble cast of colorful, familiar and charismatic secondary and supporting characters including most of the previous OXFORD story line couples, as well as a few from the author’s STILETTO series.
I THINK I LOVE YOU is a fun, sassy, sexy and predictable story line but entertaining and enjoyable. The premise is engaging; the characters are sweet, flirty and dynamic; the romance is heart warming and intimate. I THINK I LOVE YOU is a light hearted and wondrous romance for you to enjoy