Monday, December 21, 2015

Love the One You're With (Stiletto #2) by Lauren Layne

Love the One You're With (Stiletto #2)
As a leading columnist for Stiletto, Grace Brighton has built a career warning women about rotten, cheating liars. She just never suspected her fiancé would be one of them. After Grace takes a heart-mending hiatus, her first assignment is to go on a couple of dates with a counterpart from the men's magazine Oxford and report her impressions. Grace 1.0 may have been instantly smitten with the gorgeous correspondent, but Grace 2.0 has sworn off relationships for six months, and she's not falling for his outstanding bod and trophy-winning kisses... or is she?

Jake Malone wants to get back to the fly-by-night, who-knows-what's-next guy he used to be, and he knows exactly how to do it. Oxford is adding a travel section, and Jake—with no wife and no kids and a willingness to live anywhere, eat anything, do everything—is perfect for the job... except that his playboy reputation makes his new editor nervous. To get the gig, he must agree to a fluffy joint article with Stiletto.

But after just one date with snooty, sumptuous, sensational Grace Brighton, Jake starts taking this assignment a whole lot more seriously...

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After finishing the first book I couldn’t wait to get into the second book which is Grace and Jake’s story.

4.5-5 I hate the Yankees Stars.

Grace Brighton one of the leading columnists for the magazine Stiletto writes about love but did not see the signs of her cheating boyfriend of ten years. She feels as she has lost her dignity but it happens to the best of us.

After a short sabbatical she comes back to Stiletto to find that there is a new columnist Emma and her once perfect life seems to be getting a new makeover. She is lonely, feels pathetic and stupid. Camille the editor has a new idea for the magazine a Battle of the Sexes between Stiletto and Oxford magazine the male equivalent of Stiletto.

To make Grace feel like her new self in this case, Grace 2.0 and not Grace 1.0 she goes with the story. Jake Malone is going places, he has been told that his entire life. So he feels that he needs to live up to these expectations. Before Oxford was taken over by the scrumptious Alex Cassidy, Jake was offered the travel position for the magazine after spending so many years in New York he wanted to rid himself of the itch between his shoulders.

To be able to do that he must participate in the Battle of the Sexes. He isn’t amused. So the games commence… Grace wants to, no has to prove that all men are bastards. Jake knows he can read any woman he wants. What they don’t know? Is that they met the before when they shared a taxi and Jake hit on Grace. I loved the banter between the two of them and how they went out of their way to up their stories.

But they never ever gave anything private away. He takes Grace home to Wisconsin to meet his family. I love his family. In the end they get closer and they are exactly what they need for each other until… When Jake just ups and leaves to fulfil his dream of travelling, and tells Grace she keeps her dignity. She’s got class.

The end of the story is do they, don’t they but Grace will be in Yankee Stadium and will be kissed by Cole Sharpe that is until we wait to see if he turns up. I loved the conversation with this Mum when he is oblivious to what is going on. Now when it comes to books, I do funny but I don’t also like fluffy and funny.

These books are both and I think as I’m in the Christmas spirit this is then my sweet and not my too sweet, sickeningly sweet like with Christmas stories.

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