Monday, December 21, 2015

The Trouble with Love (Stiletto #4) by Lauren Layne

The Trouble with Love (Stiletto #4)
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 fiancée . . . 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.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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3-3.5 not bad for a second chance romance and really not my cuppa stars.

Emma Sinclair a Southern Belle moved to New York to escape her demons. Emma works at Stiletto in Manhattan and loves her job and her three best friends.

Alex Cassidy is the editor in chief for the magazine Oxford and he is also running from his demons. Only issue? They both run to the same city and can’t avoid one another as fate would have it they work in the same building and have the same circle of friends.

Talk about being awkward and all that. Due to a bad day for Emma, her flat being flooded, the electricity cutting out, having wet hair, no clothes to wear finding the one clean thing being a pink, sorry neon pink cocktail dress, meeting your ex fiancé in the elevator and finding that, said ex taking over Stiletto while the current editor in chief goes on a three month sabbatical isn’t a good day!

 Both of them have been dancing around one another for the past year and well they have both been dating other people and all that jazz but it has never been the same as when they were together. For the Christmas issue as Cassidy has taken over for Camille. He used his power to get Emma to write an article on the twelve ex’s of Christmas, himself included.

The interviews Emma did with her ex’s asking three questions was interesting because in hindsight she found out some things about her and it helped her to find the right path. There was just too much animosity between the two to realise that in a heartbeat that it was all forgiven and forgotten. I couldn’t get a read on Cassidy whatsoever so I can’t really give an opinion on him.

 I find second chance romance stories hard as there is always a reason in the first place why they didn’t work out. I’m glad to be able to say that this is slightly different. They had some serious issues and there was a lot of implication to what it was but at the end of it? And I don’t mean to belittle it but it was just so trivial. And all in all just a tad anticlimactic to be honest.

Go on and boo out the cold hearted woman.

Overall this is a fantastic series and I had a great time reading all the books.

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