In Review: I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne

Posted July 12, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren LayneI Think I Love You by Lauren Layne
Series: Oxford #5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: July 10, 2018
Publisher: Loveswept
Format: eARC, 200 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
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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.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

Can I give I Think I Love You more than five stars? I’m not kidding. I freaking LOVED this book. Hunter and Brit’s best friends with benefits to more relationship was perfection. The banter. The swoons. The chemistry. The feels. AND THAT EPILOGUE. I’m so sad to see the Stiletto and Oxford series come to an end but damn if this didn’t end it with a bang.

When Brit’s latest boyfriend dumps her with the “let’s just be friends” line she’s heard countless times, she decides to enlist the help of her best friend, Hunter, to teach her the art of seduction. And I was hooked. Like, from page one. I Think I Love You was a one-sitting kind of read for me because, I swear, I’d read half the book before I’d realized it. I literally could not put it down. This isn’t a new trope — and we all know how it’s going to end — but it’s how it got there that was special. And Hunter and Brit’s story was just that. This is one of those books that I totally cheesy grinned my way through. I pretty much dare you to read it without a smile on your face. Even the parts with feels had me smiling through my teary eyes. And yes, I’m an emotional reader so there were definitely some tears.

I loved both Brit and Hunter and I Think I Loved you checked all my bookish boxes. Friends to lovers, friends with benefits, office romance? Check. Amazing characters, tons of chemistry, banter that made me laugh out loud? Check. Swoony romance, super hot sexy times, feels for days? Check. I couldn’t ask for a better book. I could go on and on and on about how much I loved this book, but I’ll spare you. I’ll leave it at this — if you’ve not yet discovered the amazingness of Lauren’s writing, start with Stiletto and work your way to Oxford once you’ve finished. You won’t be sorry.

It’s hard to say goodbye to the Stiletto and Oxford gang, but the epilogue made it a bit easier. Plus, I can always reread, right? And believe me when I say I will. Everything Lauren writes is absolute gold and I Think I Love You is the latest in a long list of books I fell head over heels in love with.

FAVORITE QUOTES

“I’m not all brokenhearted or anything. I’m not even that upset; it’s just… You guys, this is the third time in a few months, and it’s always the same. It’s like I’m sprayed in man-repellant.”

“I don’t need to meet the One. I just want the potential. To make it past date three or four without getting the let’s be friends talk.” 

“You said you trust me. Trust me on this. The key to being irresistible? Quit trying so damn hard to be everyone’s best friend. Just be you.”

This was what it meant to ache for a kiss. To want it so badly, a little piece of you would die if you didn’t feel his lips on yours, like she couldn’t survive if Hunter didn’t kiss her…

About Lauren Layne

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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