Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than two dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies, in nine languages. Lauren's work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, The Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She’s based in New York City.
Meet the Laynes.
hey, I’m LL!
For as long as I can remember, my dream job has been telling stories—love stories. I’m pretty outspoken in my defense of romance novels! I am so over books with sex or romance being dismissed as "trash." We can be smart, informed women and still appreciate reading a happy ending! None of this guilty pleasure nonsense. There is nothing guilty about pleasure!
husband & high-school sweetheart
People always ask me if my real life is inspiration for my books. Nope. Because nothing I write can compete with my real life romance to Anthony LeDonne! We’ve been dating since we were seventeen, and married since twenty-three. He brings me coffee in bed every single morning, before getting to work building his empire as a comedian, actor, and cookbook author.
the marketing manager
Bailey is an orange-sable Pomeranian who’s about three-times the proper size for her breed, and has an enormous personality to match. Mr. Layne and I have never been on the baby-train (the maternal urge missed me!), which means this energetic fur-offspring has a surplus of love to absorb!
Lauren Layne on TV
Listen to LL talking romance novels and the #metoo movement on Inside Edition.
LL’s Favorite Things
sidecar & rye manhattan
whispering angel rosé (spring & summer), rutherford ranch chardonnay (fall & winter)
veuve cliquot & paul roger
black turtlenecks, black pants & stilettos
sandwash pink (bobbi brown) & english beauty (charlotte tilbury)
lançome & charlotte tilbury
star wars (a new hope)
harry potter (all of them)
while you were sleeping & you’ve got mail
perfect by judith mcnaught
Events & Appearances
Meet Lauren Layne in person!