Someone Like You

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

A New York Times Bestseller

Oxford, Book Three

featuring Daisy Sinclair and Lincoln Mathis

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+ book summary

Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.

Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.

After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

+ excerpt

Lincoln opened the closet door and pulled out her pink dress.

“I hung it up!” she said in surprise.

He lifted a teasing eyebrow.

“Or you hung it up,” she amended, fresh embarrassment running anew.

“If it makes you feel better, I turned my back while you stripteased your way out it.”

Daisy let out a horrified laugh. “I did not.”

“I can’t say for sure, what with my back turned and all, but there was quite a bit of humming of what seemed to be Britney Spears.”

Daisy groaned into the coffee. “If this mug were bigger, I’d try to drown myself.”

“If it makes you feel any better, Wallflower,” he said, laying the dress across the foot of the bed, “I slept on the couch.”

“Before or after we . . .”

“After we did not,” he said with a wink.

+ praise

“Lincoln and Daisy’s tale is expertly crafted, full of wit and heart. Layne is equally adept at writing heartbreaking portrayals of grief and scenes of steamy passion that will get hearts racing. Exemplary contemporary romance.”—Library Journal

“Fun and flirty, sassy and steamy, with a deep emotional pull that will keep you turning the pages.”—Kelly Jamieson, author of Top Shelf

“An unsung hero with a story that touched my heart. Emotional and gripping. A top favorite of 2016 for me.”—New York Times bestselling author Melanie Moreland

“I turned the last page of Someone Like You, already looking out for the next installment in the Oxford series.”—The Romance Reviews

“This is why so many of us read romances, aside from the the assurance of a happily ever after for the characters. We want to see love allowing someone to abandon their defenses and be their most unfiltered self and still feel acceptance.”—All About Romance

“The storyline for Someone Like You was ingenious and well constructed. Written from a third person POV, this friends-to-lovers story squeezed my heart.”—Books and Bindings

“I love Lauren Layne’s books and this series is one of my favorites.”—Majorly Delicious

“I absolutely enjoyed this one, and couldn’t be more pleased with the way things turned out. Well worth the wait.”—I Love Book Love

“Someone Like You is a slow-burn, second-chance, friends-to-lovers romance all rolled into one and also very raw and emotionally gutting. Someone Like You is filed under my Rereading in 3, 2, 1… list, is my new [Lauren Layne] fave and is under Top Faves of 2016.”—The Reading Belles

“I really enjoyed this funny, emotional story and I kept reading to find out what Lincoln would do next.”—Cocktails and Books

“I would highly recommend Someone Like You by Lauren Layne if you enjoy the forbidden romance trope or a hero and heroine that desperately need each other to help them heal from the hurts of their pasts.”—Harlequin Junkie

“There’s not a book Lauren Layne can write that I won’t read. Because she’s able to explore themes that don’t feel redundant and overexploited. It’s how she can weave a narrative that grabs me from the first page and holds my attention until her next book releases. Someone Like You is another ‘winner, winner, chicken dinner,’ and I’ve been waiting a long time for Lincoln’s story, so thank you Ms. Layne for finally writing and releasing it!”—Heroes and Heartbreakers

“I would recommend this book to everyone. If you are a fan of Lauren Layne’s or this series, this is a book you don’t want to miss! It’s a must-read!”—Book Bitches Blog