Review: Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

July 6, 2018 Adult, Book Review 6 ★★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Someone Like YouSomeone Like You by Lauren Layne
Published by Loveswept on December 6th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
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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.

Not sure if you guys know this about me yet but I love my romance with a nice heap of angst alongside it, and this book had it all! Though Someone Like You is the third novel in the Oxford series, it was my first and if the others are anything like this one, I am absolutely going back to read those too!


Lincoln is quite charming. Ladies can’t seem to resist him and he is very polite and flirty, leaving those around him assuming he is a playboy. It is that reputation that causes him to receive a strict warning to steer clear of the maid of honor in his friends’ wedding. But when Daisy meets Lincoln she finds there is more to him than the rumors. He is sweet, selfless… and carrying a big secret. Despite the instantaneous connection they share, neither are truly in a place to get romantic, especially when Lincoln’s world comes tumbling down. They are able to see more in each other than anyone else and a strong bond and friendship develops that left me anxious for more!


I love a romance that starts with a strong friendship. Having that extra strong bond to start with really cements the relationship when it turns romantic. Lincoln and Daisy both have a troubled past and were holding in their secrets but with each other they could open up and let out those emotions they buried. I just loved Lincoln to pieces. He broke my heart but the way he was around Daisy melted it at the same time. He really was incredibly charming and sweet! And Daisy, she was so understanding, patient, and also strong and determined to be her own person and follow her dreams. Seriously, these two were magic together. I also really enjoyed meeting some of the other characters, their friends. I want to know more about their stories and look forward to reading other novels in the Oxford series!



About Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career.

She lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL’s ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

6 Responses to “Review: Someone Like You by Lauren Layne”

  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Great review, Sara! I haven’t read a ton by Lauren Layne but I’ve loved those I have read and I always get excited when I see a review of one of her books. 🙂 What I love most about LL is her consistency. I like knowing when I pick up one of her books I’m going to get likable characters, a swoony guy/romance, some angst (but not too much) and a happy ending. Hers are kind of like my “comfort books.” 🙂
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  2. Sam@WLABB

    I don’t even read the synopsis for an LL book any longer. She can call me a fan, because I have been delighted by all her books. You’ve mentioned things I love – slightly damaged H/H and friends-to-more. There is not doubt in my mind I would enjoy this.
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  3. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    I’m not much of a romance reader but I do enjoy relationships that start out as strong friendships and I too like my fair share of angst, lol. I’ll have to keep this one in mind for the next time I’m in the mood for romance. Great review!

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