NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.
Praise for Someone Like You
“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
Lauren Layne’s New York Times bestselling Oxford Novel series can be read in any order:
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
I THINK I LOVE YOU
Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:
The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS
The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
The Redemption series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED
The I Do, I Don’t series: READY TO RUN | RUNAWAY GROOM
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I didn’t think I could love a Lauren Layne story more than the love story of Sam&Riley or even Emma&Cassidy, but wow…..I cried real tears at multiple times during this story and laughed so hard I had to reread the section just to find myself laughing again. This group of friends is a group you just want to dive into, but the love stories on their own are incredible. Lincoln and Daisy will make you feel every emotion and then some. Definitely worth the read! 55
The best book in this series! Lincoln’s story is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I love the Oxford guys and could happily read a book just about them hanging out at work. Anyone else with me? 55
I just spent the past 2 weeks reading all Stiletto/Oxford books. Every one of them have been amazing and heartfelt but this one was good enough to actually make me cry. The backstory of Lincoln Mathis was so tragic and beautiful my heart actually ached for him. Well done, Lauren. Loved every moment. 55
What a wonderful, surprising, heartbreaking story! I was shocked by Lincoln's backstory! I knew his character from other books in the series, but this twist made his and Daisy's story so very engrossing and so very meaningful. Two damaged people come together as friends and start their healing process ------ a process that isn't smooth, isn't easy, isn't without further heartache but is oh so necessary and oh so beautiful to watch unfold. 55
Another great book from LL! I actually kept avoiding reading this book. So much anticipation, I wanted it to just keep building. But once I started, I fell in love. Lincoln & daisy were literally like ying and yang. Such great complements to the other! & I love how much we saw the rest of the gang. This is probably one of my favorite series! 55
This is book is # 3 in the Oxford series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order. Lincoln is known as a playboy to all his friends and colleagues. The truth is so far from this that it could be in another country. When he finally meets the brides twin sister Daisy, the he has someone to confide in. Daisy is not sure what to make of Lincoln. One thing they have in common in a lonely heart. They see the truth in each other's eyes. Maybe starting as friends is the best way to get a relationship going This series continues to blow me away! All the Oxford men are HOT! These characters are strong, have humor, and are just an all around great read. ***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher, in exchange for an honest review. 45
Lauren Layne did it again! This was such a great book from beginning to end! I loved reading Lincoln's story...it's definitely a must read! 55
A must read! Loved it from beginning to end. 55
This is the third book in the Oxford series and each book is a standalone, although the characters are interconnected. Daisy meets Lincoln when she attends her sister Emma’s wedding. Lincoln has a reputation as a womanizer and Emma warns Daisy to stay away from him. Daisy however, sees something in Lincoln that no one else seems to notice. Lincoln hides his unhappiness behind a charming smile but Daisy senses his sadness and vulnerability. Daisy never pushes Lincoln to share his feeling and she doesn't run after him, like most women. Women are so enthralled with Lincoln’s good looks, they are constantly throwing themselves at him. Daisy is the first women Lincoln has encountered that only wants to be his friend. For once, Lincoln can relax and be himself with a woman. Lincoln and Daisy have a connection and they intuitively understand each other. They are tortured souls trying to recover from their pasts and they are uncomfortable sharing their feeling with anyone, but somehow, they can open up with each other. As Lincoln and Daisy get to know each other, Lincoln finds himself falling for Daisy and he isn't sure how to deal with his feelings. As these two become closer, Lincoln gives Daisy mixed signals and he inadvertently hurts her. I liked Lincoln and Daisy, they help each other work through their issues and they share a lot of chemistry. I also loved all the secondary characters and thought they added lightness and fun to the story. There is a lot banter between this entertaining group of friends. They have a comment for everything and are constantly interfering in each other’s lives. I really enjoyed this funny, emotional story and I kept reading to find out what Lincoln would do next. 55
Two wounded souls, past memories and heartache keep holding them hostage ... until their eyes meet across a room and a true connection is made. They just simply GET each other ... they talk, they laugh, they share secrets ... and along the way they start to fall for each other ... but can the past let them go enough to be happy again? This was such a good read! It was sad and meaningful, and also fun and flirty. I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud at their sassy antics. Love this group of characters! Lincoln Mathis has the rep of a major ladies man, and he likes it. He needs the buffer to protect himself from a past he doesn't want to share with even his closest friends, but when Daisy Sinclair steps into his life, he sees a kindred spirit who can see through his walls because she has her own set built around her heart as well. Daisy went through a heartbreaking divorce that left scars on her heart that no one even knows about. She's hidden herself away from life for so long that she doesn't know if she has it in her to get out there again. When she becomes friends with Lincoln, she can be comfortable with someone for the first time in a long time. He just gets her. As they each work towards healing themselves, they lean on each other and slowly start to like the support they have and want more ... but can they let their walls down once and for all to achieve it? 55