Fresh off being named Citizen Magazine’s Man of the Year, the youngest mayor in NYC history turns his gaze towards the governor’s mansion, only to learn that the governor’s daughter with a secret past is the key to his victory … and his heart.


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Addie & Robert's Love Story

Man of the Year, Volume One

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A political golden boy and the woman of his dreams take the risk of their lives in a sexy romantic comedy of strange bedfellows and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.

Fresh off being named Citizen magazine’s Man of the Year, New York City’s youngest mayor, Robert Davenport, decides it’s time to strategize. Next move: a bid for the governor’s seat. In his way: an incumbent with a flawless reputation. He also has an Achilles’ heel: an estranged wild-child daughter with a past so scandalous it could be Robert’s ticket to victory. And a charm so irresistible it could be Robert’s downfall.

Rebellion is a thing of the past for Adeline Blake. As New York’s premier event planner, she’s all about reform and respectability. Then she’s approached by Robert to organize the party of the season. Curious, considering he’s her father’s most formidable opponent. And alarming, too. Because Addie can’t help but fall for the righteously popular candidate with the movie-star smile.

Now it’s Robert’s choice. Does he pursue a future that holds his legacy? Or the woman who holds his heart?


“That’s just the thing, Adeline. I don’t think we’re all that different. I’m not a machine, and I’m not a puppet. I’m a man. I breathe, I think, and damn it, I feel.”

Her heart seemed to stop beating in her chest, her thoughts, emotions, and memories all jumbled up into one unsolvable ball of confusion.

“I’m a man,” he repeated, his thumb dragging over her lip, before he took a step back and released her. “Figure out what you want to do about that.”

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