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Lauren Layne

About Lauren Layne

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of modern romantic fiction, happily-ever-advocate, and lover of all things fancy.

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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.

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Meet the Laynes.

Lauren Layne

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! 

Anthony LeDonne

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




Style Go-To

black turtlenecks, black pants & stilettos


sandwash pink (bobbi brown) & english beauty (charlotte tilbury)


Makeup Brands

lançome & charlotte tilbury


star wars (a new hope)


harry potter (all of them)


Romantic Comedies

while you were sleeping & you’ve got mail

Romance Novel

perfect by judith mcnaught

Life Hack

The Skimm