2018 Release Schedule Update ... Yes, Oxford!


After much stalling and biding my time, I’m excited to have an announce on my 2018 release schedule:

Oxford is coming!

The fifth and final book is called I Think I Love You, and will be released in July 2018. 

I don’t have a cover yet, but I can tell you that it’s about Brit and Hunter!

Those of you new to the Stiletto/Oxford world will be able to pick up the book without knowing any history, but those of you who have seen a glimpse of Brit/Hunter know that this means …

This will be a friends-to-lovers story!

It’s the first time I’ve done it officially done a “best friends turned romantic” story within the Stiletto/Oxford world, and I’m really thrilled about it.

I haven’t seen a cover yet, but I do have pre-order links, as well as a full book description below!

**note: some of the retailers indicate this is an I Do, I Don't book. That's incorrect, and should be resolved by the publisher shortly!**

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Now, that’s the good news.

The bad news is that the Oxford addition to my 2018 release schedule had a price:

Just Run With It

The third book in the I Do, I Don’t series is no more. 

(Those of you who pre-ordered should already have received your refund!) 

I apologize for the change in schedule—I didn’t really see it coming until … there it was right upon me as the solution I needed.

See, I Do, I Don’t was initially a 3-book series, very loosely connected. I was excited about this. 

And then I wrote Runaway Groom (January 30, 2018). It’s one of my favorite books I’ve ever written. I’ve already read it 3 times, just for fun, to give you some idea how much I love it.

But … Because Ruanway Groom is a Bachelor-inspired story, I had to create all the contestants for the Bachelor-esque show. That’s 20-something secondary characters. Not counting the show staff, and the heroine’s friends-family.

I loved every second of it, and …

I didn’t really want to do it again.

Just Run With it was supposed to be a Bachelorette-type story, and though I loved the premise and the characters, I just didn’t feel excited about coming up with 20-something contestants again, and having to do the “reality TV” thing. 

In my head, I couldn’t think of a way to make it feel fresh, or to get excited about building that spreadsheet to keep all the contestants straight! 

You know what I did feel excited about?


You know who else was excited about Oxford

Readers. And my publisher.

I’m delighted to say that when I hesitantly suggested swapping out Just Run With It for Oxford, they said, “Sure.”

I’m so grateful. 

And I hope you guys are excited as well!!!

Here’s my revised 2018 schedule (and for those of you wondering about the special release, I’m not ready to talk about it quite yet, because I think the date might move. But I can tell you that it’s a standalone, you’ve never met the characters, and it’ll be in print!)

November 7, 2017  |  An Ex for Christmas

January 30, 2018  |  Runaway Groom

March 20, 2018  |  {surprise release}

May 22, 2018  |  Hot Asset

July 17, 2018  |  I Think I Love You

Official Description for I Think I Love You

A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as “exemplary contemporary romance.”
Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?
Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.

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