Ian is a hot shot Wall Street broker whose work hard-play hard philosophy catches up to him when he’s wrongly accused of insider trading and must convince a beautiful SEC agent that he’s more than just a careless playboy.
Trope: Workplace Romance, enemies-to-lovers
“Hot Asset is a sexy, laugh-out-loud battle of wills between Wall Street’s hottest bachelor and the SEC agent on a mission to turn his playboy lifestyle upside down.” —PopSugar
A sexy agent hounds Wall Street’s hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.
Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he’s met his match in Lara McKenzie—a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees.
An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case—the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading—could make her career. She knows a scoundrel when she sees one. Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger.
She’ll do anything to prove he’s guilty. He’ll do anything to prove he’s not. But it’s only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now, taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. It’s become a pleasure—and there’s more at risk than she ever dreamed.
This book is written in first person, with alternating POV.
Ian's a bit of a naughty playboy at the start of the story. Proceed with caution if you like proper gentlemen.
I wouldn't call this a mystery, but the question of who is framing Ian is a part of this story!
Lara and Ian have a ton of push-pull, so there are slow-burn vibes here!
🔥 This book is steamy with explicit sex scenes.
She meets my eyes. “Hypothetically, I may know what it’s like to be aware of someone who’s completely off-limits.”
“Sounds tricky. Do I know him?”
Lara takes a sip of her drink. “You know his type.”
“Good-looking? Good in bed?”
She laughs. “More like arrogant, stubborn, and really accustomed to getting his way.”
“Lauren Layne’s enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy, Hot Asset, makes Wall Street sexy, smart and fun…An irresistible battle of the sexes that stands out due to its clever humor, witty banter, sophisticated setting, and passionate, sigh-worthy romance.” —USA Today’s Happy Ever After
“Hot Asset by Lauren Layne is a sexy, laugh-out-loud battle of wills between Wall Street’s hottest bachelor and the SEC agent on a mission to turn his playboy lifestyle upside down.” —PopSugar
“[A] playful romance…Layne populates her world of high-stakes finance with charismatic characters, and the fast-paced story works well with the simmering sexual tension between the leads…It’s easy to root for this couple.” —Publishers Weekly
First things first, this is one of my few series available in Kindle Unlimited, in case that's your thing! These books were a direct result of me missing Stiletto and Oxford, though I wrote the first two in first person to change it up a bit!
❗️This series is published by Montlake, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. Because of this, the ebook version is only available in Kindle format.