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Lauren Layne

"Romantic Comedy at its finest." —USA TODAY

Lauren Layne

"Romantic Comedy at its finest." —USA TODAY

I Wish You Were Mine

 "I Wish You Were Mine is the perfect combination of sexy and sweet—with a refreshing dash of humor that had me laughing out loud. —Mari Madison

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A USA TODAY Bestseller

An Amazon Best Romance of the Year

Press & Praise

“A smart, sexy, and absolutely irresistible read!” —USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly

I Wish You Were Mine is a sizzling-loud friends-to-lovers story with a unique twist of my-sister’s-ex-husband. A hot and sexy read with a strong bond of friendship make this a book you don’t want to miss.”—Keri Ford, author of the Turtle Pine series

“I loved this book! I Wish You Were Mine is the perfect combination of sexy and sweet—with a refreshing dash of humor that had me laughing out loud. I couldn’t put it down, and I can’t wait to read more by this talented author.”—Mari Madison, author of Just This Night

“Fans of Layne will enjoy this one, and for those new to Lauren Layne’s writing, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.” *—Naughty Professora*

“There is a great story line here and a wonderfully annoying villian . . . the ex-wife/sister. The writing is wonderful and the pacing is spot on.” —Obsessive Book Nerd

“When it comes to Lauren Layne, I expect engaging banter, sexual tension, and happy feels. She hit that in the bull’s eye with her new novel, I Wish You Were Mine.” —Will Read for Feels

“So if you are looking for that friends-to-lovers romance that will have you laughing, blushing and maybe even yelling a little, but that leaves you with a smile on your face, then this is the book to read!” —Book Bitches

“I am so excited for the rest of the world to read this book. As always, [Lauren Layne] knows how to bring it!” —Real Talk, Book Talk

“If you haven’t read anything by Lauren Layne and are a big fan of romance, well, what are you waiting for?! Go! Shoo! Buy her books—you won’t regret it!” —Mischievous Reads

“Friends-to-lovers is one of my favorite tropes, and I Wish You Were Mine delivered that in spades.”—Manga Maniac Cafe

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Details

Heat Level: Very Steamy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Penguin Random House 
Series: Oxford

Description

In this charming Oxford Novel, hailed by Keri Ford as “a sizzling-loud friends-to-lovers story,” Lauren Layne poses a provocative question: What do you do when you fall in love with your sister’s ex?

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for *Oxford* magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.

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Excerpt

“That’s what you sleep in?” he asked.

She glanced down at her shorts and tank top. “What? They’re legit pajamas.”

“Says who?”

“Victoria’s Secret.”

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The Men of Oxford Magazine are Manhattan's experts on all things women—at least until they fall in love.