Lauren Layne

"Romantic Comedy at its finest." —USA TODAY

NYT Bestselling Author

Irresistibly Yours

"An unputdownable, irresistibly charming, sweet and sassylicious romance. A heartfelt story I ate up while it gave me smile after smile." - Dali, TJLovestoRead


Press & Praise

"Sports themed? Romance? Opposites attract? Lauren Layne? Where do I sign up. Yes, readers I'm officially in sweet, fluffy cloud heaven and there was hardly a moment of this book that didn't have me giddy girl crazy with excitement." - Lisa Jayne, reviewer

"An unputdownable, irresistibly charming, sweet and sassylicious romance. A heartfelt story I ate up while it gave me smile after smile." - Dali, TJLovestoRead

"So fantastic. Funny. Smart. Sexy. I was torn wanting to race through it, but also wanting to slowly savor. Such a great book!" - USA Today bestselling author Christi Barth

"The two of them together were marvelous. I loved the playful moments they shared just as much as the sizzling chemistry that sparks every time they are together. Perfection!" - Crystal Blogs Books

"Lauren Layne had made her way onto my "must read" list. I have loved every book I've read of hers and Irresistibly Yours was no different. From the moment I was finished with the first page that I knew I would not be able to put it down." - Crystal Blogs Books

"This book was utterly delightful from beginning to end." - Geri Reads

"If you're looking for a light, sexy, and witty romance, you can never go wrong with Lauren Layne." - Lana, Dirty Girl Romance

"The chemistry between Cole and Penelope was utter perfection." - Lana, Dirty Girl Romance



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


Meet the men of Oxford magazine! In the first captivating spin-off of Lauren Layne’s Sex, Love & Stiletto series, a not-so-friendly battle of the sexes turns into a scorching office romance.**

Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford.

for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes—and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can’t take his eyes *off* her.

Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she’s learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope’s resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they’re just fooling around—or starting something real.




He bent his knees slightly as he used his thumb to hook under her chin, tilting her face up to his. He paused for the briefest of moments—giving her the opportunity to pull away . . . to protest if she didn’t want this.

She didn’t protest.

He kissed her.

He kissed Penelope Pope in the snow like his life depended on it.

His lips moving against hers insistently, swallowing the sweet breathy noises she made, his arm bringing them even more firmly together.



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