When you're determined to prove to your professional rival that you understand men better than he understands women...

Bit now the only man you want to understand is him...





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Stiletto, Book Two

Love the One You're WIth

When rival journalists are assigned to co-write a story on who has a better understanding of the opposite sex, the real scoop turns out to be that when it comes to each other, neither one has a clue.

“Great characterizations, amazing chemistry, witty banters, and heartfelt conversations. Amazing writing from Lauren Layne.” —Girl Meets Books

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The Vibe

Battle-of-the-Sexes  •  Luxury Vibes  •  Escapist  •  Steamy  •  Workplace  Romance  • Playboy Hero •  Found Family  •  Opposites-Attract • New York City

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Steamy. This one has explicit sex scenes for those of you who like the spice!

Is this book for me?

hey, reader! if you're wondering...

Witty Banter: Sharp back and forth dialog is kind of my thing.

Luxury Escapism. Perfect if you want to escape to a world of high heels, suits, and rich life aesthetic.

Sex and the City Vibes: But you know, the real Sex and the City, not this new nonsense.

Get Your Copy

This book is available in ebook and audiobook formats. Unfortunately, it's not available in paperback because Penguin Random House owns the print rights. Despite my efforts to get them to offer a paperback or return the rights to me, they've refused. I'm deeply frustrated, and nobody wishes more than I do that you could add this to your bookshelf!

As a leading columnist for Stiletto, Grace Brighton has built a career warning women about rotten, cheating liars. She just never suspected her fiancé would be one of them. After Grace takes a heart-mending hiatus, her first assignment is to go on a couple of dates with a counterpart from the men's magazine Oxford and report her impressions.

Grace one-point-zero may have been instantly smitten with the gorgeous correspondent, but Grace two-point-zero has sworn off relationships for six months, and she's not falling for his outstanding bod and trophy-winning kisses...or is she?
Jake Malone wants to get back to the fly-by-night, who-knows-what's-next guy he used to be, and he knows exactly how to do it. Oxford is adding a travel section, and Jake - with no wife and no kids and a willingness to live anywhere, eat anything, do everything - is perfect for the job...except that his playboy reputation makes his new editor nervous.

To get the gig, he must agree to a fluffy joint article with Stiletto. But after just one date with snooty, sumptuous, sensational Grace Brighton, Jake starts taking this assignment a whole lot more seriously.

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