"The queen of contemporary New York City romance." —Booklist

"The queen of contemporary New York City romance." —Booklist

Someone Like You

Stiletto & Oxford • Book Seven

🔥 Steamy

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Lincoln is long-regarded as one of Manhattan’s most eligible bachelors, but when a tragedy brings the truth to the surface, he seeks refuge with a friend’s sister, only to find a new chance at love.

Someone Like You

Daisy & Lincoln

🔥 Steamy

Trope: Hero with a Secret, Friends-to-Lovers

Stiletto & Oxford ª Book Seven

USA TODAY Bestseller

New York Times Bestseller

Amazon Best Book of the Month

Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.

Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.

After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

about the story

if you're wondering...

Is this book for me?


This has plenty of banter, but is still one of my more emotional books.

This book is written in third-person, with alternating POV. Some people only like first-person. You've been warned!

This series is great for fans of "found family" where friendships build over the series in FRIENDS-esque style.

I can't say much without spoiling, but there is some heartache in this story.

🔥 This book is steamy with explicit sex scenes.

Lincoln is one of my all-time most popular heroes—charming...and with a secret...

reviews & praise

“Lincoln and Daisy’s tale is expertly crafted, full of wit and heart. Layne is equally adept at writing heartbreaking portrayals of grief and scenes of steamy passion that will get hearts racing. Exemplary contemporary romance.” -Library Journal

"Fun and flirty, sassy and steamy, with a deep emotional pull that will keep you turning the pages.”—Kelly Jamieson, author ofTop Shelf

“An unsung hero with a story that touched my heart. Emotional and gripping. A top favorite of 2016 for me.”—New York Times bestselling author Melanie Moreland

“I turned the last page of Someone Like You, already looking out for the next installment in the Oxford series.”—The Romance Reviews

“This is why so many of us read romances, aside from the the assurance of a happily ever after for the characters. We want to see love allowing someone to abandon their defenses and be their most unfiltered self and still feel acceptance.”—All About Romance

“The storyline for Someone Like You was ingenious and well constructed. Written from a third person POV, this friends-to-lovers story squeezed my heart.”—Books and Bindings

“I love Lauren Layne’s books and this series is one of my favorites.”—Majorly Delicious

“I absolutely enjoyed this one, and couldn’t be more pleased with the way things turned out. Well worth the wait.” —I Love Book Love

“I really enjoyed this funny, emotional story and I kept reading to find out what Lincoln would do next.”—Cocktails and Books

“I would highly recommend /Someone Like You/ by Lauren Layne if you enjoy the forbidden romance trope or a hero and heroine that desperately need each other to help them heal from the hurts of their pasts.”—Harlequin Junkie

“There’s not a book Lauren Layne can write that I won’t read. Because she’s able to explore themes that don’t feel redundant and overexploited. It’s how she can weave a narrative that grabs me from the first page and holds my attention until her next book releases. Someone Like You

A New York Times Bestseller

A USA TODAY Bestseller

AN AMazon Best Book of the Month


“Hey babe.”

Daisy blinked. Babe?

Then he was moving toward her, digging the keys out of his jeans pocket as he hit the button to pop the trunk. Before she could register his intent, he slipped a hand around her back, brushing his lips against hers.

They both froze.

The kiss was meant to be casual and fake—part of the role he was playing, she knew that. Knew that he did too.

But there was nothing casual or fake about the electricity between them. His eyes searched hers, looking as bewildered and frustrated as she felt.







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Signature Series

Stiletto & Oxford

Sexy, witty, and addictive. If you love glamorous office romance set in New York City, women in high heels, men in suits, and found-family, this 9-book series makes for the perfect binge-read!

" the ultimate escapism."

❗️This series is not available as a paperback or print version. Penguin Random House controls the print rights, and has declined to make a paperback available for my readers.

🔥 steamy