Lauren Layne

"Romantic Comedy at its finest." —USA TODAY

NYT Bestselling Author

The Prenup


A USA TODAY Bestseller



UK Edition

"Reads like the sort of rom-com you wish Hollywood still made." —Apple Books (UK)

Press & Praise

From Monica Murphy, New York Times Bestselling Author:
"The Prenup is a delicious slow burn romance. Loved every minute of it! I'm a major Lauren Layne fan and The Prenup didn't disappoint! You can always count on Lauren Layne delivering a fun, modern romance!"

From R.S. Grey, USA TODAY Bestselling Author:
"The Prenup is utterly charming—a binge-worthy rom-com you won’t be able to put down. With non-stop wit, this feel-good romance pays homage to the old-school rom-coms we all loved so much. A perfect beach read."

From Noelle Adams, New York Times Bestselling Author:
"It’s all the best things about contemporary romance wrapped up in one beautifully written bundle of fun wit and real emotion."

From Rachel Van Dyken, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Layne's best work yet—a compelling reminder of why we all fell in love with romance in the first place.

From Jessica Lemmon, Bestselling Author:
"Lauren Layne’s voice sparkles in The Prenup. With its sharp humor, easy banter and toe-curling sexual tension, it's the ultimate LL experience.” 

From Apple Books (UK)—A Best Book of the Month:
"The Prenup reads like the sort of screwball rom-com you wish Hollywood still made. Its great strength are the two leads: Charlotte Spencer (razor-sharp New York socialite determined to take Silicon Valley by storm) and Colin Walsh (Charlotte's brother's low-key Irish best pal) are the sort of characters that feel instantly familiar. They're attempting to get divorced after a 10-year marriage of convenience (Charlotte needed to be married to unlock her inheritance, Colin was after a green card), but must live together for three months to be granted a divorce. This proves more problematic than it appears since the pari haven't seen each other since their perfunctory nuptials. Surely, love can't Blossom in these most unromantic of circumstances? Lauren Layne is exactly the writer to ensure the story stays believable, utterly charming, and laugh-out-loud funny.

From Jennifer Probst, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Layne does it again with this sexy, sassy romantic comedy with all the feels!”


Heat Level: Romantic, but not steamy.
Genre: Romantic Fiction
Publisher: Lauren Layne
Series: None—Standalone


Ten years ago, I married my brother’s best friend. I haven’t seen him since. Until now ...

Charlotte Spencer grew up on the blue-blooded Upper East Side of Manhattan but she never wanted the sit-still-look-pretty future her parents dictated for her. Enter Colin Walsh, her brother’s quiet, brooding best friend, and with him a chance to pursue her dreams. One courthouse wedding later, Charlotte’s inheritance is hers to start a business in San Francisco and Irish-born Colin has a Green Card.

Ten years later, they're happily married. On different coasts. With separate lives. In fact, she hasn't even seen Colin in a decade, and that's just fine by her. But fate throws her a curveball when her husband calls her back to New York, and she realizes the boy she's married is long gone. In his place is a shockingly appealing man ... who wants a divorce. The problem? The terms of their prenup arrangement state that before either can file for separation, they have to live under the same roof for three months.

Now, in order to get divorced, they have to pretend to be married. For real...




UK Edition



His fingers tighten on my wrist. “Now who’s the one acting like the put-upon spouse? Don’t pretend that you want to stay married to me. Not when it’s just the two of us. And don’t pretend you ever wanted to get married in the first place. It was a business transaction, pure and simple. For both of us.”

He’s right, but in this moment, nothing between us feels businesslike.