A sexy agent hounds Wall Streets hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now hes met his match in Lara McKenziea woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees.An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest casethe investigation of Ian Bradley for insider tradingcould make her career. She knows a scoundrel when she sees one. Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger.Shell do anything to prove hes guilty. Hell do anything to prove hes not. But its only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now, taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. Its become a pleasureand theres more at risk than she ever dreamed....
|Title||:||Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1)|
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|Number of Pages||:||266 pages|
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Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) Reviews
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I am a fan of Ms. Layne as I love her characters and the how she can patiently build a storyline where you are feeling the anxiety and tension as intended.
Ian is a Wall Street Investor who has gone from a childhood in foster care to success in a competitive world. He is unapologetic about his detachments to relationships, except for his very close friends who have shared in the same success. His world is about to become upended because he learn ...more
Buddy Reading with Robin b/c we both got approved and it’s her B I R T H D A Y, so we do what she wants. 👯♀📚🖤 ...more
2.5 stars - Contemporary Romance
I usually enjoy Lauren Layne's style, but this was a disappointment for me. I really disliked the hero and heroine, and they both acted annoying and immature for much of the book. The story dragged for me and the romance was a bit dull. I am intrigued, however, by the secondary characters, so I'll still read the next book, Hard Sell, and hope for the best.
Schmooze, you lose. ‘Hot Asset’ has all of the trademark Lauren Layne hallmarks in it: the sharp banter (though there’s an edge here as it starts out hostile), the reformed manwhore by the end of the story and a brewing conflict that one can see coming miles away. Layne’s character voices are distinct, along with a solid introduction to secondary characters who will get their own books, as Ian/Lara’s own tale moves along at a brisk but steady pace, making ‘Hot Asset’ an easy afternoon read.
This ended up being a solid book. It took a couple false starts though – apparently, I’m not good at reading when I’m grumpy. It must have been bad if that cover couldn’t even get me interested… He’s nice to look at, isn’t he?
There are few things I enjoy reading about more than strong women and Lara is just that. She’s confident and witty and I loved her as soon as she was introduced.
I didn’t like Ian in the beginning. He was one of those good-looking guys who knows how good looking he is and us ...more
Hot Asset was a love at first sight kind of book wrapped in a slow burn romance. But for me, the insta-love didn't work here.
Was it well written? Sure!
Was it romantic? Yes.
Were the characters likable? Yup. They were fun to read. I LOVED Ian's friends—the author definitely knows how to write friendships. And I was here just for that!
But even with all the great characters and the funny banter, the story was just good for me. I understand it was a kind of introduction to the series, but I think ...more
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
I finally read my first Lauren Layne book! I know, I know, it took me long enough but truth be told, I never thought Layne's books were for me. I didn't find her covers appealing and the plots for her books didn't sound like my cup of tea. But I still wanted to give Layne's book a chance because I know some of my favorite blogger friends adore her books and who knows, maybe I'd end up lovin ...more
*covers face* This rating hurts my heart because Lauren Layne is one of my favorite authors. But I wasn't able to connect to any of the characters, so I was never once pulled into the book. Looking back, I'm sure there has to be something wrong on my end. Especially since a few months ago I read and fell madly in love with her previous release, Runaway Groom. If you haven't read that one yet, definitely give it a try! It was hilarious, sigh worthy, crazy at times and so much fun!
I’m torn betwe...more