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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway! Made for You by Lauren Layne

Made for You
The Best Mistake # 2
By: Lauren Layne
Releasing October 28th, 2014

Grand Central Publishing


When the Wrong Guy is Oh-So-Right

Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn't resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . .

Back in town, Will intends to get what he's always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he'll do anything to rewrite their stormy past.

This time, he's out to show Brynn that the imperfect man might be the best mistake of her life . . . 

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Review- 4.5 Stars!

I am officially a member of Team Will Thatcher!
 Made For You is a steamy love story and it was a fantastic read! Lauren Layne has a light and fun style of writing. It’s witty and fun, and I lost myself in the story.
Brynn has loved Will Thatcher from the moment she met him.
Will Thatcher has loved Brynn since the moment he met her.
Brynn suffered from a traumatic childhood due to terrible bullying. She made herself over and transformed into the girl everyone wants to be. On the outside… but inside, Brynn is still the girl who believes that no one will ever truly like, much less love her.
Will grew up as the boy king. The hot, popular football player, every guy wants to be friends with, and every guy wants to date.
Will approaches Brynn, knowing on some level that they were made for each other.
Brynn brushes him off with an ice queen attitude, born of her disillusion that he could never be serious about her. Despite knowing, on some level, that they were made for each other.
And so a war begins…
Fast forward around 15 years.
Brynn’s plans for life hare not panning out the way she planned…and planned…planned. In a notebook. To make matters worse, Will has reappeared in her life and she is once again confronted with the tension and animosity of their relationship.
Will is determined to barrel into her life and stealthily prove to Brynn that they are right for each other.
While this is a fun story, and I really enjoyed it, I wouldn’t actually call it “light” read. I hate to be callous, but really, Brynn was pretty stupid. I don’t completely agree with Will’s tactics, however he did make an effort to show her some vulnerability and let up on the hostility. Brynn refused to see it and after a while, it got really old. Both of them possess a short fuse. Unfortunately, every two steps forward precedes one step back. Most of the time the backwards steps are instigated by Brynn, but then Will completes the movement by letting Brynn push his buttons.
I would have liked to see Brynn start coming around just a little quicker. However, other than that small frustration, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Sophie is a great supporting character. You do not need to read Sophie’s story first, however, if you want to have a better understanding of the history between Will, Brynn, Sophie, and Grey (Sophie’s husband), then I would recommend reading it.
Brynn and Will light up like fireworks when they are together, most often this manifests itself in their bickering. However, when they give in to the real drive behind it, they explode in a wave of passionate heat. They share some steamy scenes, some are just red-hot, and others add an element of sweet romance that had me breathing a dreamy sigh. Will is just delicious. He’s so determined to prove to Brynn that they belong together. My heart broke for him when he would hide his longing for her. In the end, I welcomed Will earned his way onto my list of book Boyfriends!
The writing is smooth and easy to read. The characters are well developed and I wasn’t left with questions as to their motivations and the reasons for their actions. I’m not a big fan of the alternating past and present in a book. I’m still not, however it did not deter me from enjoying the book. The author does make it very clear whether you’re reading past or present time.
If you like a good love story, some romance, passion, a little angst, and a lot of fun, you’ll enjoy Made For You!


Will knew exactly the moment she’d seen him. He felt it like a shock to the balls, and he wanted a shot of whisky. Now.
It had taken a full fifty-seven minutes since he’d walked into the door until her ice blue eyes had locked on him, and that was including the ridiculous amount of time she’d spent in the bathroom.
She made him wait another twenty minutes before seeking him out.
But what was an extra seventy-seven minutes when you'd already waited a lifetime?
Will watched her approach, her expression schooled into an expression of polite indifference. She stopped a several inches in front of him, and only the slight narrowing of gray-blue eyes giving any indication that she wanted him dead. Which of course, she did.
"Brynn," he said, matching her prim tone.
He felt a little jolt of disappointment at her vapid smile. It was the same courteous, reveal-nothing expression she’d given everyone else in the room. He’d been kind of hoping for that special brand of bitchy that she’d always reserved just for him.
"You're looking a little wider around the hips," he said with an insulting glance up and down. She hadn’t, but the thought that she’d gained an ounce would keep her up at night.
Her smile slipped for a second, and for a moment he realized if he’d struck a nerve. Normally he wouldn’t dare touch the subject of a women’s weight. He wasn’t a total ass.
But Brynn had had the same perfectly slim figure as long as he’d known her -- she wouldn’t tolerate anything else. Her physical appearance was flawless.
Her personality, however...
"And you're looking...manwhorish,” she said with the usual venom.
Ah. There the old Brynn. He nearly smiled. “So. Nice party,” he said blandly.
"Yes, it was sweet of Sophie to put it together."
"Mm hmm," he said, taking a sip of his red wine. "And exactly how intense was the urge to strangle her when you learned that she’d planned a surprise party instead of the usual boring birthday dinner with your family?”
This time the smile faded all together. "Don’t. Don't do that thing."
"What thing?"
"That thing where you make it a point of thinking you know me better than anyone else."
Don't I? He stifled the thought. For now.

About the Author

Lauren Layne used to work in e-commerce. 
She wore cute shoes and big-girl clothes like an adult.
Then she was like, nope, changed into her pajamas and started writing romance novels.
She believes in sarcasm, weekday happy hours, and happily ever after.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting today! I too am a member of the Will Thatcher Fan Club!