Published by Montlake Romance on 5/22/18
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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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 he’s met his match in Lara McKenzie—a 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 case—the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading—could 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.
She’ll do anything to prove he’s guilty. He’ll do anything to prove he’s not. But it’s 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. It’s become a pleasure—and there’s more at risk than she ever dreamed.
I LOVE this Lauren Layne book!!! You need it!!!! It’s an enemies to lovers OFFICE ROMANCE but it’s nothing like anything else I’ve read. It’s steamy and SO SMART… I loved everything about it!!! A must read. Review and all book info on this post!
5 “This Was Everything” Stars!!
I LOVED THIS BOOK.
Everything from the brilliant storyline to the slow burning dynamic to the sharp, witty banter between this wholly captivating ensemble of characters was TOP NOTCH.
I love an office romance but this enemies to lovers twist on the trope was ADDICTIVE. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. We’ve read SEVERAL enemies to lovers office romances before. But this one is so different. This isn’t the cliche romance of two career driven rivals vying for the same position nor is this a “been there, done that” romance between an employee and her boss. This is a refreshing, intoxicating story of a Wall Street broker who’s being investigated for insider trading by the SEC and the wickedly forbidden attraction between him and the investigator charged with his case. It’s delicious and it’s sexy and it’s SO DAMN SMART. But most importantly in my book is that it’s so well written, so well done.
I was just as consumed by Lara Mackenzie’s investigation into Ian Bradley as I was by their intense romance. Typically we romance readers are so invested in the love story aspect of the book that we let the rest of the story take a back seat. But unearthing the truth behind the allegations against Ian are just as intriguing as the attraction itself on these pages. I was so IN this story. Lauren Layne seriously nailed it with Hot Asset, crafting a hypnotic romance woven seamlessly with a damn good storyline. I just loved it.
Hot Asset is unexpectedly funny, deliciously sexy and the push and pull between Lara and Ian oozes sexual tension and angsty emotion. I never wanted their story to end and I can not wait for more of this series. I can not wait to hopefully get more about Kennedy, Matt, Sabrina and Kate. I love this Wall Street world, these friendships, the potential for such absorbing romance and I especially love how obsessed I’m getting with Lauren Layne’s writing. I loved this book and I’m loving this author and I can’t wait for more.
About the Author
Lauren Layne, a former e-commerce and web marketing manager, moved from Seattle to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. Her first book was published in the summer of 2013, and since then, she’s written more than two dozen romantic comedies, hitting the New York Times, USA Today, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists. She currently lives in New York City with her husband.