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About Layla Hagen
Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can't wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it :-D
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1. Keep a pristine image.
2. Work hard on the ice.
3. Don’t piss off the bosses…too much.
I was killing it until a mishap tarnished my image. Now, management has me cleaning up my reputation and coaching a bunch of kids. And damn, those little punks are growing on me, and so is the program coordinator, Kendra.
I’m hellbent on proving myself, but my attraction to Kendra takes me by complete surprise. Her defenses are up, but I like a good challenge.
Management’s directives are clear: "Kendra is off-limits."
But there's a reason I'm the best. I won’t let anyone stand in the way of what I want.
1. Make sure every day my daughter, Paisley, knows she’s number one in my life. No. Matter. What.
2. Keep contact with my cheating ex-wife to a minimum.
3. Turn Maxwell Wineries into a legacy that keeps Paisley set for life.
When I hire Lexi to look after my daughter, I realize I need another rule: don’t pursue Paisley’s nanny.
But even if I had that rule it wouldn’t matter. Because I'm breaking it already.
It all starts as pretend…
Our first kiss is unexpected—but it still makes my skin sizzle, my knees go weak. The next one is in front of his tight-knit family. We have to be convincing. But it’s so wicked hot, it almost fools me too.
On our first night together, he tells me that I have to keep us both in check, because he doesn’t know how. Our second night is sexy as hell.
How am I supposed to keep the lines between real and pretend from blurring?
"Hunter is just amazing! Alpha, charming and sexy as hell? Yes, please. This man will absolutely steal your heart."
"It’s fun, flirty, sweet, super steamy and so romantic ."
"From start to finish I was so obsessed with this book. The flirty banter. The raw passion. The friendship. Enough to make any woman swoon."
"You're The One is AMAZING!!! It's been a day since I've finished the book and I already want to go back and read it all over again just to relive the excitement, the thrills and the chills that electrified me while reading it."
But I’m sick of being what other people expect. Starting with the last one, I’m ready to earn some new nicknames. So I absolutely, positively, can’t go anywhere near my coach’s daughter. Brooke Darringer was warned up and down about my rep as a reformed bad boy when she got hired as sponsorship manager.
What no one told her was that all my swagger hides a family man who loves his nieces and nephews as much as soccer. And she likes it. She couldn’t be more off-limits, especially as she tries to prove she wasn’t hired for her name.
I truly want to stay on the straight-and-narrow, but it isn’t just her sexy-as-sin body that’s tempting me. Her warmth and bubbly personality are everything I never knew I wanted. Brooke is trying her best to keep things strictly professional, but all these late-night gym sessions and covert dinners might just convince her I’m finally done playing.
After bitter disappointments, Sebastian doesn’t believe in lasting love. Until he brings in external marketing consultant Ava to oversee the next collection launch. She’s beautiful, funny and just as stubborn as he is. Not only is he obsessed with her delicious curves, but he also finds himself willing to do anything to make her smile. He’s determined to have Ava, even if she’s completely off limits.
Ava Lindt has one job to do at Bennett Enterprises: make the next collection launch unforgettable. Daydreaming about the hot CEO is definitely not on her to-do list. Neither is doing said CEO. The consultancy she works for has a strict policy—no fraternizing with clients. She won’t risk her job. Besides, Ava knows better than to trust men with her heart. But their sizzling chemistry spirals into a deep connection that takes both of them by surprise. Sebastian blows through her defenses one sweet kiss and sinful touch at a time.
When Ava’s time as a consultant in his company comes to an end, will Sebastian fight for the woman he loves or will he end up losing her?
I was completely unprepared for Heather. When I see her at the bar where I blow off steam after work, I can’t take my eyes off her—or the trouble following her.
Instinctively, I step in to protect her.
I get more than I bargained for. Heather challenges me and melts under my touch. She's a feisty single mom, and when she introduces me to her daughter, something shifts inside me.
But Heather’s had her heart broken before, and my reputation as a player isn’t doing me any favors. But I’m not done proving that I can change, and I’m relentless when I go after what I want.
"Oh My, Ryker is my new favorite hero. His ability to be sweet and a dirty talker at the same time was so damn sexy."
"This a fantastically fun, flirty and heartfelt story. I'd give this 10 HOT stars if I could."
Warning! You will laugh out loud and fan yourself…
Your Irresistible Love
My new client is trouble. From the moment I step into his office, he makes it clear that he wants me. I am the marketing consultant for his jewelry empire. Daydreaming about the hot CEO is definitely not on my to-do list. Neither is doing said CEO. The consultancy I work for has a strict policy—no fraternizing with clients.
But he breaks down all my defenses, until I’m ready to break all the rules for him, and I discover that it’s all more fun if it’s forbidden. But what happens when we get caught?
Your Captivating Love
I’m finally pursuing my dream: opening my own clothing shop. After working so hard to get here, I need to concentrate on my new business, and can’t afford distractions. Not even if they come in the form of Logan Bennett.
He’s handsome, charming, and doesn’t take no for an answer… And I didn’t know that bossy, determined men were my thing until he kisses me, making me want to risk everything for him.
Your Forever Love
I know I should stay away from Eric Callahan. If my messy divorce is any indication, I’d be better off forgetting that men exist. But Eric is impossible to ignore. He has a body made for sin and a sense of humor that matches mine. And seeing how adorable is with his daughter melts my walls (and panties). But how can I let him in, especially when he’s leaving town so soon?
The first 3 books in the USA Today bestselling series The Bennett Family, available for the first time in one convenient, discounted bundle. Over 1000 pages of sizzling, seductive romance!
"Bring on Sebastian Bennett, dominant, sexy, suited pure alpha male AND he owns a precious jewels empire." 2 Girls & Their Kindles
"Layla just enchanted me with this beautiful family, cannot wait for what else she has in store." Melena's Reviews
"I couldn't put the story down. Sebastian is a man to swoon over. If you like Jill Shalvis or Samantha Chase, you'll love this story." Books N pearls
"Sebastian is on top of Book Boyfriend List. He is AMAZING. He is everything a woman is looking for. He was so lovable. I loved the banter between him and Ava but also with his family. I also loved that he was the perfect mix of Alpha male and a true softy. I loved how he treated Ava throughout the whole book. I dare anyone who reads this book, not to fall in love with him!!!. It's not possible." Book Bitches Blog
"He is strong, bossy, sexy, and has a naughty mouth, which I loved! But underneath all that sexiness is a man with a heart of gold." Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
"You can feel the sexual energy jump off the page as you read." Smokin' Hot Reads Book Blog
"Sebastian commands the page and has Alpha moments that'll make you drool. I like how these two are together. They work well. . .on many levels. They're funny, and the chemistry is palpable and steamy." What's Beyond Forks
"This story was full of romance and moments that warmed my heart and made me smile a lot." Winchester Book Reviews
"Sexy and romantic! Hagen's writing is full of steamy romance that you won't be able to put down.
When my sister’s marriage implodes, I head back to New York, to be there for her and my niece. These are my only two priorities: growing the business and taking care of my family.
My new neighbor is a temptation I hadn’t counted on. Skye Winchester is bold, sensual and I just can’t keep my distance. I’m determined to make her mine. But once I’ve touched her, I want more. I want to worship her all night long.
As a business owner herself, Skye’s got enough on her plate. I was expecting her to run in the opposite direction when she realizes how complicated my life is. Instead, she does the opposite: making my sister laugh, charming my niece… She completely wins me over.
Neither of us expected our attraction to grow until it obscures everything but each other.
And neither of us can afford to allow that. But how can we stop now?
So what if the first time he met her she was topless? That doesn't mean they can't be business partners. When Tess gets a chance to land a new investor for her booming lingerie business, she jumps at the opportunity. But when a mix-up in the ladies' room ends up with the CEO of New York's hottest investment firm catching her sans shirt, she sees her aspirations going up in bright red lace flames.
Liam is a realist. He's practical. He's all business. So why can't he get that beautiful body out of his mind? He can’t get enough of her sassy mouth, her tenacity, and the tenderness that encounters him at every turn. And he can't get enough of those sexy blushes she gives him whenever she catches him looking...
But mixing business and pleasure is never a good idea. Will Tess be able to get this down-to-earth realist to reach for the stars? Or will their passion leave them both burned?
I was supposed to show Cole the city, as a favor to a friend. I was aware of his reputation, a seductive charmer hellbent on bachelorhood, but I hadn't prepared for him to get past my defenses. Cole was nothing like the serious businessman I imagined. He was sinfully hot, funny and way too flirty for my broken heart. But, it was just vacation after all. I thought I'd never see him again.
Only I do.
Cole calls me the very day I return to New York. My residency has been my sole focus for the past few years—my passion and my refuge. I've loved and lost and I don't know how to open up again. But Cole is melting my fears with every kiss and touch, willing to move mountains to make me happy and help me heal. And what scares me the most? I might just let him.
Can be enjoyed as standalone.
Ian Gallagher loves taking risks. It’s how he turned the business he’s built with his brother into a success. But even he can’t cross some rules. His best friend’s sister is strictly off-limits, but when Ellie moves to New York, he jumps at the chance to help her settle in.
One look at her, and he realizes that not flirting with her will be a lot harder than he thought, and not just because she’s stunning. He enjoys her laughter and merciless teasing. How can he stay away when all he wants is to get closer?
Ellie Cavanaugh is living her dream. She’s finally working in a Michelin starred restaurant in New York. Her plan is to get as much experience as possible before opening her own place. Kissing her brother’s best friend is definitely not part of the plan. Neither is opening up to him in ways she never did with anyone.
Ellie knows that Ian isn’t looking for forever though. After all, her brother warned her that Ian was a sworn bachelor. And if she’s honest with herself, Ellie isn’t ready for love either. She’s never let anyone in before. But she can’t help giving in to the growing bond between her and Ian, even if it means putting her heart on the line.
After my almost-marriage-proposal (don't ask) blows up in my face, I'm done with romance. My family says I'm turning into a broody version of myself, but I'm determined to take New York by storm and steer clear of serious relationships. That's the plan. That's the goal.
Nothing is getting in the way of that-not even my sexy personal trainer. Mel Dawson keeps talking me into doing things, like watching the sunset and slowing down to enjoy life. And even though I've sworn off all that, I keep giving in to her.
Spending time with Mel is just what I need. When she trains me, and I watch her body, I'm constantly fantasizing about exploring every inch of it.
I'm used to taking chances in the boardroom, but not in my personal life. Not anymore. How much am I willing to risk for a chance to make her mine?