Top critical review
A newer, inferior version of Layne's older romance, BLURRED LINES.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 25, 2018
Lauren Layne can write some pleasant contemporary romances at times, but this one, as the finale of her Oxford series, falls a bit flat. Brit and Hunter, the h and H, work together and have been best friends for six years, with never a twinge of sexual attraction in all that time. Now, in this story, they are going to suddenly develop a serious case of the hots for each other.
Maybe I am totally ignorant of MF relationships, but somehow this seems improbable. Six years, hanging around alone together, watching movies, doing all kinds of stuff together and nary a twinge of sexual chemistry? If you're OK with this, fine. But that still didn't make the book into much of a read. This romance was uneventful and boring. Unless you like just a little story to hold the pages of sex together. And I found the amount of pages spent on all the other characters of this series to be unnecessary. We either already know these people or, if we don't, I don't see why we would really care about them and would prefer to devote more time to the main characters' romance.
If you do buy into a longtime platonic friendship developing into a crazy hot sexual relationship, I would recommend as a better one Layne's older BLURRED LINES. This new one just seems like a meh recycle of that one.