Book Review: Made for You by Lauren Layne

Reviewed by Nikyta

1Title: Made for You
Author: Lauren Layne
Series: The Best Mistake #2
Heroine/Hero: Brynn/Will
Genre: M/F Contemporary Romance
Length: 260 Pages
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Available at: Forever, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Three years ago, Brynn Dalton made a rare error in judgment and had a one-night stand with the one man she swore would never get into her designer panties. Will Thatcher was exactly the type of sexy playboy that good girls like Brynn stayed away from. And when Will moved across the country just days after their fling, Brynn vowed to put him behind her, even as the memories haunt her.

Now Will Thatcher is back, and just in time to see Brynn’s perfectly structured life begin to crumble. Her job is dull, her social life is tedious, and Brynn’s perfect cardiologist boyfriend doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to get to Tiffany & Co. More than ever, Brynn needs her childhood nemesis to keep his distance.

But Will isn’t content to be Brynn’s dirty little secret any longer. This time, he’s out to show Brynn Dalton that the imperfect man might just be the best mistake of her life.

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Review:

Since they were teenagers, Brynn and Will have been at each other’s throats like cats and dogs. They can’t stand each other but three years ago, Brynn made a huge mistake by sleeping with him and not long after that, Will left the state. Now, Brynn’s just turned thirty-one and feeling more lost than ever and not only is Will back in town but he’s also her new neighbor. When Brynn’s boyfriend breaks up with her, she decides to take a break… from herself. Who better to spice up her life than the very person who’s the exact opposite of her? Will’s been in love with Brynn for years and when she not only wants to have a fling with him but be a completely different person, he just can’t say no to her. He’ll do anything to get to her embrace the real Brynn but will his patience run out when Brynn proves more stubborn than he thought?

Oh my God. This book! I don’t really know what to say exactly. It took me on an emotional ride because we get Brynn, who is this Ice Princess but still self-conscious and can’t let go of the fact that she used to be a social outcast and then there’s Will, who’s perfect and wild and free. Total opposites but who have so an insane amount of sexual tension that NO ONE could miss seeing the connection they have. As characters, I adored the fact that they bickered so much. Some of Will’s barbs were cruel and I didn’t really get why he would insult her so much but, oh, how it riled Brynn up! She became ALIVE when he got her angry and that was exactly what he wanted. At the same time, Brynn was able to get Will all hot and bothered without even realizing it!

They’re a match made in Heaven, even if it took them going through Hell to finally come together. Still, this book is about more than discovering their mutual and long-awaited love. It’s about growing for both of them. Brynn has made it her life to have the perfect job, the perfect body, the perfect boyfriend/husband, the perfect life, etc. However, this book was like a self-discovery for her to the point that she finally found the woman in herself that made her comfortable. Will has always been the partier, the playboy, the slacker but in this one, he shows his true colors and the fantasies that he wants with Brynn – a life together, babies, LOVE. It’s sweet and intense and totally engrossing. I just couldn’t get enough of their chemistry and I loved that I connected so much with them that I even cried! Often! I felt so sad for Will’s unrequited love and Brynn’s confusion towards him. It took a lot for Will to admit his feelings but also a lot for Brynn to really understand how much she NEEDS Will in her life.

My only real niggle was that Brynn didn’t really know Will at all. Will knew so much about her to the point of being obsessed but Brynn still doesn’t really know Will by the end of the book. She doesn’t know his favorite ice cream, his favorite sandwich or anything like that. It didn’t seem like she made an effort to get to know him during their fling so while I loved that they got together and definitely FELT their love, I just didn’t feel like she KNEW him as much as he knew her, beyond the judgmental assumptions she had made of him already.

Still, in the end, I absolutely loved the book. It has its flaws but, for me, it was a very emotional book and I definitely connected with both characters. I wasn’t sure whether I liked the flashbacks, especially the ones that seem to be just repeat scenes from the first book, Only With You, but it was still a phenomenal story where Brynn grew and found herself and Will finally got his girl. I’m crossing my fingers there will be another book in this series because I don’t want to let these characters go just yet! If you like Ms. Layne’s writing or enjoyed the first Best Mistake novel, then you’ll definitely enjoy this one!

Overall Impression: I loved it!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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