Someone Like You - Lauren Layne

Someone Like You

By Lauren Layne

  • Release Date: 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 69 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.

Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.

After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

Lauren Layne’s USA Today bestselling Oxford series can be read in any order:
IRRESISTIBLY YOURS
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE

Don’t miss any of Lauren Layne’s hot reads:

The Love Unexpectedly series: BLURRED LINES | GOOD GIRL | LOVE STORY | WALK OF SHAME | AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS

The Sex, Love & Stiletto series: AFTER THE KISS | LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH | JUST ONE NIGHT | THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE

The Redemption Series: ISN’T SHE LOVELY | BROKEN | CRUSHED

Praise for Someone Like You

“Lincoln and Daisy’s tale is expertly crafted, full of wit and heart. Layne is equally adept at writing heartbreaking portrayals of grief and scenes of steamy passion that will get hearts racing. Exemplary contemporary romance.”Library Journal

“Fun and flirty, sassy and steamy, with a deep emotional pull that will keep you turning the pages.”—Kelly Jamieson, author of Top Shelf

“An unsung hero with a story that touched my heart. Emotional and gripping. A top favorite of 2016 for me.”New York Times bestselling author Melanie Moreland

“This is why so many of us read romances, aside from the the assurance of a happily ever after for the characters. We want to see love allowing someone to abandon their defenses and be their most unfiltered self and still feel acceptance.”—All About Romance

“The storyline for Someone Like You was ingenious and well constructed. Written from a third person POV, this friends-to-lovers story squeezed my heart.”—Books and Bindings

“I absolutely enjoyed this one, and couldn’t be more pleased with the way things turned out. Well worth the wait.”—I Love Book Love

“I really enjoyed this funny, emotional story and I kept reading to find out what Lincoln would do next.”—Cocktails and Books

“[Someone Like You] broke me into a million pieces and put me back again, piece by piece—basically, the best book ever.”—Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Reviews

  • Unexpected

    5
    By Readnread
    What a wonderful, surprising, heartbreaking story! I was shocked by Lincoln's backstory! I knew his character from other books in the series, but this twist made his and Daisy's story so very engrossing and so very meaningful. Two damaged people come together as friends and start their healing process ------ a process that isn't smooth, isn't easy, isn't without further heartache but is oh so necessary and oh so beautiful to watch unfold.
  • Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln *sigh*

    5
    By royalc11
    Another great book from LL! I actually kept avoiding reading this book. So much anticipation, I wanted it to just keep building. But once I started, I fell in love. Lincoln & daisy were literally like ying and yang. Such great complements to the other! & I love how much we saw the rest of the gang. This is probably one of my favorite series!
  • Timing

    4
    By 2kasmom
    This is book is # 3 in the Oxford series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order. Lincoln is known as a playboy to all his friends and colleagues. The truth is so far from this that it could be in another country. When he finally meets the brides twin sister Daisy, the he has someone to confide in. Daisy is not sure what to make of Lincoln. One thing they have in common in a lonely heart. They see the truth in each other's eyes. Maybe starting as friends is the best way to get a relationship going This series continues to blow me away! All the Oxford men are HOT! These characters are strong, have humor, and are just an all around great read. ***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Bellarina12
    Lauren Layne did it again! This was such a great book from beginning to end! I loved reading Lincoln's story...it's definitely a must read!
  • Great

    5
    By NikkiBooE
    A must read! Loved it from beginning to end.
  • Loved It!

    5
    By gbrieger3
    This is the third book in the Oxford series and each book is a standalone, although the characters are interconnected. Daisy meets Lincoln when she attends her sister Emma’s wedding. Lincoln has a reputation as a womanizer and Emma warns Daisy to stay away from him. Daisy however, sees something in Lincoln that no one else seems to notice. Lincoln hides his unhappiness behind a charming smile but Daisy senses his sadness and vulnerability. Daisy never pushes Lincoln to share his feeling and she doesn't run after him, like most women. Women are so enthralled with Lincoln’s good looks, they are constantly throwing themselves at him. Daisy is the first women Lincoln has encountered that only wants to be his friend. For once, Lincoln can relax and be himself with a woman. Lincoln and Daisy have a connection and they intuitively understand each other. They are tortured souls trying to recover from their pasts and they are uncomfortable sharing their feeling with anyone, but somehow, they can open up with each other. As Lincoln and Daisy get to know each other, Lincoln finds himself falling for Daisy and he isn't sure how to deal with his feelings. As these two become closer, Lincoln gives Daisy mixed signals and he inadvertently hurts her. I liked Lincoln and Daisy, they help each other work through their issues and they share a lot of chemistry. I also loved all the secondary characters and thought they added lightness and fun to the story. There is a lot banter between this entertaining group of friends. They have a comment for everything and are constantly interfering in each other’s lives. I really enjoyed this funny, emotional story and I kept reading to find out what Lincoln would do next.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Lynn B888
    Two wounded souls, past memories and heartache keep holding them hostage ... until their eyes meet across a room and a true connection is made. They just simply GET each other ... they talk, they laugh, they share secrets ... and along the way they start to fall for each other ... but can the past let them go enough to be happy again? This was such a good read! It was sad and meaningful, and also fun and flirty. I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud at their sassy antics. Love this group of characters! Lincoln Mathis has the rep of a major ladies man, and he likes it. He needs the buffer to protect himself from a past he doesn't want to share with even his closest friends, but when Daisy Sinclair steps into his life, he sees a kindred spirit who can see through his walls because she has her own set built around her heart as well. Daisy went through a heartbreaking divorce that left scars on her heart that no one even knows about. She's hidden herself away from life for so long that she doesn't know if she has it in her to get out there again. When she becomes friends with Lincoln, she can be comfortable with someone for the first time in a long time. He just gets her. As they each work towards healing themselves, they lean on each other and slowly start to like the support they have and want more ... but can they let their walls down once and for all to achieve it?
  • Drop dead delicious

    5
    By RCMarquesi
    It's one of those books you laugh and you cry and you suffer along the characters. Gut wrenching, soul searing, sexy as hell. The first one I've read on the series and I can't wait to read the others!
  • Powerful Romance - Trust and Love

    5
    By BookSnuggle
    This story will stick with you for sometime after reading. It is an emotional, steamy, and heartfelt read. The author grabs your attention from the beginning and keeps your attention to the end. Lincoln and Daisy are both going through some difficult struggles in their life and the reader could feel their emotions. Boy, could you ever feel their emotions. I think this is why the story stays with you. Just thinking about this story I start to feel some of the emotions that Lincoln and Daisy went through. This was a powerful story of trust and learning to love again! "Someone Like You" by Lauren Layne is book number three in the "Oxford" series. This is Manhattan's ultimate playboy, Lincoln Mathis and Daisy Sinclair's story. Lincoln has a reputation for being a playboy and doesn't do anything to hide it. He has secrets from his past that his closest friends don't know. At his best friends wedding he meets the bride's twin sister, Daisy. Lincoln is attracted to her but she is off limits to him in more ways than you think. When Daisy meets Lincoln she sees this good looking and sweet talking playboy. After going through a terrible divorce Lincoln is the type guy that she needs to avoid. As the story progresses Daisy finds out about Lincoln's secret. She realizes that there is more to Lincoln than what he portrays to his friends. But Lincoln is not the only one with secrets from the past. Lincoln's character was amazing. Daisy and Lincoln are perfect for one another. Will they be able to love again? A fun and steamy read that really tugs at your heart. This is a ride you do not want to miss! FYI, includes mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • In Revew: Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne

    5
    By kimberlyfaye
    Someone Like You was one of my most anticipated reads of 2016. Since Lincoln first appeared in the Oxford series — or was it Stiletto? Honestly I've been half in love with him so long I can't even remember when we were first introduced — I've wanted his story. I always suspected there was way more to him than this carefully crafted, much talked about playboy image he puts out there. I wasn't wrong. I know there's no way my little review can do any amount of justice to this book, but I'm gonna try anyhow. I'm not going to dig too deep into the storyline in my review, so if you've come looking for spoilers, you can move on along. ;) Some books are just better when you experience them for yourself, going in blind. This is absolutely one of those. What I will do, however, is tell you that I loved both of the characters. I mean, I was already half in love with him before I even opened this book. It didn't take long at all before I was head over heels for this man. Daisy was incredible in her own right. She was far from the delicate flower she was made out to be initially. She was strong, if a little broken, and I fell head over heels for her, too. Daisy and Lincoln together were really something special. I can't think of two people more perfectly suited to each other. I was shipping them long before they were more than just friends. Someone Like You was a really emotional read for me. I think it's partially because I was already so connected to Lincoln before going into it. It was a special book for a whole lot of reasons I can't get into because I don't want to spoil anything for you. I shed more than a couple tears over this one, but they weren't all sad tears. There were plenty of smiles along the way. There's something beautiful about two broken people finding a way to put themselves back together with a little help from someone special. I'm not even gonna lie. I had ridiculously high expectations for this book. And Lauren exceeded them by, like, double. Someone Like You was the total romance package. Not only did I blow through it without sitting it down, I laughed and cried, swooned over the romance and felt every feel along the way. Absolutely brilliant. There were also quite a few cameos from characters from the Stiletto and Oxford series, which is just one more reason why fans of the series will LOVE this one. If you're not yet a fan, you should bump the Oxford (and Stiletto!) series to the top of your list. You'll thank me later.