Made for You
The Best Mistake # 2
By: Lauren Layne
Releasing October 28th, 2014
Grand Central Publishing
When the Wrong Guy is Oh-So-Right
Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn’t resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . .
Back in town, Will intends to get what he’s always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he’ll do anything to rewrite their stormy past.
This time, he’s out to show Brynn that the imperfect man might be the best mistake of her life …
Will knew exactly the moment she’d seen him. He felt it like a shock to the balls, and he wanted a shot of whisky. Now.
It had taken a full fifty-seven minutes since he’d walked into the door until her ice blue eyes had locked on him, and that was including the ridiculous amount of time she’d spent in the bathroom.
She made him wait another twenty minutes before seeking him out.
But what was an extra seventy-seven minutes when you’d already waited a lifetime?
Will watched her approach, her expression schooled into an expression of polite indifference. She stopped a several inches in front of him, and only the slight narrowing of gray-blue eyes giving any indication that she wanted him dead. Which of course, she did.
“Brynn,” he said, matching her prim tone.
He felt a little jolt of disappointment at her vapid smile. It was the same courteous, reveal-nothing expression she’d given everyone else in the room. He’d been kind of hoping for that special brand of bitchy that she’d always reserved just for him.
“You’re looking a little wider around the hips,” he said with an insulting glance up and down. She hadn’t, but the thought that she’d gained an ounce would keep her up at night.
Her smile slipped for a second, and for a moment he realized if he’d struck a nerve. Normally he wouldn’t dare touch the subject of a women’s weight. He wasn’t a total ass.
But Brynn had had the same perfectly slim figure as long as he’d known her — she wouldn’t tolerate anything else. Her physical appearance was flawless.
Her personality, however…
“And you’re looking…manwhorish,” she said with the usual venom.
Ah. There the old Brynn. He nearly smiled. “So. Nice party,” he said blandly.
“Yes, it was sweet of Sophie to put it together.”
“Mm hmm,” he said, taking a sip of his red wine. “And exactly how intense was the urge to strangle her when you learned that she’d planned a surprise party instead of the usual boring birthday dinner with your family?”
This time the smile faded all together. “Don’t. Don’t do that thing.”
“That thing where you make it a point of thinking you know me better than anyone else.”
Don’t I? He stifled the thought. For now.
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley for the Blog Tour *
~~ 5 Fire and Ice Stars ~~
If you’re looking for that friends to lovers story that has great banter and sexual tension then this is the story for you. Made For You is the second book in Lauren Layne’s Best Mistake series. Now with saying that, this book can totally be read as a standalone. You don’t have to read book 1 to understand what is going on in this book. Now I always recommend reading a series in order just because then you get the full feel of the characters, but it isn’t necessary. I will say that Will and Brynn’s story does kind of start in the first book. Lauren did a great job setting up their story in that book, but if you don’t read it you won’t be lost because she also does an amazing job filling in all the blanks in this book.
I have to say that this book is by far my FAVORITE of Lauren Layne’s books. I have truly enjoyed all of her books and she is an author that I will always read because her stories tend to leave a big smile on my face in the end and aren’t filled with a lot of excess drama. This one was no different….but for some reason I really LOVED Will and Brynn as characters. I liked them a lot in book 1 and knew their story was going to be a good one and I am happy to say I wasn’t disappointed. The snarky banter that these two characters had between each other had me giggling throughout the whole book. I also felt that this book was a bit steamier then her other books that I have read….and really who is going to complain about more steam??? Not me 🙂 I really liked how Lauren wrote this book. Her writing style has always been one that I have liked, but she did something a little different with this one, in that she gave us both past and present timeframes. We got to learn all about Will and Brynn’s past through thoughts or dreams of Brynn’s as to what happen when her and Will first met. We also learn a lot about Brynn this way and why she is the way she is now at 31 years old.
This story is truly all about how opposites attract and even when you don’t think two people should be together sometimes they are the best match. This book wasn’t overloaded with a lot of drama and what drama was created, it was created by Brynn. She was her own worst enemy. What she went through in her high school years really affected her as an adult and she tried her hardest to fit into this mold she felt she needed to fit into to have a happy and fulfilling life. I was glad to see her grow as a person by the end of the story. Will was just amazing to me!!! I loved his character. He was funny and witty and sassy. He also knows how to melt a girls panties 😉 There was a spot that I thought he was just cruel and Brynn didn’t deserve what he did, but she could dish it just as well as he could. I liked getting to know their history through flashbacks of the last 15 years.
I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Lauren Layne’s and a friends to lovers story. This book will have you giggling, smiling, blushing, cursing, and will leave you with a huge smile on your face in the end. This is definitely one I will read again in the future.
Lauren Layne used to work in e-commerce. She wore cute shoes and big-girl clothes like an adult.
Then she was like, nope, changed into her pajamas and started writing romance novels.
She believes in sarcasm, weekday happy hours, and happily ever after.