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Lauren Layne ß 5 ReadWn when he finds out the man he has called Father his entire life actually is not his biological father His mother had an affair with a man who currently lives in Texas and has a wife and son Michael ends up working as a tennis instructor and personal trainer at the country club that his real father is a member of He comes up with a plan to get close to the Bellamy sisters who have close relationships with his half brother DevonHe sets his sights on the pretty sister Kristin but soon meets the delightful and slightly chubby Chloe He uickly deduces that Chloe has a major crush on Devon who happens to be dating her sister Michael offers to help Chloe get her man During their time spent together both start to realize they are developing feelings for each other I really loved that Michael was attracted to Chloe with all her curves and wild hair When she starts losing weight and tries to change her hair to look like her sister s Michael is the first to declare that he prefers her normal look and that she shouldn t change a thing except for maybe her wardrobe Since she was always wearing really bulky clothes in order to hide her bodyI was going insane just waiting for these two to get together Michael was the stubborn one who ept pushing Chloe away He believed that she was crazy in love with Devon and that he was just her second choice He was already in a situation like that and it didn t end well for him so Michael is than a bit gun shy of putting himself out there againEventually and I mean you have to wait until you get almost 75% through the story they finally give in to their physical attraction to each other and I d give the scene a PG 13 rating The author normally doesn t get too descriptive with her sexy time scenes but I think it had just enough spiceMy only issue was with Michael being so stubborn and sometimes stupid towards the end of the story I wish that he had realized sooner that Chloe was worth the risk But I guess that s the angst part of the story that we usually need in a good romanceI loved how it all comes together in the end It had to in order for Michael to truly heal from his past I ind of wish the epilogue gave us a deeper look into Chloe and Michael s future but it was still a sweet ending Nobody ever falls in love with me image error 45 ROMANTIC SWEET Stars It s Live US UK I very much enjoyed this New Adult friends to lovers story richly themed in the true beauty lying within our souls It gave me the full on sweet book butterflies and here s my reasons whyMichael St Claire and his sexilicious six pack are metaphorically damaged by his heartbreaking past so he goes to Texas for the summer in search of redemption Michael has an ulterior plan a plan to use people to get to someone who doesn t even now he exists What he doesn t figure in is a girl named Chloe a girl he slowly becomes friends with the way their relationship develops throughout is utterly enchantingCurvaceous Chloe is smart and funny and bubbly and beautiful I LOVE her uirkiness and individuality She lacks a little confidence from being made to feel second best to her sister but this doesn t hold her back from showcasing her fierce determination a uality that helps in her attempt at becoming a healthier person whilst under the training wing of Michael Her goal is to seek the attention of her forever crush Devon and make him see that she s the one for him Michael sees something in Chloe she s not the girl he first sets his sights on but their friendship develops nevertheless and they devise a mutually beneficial plan What if what you wish for isn t actually what you really need How will it all work outI love the lighthearted comedy value and self deprecating humour in the writing It s totally unexpected and driven throughout much of the dialogue and thoughts of the protagonists In contrast to this some of the situations that they naturally become entwined in are downright heart melting I swooned and smiled and laughed Chloe s personality is in every ounce of the writing she has an immensely strong identity throughout the prose The family issues concerning Michael are emotional and touched my heart in the way it evolved My only wish is that the author didn t skip along weeks I understand this moves time forward and allows for story development but on a couple of occasions I wanted to read about some of that missing time Sometimes sweet stories can be a little twee for my personal tastes and there are a couple of pushing my twee borderline moments if I m honest but on the whole it didn t detract from the loveliness of this storyCrushed is rich in history layered with emotion and teamed with angst levels that are set to perfection for the mood of this piece I felt anticipation and so looked forward to the climax and result of this story as I was reading the final chaptersNote Crushed is a Standalone story narrated in first person and alternates between Michael and Chloe s perspective with each passing chapter The hero Michael St Claire is a secondary character from the first novel in this series Broken Redemption and although this
Story Has An Impacthas an impact CRUSHED it s not necessary to have read "it in order to enjoy the Crushed reading experienceI highly recommend to all readers of sweet loving and ROMANTIC love "in order to enjoy the Crushed reading experienceI highly recommend to all readers of sweet loving and ROMANTIC love Complimentary copy received from the publishers via NetGalley for my honest review thoughts This series and characters Bandscheiben-Leiden - Was tun?: Mit den besten bungen fr den Alltag keep getting better and better When I finished this one I was really debating on which couple is my favorite and so far I am at a loss However I can say without a doubt Chloe is my favorite heroine Chloe Bellamy is different And I mean that in an I could strangle her way not I m intrigued If you have been. Devon and Kristin Chloe agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true Before long Chloe finally gets her man only to make a startling discovery She no longer wants the guy she had to fight for she wants the one who stood by her side After all he and Chloe have been through Michael swears he’s damaged goods Can Chloe convince him that love is worth the ris. Nd provided the perfect book to escape with what can a romance addict ask for You won t find a sweeter romance story in my opinion and predictably so I was sold lock stock and barrel by this heart sueeze of a novel Final thoughts There was zero I can tell you about this book that I didn t love adore and want to gush about with my book friends I ve read all there is to read from this author so far and I can guarantee I won t be missing any future releases from my favourite Crushed is a hilariously wonderful tale of finding love when you least expected it and it whole heartedly deserves to be loved and read by all romance fans A huge five star read for me bring on the next release Enjoy Kisses ARC generously provided by Random House publishing via netgalley in exchange for an honest review 45 starsLauren Layne is fast becoming an auto buy author for me This is the second book from her that I ve loved After Michael St Claire learned of the devastating truth about his parentage he runs to Dallas to find his father For those who have read the previous books in the series you allnow about Michael s feelings for Olivia and the eventual fallout he had not only with Olivia but with Ethan as well Not only that he just found out a monumental family secret that had him uestioning his identity It upended his life Everything he Lady Janes Nemesis knew about himself were nothing but lies In other words Michael s life was a messChloe Bellamy is the opposite of everything Michael wants in a woman She s mouthy extroverted and unrefined unlike her sister Kristin who was of Micheal s type Chloe has been in love with her sister s boyfriend for years even though he never really noticed her When Micheal found out about Chloe s feelings for his half brother he offered to help His motives were not pure though Aside from wanting Kristin he also wants to get tonow his biological father But the time Chloe and Michael spend together the they realize how much alike they are how much they need each other and how much they are attracted to each other Their progression from enemies to friends and then to lovers was simply delightful to read Their banter their camaraderie that later on became little flirtations had me turning the pages and I didn t stop until I reached the end This is the A Texas Rangers Family (The Stone Family kind of book you can read in one sitting Once I started I couldn t put it in I was thoroughly engaged I loved the chemistry between Chloe and Michael And despite Michael s issues and hang ups I truly saw him fell for Chloe I understood why he didn t aggressively pursued her He s been there and done that and got burned All henew was Chloe was hell bent on getting Devon and he didn t want a repeat of his relationship with Ethan and Olivia Little did he Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada know that Chloe was also falling fast for him I loved Chloe She s feisty funny and real You can relate with her insecurities because she wasn t burdened by it It s there and she has it but shenows how to deal with it The only reason this one didn t get a five was the ending disappointed me a bit It s good It s believable but instead "of view spoilerEthan Olivia Stephanie and Paul actually coming up with a plan to win "view spoilerEthan Olivia Stephanie and Paul actually coming up with a plan to win back I wanted it to be just Micheal I now he s confused but come on he could have looked for her himself and tried to win her back but he didn t It doesn t diminish the HEA for me but I wish he took the initiative first and then bring in his friends as the last resort hide spoiler Crushed is Michael St Claire and Chloe Bellamy s story Michael is broody and a little lost while Chloe is the witty chubby girl who has lived most of her life in her gorgeous sister Kristen s shadow Fat yet clever girl patiently waits for the guy of her dreams to realize that he d rather have a lifetime of laughter and conversation than a lifetime of great sex with a who doesn t appreciate him Michael is in Texas for one reason and while trying how to handle the secrets he recently discovered he and Chloe become friends He is interested in Kristen and Chloe is crushing on her sisters boyfriend Devon Friendship grows into something a little complicated and Michael and Chloe struggle with how to deal with their feelingsThese two were tons of fun witty banter and great sexual tension filled the pages I really enjoyed this cute read Ducklingswanwho caresWith the right guy it s all happily ever after ARC indly provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review 45 STARSARC Provided by Random House Publishing Group Loveswept via Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest ReviewBR with Dee and Mel I don t think it s about who loves you first It s about who loves you best And that s me I love you best More than I love anyone More than you ve ever been loved Chloe I m a really huge fan of Lauren Layne s works I ve read just about all her books and am lucky in that I usually get approved on Netgalley for her ARCs Sometimes her stories can be just okay but when she gets it right she nocks it out of the park Well she s definitely done that with CRUSHEDUsually I fall in love with the main male character in the
Story And While That Did Happen Here With Michael Iand while that did happen here with Michael I also HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE with Chloe She was just so unexpected I never thought that Michael would fall for a woman like her I mean he was madly in love with Olivia and she was walking perfection Chloe was a REAL woman with curves and crazy curly out of control hair AND
*this girl had the most FABULOUS sense of humor ever I *girl had the most FABULOUS sense of humor ever I count on how many times I laughed out loud reading this one When I read the first book in this series titled Isn t She Lovely I thought that was Ms Layne s masterpiece but this one definitely rivals itMichael moves to Dallas after having his world turned upside do. Grove Texas Once in the Lone Star State Michael meets Kristin Bellamy who is exuisitely refined and everything Michael always thought he wanted in a woman The only problem is that Kristin is dating Michael’s new half brother Devon Kristin’s mouthy curvy sister Chloe has always been in love with Devon Patterson So when Michael offers to help Chloe break up. 4 Ugly Duckling Stars Michael did some mistakes on the past and now he s trying to let go He switches his charmed life in NY for cowboy boots in the country There he meets Chloe the sweet girl that is often underestimated because she s a little chubby Chloe is in love with his best friend since forever the same who is currently dating her sister And her sister recently caught Michael s attention so they decide to make a deal pretend to date to catch their attention But as their friendship grows other feelings starts to appear but how can one guy that doesn t believe who will ever be chosen first and a girl who doesn t believe she ll ever be chosen at all let go of their fears and be happy together As ever this was a very well written and heartwarming story that will leave you wanting for It was romantic sweet and with some sexy moments It was too slow in the beginning but once it picked up it was a great book If you like NA you should really try this series They are refreshing and get away from the traditional clich s which is great And this book had an epilogue If you now me you now that my only bone with Lauren Layne is the fact that she rarely writes epilogues and I m a sucker for them And although this epilogue was small if it symbolizes the beginning of an epilogue era for Lauren I ll be a very happy girl Rating 4 Ugly Characters Development The amount of push pull was too much for me in the beginning which meant that both of the MC s annoyed me at the beginning As the story progressed I ended up really liking them both They wised up especially Chloe Kristen her sister was a bitch Devon was a clueless idiot I loved how all of characters from the three books got together in the end definitely best part of the book Steam Some heated moments Sensible Subjects view spoiler Ugh dysfunctional families hide spoiler 4 StarsI m not going to lie I was really surprised I liked this one Especially because it had almost ZERO sex ZERO people Not to mention it took the hero and heroine the whole book to get together The story reminded me a lot of The Do Over by MK Schiller Two sisters one s curvy and one is a stick Curvy is in love with Stick s boyfriend Enter Michael who wants Stick but not for the reasons you might think Michael is going to help Curvy get her man which will only benefit Michael Anyone want to guess what happens Anyone Curvy aka Chloe was a fantastic heroine Really She was so sarcastic and self deprecating And just plain awesome I wanted to hug her and at the same time I wanted to be her best friend With a plot like this a lot of things could have gone wrong but gah for the most part they were great I was sucked right in from the get go curious to see how everything would all play out YeahStick aka Kristen is a total bitch Not a shocker And yeah I ve read this story line beforebut this one was fun It made me laugh a lot And it gave me the feels which is hard to do BUTyep there s a but I didn t love the end I didn t like view spoilerthe big reunion with all of the other series characters It was just silly to me hide spoiler 45 Stars I don t think it s about who loves you first It s about who loves you best There s a reason that Lauren Layne has become one of my favorite New Adult authors There s just something about her writing and her characters that never fails to reel me in and eep me glued to the pages It also never fails to give me that warm and fuzzy feelings right in my tummy t FIVE CRUSHING ON YOU STARSIs love worth the riskFrom the hilariously relatable heroine to the gloriously romantic ending this book hit the jackpot in every single way for my reading tastes When a book makes your heart thump ridiculously fast and your toes curl in delight then you now with every certainty that you have read a book that s worth talking about Lauren Layne is my number one contemporary author she has the Midas touch on all she puts her hand to and I don t mind one bit that I gush and get a little ridiculous over my love for everything about this gorgeous authors writing Crushed is yet another book that I can add to my love you forever and ever shelf and it s only given itself as proof that I ll never be getting over my own Lauren Layne girl crushWhat s it all aboutChloe has been living under the shadow of her perfect sister for as long as she can remember The girl has it all perfect hair fabulous body and most of all the boyfriend that Chloe has wanted since the first time she met him Under no illusions that she will ever be able to catch the one she loves Chloe has unhappily resigned herself to the friend zone corner But friendship and love can creep up unawares and now "SHE HAS A NEW DISTRACTION IN " has a new distraction in life the handsome but annoying Michael St Clair But secrets "and heartbreak are just around the corner and Chloe and Michael have to get over what s holding them "heartbreak are just around the corner and Chloe and Michael have to get over what s holding them and realise that love can appear when you least expect Crushed is a fabulous tale of unreuited hilariously perfect loveWhat did I loveI ve asked myself a slightly ridiculous uestion here as I loved just about everything but just so I can put some reviewing thoughts together I ll answer Without uestion I cherished every little thing about this contemporary novel The
whole it and caboodle screamed love me lisakit and caboodle screamed love me Lisa I can admit that I was thoroughly lost in the book and the story of Chloe and Michael Crushed had all the elements that I love about reading romance bundled into one book You want the ugly duckling theme this book has got it You love a friends to lovers story it s here You can never resist a perfect happy ending then you will be than gratified Yet again in perfect Lauren Layne style this author has wow d me with her gorgeous story telling Lauren Layne’s latest novel about the healing power of redemption tells the story of a crush gone wickedly wrong proving that what you want isn’t always what you need Growing up in New York Michael St Claire never expected to spend his twenties wearing cowboy boots But that was before he learned about his real father a total stranger with a family in Cedar.