Official Review! I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne


A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as exemplary contemporary romance.”

Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?

Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.


I received a copy via Netgalley and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

Having never read a book by Lauren Layne and starting in the middle of a series, I had no idea what kind of fictional world I was stepping into but after reading the blurb, I was ready and willing to take the plunge. It wasn’t long and I was swept away in the angst and chemistry between Brit and Hunter and couldn’t wait to see how their seduction experiment turn love story would play out. They kept my heart and imagination twisted in knots and ready to read about more characters from the Oxford series. “I Think I Love You” had me loving it in all the right ways!

Britt is a woman who has it all in the bag professionally but is looking to score the ultimate Prince Charming or at least kiss some toads in the dating pool. But alas she always comes up “friend zoned” and broken hearted every time. That is until she concocts this crazy idea of learning seduction from her one and only best friend Hunter, which could lead to a lost friendship and mayhem like never before. I loved getting to know this inquisitive heroine who is everyone’s friend and sexier than she could ever know. I enjoyed every moment of her perfecting her technique on the delectable Hunter and couldn’t wait to indulge in more of their sexy moves together.

Hunter is all kinds of yummy, especially when he knows that he can’t turn down Britt because he doesn’t want anyone else to teach her the art of seduction “wiggles eyebrows”. I enjoyed every moment with Hunter and getting to know what was in his heart and of course under his suit. I just melted every time him and Britt were in the same room.

Nothing makes me hotter than friends who finally give into the temptation of being with each other and Lauren Layne captures this trope perfectly with her steamy and loving couple. I highly recommend “I Think I Love You” for an emotional and heated ride through a relationship that becomes so much more than friendship. I look forward to reading many more books by this author and getting to know more of her characters intimately.

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