Irresistibly Yours by @_LaurenLayne Book Tour


Oxford #1

Lauren Layne

Releasing Oct 6th, 2015


Meet the men of Oxford magazine! In the first captivating spin-off of Lauren Layne’s Sex, Love & Stiletto series, a not-so-friendly battle of the sexes turns into a scorching office romance.

Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes—and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can’t take his eyes off her.

Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she’s learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope’s resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they’re just fooling around—or starting something real.


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 Lauren Layne is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. In 2011, she and her husband moved from Seattle to New York City, where Lauren decided to pursue a full-time writing career. It took six months to get her first book deal (despite ardent assurances to her husband that it would only take three). Since then, Lauren’s gone on to publish ten books, including the bestselling Stiletto series, with several more on the way in 2015.

Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll find her at happy hour, running at a doggedly slow pace, or trying to straighten her naturally curly hair.

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You Should Know: Jason Bourne / Nicky Parsons {Bourne}

It’s been awhile since I had a good shipping flail session.

Michael/Nikita (Maggie Q <3), Chuck/Sarah, Will/Mac, Harry/Hermione (HA! JKR so onboard with this as it turns out) all seem like a distant memory and now all I really have to invest in is Halstead/Lindsay (Chicago PD), Deeks/Kensi (NCIS:LA) and hope that the relationship of John Stamos/Paget Brewster’s characters on Grandfathered progresses before the show gets cancelled.

But then Julia Stiles posted  a photo on Instagram of the final day of shooting Bourne #5 and it made me smile because I love Julia Stiles and I vaguely remember  hearing that Matt Damon was making another Bourne film…….  And then all the pieces came together. Julia Stiles.  In Bourne.  OMG does this mean we’re going to get some Jason/Nicky action?!

And suddenly my brief obsession from 2007 hit me full force (brief because there is only so much you can obsess over a handful of scenes in 3 movies, as opposed to a whole TV series).


05I have always loved Julia Stiles.  Loved, loved, loved her ever since 10 Things I Hate About You and eagerly devoured every romantic comedy she has been in all the way to The Makeover where she, yet again, played an awesome character opposite a drop-dead sexy lead.

She is just so real, smart and down-to-earth and a great role model.

And then there’s Bourne….

I’d watched the Bourne films.  Liked the first one but didn’t really remember it and then this scene.  THIS SCENE.  The scene that launched a whole ship with those seven little words.

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That one line, that ONE line was all I needed.  I mean I liked Marie but she was just kind of there and when she got shot I was just like ‘Oh poor Jason, Marie’s dead’ but then with Nicky you have all the angst, the history, the mountains of unexplored character depth.  I mean how freaking hard must this whole thing have been on her: seeing Jason get tortured during training, seeing him with Marie, having him point a gun at her head several times and nearly killing her and then fully have to process the knowledge that he doesn’t remember anything.   And the scriptwriting!  Amazing!  They just had that one line and then everything else Julia Stiles plays out brilliantly in just looks – in the cafe, on the ferry, after Bourne is killed the asset, in the room in the mirror, touching his hand, listening to him tell her to go, seeing him look at her as she cuts her hair, the scene at the coach station where it’s like she really wants to say something or hug him but she forces herself not to, the look she give him when he tells her it gets easier …… I mean WOW.  One line and then she never speaks again (apart from technical stuff).

Even Julia Stiles was onboard with this shippy shippiness:

I like that Paul leaves a lot of questions unanswered in terms of storytelling. I think I answered it in my head which was that Nikki was around before he became Jason Bourne and she knows who he is aside from all this training and that makes her sympathize with him more and trust him. So, yeah, I think they either had a relationship or she pines after him but can’t bring it up because he doesn’t remember anything.

And now there’s Bourne #5 and the strong chance we might get some Jason/Nicky backstory – what was their relationship before he lost his memory?  Is Jason going to get his memory from that time back? Are they going to have more ~moments~?  Now that Jason has had a chance to get over Marie, is Nicky/Jason going to be a real thing?!

The onset pictures don’t tell us much but I remain hopeful!

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If nothing else, Jason Bourne is back to grabbing her arm and dragging her around everywhere …..