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Hot Asset by Lauren Layne

May 22nd, 2018 by Debbie's World of Books


Hot Asset by Lauren Layne

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: May 22, 2018

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Series: 21 Wall Street #1

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the book

Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he’s met his match in Lara McKenzie—a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees.

An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case—the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading—could make her career. She knows a scoundrel when she sees one. Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger.

She’ll do anything to prove he’s guilty. He’ll do anything to prove he’s not. But it’s only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now, taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. It’s become a pleasure—and there’s more at risk than she ever dreamed.

My Thoughts

Lauren Layne is a must read author for me so when offered the chance to review the first book in this series I jumped at the chance. It wasn’t quite the 5 star read I found her past books and I can’t quite put my finger on why. Though I enjoyed both Lara and Ian’s character I didn’t fall IN LOVE with either.

The story line was interesting and I did love the supporting characters. I can’t wait to read Ian’s friends stories. They seem like great guys and I did fall a little in love with both. Ian’s assistant is also great and I can’t wait to see her get her happily ever after.

Though not an out of the ball park this still looks like a promising new series from an author I absolutely love.

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