swanky hotels he’s been building lately, and bluntly makes it clear to Claire that he only took on her house for that reason, adding that he has no patience for a pampered, damaged princess on his job site. But when long work days soon turn into even longer nights, their mutual wariness morphs into something more complicated—a grudging respect, and maybe even attraction…? Scott knows he’s not one to settle down, but then why can’t he bring himself to put the finishing touches on Claire’s house and move on to the next job?
Filled with laugh-out-loud scenes that blend perfectly with the touching friendships Layne brings to life on the page, this “hugely entertaining” (USA TODAY) novel is perfect for fans of Lauren Weisberger.
PURCHASE A COPY
READ MY BOOK REVIEW
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Actual Rating: 4.75 stars
CHICK LIT | WOMEN'S FICTION
Love on Lexington Avenue is everything I hoped it would be. Lauren Layne writes amazing female leads (something I have noticed in each of her books) which is one of the biggest reasons I always end up purchasing them. The women she writes are real, honest, flawed, strong, and relatable. In this series you can really see this. If you aren’t aware, this is a series of interconnected standalones that follows three woman who have a LOT more in common than they imagined. Each book features a different female lead, but they are connected by one man who cheated them all. You see, he married Claire (this is her book), was a boyfriend of Naomi’s (Passion on Park Avenue, book 1), and had a mistress named Audrey (Marriage on Madison Avenue, book 3, releasing January 28th). Sounds like a clusterfuck right? One would imagine these women would hate each other but that’s not the case. These three women came together in their time of need and became the best of friends. Each book tells their own story.
Claire is at the forefront of this book, but Audrey and Naomi are there too as secondary characters. I suggest reading the books in order so spoilers from Naomi’s book doesn’t ruin this one for you but it’s NOT totally necessary. Anyway, Claire is still reeling from the pain that her late husband caused with his womanizing. So, in order to “find herself” she decides to renovate her home into something more HER. In doing this she hires a man named Scott who is going to change her world, but one must wonder, is it for the better? Can two broken hearts and one free spirit really make it work? Or will the pressure be too much to bear. That’s what you’ll find out when reading Love on Lexington Avenue.
As I mentioned, Lauren Layne is a wiz when it comes to writing female characters and that is no different in this book. Claire is such a STRONG woman even though she doesn’t realize this for a long time. I certainly can’t blame her character as she’s been through a lot, but I can certainly relate. I think this is how many women will feel when reading.
That being said, I really loved this one and zipped through it in a day. I already have Marriage on Madison Avenue waiting on my iPad and am excited to dive into Audrey’s story. I have a feeling I’m going to love that one as well as Audrey seems like a fun character with a lot of flair!
RECOMMENDED SERIES READING ORDER:
(this is what I personally recommend but it’s entirely up to you when it comes to reading order)
▶ Passion on Park Avenue (Naomi’s story): https://amzn.to/39PIs2X
▶ Love on Lexington Avenue (Claire’s story): https://amzn.to/2sJIR6j
▶ Marriage on Madison Avenue (Audrey’s story): https://amzn.to/2SYB9Qh
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY
Books that belong in the same category are listed below.
You can find all the latest book reviews I have posted on the blog! I read various genres depending on my mood so there is a little something for any reader. xox Elle xox