Author: Lauren Layne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: ARC via NetGalley
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Synopsis: Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn't resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans . . .
Back in town, Will intends to get what he's always wanted-gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he'll do anything to rewrite their stormy past.
This time, he's out to show Brynn that the imperfect man might be the best mistake of her life . . .
I enjoyed Lauren Layne’s Only With You and when I found out Brynn was getting her own book, I knew I had to have it and as soon as it was possible. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour, I couldn’t pass up the chance! I’m so glad I was able to participate because it was perfect! If you haven’t the first in the series, Only With You, it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy Made For You since Layne expands a few key scenes from Only With You and you aren’t missing much.
We have really good character development. Brynn Dalton is an orthodontist and likes to make lists. In fact, she’s the queen of list making and when we find out why she’s inclined to such behavior it makes sense. Growing up she was a bit chubby and was picked on, so when she lost the weight and was able to start at a new school, the lists helped her get over her insecurities. I have to admit, in Only With You, she comes off as a bitch and I know some readers might be put off by Brynn, but trust me on this-give her a chance! Layne lets us get into her mind and really get to know her and I just ended up loving her! Of course we have to have a hero and oh boy! Will Thatcher is everything I wanted. I won’t go into details because I want you to meet him and fall in love with him like I did. He’s just awesome all around! We have a few secondary characters that play a vital role including Brynn’s sister, Sophie. I was a bit worried how Layne would handle Will’s and Sophie’s friendship since they are best friends, but I liked how Layne kept Sophie out of it and let these two work things out on their own.
What I really liked about Layne’s Made For You was the emotional rollercoaster Layne put me through! I love angst filled books and this one is no exception especially when you realize why Brynn dislikes Will. I laughed and cried and oh just fell in love with Will to the point I wanted to proclaim to the world, “I love you Will Thatcher!” I really enjoyed getting to know the reasons why these two fought all the time. Even when I thought I had things figured out, Layne totally threw me off course. She gives us a couple of flashback scenes and luckily those scenes don’t interrupt the narrative. The only small annoyance readers might encounter, are the scenes that they may have already read in the first book, Only With You. Even though Layne includes them, they are very important to the story at the time it is taking place and it allows us as readers to further understand Brynn and Will’s complex relationship.
I know some readers might be put off by Brynn and find the relationship with Will to be silly (to the point where maybe in real life they wouldn’t work out), but Layne gives us credible reasons as to why these two work out. I buy it. I had my suspicions in the first book regarding their quarrels and you can feel their sexual tension, I’m surprised Brynn’s family didn’t see it coming. I stated in my review for Only With You, that I was uneasy with the whole “sister’s ex-boyfriend” plot, but Layne does a great job handling that aspect. I know a lot of readers can be put off, but I liked how she set things up.
Overall, Lauren Layne’s Made For You was just perfect! If you’re a fan of contemporary romance, I highly recommend Made For You. Layne is officially on my auto-buy list and I can’t wait to delve into the rest of her romances!
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