The fourth and last book in Lauren Layne’s Sex, Love & Stiletto series The Trouble With Love is a second chance at love story. Emma Sinclair is the heartbreak expert at Stiletto magazine and writes a column, giving advice from her own experience at having her engagement abruptly ended at the altar. Her ex-fiancee, Alex Cassidy, works at a magazine connected to her own and is asked to be the editor-in-chief of Stiletto while the regular editor-in-chief is out. So of course, hijinx ensue.
I hadn’t read any of the other books in this series but after reading this one I liked it so much that I went back and read all of the others as well. I also haven’t read many second chance at love stories either but this may have sold me on that trope as well. The blurb made me want to read it right away because Emma was left standing at the altar and I had to know how someone could get past that for a second chance at love because that’s pretty freaking hard to get past. The first thing I loved about this book is the humor. There is a lot of camaraderie between the women of Stiletto, they know each other well and it seemed very real to see them laugh with each other. Then there are the couples and the jokes between them feel the same. I really enjoyed all of that and the best of it was the biting laughter between Alex and Emma which had history and lingering love to it.
The author did a great job at setting up the tension between Alex and Emma. But in the end the book was about more than just the tension between them, it was about discovering what actually happened between them all those years ago. As a reader I was anxious to know what had happened but both Alex and Emma needed to know happened on the others’ side as well. This book had depth to it but laughter too which is a great combination.
This book releases tomorrow.
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.