Sunday, April 3, 2016

{eARC Review} I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford #2) by Lauren Layne

I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford, #2)
I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford #2) by
Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details}ebook, 260 pages. Published February 2nd 2016 by Loveswept. Source: eARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

{Rating} 4/5 - I really liked it!


Jackson's life has been completely derailed and he's not doing well. He's anti-social. He's going through the motions. Mollie is a smart girl with a huge blind spot when it comes to her sister. I could see how her sister really is - everyone could - but Mollie is desperately loyal and thinks of her sister as the person who saved her, and I suppose she did, a little, but not to the degree Mollie has built it up in her head.

They have a lot working against them; he doesn't want to be in the city - or the same coast - in his job, he wants the life he, she's got a lot of guilt because of her sister. I liked them together. Mollie is good for Jackson, helping him build relationships, open up, have a life again even if it wasn't the life he intended to be living.
I enjoyed seeing the characters from Oxford, seeing my favorite couple Penelope and Cole still deliriously happy, and getting a little bit of insight into Lincoln, the hero of the next book in the Oxford series. 

While I didn't love this book as much as I loved book one, Irresistibly Yours, I did enjoy it and if you haven't given Lauren Layne, or the Oxford series, a try, I highly recommend it. 

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