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Love the One You're With

(Sex, Love & Stiletto #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  9,827 ratings  ·  886 reviews
Lauren Layne’s Sex, Love & Stiletto series simmers to a boil as two high-powered magazine writers find love amid a war of words.
As a leading columnist for Stiletto, Grace Brighton has built a career warning women about rotten, cheating liars. She just never suspected her fiancé would be one of them. After Grace takes a heart-mending hiatus, her first assignment is to go
ebook, 228 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by Loveswept
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• Lisa •
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it

Lauren Layne I heart you and your gorgeously romantic books ...


Ladies there's a new batchelor in town. Prepare yourselves to fall in love with one charming, delectable character. Welcome to 'Love the one you're with' a story about finding love where you least expected to. Lauren Layne is fast approaching my favourite find of this year, and I'm confessing right now that I would stalk any of her new releases like a true addict should. Here are my book thoughts ...

What's it all
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 "HeSaidSheSaid" Stars!

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So, continuing my reading of Lauren Layne's Sex, Love & Stiletto series, now with the second book. Love the One You're With is about Grace Brighton (a journalist in the female magazine and a woman who has just taken a love hiatus after realising his long-time boyfriend has been cheating on her) and Jake Malone (a journalist in Oxford magazine and the one chosen in this 'experiment' to write a joint article with one of the girls in Stiletto, who -obviously- happens to
4 “He Said She Said” Stars.

Stiletto Magazine, now working together with Oxford Magazine, brings us once again one controversial issue. Both gender magazines and both of them trying to make their readers understand better the scary “other side”, they decide to throw two journalists to the arena and make them “fake-dating” in order to understand what both genders want from the other person when in the process of dating… and of course, telling all the details to their public and let it decide who h
Larissa Cambusano
Aug 21, 2022 rated it liked it
3.5 ⭐️ jake & grace were so cute <3 loved the competition vibe & specially the ending.

this series is full of fun and fluff, and the aesthetic is 10/10 ✨
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-series

She went from a cheater to a manwhore…brave (or stupid).

I liked Love the one you’re with, I just wasn't completely in like with the couple.

Let’s be serious for a second…not all love stories are believable and definitely, don’t leave you with the feeling that they can stand the tests of time. This one was sweet, a little quirky and had some laugh out loud moments. I’m just not convinced this couple had staying power. Too many hits that left marks, feelings that were denied or shoved down to avoi
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
**4.5 'Mostly Likely to Succeed' stars**

Love the One You’re With is book 2 in the Sex, Love & Stiletto. If you like chick-flicks then you’ll enjoy this fun, cute book. It’s like watching a fun date movie.

Stiletto magazine is broadening their horizons by having a friendly competition with their counterpart; a men’s magazine Oxford. The readers will decide who wins this competition- the women or the men.

Grace has just found out her long term boyfriend has been cheating on her and she decides to
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
best sl&s couple
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
5 stars

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This book... gave me a ton of book butterflies. Grace works for a women's magazine and Jake works for the men's one. They team up to go on several dates and have to report their first impressions.

It was a slow starter but it set the scene for us to understand Jake and Grace better. Every kiss and every date between the couple had my heart doing flips.

...but believe me, this little thing we have will end up with us in bed one way or the other

I love the banter between Jake
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-e-book
4.5 Stars

Lauren Layne has quickly become one of my favorite romance authors, and Love the One You’re With is another win. Ms. Layne has a talent for writing a fun, flirty romance with some surprisingly deep emotions at the center.

Grace Brighton is one of the resident Stiletto magazine writers with a regular column as the “relationship expert” in the love, sex, and relationship section. She had thought she was in a stable, loving relationship and on the way towards walking down the aisle until s
Aug 10, 2022 rated it really liked it
4.25⭐️ I am absolutely obsessed with Jake & Grace. Everything about them made me swoon. They both deserve the absolute world!
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me 24 hours ago: lauren layne's books are boring

my friends: why are her books boring?

me, 24 hours later: i never said that. lauren layne is my friend.
reread 10/11/21 — 5 stars

Just like the first read, I had the same a stupid grin on my face most of the time ☺️🤓. Love The One You’re With is absolutely a fake dating/feel-good romance gem imho.

(now I definitely wanna do a reread of The Trouble With Love, my other Stiletto favorite soon 🥰 )

first read 6/22/19 — 5 stars

Love The One You’re With is an irresistible feel-good romance, sure to bring a smile to your face throughout & long after. Jake & Grace quickly found their way on a short list
shirley ♡
Aug 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, fake-dating
I really had fun reading this book; it was cute and fast to read. Can’t wait to read the other books.
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
3.75 Stars!!

BR with my Loveys...Melissa & Denisse!!! <3
(ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group via Netgalley)

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This is Grace Brighton's book.
The "Love" portion of the "Dating, Love, and Sex" trio of Stiletto Magazine.

She's recently broken up with her boyfriend of 8 years, Greg.
Grace is still licking her wounds and is a novice to the dating scene, since Greg has been her long-time boyfriend since College.

Things are about to heat up for Grace's personal life and it's all thanks to a new p
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is actually the first book I read in this series. And to my surprise, this book took me by surprise. I enjoy it more than I expected. The story is nothing new. A fake relationship in order to write an article on magazine about relationship. Grace and Jake can not be more opposite polar from each other. Grace is more wife material while Jake is adventure material.

Despite their differences, they falling in love in such sweet and cute way. The banter is also quite funny. It reminds me of that
Robin (Bridge Four)
I'd write a real review except I'm binge reading these and already started the next book.

Let's just say...


- I love her, sure she was cheated on and her whole world just fell apart but she is still so damn likable.
- Six months swearing off men? Great idea in theory but that is when you know the right one will pop up.
- Her 2.0 version fighting with the 1.0 version in her head so funny.


- Typical player who really wants to settle down he just doesn't know it yet...and still he is pretty d
ana clara
Jul 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
    “It's like this, Grace. I love you. I do. And I know this isn't a romantic way to say it, and I should probably have truffles and Merlot and some shit, and instead someone just spilled beer all over my foot, but that's the way my love is going to be. A little bit messy, completely confused. But it's real.”

I'm completely in love with and obsessed with Grace Brighton and Jake Malone.
I mean—hello??? They're such a cute couple, they're literally soulmates and I loved their story and deve
Bindi Boo
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

I'm on a roll with this author. Her books are short and sweet with mild angst towards the end. A little bit of 'how to lose a guy in ten days' meets 'never been kissed'
Chelsea ✨Arielle’s Nebular Ally and Team Acrux✨
Hmm. So this is what it feels like to rate a Lauren Lane book anything less than five stars. I mean, come on, I knew this day would come eventually because literally every book she writes is better than the last in my eyes and that kind of obsession can’t live forever, but…still. It’s oddly unsettling. A lot of it may have been my preconceived notion that I never really connected with Grace and that there was no way I could love her story as much as Riley or Julie’s even before grazing the first ...more
Lyndy Ann ♫
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I love this series, it is funny, sweet, sexy and romantic.

This is Grace and Jake's story. Grace and Jake are assigned to work together for their magazines a hesaidshesaid column who knows who best men vs women. We get plenty of flirty banter between Grace and Jake and then they soon hot up when they start sleeping together. Loved the last chapter predictable but still sweet.

Read all 3 in this series and I can't wait for Emma and Alex's story The Trouble With Love next year.
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Two words: JAKE MALONE! <3
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Okay first of all this book creeped the hell out of me.. want to know why? Because I have been cloned, into Grace(at least the 2.0 version of her). I mean do u find a person who loves white roses, has chocolate for a staple diet and wants to kick asses of guys(yup the 2.0 version) everyday? And I was like
(I swear to god, u can go check out my profile, it has all these details)
written) *shivers*
And just because I am that AWESOME I loved this book about Grace(/me), though I seriousl
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really should thank booktwt for helping me discover these books. I’m having a romantic blast so far.

Love The One You’re With was tamer than the first story but I enjoyed this one way more, and the characters were more fleshed out as well with more risks and more at stake.

Like I said before, these books feel like watching a rom-com and I’m so in the mood for those lately.

Grace and Jake own my heart
I was never the kind of woman who looked for a husband in every man I dated, so heroines who seem to want the marriage more than the man never do it for me. I also don't like it when heroines go from one relationship to another without much of a break - that has only worked for me in Arrogant Devil. So you can see why I wasn't crazy for Love the One You're With.

I just didn't see a woman like Grace, coming from a relationship with a cheater, going for a womanizer like Jake. She should have been t
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
*4.5/5 Stars*

I am completely addicted to Lauren Layne's books!  They are fun, sexy and keep me entertained until the last page.  She has this amazing ability to suck me in, become intertwined in the characters lives, and care about what happens to them.  Did I mention how much fun they are to read?!  Jake and Grace's story is no exception.  They will make you laugh and melt while following their lives.
He hesitated. “I’m not a total dick, Grace.”
“Oooh, now see, we’ll have to differ on that
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
these hets got me by the throat y’all
h o l l i s
"Have you ever read an Oxford article? I've been doing my research, and I can see why a woman who picked up the magazine would write a scathing letter to the editor. Their male columnists seem to think all women have a secret desire to make sandwiches and give blow jobs."
"Wait. We're supposed to aspire to more than that?"

Okay, so I'm going to start out with the good things about LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH. It's kinda a hate-to-love. Or rather a battle to one up the other while battling their attra
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I've been trying to figure out what exactly it is that makes Lauren Layne's novels work so well for me. I do think her romantic plot lines are a little too familiar, and yet, aren't all of them? For me, what puts Layne on par with other contemporary romance writers I've enjoyed, such as Julie James, is the fact that she writes about women who are finding their way in life, either by re-creating themselves or putting themselves out there in new and terrifying settings. Grace, in Love the One You' ...more
Dee Montoya
Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
***3 He said/ She said Stars***

BR with my Girlies Melissa and Patty...
(ARC provided by Random House Publishing Group via Netgalley)

This is the second book on the series Love, Sex & Stilleto; it was every bit of romance in the city and Mr. Delicious Jake Malone, who had me falling hard for his sexiness, and those very hot make out sessions in the back of a taxi cab that just make me want to move to New York City and look for him...

Grace Brighton is recently single after she finds out her boyfrien
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Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including Hot Asset, Hard Sell, and Huge Deal in her 21 Wall Street series, as well as her Central Park Pact series. Her books have sold more than a million copies in nine languages. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, the Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is bas ...more

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“Watch out for that one, Grace 2.0 whispered. That smile will have you tucking your heart into your panties and handing the whole shebang over before he even buys you a drink.” 2 likes
“- Don't look at me like that. I'm so not having sex with you just because you take me to some rinky-drink beer tour.
- I don't recall asking, Ms. Brighton, but believe me, this little thing we have will end with us in bed one way or the other.”
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