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Love the One You're With

(Sex, Love & Stiletto #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  5,928 ratings  ·  443 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
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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 ab
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
Amy | Foxy Blogs
**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
Stacey is Sassy
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
[~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 and Grace!
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
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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 n
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
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
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
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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.
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'
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who don't mind a little cliché!
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
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written) *shivers*
And just because I am that AWESOME I loved this book about Grace(/me), though I seriously
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 one.
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
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Two words: JAKE MALONE! <3
"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 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Solid Sexy and Sweet Stars for me!

Aww, that was sweet. :)

This is the first book I have read by this author and certainly will not be my last. I really enjoyed reading Love The One Your With. It was a sweet and sexy read. This was a perfect book for that lazy Saturday!

I guess you could say Grace Brighton had it all. She is living in New York City, she writes for a magazine Stiletto’s, has great friends and has long-term boyfriend. Most recently she writes an article title “Ten Signs He’s Cheati
Sam (AMNReader)
Well, this is always interesting. I seriously loved this hero. The heroine was decent too, though nothing particularly stood out about her, thus the 3 instead of 4. The story was a pretty stupid set-up, but hey I liked that too. Fun, sexy, quick read.
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 boyf
Claire Robinson
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Stars.

Love The One You’re With is the second book in the Sex, Love & Stilettos Series. Lauren Layne is another one of my 2013 discoveries, and is definitely on my auto-read list.

Book 2 focuses on Grace, we do get an insight into her life in After The Kiss (book one) and a little indication as to how things are going in the relationship department for her, however things have changed drastically when we join her in Love The One Your With.

Grace is trying to deal with the ultimate betrayal,
A hilarious tale about two people who agree to go on five dates during which they try to out- play each other while writing their own article about who understands the dating version of the opposite sex better, men or women?

Jake Malone is New York's answer to the modern Lothario and Grace is a woman scorned by her cheating ex-boyfriend. Both of them are journalists with something to prove. As the two try to out-class, out-seduce and completely out-do the other, suddenly some things begin to fee
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I’m so in love with the Sex, Love and Stiletto series and I’m only on book 2! I loved Love the One You’re With. I couldn’t get enough of Grace and Jake and really didn’t want it to end. So glad there is still another book to go and hoping maybe a 4th.

Love the One You’re With is Grace Brighton story. We first met Grace in After the Kiss. She is part of Stiletto magazines sex, love and relationship section. Grace was the go to girl when it came to relationship advice. With a long term relationship
Jacob Proffitt
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy, romance
Like the first, this was a strong four-stars throughout. Unlike the first, the hero didn't throw it all away by having a tantrum and kicking her in the teeth.

I actually liked Grace less than Julie. She's a little reserved and naïve for my taste and while she had enough fire to push back when shoved, I couldn't help feeling that she was at a severe disadvantage when it comes to mature relationships. I particularly hate that she gave Greg the time of day after finding him cheating on her, though t
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley for an honest reveiw.

3.5 - 4 Finding Love Stars

Grace is back to work after a month sabbatical, taking the time to move out of the place she shared with Greg, and getting over the betrayal of her ten year boyfriend having an affair with a co-worker. That last thing she wants is a date. Especially since she given herself a six month embargo on dating of any kind.

Bur her first day back a the office, her boss has partnered up with a the mens magazine, w
I think this was my least favorite Lauren Layne to date *gasp*. I still liked it a lot, but it was simply a solid four stars as opposed to having that THING that makes me want to read lots more by the author.

I don't know why, really. Some of it might be reading the books out of order. I don't generally find that to be an issue in romance, but several characters are introduced in this one that I got to know in Irresistibly Yours and it was strange to see them as strangers. And I guess I didn't ge
Massive, massive, massive, massive, massive, massive, massive manwhore alert!
I may have left out couple of “massive” in there.

First chapter: hero meets heroine, he flirts with heroine and we find out the lovely fact that he’s just going to work from an ONS!

Well, could have been worse, it could’ve opened with a sex scene with OW.
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After finishing the first book I couldn’t wait to get into the second book which is Grace and Jake’s story. 4.5-5 I hate the Yankees Stars.

Grace Brighton one of the leading columnists for the magazine Stiletto writes about love but did not see the signs of her cheating boyfriend of ten years. She feels as she has lost her dignity but it happens to the best of us. After a short sabbatical she comes back to Stiletto to find that there is a new columnist Emma and her once perfect life seems to b
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
God. I was smiling all the time. ALL. THE. FREAKING. TIME. I know for sure I found my new favourite chick-lit author!
Lauren Layne just knows how to write a perfect romance without much drama:
• Sexy, cocky and cute guy? - ✔
• Interesting, smartass girl? -✔
• Perfect moments, funny encounters, essential phrases? - ✔
• Simple but unforgettable writing style? - ✔

And do I need to mention that I've read it in on go? I'm always ready for a good YA romance.

By the way, I don't like the 3rd person POVs. I j
Reread: Sept 2017

Still in love with this (and Jake).

First read: Dec 2013

4.5 swoonworthy stars!

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Is there anything Lauren Layne can't do? All the while I was reading I had this cheer going on in my head like yes yes YES! This is how you write romance--write the hell out of it! It's a perfect combination of witty and sexy, and the story flows oh so nicely. I love Grace so much, and every word that comes out of Jake's mouth makes me want to go all Katniss and

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Sigh. What a fantastic read. Lauren,

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Sex, Love & Stiletto (4 books)
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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.” 1 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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