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(Stark #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  4,556 ratings  ·  370 reviews
According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.

When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…

That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his
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Published October 10th 2013 by
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! Layers, book 1 of 2. A pleasant surprise & addictive story following Daniel Stark & Haley’s captivating courtship with off-the-charts sexual tension!

“I can always take them off if they’re an issue.”
“If you put it that way I think all of your clothes are a major issue, Hayley. For fuck’s sake, get rid of all of these issues.”

Books in Stark Series should be read in order:
Book 1: Layers
Book 2: Inner Core

Layers (book 1) is the story of recent College graduate Hayley Grace who
~ Becs ~
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Daniel sighs. “Well, tell him he’ll have to wait.” His shirt is wide open now. He unbuckles his belt, looking at me with a predator’s glee.

My insides tighten and I swallow hard, murmuring, “What are you doing, Daniel?”


This is another one of those really intense romances which completely consume me. I will say that for the first 10% or so I didn’t fully connect. It felt a little too reminiscent of Fifty Shades and Daniel Stark’s name a little too close to Damien Stark and I feared that we
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Complete series for #99cents
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“Fairy tales do happen… the slutty princess who did not believe in love, who used to take advantage of innocent men, who finally got enchanted by a handsome, slightly deranged prince… They’re both committed to an asylum in a faraway kingdom, doing it like bunnies till the end of days.”

So if that’s not enough to classify this as a savvy, sexy yet sweet story about two people meeting by feisty chance
Some of the coffee manages to
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars
“I am so yours, more than I’ve ever been mine.”

Layers is a story about Bleeding Beauty and Prince Harming…
"You know , your usual boy meets girl story … Boy sends girl mixed messages for a while. Boy driving girl insane with all of his contradicting cues. Boy goes from I don’t kiss if it doesn’t mean anything to coming all the way to girl’s first day at a new job just because he had to kiss her …"

A bet lost has Hayley running into Daniel, thinking he is someone else she lets it
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Layers (Stark #1)
Author – Sigal Ehrlich
Publication Date – October 10, 2013
Type – Part of Series (Cliffhanger)
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

I had to read this book because of being part of the tour for Stark #2 and it was a good book. I thoroughly enjoyed the author’s writing style and how her descriptions were crisp and clear. It was easy for me to picture everything going on in my head as the story progressed

I believe the problem I had with the story only being “good” and
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it
3 Stars


I thought Sigal Ehrlich did a fine job with her debut novel. There is a book two which is due out this coming January. I found her writing strong and the pace well done but I found the story to be just okay.

Daniel Stark wasn’t as dark as I wanted. I guess I like my billionaire’s much more twisted. He does have a bad temper with his employees and has been burned in the public so he doesn’t do relationships. (I wasn’t so taken with him because I kept waiting for something bad to happen.
**ARC kindly provided by author for an honest review**

4.5 stars

Title: Layers
Series:Stark #1
Author:Sigal Ehrlich
Release Date: October 10, 2014
Rating:4.5 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)

This book was exactly what I was in the mood for. A well executed CEO book that kept me intrigued until the very end. I have to wonder why I never checked this book out and the only thing I can come up with was that I was burned out on the businessman/CEO plot
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ok this would have been a 5 star review for the story, characters and the writing. It was really good and Daniel Stark was a good alpha but what stopped me giving the extra stars is that last page - yep there is a BOOK 2 and if I had known that (we are not told) I would have waited until book 2/3 were released. Its well know I don't "do" trilogies but what I don't like even more is the fact that we don't know we are reading one.

So Sigal Ehrlich please be up front next time and let the reader
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Stark Trilogy #1
• 299 pages
• release date: October 10, 2013

To reach the core of inner beauty one must first unravel the many protective layers.

About the Story...

San Francisco


Hayley is living in a little apartment with her best friend Tasha.
She's working a temporary job until a dreamjob at a magazine comes her way.
She wants/needs to give up those empty one-night-stands. Because that's the only form of relationships she's had for as long as she can remember.
And when she accompanies Tasha to
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Arlene by: Author Review Request
I heart Layers… HARD!!

Well that was a lovely reading experience! I definitely enjoyed meeting the hot, sexy Mr. Daniel Stark, and I’m thinking it’s time to consider updating my laminated list of favorite fictional males because HOLY HOT MAN IN BOARD SHORTS Layers was DAMN good!!!! I want the next book now!!

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let me tell you about this book…

In Layers, we meet Daniel Stark who is the owner and inventor of Stark Solutions. He’s been listed in Forbes for his
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
2.5 - 3 STARS

It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great either. I was expecting so much more from some of the great reviews, i'd previously read. I found the story pretty boring for the most part. I was confused almost from the beginning. The transitions from one thing to another jumped all over the place. I just found the writing tough to read as well as the storyline being very slow. Even the sexual encounters of the characters were quick and not much there.

I mean I've read an entire book and only
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Barely made it though this....probably wont be moving on to #2....:(
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde stars. Daniel and Hayley meet under interesting circumstances and form there the story swirls almost violently around them. Daniel isn't used to Hayley's direct, sassy and alarmingly in your face attitude which compels him to chase her. Hayley is trying to keep Daniel at bay before eventually giving in to him thinking she's only going to indulge in the physical pleasures he can offer. Didn't anyone tell Hayley that even the best of intentions don't always work out the ...more
3 'Meh' Stars

Stars: 1
I'm really hooked on Audiobooks right now. The idea that you're free to do other tasks while actively listening ROCKS. But, unfortunately the narrator ruined the experience. For example, lowering her voice way too deep to portray Daniel Stark was laughable. And her portrayal of 'besties' Tasha and Ian wasn't much better.

Story: 3
As for the book, It started out just okay. Our strong, intimidating Hero meets our twenty-six year old unlikable, party girl heroine. Her
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Wow! What the hell did I just read?
I don't even know where or how to begin. When I started reading it, I was certain that the words will just flow for the review, but now I find myself stuck.
Let's see...
Layers is a not so good combination of Iron Man, Fifty Shades of Grey without the kinky stuff and Crossfire.
That got your attention, right? You should've heard my thoughts the first 20% of this book.
So, let's proceed with introducing the characters.
(Tony) Daniel Stark is a software developer.
Maybe 2.5 stars

Very immature writing and immature characters for their age. It is too much like other novels. Older rich business man with a "personality disorder", young girl in publishing offered a job to work for him. Ugh
There is nothing endearing about him or their relationship to want to read more.
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: rockers, drama, romance

nothing much to say here...
it was okay...I guess
Theodora Catalina
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review below!

But still: holly mother of all the holly things gathered together but how the hell am I supposed to breathe?

My thoughts (Theo~):
I do not think that I am able to make a review for this book without sounding childish and extremely bad because I feel that there are a lot of things that I should be able to say and I do not find it very nice from my part to keep you so much in the dark, but you have – no, scratch that – you must read this book in order to find yourself and live as if
Robin B
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
I made it to the halfway mark before I just had to give up.

I was so utterly bored. Absolutely nothing of significance has happened thus far.

While I don't know for sure- I am almost 100% sure that the author isn't a native born American. Which is cool, I have no issues with foreign authors. My issue is that if you are writing about American characters then they need to talk and act like American characters. (Same goes for an American author writing about foreign characters!) There is a
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-re-read
Sweet. Silly. Sinful.

Quick Review:

I had expected it to be one of those intense and long books. Guess i was wrong!

Hayley wants her One-Night Stand days to be over. She's funny, sweet and silly.

Daniel only do One-Night Stands..
He's cranky, moody with issues.

Hayley's friends were the best! BFF through everything..

Their first meeting was a serious hoot.. {Literally I couldn't stop chuckling..}

This book managed to have a smile on my face all along..
Not much angsty..

Much recommended to those who
Caz Malpas
Loved this book, Daniel Stark is your typical rich alpha male, but he also says the sweetest things and doesn't hide how he feels for Haley. Has he got a troubled past? Absofuckinglutely!! Does his past come back and bite him in the arse? Absofuckinglutely!! Does it all work out in the end?? Mmmm not too sure but it's looking good on to book 2 now
Alissa Evanson
Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Alpha CEO fans

There is only one way to feel about the mysterious Daniel Stark…and that would be feeling like you are standing on the edge of a cliff with one foot dangling off the edge. Just the slightest breeze and you could be knocked over. He makes you on edge…nervous… He is short tempered and there is no telling what is going to set him off.

There are many different sides to Daniel Stark. Two of the most prevalent sides are the callous business man who doesn't even believe in saying thank you to his
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Adult Romance Readers
Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst.

Layers is book one in the Stark series and is an Adult, Contemporary Romance written by Sigal Ehrlich. I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review through Xpresso Book Tours .

3.5 Sexy, Layered Stars!
Not Too Dark, Not Too Angsty But Definitely Fun and Romantic!

The Review:
I both enjoyed this read as well as wished for more. This is the author's debut novel and I found the story less dramatic that I like them, but for
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
“Don’t get me wrong, Daniel, in my heart I feel like I would do anything you want but when reason sets in and I take control of my Danielized brain, I know this isn’t right.”
- “You’ve been Danielized?” he asks, highly amused.

The good: Original, witty, fast paced, and likable characters!! In fact, I LOVE Ian!! Can I have him as one of my besties?!!

“Of the slutty princess who did not believe in love, who used to take advantage of innocent men, who finally got enchanted by a handsome, slightly
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Someone once said that perfection requires a touch of madness. Well, this book has enough madness and thanks to that it's perfect.

It would be unfair to label "Layers" as just another chick-lit, love novel, beach reading or anything else that has the whiff of something light and shallow to it. What we have here is a book that stands higher of the aforementioned and creates a genre of its own. If "Layers" were a cup of coffee, it wouldn't be a pouring from a random pot, it would be the perfect
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Of course this had to end in a cliffhanger; I wasn't even surprised. At this point, I'd like to think that I've become more immune to such frustrating endings, especially seeing words like End of Book One or To be Continued right at the last page. Whatever. I'm over it already. Really. Ok, I'm probably just trying to convince myself. Ugh!

Anyway, on to my little review. Layers is part of another series involving a gorgeous, demanding, hotshot billioinaire (with a troubled past naturally) and his
Willow Brooks
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you liked FSOG or the Crossfire series, you will love this book. No it's not the same tale. It's a story all of its own. There are definitely some funny moments in this story. There is also a scene that will make you want to cry. I had to knock off a star because of the obvious set up at the diner that threw a monkey wrench into the couples happiness. Overall this was a very good book. Not very detailed when it came to the sexy parts though, but the author gave us just enough.
Nov 17, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up, grow-a-v

Many of my Goodreads friends loved this book. So I can admit that this another case of it's not you, it's me.

I can get behind an overbearing asshole of a hero, no problem. That wasn't the issue here.

The dialogue was weird. The hero and heroine's conversations were just odd, maybe forced would be the word. A lot of staring.

Daniel was inconsistent.

I don't remember the heroine's name, which might be a party foul.... I couldn't get into it.

Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
Daniel & Hayles are currently my favorite book couple! Sigal Ehrlich is a very talented author. Her ability to describe a place, or situation, allowed me to feel like I was there. The second installment can't come soon enough. I'm hooked!!
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 to follow..loved the banter..loved both leads..all around loved the book! On to book 2..

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“Hales,” he purrs quietly with closed eyes, his nose grazing my flesh. “I am so yours, more than I’ve ever been mine.” 10 likes
“I am not letting anyone fuck me at their own will and appointed time.” Saying that, he points his index finger at me and mouths, “You,” then bobs his head in approval, mouthing “can.” A wicked smirk appears on his handsome face.” 3 likes
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