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Someone Like You

(Oxford #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  8,367 ratings  ·  775 reviews
Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.

Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, th
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Published December 6th 2016 by Loveswept
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Raela You won't be lost, I know she tried to write it in a way that would make sense to new readers. But I think you'll enjoy it even more if you've read th…moreYou won't be lost, I know she tried to write it in a way that would make sense to new readers. But I think you'll enjoy it even more if you've read the other books and know the characters and especially Lincoln in the other books!(less)
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

It was some strange in-between place where his old life and new life converged in the most painful of ways. It was what might have been and what could never be, all rolled into one, and yet he couldn’t stay away.

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SOMEONE LIKE YOU is the third installment in the Oxford Series by Lauren Layne but it can be read as a standalone. I have to say this series gets better with each installment and it is definitely shaping up to be my favorite of a
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lauren Lane Fans, Romance
4.5 Like Recognizing Like Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free- This One Of My Favorite Layne Books!
There never was a promise life would be perfect...and it is the painful experiences that test us the most. Will we wear this pain on our sleeves, baring our souls for anyone to listen... or will we feel the need to spare our family, friends, and co-workers the intimacies of our lives...Because we have no desire to see reflected in their eyes, pity, or the wish to make everything better for us...when they
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm not going to lie, I did cry a bit.

Lincoln's book was very much anticipated and there were sections of it that felt so long but it was because there was so much going on and these time jumps... I really felt for this couple and I was so happy for their development.

Letting go is hard and getting to the point of feeling worthy is harder, so their journey was heavy and sad but also beautiful.

I really loved this book so much.
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Say Anything' Stars!

If you've been following Lauren Layne for some time and have read her Oxford series, I am pretty sure you were expecting this book like crazy since Lincoln made his first appearence in Irresistibly Yours. I love Lauren Layne, love love love her so I had insanely high expectations for this and that is not always good because sometimes books do not reach said expectations. Well, this was not the case. Lincoln's story was everything I expected it to be! Thank you LL because
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 - "It's better than I thought it would be. Stars!

I think it’s safe to say that Someone Like You is probably one of the most anticipated reads of 2016 for a lot of people, and I think Lauren Layne made it worth the wait with the story she gave Lincoln Mathis.

This is one of those books, that as a reviewer I want to gush wholeheartedly about, but there isn’t a huge amount I can actually say about the plot and characters without giving a massive amount away, and I definitely think this is a book y
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
5 Stars

If I did it, Wallflower, if I felt that way again, it would be about someone like you.”

If you're anything like me, then you've been both eagerly anticipating and dreading Lincoln's book. Anticipating it because you love those irreverent playboys, and dreading because you're afraid that you've been building up your expectations in anticipation. Lincoln's story was the one I've been waiting for since Irresistibly Yours. It's been a long, painful wait. But after finishing this bo
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The long awaited story of Lincoln Mathis, the flirtatious virtuoso is deliciously steamy and heartfelt.

Lincoln Mathis has an enormous secret he hides behind a womanizing façade he actively encourages backed by his dating and sex advice column at Oxford. Everyone thinks he’s the ultimate playboy, except the one woman he barely knows and has seen beyond the sexy exterior. Revealing his heartbreaking past to the feisty Daisy Sinclair felt as na
Geri Reads
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I admit. I was a bit worried starting this book. For one, the synopsis for this book changed, and so did the name of the heroine. Not a good sign. Second, I loved Lincoln the moment he was introduced in the Sex, Love & Stiletto series. I have been waiting for his book forever. And you know, expectations has the tendency to mess with your reading mojo.

BUT Lauren Layne did Lincoln Mathis' story justice. Yup. Even the heroine change made sense. Daisy and Lincoln together made sense.

Someone Like Yo
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars


Lauren Layne has yet to disappoint when looking for a fun, flirty romance. The H and h stole my heart from the get go. I could not get enough of their undeniable chemistry and their humorous, bantering conversations.

But this one surprised me as my emotions switched rapidly throughout the course of this story. I was laughing one minute, near tears the next and then just wanted to scream, "Get your act together, for crying out loud!" Talk
This review is spoilerish.

Well, that was disappointing. I don't want to go into a big rant, but if I do, don't hold it against me. It's only because I love the series and the author so much.

I've been a fan of the original series since forever. Seriously, it was pure luck when I stumbled upon Lauren Layne and After the Kiss, but I was hooked. I was sold on the banter and the writing style, the funny and cute characters, the dynamics between the supporting characters, it was just perfect for me. E
• Lisa •
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it

"One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid."


A little heartbreak combined with a likeable duo, Lauren Layne took out the big guns when pulling together this Lincoln Mathis' novel. This has been a book that I've been anticipating in what seems like forever. I love this authors work, I can't deny, but when Layne combines her usual witty banter with a slice of sad on the side I have to admit I was fully g
Dec 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
Every romance reader has those topics that are pretty much deal breakers when it comes to a story. Some of mine (not spoilers) include surprise pregnancies, precocious children who know just what to say to move the plot along, and indecisive heroines. Unfortunately, this book hit at least one major deal breaker of mine. And I think has a couple more that might be issues for other readers. Spoilers ahead, but if you think you might have some issues with certain angsty topics, I think you should j ...more
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
Lauren Layne has done many things since I began reading her books, and it’s nothing short of impressive. I’ve followed her through almost everything, I’d say, and she has never failed to produce a book that makes me smile. But, on the flip side of that, she’s only ever once brought tears to my eyes-whether from cruelty like in Good Girl, or from happiness in, well, many of her novels. But never once has she brought me to choking, knot in the throat tears…until now.

Let me preface this short revi
Bindi Boo
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.75 sweet stars

I was waiting for this book like...FOREVER!!I loved Lincoln Mathis and his charm. I was smitten along with the million other girls in New York and i was literally dying to find out his backstory.

BIG secret here and no way i'm going to even mention anything close to it. It took about 60% of the book for the 'secret' to resolve, and then till 90% for Lincoln to sort out his feelings. My heart broke for Lincoln and i understood his reasons for being the way he was. However, i did n
Lyndy Ann ♫
I have been waiting YEARS for Lincoln Mathis's story and LL delivered a heartbreaking story my heart broke for Lincoln, I knew there was a secret there but WOW I was not expecting this one.

I loved the progression of Lincoln and Daisy's relationship it was a slow burn with both of them having been hurt in the past and scared to risk their hearts again. I found this to be a beautiful love story of two broken hearts healing each other with companionship to begin with.

When the worst happened for Lin
Shannon Moore
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

Overall, I'm a little unsure about how I feel about Someone Like You. I got a message one day saying the ARC had been sent to us, and I think I squealed. I've been waiting to read Lincoln's story since February when I first met this group of characters in I Wish You Were Mine, and I was so so so excited to finally have the chance. But then, things didn't exactly go how I was expecting. Granted, you never know what to actually expect from Lincoln Mathis but it was more than that, it wasn
monica ♪

I finished it in less than 24 hour!!

warning: if you love Lincoln as much as I do, please prepare box of tissues before you start reading this book. Trust me, you'll need them.

I've been waiting for soooooo long to read this book. It was more than a year, if I remembered correctly. But it's sooooooo WORTH IT!!

Congratulations Lauren Layne, you did it again!! This book is surely not disappointing!

I fell in love with Lincoln Mathis since his
Robin (Bridge Four)
Sale Alert 03Jun18: Kindle Deal $1.99 - this is one of my favorite romantic reads.

Lincoln’s book has been the one I’ve feel like I’ve been waiting for FOREVER. It really hasn’t been that long Lauren Layne puts out her books at a good clip but I wanted to know what was haunting the fun loving playboy who was beloved by all women it seems.

It was hinted at several times in the books leading up to Lincoln that he is no what he seems. He put on a face for his friends and the public but that is not th
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: coup-de-coeur, arc
Stand-alone but part of the Oxford series
HEA: (view spoiler)
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Trigger: (view spoiler)

Spoiler FREE review

It's been since Trouble with Love, the last book in the Stiletto series that I wanted Lincoln Mathis' book. And now that I read it, I'm over the moon! It's been so long since I imagine his HEA, not really knowing what to expect und
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful book in thos series. This book is full with emotional ride. Sweet, swoony, sad, and happy. My only wish is the book can be made longer.

The relationship between Lincoln and Daisy is wonderful. Transforming from friend to lover. Both have their own past. And yet both of them are brave to move on together. Their moving on story is beautiful. The chmistry between them is enough to make the story alive.

Overall this is a wonderful book and i enjoy it very much.

4 stars
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
5 stars!

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Spoiler-free review

I must admit, I was almost scared to start this book. Lincoln Mathis had captured my attention early on in the Oxford series and there's this thing called high expectations. I had that for him. I WANTED his story... his happily ever after. The hottest male employee at Oxford, Lincoln Mathis was never at a shortage of female attention. But he never seemed to settle down- ever the playboy. What was it going to take? Who would finally settle him down?

Another inte
Dec 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
Just when I thought Lauren Layne would never use the (view spoiler) to gain sympathy and heartbreak from readers, this book came along and ruined the fun, light-hearted imagery I had for this series.

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Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

Yay...Lincoln's story! This is the third book in the Oxford series and my favorite so far. This book cold easily be read as a stand alone although you will not know the history of some of the characters. Lincoln's character shines from the moment he first shows up on the page. As soon as he had a role in this series, I knew that I needed to read his story. It turns out that his story was worth the wait.

I had a feeling that Lincoln was a lot m
3.5 - Lincoln & the Wallflower - stars

Someone Like You was marginally better than the two previous books. Lincoln is not at all what he appeared to be in the past books, and I say that with mixed feelings.

While I was glad to learn he was not at all manwhore, although one with great manners and a very good reputation, his big secret left me with a sour taste in my mouth. He was sweet but also a bit dense regarding his own feelings. I understand that his secret held him back and I get that, but h
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5++++++++ stars

Oh my word! How did I miss this one? I had been watching and waiting for Lincoln's story. I was not disappointed at all. I knew he had something tragic in his past, but that never crossed my mind. Daisy was absolutely perfect for him and had her own past to overcome. I cried like three times. Just a great story with lots of love and sex plus all the Stiletto and Oxford gang. Plus there's another book with Nick and Taylor. And maybe a spin-off with Daisy's co-workers...

I may have t
5 Heartfelt stars

After having read the Sex, Love & Stiletto series and the Oxford series I was so excited to get my hands on Lincoln's book in Someone like You.
He was the sexy, sweet, quick witted and romantic guy we'd fallen in love with and couldn't wait to meet the girl who would win his heart.
And now after having read Someone like You, I can honestly say it was everything I was hoping for and more.

I loved Lincoln and Daisy, they were likable, endearing characters that captured my heart an
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
I'm very disappointed with Lincoln's book. The story was well written, but Lincoln (view spoiler) ...more
This is definitely the most emotional read from the Lauren Layne books I have read so far. From the 7 books I have read, this is in the top somewhere, for sure.

I don’t even know what to say, but there are a lot of touching moments. My heart was breaking at some parts – and yep, I cried. I started this book highly skeptical because in general, I have not liked most of the books in this series except for Julie&Mitchell’s and Penelope&Cole’s books. However, this book is truly great.

I love the frie

Same trope going around lately. If it sells, whatevis!! (view spoiler) LOL. This plot is funny, not tragic anymore.
nick (the infinite limits of love)

Nick: I have waited for what feels like FOREVER to read Lincoln’s book. There was just something about the guy that drew me in when he was introduced in Cassidy & Emma’s book, The Trouble With Love. I’ll admit, I was a little nervous going in, because I expected great things from this book, and what if Lauren Layne had not delivered? I had nothing to worry about though because man, I loved this book with ALL my heart. It was the perfect book for Lincoln, and the perfect Lauren Layne book, in my
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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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