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Anything For You

(The Connor Family #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,628 ratings  ·  261 reviews
Hotshot CEO Landon Connor knows what he wants: success. He knows his way around the boardroom, and his work has been front and center for him ever since losing his wife. But after sealing the biggest deal of his career, he decides to take a trip to his hometown. Nothing spells vacation like a little time in the LA sun with the boisterous family he’s missed so much.

But the
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published May 3rd 2018
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DJ Sakata
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

I was a sucker for men in suits, but men with rolled-up sleeves and muscled forearms were my kryptonite.

Maddie smiled sweetly at him while working on his cocktail. “Rule number one. Never be disrespectful to the person serving your food or beverage. You never know what they might put in. ”When she slid his glass toward him, the guy looked down at it as if afraid to touch it. I held my glass up in her direction, grinning. Her sass was contagious.

The dating world is a
Dilek VT
Mar 05, 2019 marked it as dnf
Quite likable characters and probably a sweet story, but too slow and uninteresting for me

DNF at 30% or let's say "on hold" - maybe I'll try again later...
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad but not memorable either. Its so so feeling. No angst. No drama. I feel this book is a tad longer. The banter is sexy and flirty enough.
No characters development. Insta love connection. I like the dynamic of Connor family. They seems to be fun family. Love each other.

The wording is too wordy, hence 300 pages.

3 stars
Sofia Lazaridou
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before I began reading this book I wondered if half of my top reads for 2018 were going to be from Layla Hagen because I always love her books. Turns out that won't be the case because I didn't love the book. It was good enough but it lacked the usual spark and it felt like any other romance in some ways. I loved the Connors though and I am looking forward to Lori's book. I also liked the very brief appearance of Sebastian and Ava. Landon and Maddie were a good couple and I loved their relations ...more
Ashley Gayhart
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Layla Hagen since the very first book of the Bennett series. I always know that reading any of her books, will leave me with this heart warming feeling that puts flutters in my belly. She makes me fall in love with every one of her characters, especially Mattie and Landon. Each of her characters go through trials and tribulations, and respectably earn their happily ever afters, and Anything For You is no different.

Landon was so swoon-worthy. After losing his wife, he throws
Tania's Book Blog
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I just love The Connor clan. Landon was married to his job. He was a widow and didn’t date after losing his wife four years before. That was until he took a much needed vacation to visit his family and meets Maddie, the beautiful blonde working decorating his twin sister landscape.

Ever since his wife died he hadn’t been interested in anyone until he met Maddie. He started swooning her. Maddie tried not to show her feelings for Landon especially since he lived in another city. Maddie had once mov
Mar 10, 2019 added it
No rating....

Read til about 30%, too slow and honestly boring for me:( I however stopped and just skipped to Epilogue and quite frankly EVEN that was boring:(

Ughhhh, just didn't feel it with these two unfortunately. I do however like this author and just because this story didn't work for me others may love it and I can see I am clearly in the minority!
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. *

~ 5 Anything For You Stars ~

Layla Hagen is off to another great start of another family series!!!

Anything For You is the first book in the Connor Family Series. This is a spin-off from her Bennett Family Series, but the Bennett Series doesn’t have to be read before enjoying this series. The Bennett’s do make some small cameo’s in this story but nothing is spoiled if you start with this series.

I knew I was going to l
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Say hello to the Connor family!! I already adore everything about this tight knit family and BONUS they are Bennett cousins! The series kicks off following eldest brother (and twin!) Landon, and his sister Val’s landscape architect Maddie.

Landon & Maddie’s story is a swoony, heart felt romance that you feel deep in your bones! In true Layla fashion the story was very authentic from work/life balance, putting family first, and the effort and communication it takes to maintain friendships/rel
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 'Learn to Love Again' STARS

Tailored suit meets smart and sexy garden lady.
Maddie may have had the green thumb,
but Landon was the one doing all the plowing.

Landon is your typical hotshot CEO, a commanding presence in and outside of the office. He shows as much commitment and attention to the nine-to-five as the woman he chooses to share bed with.

Landon is very hands-on...
& workin' out business deals isn't the only thing he does with his mouth.

Of course he's deliciously sexy in a tailore
Debbie Hanson
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-review
Anything For You
Connor Family #1
Layla Hagan

I’ve found me a new book family to fall in love with. The Connor Crew, are big, loud and loving. They are made up of siblings Landon and Val (twins), Will, Lori, Hailey, Jace. This family in just one book had me swooning. I had inky read my 1st Layla Hagan book just a week when I met Sebastian, one of the Bennett clan, who I fell in love with. It was in this story that we briefly met Landon, so reading this as an ARC was a no brainer and I was bey
Quinn's Book Nook
3.5 Stars. I liked it, but it wasn't love. I do love Sebastian York's narration, though.
Sassy Southern
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it

Landon knows pain, having experienced it when he lost his wife, and he's learned what works for him to cope with it...sort of. He's excelled since in focusing solely on work, leaving no room for playing, which isn't healthy. After finalizing a huge deal work wise, he decides to head home, literally, returning to where he grew up. Spending some time in the LA sun with his family is exactly what he needs, unaware he'll find that and so much more.

Maddie, a landscape designer, moved to LA a few year
Bunny  Piamonte Bañes
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! Once again I've been captivated with another breathtaking love story from one of my favorite authors. Thank you so much Layla for the ARC. The reading experience was just beyond amazing. I have been looking forward to reading this since I read Your Endless Love, the last book in the Bennett series. Though letting go of that series was so hard to do, I strongly felt that my sadness will be short-lived since I knew I'm going to fall madly in love with the Connors. And t ...more
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
4 lovely stars!! This is another beautiful love story from one of my favorite romance authors.

This is book one of “The Connors Family”. This series is a spin off from “The Bennett Family”, which if you read my reviews you know I love me some Bennett’s.

🧡This is Landon and Maddie’s story....

I am not the man you fall in love with. I can’t fall in love. I lost my love. I am in love with my job. There is no time for anything else. Until... I met this beautifully sassy blonde landscaper.... ~Landon
Romantic, fun, and sensual. I've become an automatic fan of this author's stories because they're consistently good and satisfying. I can't believe her previous series has ended and I read all of them! All perfect to me :-D

So I felt immensely excited that she'd started a new series of stand-alones about the Connor family, cousins to the Bennets. Here I am, happy and sated with yet another gorgeous romance.

Anything For You kicks off the series with the eldest brother, Landon, intense, responsible
“I wanted this every night, every morning. Maddie owned me in every way possible.” ~Lance

Minor Spoilers Alert!

My tags for this contemporary novel are…

HEA / Steamy / Easy-to-read / Entertaining / Wonderful characters / Witty / Romantic / Realistic / Funny / Dual POVs

What I liked most about this story...
I’d temporarily forgotten about the previous introduction to the Connor family in Layla Hagen’s first 9-book contemporary family series, The Bennett Family, until diving into Lance Connor’s story.
Isha Coleman
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the author that brought readers the addictive Bennetts, comes another branch of intriguing, heartwarming, sexy reads. Just like the Bennetts, family is everything to the Connors. Loss is a familiarity that has strengthened the bonds of these siblings and as cousins to the Bennetts they've experienced what love means first hand. Anything for You gets the ball rolling with older brother Landon. A savy businessman who can be lethal in his professional life, but is less attentive to his persona ...more
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Overall Rating ★★★★
Plot ★★★★
Humor ★★★★
Characters & Character Development ★★★★
Narration ★★★★★

Story: Characters - Landon and Maddie - This was a cute story. I liked the way their relationship developed and how Maddie tried to protect her heart by keeping a distance. The end was pretty anticlimactic but overall a cute story.

Narration: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt - Two of my favorite narrators so I loved it.
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May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Layla Hagen has a smooth delivery style that just eases the reader through the story.  A gentle nudge here, a subtle tug there, and you're along for the ride with the characters - almost like a part of the family.

The camaraderie between the siblings and the interactions between Landon and Maddie make it so very easy to make an emotional connection with the whole clan - you can't help it.

For me, this was a well balanced, nicely pitched opener for the new series. 

A delightful holiday read.

I receiv
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
"Anything for you, Maddie" *swoon*. Landon is the eldest from the Connor family. He loved and lost people dear to him and promised to never let himself feel and care for anyone apart from his business and his family. What makes Landon so swoon worthy is not the right words he's saying to our Maddie but the fact that he really means them with all his being.

I had no doubts that Layla will bring to life characters that I will come to love exactly how it happened with the Bennett clan. Maddie is th
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
4.5 stars
This was a good story with likable characters. The narrators did a wonderful job, as always, and made the characters really come to life. I will probably continue on with the series to find out what happens with the other Conner siblings.
I LOVED this book! I can't wait for the next book. I need more of The Connor Family....Lori is next!!
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Layla Hagen has mastered a great family series of books. First we got the amazing Bennetts and now we are gifted the amazing Connors. Valentina had made a few appearances in the Bennett series so this family was already familliar. However, Landon Connor rivals the amazing Sebastian Bennett and kickstarts this series in a fun, sexy and intriguing fashion.

Landon is taking a much needed break from his life as a CEO and heads home to stay at Valentina's home. Landon is introduced to the landscape de
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the author.

Anything for You is an awesome love story that brings two totally different individuals together as one.  Landon is a business owner / computer geek.  Maddie is an architect who works with landscapes instead of buildings.  He has a slew of employees.  She has none. 

Yet these two seem to match perfectly when they come together over mutual interests.  Landon is on vacation spending time with his family when he meet Maddie.  She's transforming his
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

I can already tell I'm going to love the Connor's as much as the Bennett's. I wonder if they adopt people like the Bennett's do? *wink*

Since his wife died, Landon has been all about work. She was his love. He never thought he'd find it again, and he wasn't looking. Maddie is busy with work too, but for different reasons. These two have some undeniable chemistry, and they don't deny their attraction, but they both want to keep it casual. So, I guess you could
An incredibly sweet, sexy and beautiful romance that's captivating and enthralling...

I was so sad when the Bennett Family series finished. It was actually a really emotional moment for me because it was one of the first series that I reviewed on the blog and I followed it release by release from beginning to end. It was also my go to feel good romance staple. You know; every time that I fell into a reading rut and I just needed a good pick me up the Bennetts were the ones that I turned to regula
May 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
Dnf - 24%. It’s just not grabbing me. 🤷🏼♀ ...more
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
***I was provided an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review***

There are plenty of things I have come to expect and love from Layla Hagen books - romantic swoonage, fun, hilarious sweet moments and sensually steamy filled chemistry. I have been a fan of Hagen since the Bennett family series, which I will just clear the air to say that I really enjoyed the series. Between the family compositions, the character dynamics, regardless of any lingering pet peeves (I still not a fan of t
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Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.

I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough ;)

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The Connor Family (5 books)
  • Wild With You (The Connor Family, #2)
  • Meant for You (The Connor Family, #3)
  • Only With You (The Connor Family, #4)
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