My name is Charlotte Spencer and, ten years ago, I married my brother's best friend. I haven't seen him since.
Charlotte Spencer grew up on the blue-blooded Upper East Side of Manhattan but she never wanted the sit-still-look-pretty future her parents dictated for her. Enter Colin Walsh, her brother's quiet, brooding, man-bun-sporting best friend, and with him a cha...more
Not everyone will love this book but for me, every aspect of the story worked.
It was sexy (with zero sex scenes), funny, with great characters and believable conflicts and although some reviewers had a problem with Colin's OW drama, I, otoh, found it plausible considering Charlotte's and Colin's history; moreover, it was the only arc that made sense.
Bottom line, I laughed all through and wished it wouldn't end.
This is gonna be a very spoiler-y review
At 21 Charlotte decides she no longer wants the life mapped out by her parents. Instead she marries her older brother’s nerdy best friend, Colin, to gain access to her trust fund and in turn Colin would gain a green card. No sooner has the ink dried on their marriage license does she jet off to San Francisco to start her own very much successful business.
Ten years later after ...more
That’s how I’m feeling these days. I’ve been having a rough time health wise and dealing with some other super stressful factors that have caused me great upset.
But I can’t sleep 24/7 and that’s where this book comes in. I needed something to distract me from the gl ...more
I didn’t like this book. And I was so excited!!
It’s not awful or anything like that but the romance didn’t do it for me… and since it’s a romance book. Well, yeah, it sucked but I just could not see Colin and Charlotte together. It wasn’t insta-love but, aside from getting your typical warming up to each other scene, there weren’t romantic parts per se and that’s because Colin is engage so I guess Lauren didn’t want it to be a story about cheating BUT one can also make the argu ...more
I like Charlotte. She is sassy,held no prisoner, quirky, controlling type of character. The story is told from her POV. The character develop well. What is missing is the hero's POV. Without the hero's POV, i feel the story is lacking a bit.
Asied fr ...more
"My name is Charlotte Spencer and, ten years ago, I married my brother's best friend.
I haven't seen him since."
Before reading Passion on Park Avenue, I decided to give Layne's newest release a try: The Prenup is a story of a marriage of convenience turning real. Charlotte and Colin got married when they both just finished college, however, in order to get divorced later in life, their prenup tells them they need to live under the same roof for at ...more
I don't care what others say. This is my kryptonite, my guilty pleasure and I absolutely loved it!
If you're on the fence you should read other reviews! There is another woman involved, so definitely not for everyone.
This definitely reiminds me lots of Passion on Park Avenue and what I felt after finishing it, especially regarding the writing, the couple and the development of their love story. Again the relationship between Charlotte and Colin is extremely slow paced. Yes, their story together and everything happening between them is sugary sweet and I did enjoy that a lot! Still, I missed more of that sexual tension I know LL knows how to write, having some steamy scenes and ...more
4 “Can you please fall in love with your wife?” Stars
This was super ADORABLE. CUTE. FUNNY. SEXY.
Colin and Charlotte had great chemistry and the romance was slow burn, which is my absolute favorite. There was a little bit of angst (yay!) and I didn't mind the OW drama because it was necessary for this specific story. Sure I wish Colin had gotten his head out of his ass earlier, but I still enjoyed this a lot.
I really hate to rate this only three stars but I really felt like it was missing too much...I needed more.
I wanted to love Colin but he was so closed off and broody that we really don't get to know him and because of the single POV we have no idea what he's thinking or feeling. I did love the fact that even though this was a marriage of convenience he still took time out of his Sundays to have dinner with his in-laws.
I'm so glad that Charlotte has grown out ...more
What do you do...
Well, Charlotte Spencer sort of pissed off her Hoity-Toity Family...
Was Threaten by being cut off...
And with no real employment skills...
Charlotte did what any 21 years old would do...
Figure out a way to take advantage of the Trust Fund with her Name on it...
Thank you, Granny...
But in order to get her grabby hands on it...
Granny said she needed to be married...
With no real boyfriend on the horizon...
Charlotte's brother had the answe ...more
I have been a fan of Lauren Layne's from the very first time I read one of her titles. I love the worlds she builds, the characters, the stories she tells, and the way she makes you care about each of the characters and feel like you know them. It's because of how completely she draws you in that I have read all of her titles. I've loved them all. But, there is something about this book and but there's just something about Charlotte and Colin.
What I can say, with ...more
Yes, it’s fictional but this isn’t romance or romcom.
Collins is like a brick.
Charlotte deserves better—up until the last page this guy was with his “so called fiancée”?
How can you be in love with another woman when you’re with another?
Rebecca showing up with the ring too is weird. She knows of the relationship, she knows that they’re separating soon. That’s a bad filler.
loved charlotte and colin's characters, both successful, hardworking and focused. the situation that they were in at the beginning was quite hilarious to be honest, him being super uptight and her being super eccentric. their chemistry was undeniable and their personalities were perfect for each other, it was inevitable.
though i have to say i was not satisfied with the final chapters. i expected an incredible scene when they finally got together after all that happened yet i ...more
So when I'm traveling I just need some light reads between stops when I can read some chapters in the bus or car. Lauren Layne is the perfect author for that! Honestly I didn't expect anything from the book and I absolutely loved it!
Charlotte Spencer is such a mood! I loved being in her head and reading her thoughts. It was so hilarious! :D I could read her POV forever!
Then we have the broody moody hero with the quirky sassy heroine?! It's as much as my kryptonite as it is yours. No d ...more
Love this author's writing style, can't wait for her next one.
Then, wham bam, at 31, Colin asked for divorce. There was a tiny problem, they have to live for 3 months under the same roof before the divorce can take place. A condition, stipulated by Charlotte's beloved brother.
Surprisingly, this book has no sex scene, it was clean romance. Not even a kiss. Now, how's that? And t ...more
Is this one far-fetched? Yeah, a little.
Did I care. No.
Did I have to suspend disbelief? Yep.
Was I entertained? Heck yeah!
Did I read most of the book with a big dorky smile on my face? You betcha.
Lauren Layne really excels at writing fun dialogue. Sometimes I stop to wonder where she comes up with this stuff. I even read a few pages to my husband and he laughed even though he wasn't reading the book along with me. I thought Layne tried something a little different w ...more