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Yours in Scandal

(Man of the Year #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  937 ratings  ·  305 reviews
A political golden boy and the woman of his dreams take the risk of their lives in a sexy romantic comedy of strange bedfellows and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.

Fresh off being named Citizen magazines Man of the Year, New York Citys youngest mayor, Robert Davenport, decides its time to strategize. Next move: a bid for the governors seat.
Paperback, 1st edition, 225 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by Montlake
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Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
3.5 stars

This was such an enjoyable fun quick read.

Robert Davenport is the mayor of New York. He is planing to aim for the governors seat. His campaign manager advised him to go after his opponents former scandalous daughter and try to gain some secrets out of her. Adeline Blake has decided to change her life and to become more responsible. She changed her appearance, and now shes hiding in plain sight as an event planer.

This book was really amusing. Its that kind of book that you read in a day
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Mr. Mayor' Stars!
ARC provided by the the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Ill just say it: my favorite Lauren Layne is back! Maybe you are thinking: What is this girl saying? Well, its been about a year since my last read from LL and I was just impatiently waiting for this series. Why? Because Lauren said she was going back to her steamy version with these books. I totally support her sweet/no steam latest releases but I have to say they werent for me. I love a bit of that
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
4 Gets My VoteStars

This was a happy one. A political enemies-ish/friends to lover story. While it was a somewhat predicable storyline, it was still a very enjoyable read. It was a witty, humorous, lighthearted, feel good story.

Robert Davenport is the mayor of NYC in his final months in office. He is charming, handsome and straight laced. Adeline Blake is the wild child who has gone off the grid for a few years of the governor of New York. Could finding her be the key to winning his next
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
(ARC provided by Montlake Romance)

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Robert Davenport is a politician who is known as the golden boy of NYC for his flawless reputation. Hes the youngest mayor in New York history and has been a well loved, popular mayor for the last two terms. His Hollywood good looks get him a lot of attention, but he tries to avoid romantic entanglements. He recently has his photo plastered on magazines across America from being named the Man of the Year. Hes a charming, powerful bachelor who appears to
Giorgia ~ Reads
2.5 Stars

Very boring. Just boring...
A very drawn out story where nothing happens. Nothing of the romantic or action variety. A lot of useless dialog..

4 stars.⭐⭐⭐⭐
A scandalous and amusing read from one of my favorite authors.

This is a really great start to Lauren Layne's new "Man of the Year" series. Yay!!!!
A "Politically" themed romance with the all the wit, humor and style that I have come to expect and associate with this author.
I really enjoyed this supposed bad girl?/honest politician? storyline . A very "rapid" page turner for me!!
Say no more.
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I do highly recommend this humorous and smart romance to all fans and lovers of contemporary
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ill have to marry you so I have every single day to try to convince you to love me back.
You convinced me. You convinced me a long time ago.

Robert Davenport is New Yorks youngest mayor and also labeled Man of the Year. His campaign manager wanted him to get the scoop on Adeline Blake, Governor Brennans daughter.

Adeline Blake is the reformed Addie Brennan. She disappeared for a few years and came back different, hoping to change her image. Shes now an event planner and has been asked to organize
Robin (Bridge Four)
Release Day!!!

This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3.5 Stars

What do you do when you are getting ready to run for Governor and find the incumbent's wild child daughter hiding out in plain sight? Well, if you are Man of the Year and current Mayor of New York City, Robert Davenport, you hire her to cater an event for you to see if you can coax a few secrets out of her.

When I started reading this book I really thought that this could be it, another hit by Ms. Layne. I was digging the dynamic between the main characters and I especially liked that Adeline kept Robert on his toes. After a while, it fizzled out though, and I havent been able to figure out why yet 🤷♀
I guess one of the reasons is that there was nothing specific that made the (extremely predictable) story or couple stand out to me. Everything was only so-so.

ARC generously provided in exchange for an
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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YOURS IN SCANDAL (Man of the Year Book #1) by Lauren Layne is the first book of a new contemporary romance series by a new to me author. This is a fun and sexy, feel-good romantic comedy.

Robert Davenport is almost at the end of his two terms as the youngest man ever elected as the mayor of New York City. Just named Citizen magazines Man of the Year, Roberts campaign manager decides it is time for him to use the publicity and work
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, not-feelin-it, meh
Lauren Layne is a familiar author to me. I have read many of her books. I was very happy that I received this book as an ARC. Yours In Scandal is the first book in the upcoming series Man of the Year. It is a light, feelgood contemporary romance.

Robert is New York mayor and Adeline is a party planner he hires to organize his last party as a mayor. She is also the daughter of his political opponent. Robert's political adviser wants him to use her in the battle for the governor's seat. All
Caitlin Reads
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

This was my first book by Lauren Layne and I really enjoyed it! Adeline is a party planner hired to plan Robert, the NY mayors last party as mayor. She also happens to be the daughter of his biggest opponent. Robert was really charming and a great new book boyfriend. Addie was a lot of fun and is just trying to stay under the radar and put her past behind her. Yours in Scandal was just the slow burn I needed. Robert and Adeline had great chemistry and I really liked the romance between
Lauren Layne launches her Man of the Year series with the story of New York Citys youngest mayor Robert Davenport, and the only woman who can put his run for governor in jeopardy.

After his fathers death, Robert committed himself to fulfill his fathers legacy. He has served his city the best way he knew how and is now angling for the governors position. His opponent, the current governor, has a flawless yet manufactured reputation. Robert knows that getting his estranged daughter to spill all of
Phuong ✯
There is nothing wrong with this book except that I think it's just okay-ish.


*ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, rep-poc
review on my blog

rep: Asian side character, half-Indian side character

Lauren Layne is a hit-or-miss author for me (often more of a hit than miss), but this one was, unfortunately, a miss. It definitely had that cute romance we know and love from the author, but the story was underwhelming. To say the least.

After becoming the youngest mayor in the history of New York, Robert Davenport wants to relinquish his title and become a governer. His campaign manager tracks down his biggest opponents
Cyndi Becker
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
When I need a feel-good read, I can always count on Lauren Layne. She's been one of my go-to authors for a few years now and I don't see that changing. As expected, Yours in Scandal was exactly what I needed. I physically felt my heart and mood lightening up and I'm always grateful for that feeling.

This funny, sexy and heartfelt story includes a swoony mayor (of New York City nonetheless) Robert Davenport, and the once "ungovernable" daughter of the Governor, Addie Brennan, now reformed party
Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)
ARC received thanks to publisher & Netgalley.

another cute romance from lauren layne!
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula
I am a huge Lauren Layne fan and could not jump on this story fast enough. I love her stories because of the almost old fashioned charm, sparkling wit and banter between her characters. Robert and Adeline were engaging and compelling and I loved their banter and swoony connection!

I found this story to be adorable. Yes there were secrets and hidden agendas (my pet peeves) but I found it to be refreshing. I especially found Robert and Adeline to be endearing in their reactions to one another. This
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I Loved the romance between Robert and Adeline, A mayor and a former party girl. YES PLEASE! I have read every Lauren Layne novel and i am not disappointed. This book kept me up at night but Id do it again. Thank you next Galley for letting me review this book. This was one that i was planning on picking up the moment it came out. Now i am going to buy it in physical form when it comes out too. It was just a really good romance. I LOVED IT!!!!!! ...more
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

I have been in such a reading slump lately and a new Lauren Layne book was just what I needed. I loved this book!

I must admit I was a little wary that the male lead in this book is a politician. I read to escape from politics, so I dont generally appreciate it in my fiction. However, there actually isnt a lot of politics involved. Yes, Robert is the Mayor, but hes honest and doesnt play dirty and theres not any mention
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Weve gone and done it now, she said with a laugh, when they finally pulled back for air, flashbulbs going off all around them. Theyll be talking about us forever.
Good, he said, pulling her in once more. Because thats exactly how long Ill love you.

March 2020 reread :

I requested this on Netgalley back in October as soon as it came out because.. Lauren Layne. And I remember loving it but I had trouble remembering enough to write a proper review, so I decided to reread it.

I'm happy to report
book bruin
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Several friends had recommended Lauren Layne to me, but I hadn't had a chance to read any of her books yet. I have definitely been missing out! This is my first read by her, but I fell in love with her writing style and sense of humor. The enemies-ish to friends to lovers slow burn romance was really well done and I loved the banter and back and forth between Addie and Robert. There's even a bit of taboo with all the secrecy and politics involved. The plot was fairly predictable, but it was done ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
YOURS IN SCANDAL by Lauren Layne is the First book in the Man of the Year Series. This is the story of Robert Davenport and Adeline 'Addie' Blake.
Blake was the Man of the Year and his job as Mayor of New York is coming to a end. So Robert has decided to put his hat into the Governor's race. Robert is a pretty tight lace person but he thinks that maybe he can help his chance by getting close to his political opponent's estranged daughter, Adeline. Adeline was once the wild child breaking all the
Feb 26, 2020 rated it liked it


I hate to say this about a Lauren Layne book, but Yours in Scandal was spectacularly underwhelming. I think all of her books are starting to blend together for me. 90% of her stories are about rich white New Yorkers falling in love and while it was very entertaining in the beginning, I'm starting to feel as though they are all blurring together. I would really love for her to maybe expand and venture into some new horizons because I believe she has the talent for it.

I'm also generally not
3.5 Stars

Yours in Scandal is the first book in the Man of the Year Series by Lauren Layne and it follows the story of Robert & Adeline. As New York Citys youngest mayor, Robert is at the height of his game. Hes got his sights set on bigger and better things. The only thing standing in his way is an incumbent with a squeaky clean reputation. Alls fair in love and politics, and Robert isnt afraid to get his hands dirty. He knows his opponent has a skeleton in his closet, that he wouldnt like
Julia ✨
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this. It was a quick, sexy and fun read. I love Lauren Layne's writing. I only wish this was longer, there's so much left unsaid. I honestly thought there was going to be a cliffhanger at the end, it ended up a little bit rushed for me butt overall I really had a nice time.
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this slow burning, political romance from Lauren Layne. I can always count on her to deliver a well-written, intriguing story. Yours in Scandal is the story of Robert Davenport in the last months of his tenure as mayor of NYC and Addie Brennan/Adeline Blake, event planner and estranged daughter of his rival in the upcoming gubernatorial election. Robert hires Addie to plan a party with the intention of getting the dirt on her dad but instead ends up falling for her, even though ...more
Kate R
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Lauren Layne is back with a brand new series called Man of the Year. Yours in Scandal is the first in the series, and an excellent venture into this new area. Laynes books dont usually veer into politics, yet this one follows the NYCs youngest mayor as he begins his bid for the incumbent governors seat. But, dont worry, no taboo political topics are actually touched on here! His campaign manager finds the current governors estranged daughter, working as an event planner in the city under a new ...more
Mar 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
As she looked into his face, she realized that this was the first time she was seeing him as he truly wasnot a mayor, not her fathers political rival, not the enemy. Just a man whod come to mean everything to her. A man who was standing here wanting herthe good and the bad parts of her. A man whod known her flaws the entire damn time and had never once walked away. There had never been a web, she realized. Hed never been trying to catch her, to trap her. Hed merely been waiting for her to trust
Randi (randi_reads)
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Robert is the New York City mayor, who is well-loved by the people and is an upstanding politician. His second term is almost done and he is thinking about running for Governor of the state of New York. Adeline Blake (AKA Addie Brennan) is the current Governors disowned and wild-child daughter. She is now reformed with a new image as a business woman and party planner. Robert is advised to get close to her and use her to plan his last party before his term ends and see if he can dig up some dirt ...more
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