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Yours in Scandal

(Man of the Year #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,004 ratings  ·  403 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 magazine’s Man of the Year, New York City’s youngest mayor, Robert Davenport, decides it’s time to strategize. Next move: a bid for the governor’s s
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Published March 10th 2020 by Montlake
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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..

Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 governor’s 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 she’s hiding in plain sight as an event planer.

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

I’ll just say it: my favorite Lauren Layne is back! Maybe you are thinking: What is this girl saying? Well, it’s 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 weren’t for me. I love a bit of that ch
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
4 “Gets My Vote”Stars

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 elect
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
(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. He’s 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. He’s a charming, powerful bachelor who appear
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lauren Layne Fans, Romance
4 Timely Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free-A Quick Review
Lauren Layne does not disappoint with this stand-alone. With everything being political today and no escaping tabloids, she takes a man who has done right as the Mayor of NYC with eyes for the Governorship and pairs him with a woman who could hold the keys for everything.


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Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, 2020-favorites
“I’ll 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 York’s youngest mayor and also labeled Man of the Year. His campaign manager wanted him to get the scoop on Adeline Blake, Governor Brennan’s daughter.

Adeline Blake is the reformed Addie Brennan. She “disappeared” for a few years and came back different, hoping to change her image. She’s now an event planner and has been asked
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 r
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 haven’t 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
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.

Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK read. It is also a short read. Usually there is some humor from Miss Layne book. But this one the humor is flat.

The character has OK chemistry to make the story going. There is insta lust. Amd suddenly both of them fall in love. The story is also standar. Choose between ur career or ypur heart. No major drama/ twist.

It is for a light reading to end my weekend.

3 stars
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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 magazine’s Man of the Year, Robert’s campaign manager decides it is time for him to use the publicity and work
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***

Yours in Scandal was smile inducing and so much fun! With steamy scenes, moments that made me laugh out loud and the perfect amount of angst, this book was such a big hit! The story was effortless to devour and I finished it in no time at all. If you're looking for a flirty romance story to get lost in, definitely give this one a try!
She wasn’t for him, and he wasn’t for her. Not now, not ever.

Robert Davenport was NYC youngest mayor for the last eight yea
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 Adelin
Caitlin Reads
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 mayor’s 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 City’s youngest mayor Robert Davenport, and the only woman who can put his run for governor in jeopardy.

After his father’s death, Robert committed himself to fulfill his father’s legacy. He has served his city the best way he knew how and is now angling for the governor’s position. His opponent, the current governor, has a flawless yet manufactured reputation. Robert knows that getting his estranged daughter to spill all
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  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, 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 opponent’s
Lana (Bibliomedico)
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Cyndi Becker
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 gi
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
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
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 I’d 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!!!!!!
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 don’t generally appreciate it in my fiction. However, there actually isn’t a lot of politics involved. Yes, Robert is the Mayor, but he’s honest and doesn’t play dirty and there’s not any men
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
“We’ve gone and done it now,” she said with a laugh, when they finally pulled back for air, flashbulbs going off all around them. “They’ll be talking about us forever.”
“Good,” he said, pulling her in once more. “Because that’s exactly how long I’ll 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.

book bruin
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
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


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
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
It took me until at least 20% to finally get into this book. It just seemed to start out so slow. I normally really like LL's books so I kept going, hoping it would pick up which it finally did.

It was absolutely a slow burn but once it finally got to the sexy stuff it was scorching HOT!!!

I did like the storyline but wished it would have started out with a bit more bang.

I do feel like her books handle conflict really well. Everyone seems to be adults about it and there isn't the immaturity and
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
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 City’s youngest mayor, Robert is at the height of his game. He’s got his sights set on bigger and better things. The only thing standing in his way is an incumbent with a squeaky clean reputation. All’s fair in love and politics, and Robert isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. He knows his opponent has a skeleton in his closet, that he wouldn’t like
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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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