Books

Crushed: A Rouge Contemporary Romance

Lauren Layne

A crush gone wickedly wrong
What you want isn’t always what you need...

Growing up in New York, Michael St. Claire never expected to spend his twenties wearing cowboy boots. But that was before he learned about his real father, a total stranger with a family in Cedar Grove, Texas. Once in the Lone Star State, Michael meets Kristin Bellamy, who is exquisitely refined and everything Michael always thought he wanted in a woman. The only problem is that Kristin is dating Michael’s new half brother, Devon.

Kristin’s mouthy, curvy sister Chloe has always been in love with Devon Patterson. So when Michael offers to help Chloe break up Devon and Kristin, Chloe agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true. Before long, Chloe finally gets her man, only to make a startling discovery: She no longer wants the guy she had to fight for—she wants the one who stood by her side.

After all he and Chloe have been through, Michael swears he’s damaged goods. Can Chloe convince him that love is worth the risk?

Just One Night: A Rouge Contemporary Romance

Lauren Layne

New York's hottest "sexpert" has been living a lie - and it's up to one man to keep her honest ... all night long.

Riley McKenna knows sex - good sex, bad sex, kinky sex. Her articles in Stiletto magazine are the publication's most scandalous - and the most read. But when Stiletto's fiftieth anniversary issue requires her column to get a lot more personal, Riley is forced to confront a long-hidden secret: her own sexual experience is limited to one awkward college encounter.

Now Riley is about to call in the favour of a lifetime from the one man who's always held her heart...

Isn't She Lovely: A Rouge Contemporary Romance

Lauren Layne

She needed a place to live. He needed a girlfriend. The rules were clear... until they were broken...

The only thing Ethan Price and Stephanie Kendrick have in common is their screenwriting class at the NYU Film School. Ethan's family is loaded and expectations are high for his stepping into the family business one day, while Stephanie is the class outcast and from the other side of the tracks.

When a project brings this unlikely pair together, Stephanie becomes the fake girlfriend who plays a part similar to that of the character in their screenplay. What Ethan didn't expect was to fall in love with her - but has he fallen for the real her? Or just the version he created...?

Isn't She Lovely is a modern take on Julia Roberts' Pretty Woman and is perfect for fans of Jessica Sorenson and Tammara Webber.

Love the One You're With: A Rouge Contemporary Romance

Lauren Layne

Her mission: six-months without men.
But he has other ideas.

As Stiletto magazine's foremost relationship expert, Grace Brighton should have seen it coming - her boyfriend has been having an affair right under her nose.

Jake Malone is one great story away from editor, and the company challenges him to a little friendly competition with Grace Brighton - who has a better read on the opposite sex?

Only Grace isn't the pushover that he anticipated, and Jake sees something in her he never expected. Can the city's number-one heartbreaker convince a woman who's given up on love that he's worth the risk?

After the Kiss: A Rouge Contemporary Romance

Lauren Layne

The star columnist of Stiletto magazine will do anything for a story.
Anything . . . except fall in love.

Julie Greene loves flings, steamy first dates, sizzling first kisses, and - every now and then - that first sexy romp between the sheets. But when Julie gets assigned the hardest story of her career - a first-person account of the shift between dating and "I do" she'll need a man brave enough to give a total commitment-phobe a chance at more.

Mitchell Forbes, a devastatingly hot workaholic who tends to stay in relationships for far too long, is the perfect subject for Julie's "research." But what Julie doesn't know is that Mitchell is looking to cut loose and that Julie, notorious for avoiding love, is exactly the type of no-strings fling he's looking for...

A romantic comedy perfect for fans of Julie James, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson

Broken: A Rouge Contemporary Romance

Lauren Layne

A girl with secrets, a guy with scars, and a love that could save them both . . . or destroy them.

When Olivia Middleton abandons the glamour of Park Avenue for a remote, coastal town in Maine to help an injured war veteran reenter society, everyone assumes she's being the kind do-gooder she's always been. But Olivia has a secret: this isn't about charity - it's about penance. Only, Olivia's client isn't the grateful elderly man she's expecting...

Paul Langdon will do anything to stay in self-imposed exile. But Paul doesn't count on his newest caretaker to be the beautiful twenty-two-year-old who makes him long for things that he can never have.

Now Paul and Olivia have to decide: will they help each other heal? Or are they forever broken?

A coming-of-age novel, perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover & Monica Murphy.

Biography

LAUREN LAYNE graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in political science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career in Seattle and Southern California, Layne moved to New York City, and back to Seattle where she now writes full-time. She lives with her husband and their plus-size pomeranian pooch.