*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
Title: Hard Sell (21 Wall Street #2)
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
He’s a Wall Street wolf. She’s been hired to tame him. From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne comes a wildly sexy novel of business and pleasure.
Twenty-eight and filthy rich, Matt Cannon is the youngest broker on Wall Street. He may be a “boy wonder,” but he’s every inch a man. Ask any woman—any night. But when Matt’s latest fling makes scandalous headlines, his clients get anxious, and his bosses at Wolfe Investments level an ultimatum: keep his assets zipped, get a “real” girlfriend, and clean up his act. Only one woman can help Matt with something this hard.
For PR genius Sabrina Cross, the best fixer in Manhattan, playing Matt’s steady is going to be a challenge, even if it’s just for show. They already have an explosive history, she can’t stand the cocky party boy, and worse—she can’t stop thinking about him. So who’ll dare to break her “no touching” rule first? Because when that happens, Matt and Sabrina’s game of let’s pretend will get so hot it could set both their reputations on fire.
Review: Ooooooh baby! This romance was total fire and I am now an official fan of Lauren Layne. Hard Sell has all my favourite romance tropes rolled into one and it’s impossible not to fall for Matt and Sabrina’s story. Everything was there from the sexual tension to the undeniable chemistry and the slow burn romance. I love a good enemies-to-lovers romance and this is going down as one of my new favourites!
Matt Cannon is one of the best brokers in New York, but he has one major flaw: he can’t keep it in his pants. When his personal life affects his professional one in a major way, he is given an ultimatum: find another job or find a girlfriend. The problem is, he’s not the commitment type. He knows that only one girl can handle a fake relationship without wanting more: Sabrina Cross. The only problem is that they hate each other.
Sabrina Cross is the best fixer around. She deals with everyone’s problems and is a master of PR. When Matt comes knocking, she already knows that he wants to hire her. But the only problem is that he doesn’t want her to find him a girlfriend, he wants her.
The only thing they can agree on is that it’s a recipe for disaster and their proximity to each other is basically a ticking time bomb. The only rules? No sex and no falling for each other. But as they spend more time together and start to open up about their pasts, they realize that they might not hate each other that much after all.
If I had to describe this book, I would say it’s How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days meets Scandal. This book is steamy and filled with rage-fuelled lust in all the right places. It also has a great cast of characters and I was definitely smiling a lot while reading. I’m definitely still swooning over Matt and Sabrina and I need more!