If you have followed my love for Lauren Layne books then you will know how much I absolutely adore the Stiletto/Oxford series. If you, yourself have read these books then you will relate to how anticipated Lincoln’s story was.
The outcome? Lincoln’s story was every bit worth the year long wait. The story was catchy, the banter funny and yet the premise was deep and filled with so much sorrow. This book made me laugh out loud and blink back tears. I LOVED every single minute of it.
Lincoln is so adept at hiding his pain and you actually become impatient to find out the source of his agony. And when you do… WOW. No matter what scenarios I put together in my head for what could be Lincoln’s backstory, nothing prepared me for the truth. The end of part 1 of the book was poignant and painful – his grief was physically tangible. My poor heart couldn’t take it.
And then there’s Daisy who is every bit the Southern darling. She’s light and fun, feisty yet ever so (subtley) vulnerable. She too has endured pain in her past and yet she wears it as a badge of honour for what she has overcome.
Their love is one that grows slowly and over time, each healing the other in ways that neither anticipated.
The only thing I could fault is that I felt their first coming together was rushed when the anticipation was built up throughout the book. But still, it doesn’t detract from the story.
If you love a poignant read with a HEA then you need to get this book NOW!!
Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.
After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.