Goodreads Rating: 4.28 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: October 6, 2015
Meet the men of Oxford magazine! In the first captivating spin-off of Lauren Layne’s Sex, Love & Stiletto series, a not-so-friendly battle of the sexes turns into a scorching office romance.
Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes—and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can’t take his eyes off her.
Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she’s learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope’s resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they’re just fooling around—or starting something real.
Thank you NetGalley and Loveswept for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Review also posted on Goodreads
This is my first Lauren Layne book and one thing is for sure. I’m gonna read more of her novels. Irresistibly Yours is a romantic, hilarious and a sexy read. I really enjoy Cole Sharpe and Penelope Pope’s banters and sweet moments and as well as their enthusiasm for sports. gaah! these two are just adorable.
Cole Sharpe is a freelance editor at Oxford magazine. His aim is to become a sports editor for the magazine. However, he has a competition and he is intrigued by this mysterious person. The exciting part is, that person is a woman and he is attracted to her. Despite of it, he isn’t going to back down for the job he wants.
Just like Cole, Penelope Pope is a competent sports editor. No doubt Sharpe will definitely have a hard time because this woman is indeed impressive. She is attracted to Cole but she wants to maintain a working relationship with him as much as possible, afraid that she will be taken advantage again. (just like what happened on her previous relationship.)
Despite the rivalry, I love how these two maintain professionalism. It might be a little awkward when you’re friends w/ your rival, at least they don’t sabotage each other at work. They maturely discuss, give suggestions and weigh their options to have the best outcome. I admire dedication and passion for sports.
As for the chemistry, goodness me. The romance is really entertaining and hot.Cole is sexy and gentleman while Penelope is simple and a little boyish. I like these two. They have indeed great character developments as they deal on their own issues.
If you are looking for a light romance novel, definitely try this one.