Hard Sell by Lauren Layne

HSPages: 247

Goodreads Rating: 4.11 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: September 4th 2018

Publisher: Montlake Romance


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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.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

Thank you Montlake Romance for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Our next couple in the 21 Wall Street series are Matt Cannon and Sabrina Cross. We’ve seen these two in the previous book and they intrigued me ever since. I knew their chemistry will be explosive and it’s no surprise I’ll enjoy this… A LOT.

Hard Sell is a frenemies-to-lovers book and the youngest broker of Wall Street is in trouble. Matt’s reputation is tainted after a bachelor party in Las Vegas and headlining on newspapers. His clients are wary which caught his bosses’ attention. To fix his troubles, he asked his frenemy, Sabrina, to be his fake girlfriend and convince his clients he’s a committed man. However, they had a deal wherein their arrangement is professional: No hookups and no falling in love with each other.

*Sighs* I’m enticed on Matt and Sabrina’s relationship. They’re so compatible and I can’t help swooning. They may be cynical with each other but their chemistry? FIREWORKS. I love their constant bickering and sexual tension. Both of them have problematic parents making them commitment-phobe and in spite of their issues both characters are independent, career driven and strong-willed.

It’s only Sabrina who can put up with Matt and remorseless call him out. She got the sass and toughness I love in a heroine. She helps everyone but fears falling in love with Matt because it might be unrequited. I’m sorry Ian but Matt dethrones you as my favorite hero in the series. I love him and the only thing I dislike is when he took time for him to profess his love for Sabrina. Just a minor setback. The ending almost tear me up when he redeemed himself.

I’ll definitely read more Lauren Layne’s books. I’m starting to love her novels and I can’t wait for the final book because it’s about Kate and Kennedy. I’m betting it’ll give me lots of feels.



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