I've waxed poetic about Lauren Layne before, mostly her Central Park Pact series so when I got the chance to read her latest book, "Yours in Scandal" before it hit shelves a few weeks ago, I was ecstatic.

When you look into it, Lauren Layne has written a ton of books. I mean, this year alone she will publish at least 3 novels which is more than other authors from what I can see.

"Yours in Scandal" is the first in Layne's new series "Man of the Year". Her second book in the series is going to come later this year which is super exciting.

Publisher's Summary

A political golden boy and the woman of his dreams take the risk of their lives in a sexy romantic comedy of strange bedfellows and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.
Fresh off being named Citizen magazine’s Man of the Year, New York City’s youngest mayor, Robert Davenport, decides it’s time to strategize. Next move: a bid for the governor’s seat. In his way: an incumbent with a flawless reputation. He also has an Achilles’ heel: an estranged wild-child daughter with a past so scandalous it could be Robert’s ticket to victory. And a charm so irresistible it could be Robert’s downfall.
Rebellion is a thing of the past for Adeline Blake. As New York’s premier event planner, she’s all about reform and respectability. Then she’s approached by Robert to organize the party of the season. Curious, considering he’s her father’s most formidable opponent. And alarming, too. Because Addie can’t help but fall for the righteously popular candidate with the movie-star smile.
Now it’s Robert’s choice. Does he pursue a future that holds his legacy? Or the woman who holds his heart?

My Thoughts

Let me start off by saying that I loved this book! It was the quintessential 'lying to get what I want' story when Robert hires Adeline Blake to be his event planner. His team wants him to be governor and this is one way to do it. 

Of course, you can guess, that Robert and Addie soon fall for each other and all hell breaks loose. It definitely doesn't happen as quickly as you would assume, and at times you think it's not going to happen at all but it's really exciting.

The dynamic between Robert and Adeline is unlike anything I've ever read before. It was hot, heavy, and intense! Their relationship, both friendly and romantic was very real. It didn't feel like I was reading a book, it felt like I was reading about a real relationship. 

I also loved the politics part of it. It was obviously on a much smaller scale but the idea of reading about the Mayor of NYC and having him be hot & young was super cool. 

The novel wasn't totally out of touch -- everything that happened could actually happen but with a little touch of something else. I thought those elements made it a really good read.

I flew through this book within a few days. It kept my attention, wasn't too cheesy and the ending made me so happy. The book, in general, made me happy so I think it's probably the perfect book for these times right now. If you need something light-hearted but with a bit of intensity, 

Yours in Scandal had a little bit of everything: romance, politics, friendships, and obviously lots of scandals. 


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