“Fans of The Devil Wears Prada will flip over Love on Lexington Avenue.” —Karen Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne comes the second delightfully charming installment in the Central Park Pact series, following a young widow whose newfound cynicism about love is challenged by a sexy, rough-around-the-edges contractor.
There are no good men left in New York City. At least that’s Claire Hayes’s conviction after finding out her late husband was not the man she thought he was. Determined to rid her home of anything that reminds her of her cheating husband, Claire sets out to redesign her boring, beige Upper East Side brownstone and make it something all her own. But what starts out as a simple renovation becomes a lot more complicated when she meets her bad-tempered contractor Scott Turner.
Scott bluntly makes it known to Claire that he only took on her house for a change of pace from the corporate offices and swanky hotels he’s been building lately, and he doesn’t hesitate to add that he has no patience for a pampered, damaged princess with a penchant for pink. But when long workdays turn into even longer nights, their mutual wariness morphs into something more complicated—a grudging respect, and maybe even attraction...
Filled with laugh-out-loud scenes that blend perfectly with the touching friendships Layne brings to life on the page, this “hugely entertaining” (USA TODAY) novel is perfect for fans of Lauren Weisberger.
Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than three dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, The Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City.
"Narrators Tim Paige and Virginia Rose pair perfectly for the romantic second installment of the Central Park Pact. Claire, a young widow, is determined to get out of her rut, beginning with the redesign of her home. Enter Scott, a contractor whose heart has been hardened by a cheating ex, cynicism Claire can relate to. Tensions rise, but soon the pair's wariness turns to respect—and possibly more? Rose creates a 'Sex and the City' dynamic for Claire's girlfriends—Naomi, with her sultry voice, and the younger Audrey, with her higher pitch and sweet tone. Claire is steady in speech and subtle with her emotions. Paige excels as gruff but charismatic Scott, whose silences are telling, as are his enthusiastic conversations with his dog."