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Love on Lexington Lane was a book that I was highly anticipating this year, but it really turned into a disappointing read. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting this book to be Chick Lit. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am okay with Chick Lit, it’s just not my cup of tea. At all. I guess this may be why I couldn’t get into Passion on Park Avenue.
I really love the premise for Love on Lexington Avenue. This is the second book in the Central Park Pact series and features newly widowed Claire Hayes. It has been about a year since her cheating husband passed away and she is now ready to renovate her brownstone. Enter the hero, Scott who is her new contractor and sparks fly!
While the story revolved around the romance between Claire and Scot, it really focused on Claire’s journey of letting go and accepting and embracing herself. She really lost her identity when she was married to her husband and she still can’t let go. While I like that part, I was really disappointed by the whole vibe. YES, it is Chick Lit and YES, it is fade to black and I was not expecting that at all.
I really enjoyed Lauren Layne’s Wall Street Series. In fact, Hot Asset made my top read last year! Love on Lexington Avenue was not what I expected, and I really felt so disappointed.
I will say that my disappointment stemmed from the fact that the sexytimes was fade to black! And mostly, it’s because I just did not expect it. Especially since there was some sexual innuendo between Naomi and Oliver that the girls were talking about in one of the scenes.
Claire and Scot’s romance and chemistry was spot on, but I really needed more development. Love on Lexington Avenue was really charming and sweet, but it really left me wanting more.
I have to say that I love the dog named Bob! She is a female dog but she’s named Bob and she immediately endeared herself to me! I also love Claire’s relationship with Bob! I also love the camaraderie and relationship between Naomi, Claire, and Audrey! Their friendship really is the best thing in this book!
Love on Lexington Avenue was really well written and it still has the signature Lauren Layne wit and banter, but I just felt that it needed more.
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I couldn’t get into Passion on Park Avenue and I did not mark it as read or DNF it.
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