REVIEW : Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne

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…

“You’re it for me, Claire. But if you need time, I’ll wait as long as it takes.”


After reading Passion on Park Avenue I was eagerly awaiting book two of the series and Claire’s story. Love on Lexington Avenue was fantastic from start to finish.

Claire just turned 35 and she wants more than just a vanilla cupcake in her life. Scott is the contractor Claire hired to redo her brownstone. He is accomplished and hardworking and definitely has his own opinions when it comes to the renovations. Claire and Scott couldn’t be more different from each other, but I loved their relationship so much. Their chemistry and banter were great throughout.

The thing I loved most about this story is the friendship between Claire, Naomi and Audrey. I loved it from the start, but I felt in this book there was more of it and more time to really see the bond they formed.

Love on Lexington Avenue is a sweet, romantic and a fun read.


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