Release Blitz + Review – Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1) by Lauren Layne


A sexy agent hounds Wall Street’s hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.

Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he’s met his match in Lara McKenzie—a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees.

An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case—the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading—could make her career. She knows a scoundrel when she sees one. Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger.

She’ll do anything to prove he’s guilty. He’ll do anything to prove he’s not. But it’s only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now, taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. It’s become a pleasure—and there’s more at risk than she ever dreamed.

“[A] playful romance…Layne populates her world of high-stakes finance with charismatic characters, and the fast-paced story works well with the simmering sexual tension between the leads…It’s easy to root for this couple.” Publishers Weekly

“Layne can always be counted on to create an engaging, steamy, and thoroughly rewarding reading experience.” —RT Book Reviews

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Hot Asset was a unique, sexy, fun, and entertaining standalone contemporary romance, and I absolutely loved it! The storyline and characters were amazing, and I loved Lauren Layne’s writing style. This was actually my first book from this author, and it definitely won’t be the last. I loved everything about Hot Asset from beginning to end, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the 21 Wall Street series!

   Ian Bradley and Lara McKenzie were amazing, and I loved them and their story so much. I loved their personalities and red-hot chemistry together, and how their relationship progressed throughout. I loved reading the book from both Ian and Lara’s POV, and all of their banter and interactions with each other. Going into this book, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I’ve never read a story that directly involved Wall Street and the SEC investigating an investment broker for insider trading before, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I’m not completely up to date with the ins and outs of the financial world, but I thought Lauren Layne did an excellent job with every aspect of Hot Asset. She had me hooked from start to finish, and I truly loved every moment of Ian and Lara’s journey. The ending was perfect and even better than I hoped it would be.

   The secondary characters, namely Ian’s close friends and coworkers, were amazing as well, and I absolutely loved their addition to the story. They added plenty of humor and entertainment, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more about them in the rest of the 21 Wall Street series!

   Hot Asset was a unique, sexy, and intriguing standalone contemporary romance, and I would highly recommend it! Lauren Layne did a phenomenal job with this book, and I was very happy with the outcome to Ian and Lara’s story. Lauren Layne is a new author to me, but I can already tell that she is going to be a favorite. Hot Asset was a phenomenal start to the 21 Wall Street series, and I can’t wait to read more!

ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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About Lauren Layne

Lauren LayneLauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than two dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies, in eight languages. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers WeeklyGlamourThe Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City.


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