**Leavittinlove 5 star review**
❤ ❤ Valentina ❤ Carter ❤ ❤
What a terrifically swoon-y, slow burning, as real as it gets romance! I’m a huge sucker for children being involved, fragile little hearts and all. I wont lie I read the opening few pages and thought, “is this the right book?” there aren’t any single dad hotties in the Carter family. Low and behold, we find out our hero Carter, is the guardian of his sisters children.
If you’ve been following along with the Carter family, Valentina is the “mom” of the family. Having assumed this responsibility after their parents passing, she did much of the raising- along with her twin- of their younger siblings. So she is no stranger to Carters, challenges in making the right decisions for his nieces and their well being…while also being the cool uncle. Valentina, also runs a successful cosmetics/fragrance company- which is something she was able to do once her siblings were grown.
Val & Carter meet in the coffee shop across the street from their businesses (his law firm, her fragrance company) and there stolen moments in the coffee shop are some of my absolute favorites throughout the novel. Cater was respectful of Val’s work schedule and time, and the ways he would sneak her texts, or food, coffees, or pop in were so adorable. They faced very real challenges with work schedules, family time, etc- but we were still gifted with some sexy times 🙂
The book really took a turn for me when Carter comes to Val’s saving grace during her lawsuit. I knew then what was coming, and I fell for him even further. This is a story you want to pick up ASAP whether you’ve read the rest of the family or not- not required but a definite bonus!! I have a sneaky feeling Jace is going to be in for it and I can. NOT. wait!!!
Five, heighten your senses in the dark STARS!!
The next book in Layla Hagen’s Connor Family series, ONLY WITH YOU, is available today! Be sure to pick up your copy now and fall in love with Val and Carter!
About ONLY WITH YOU
Carter Sloane is famous for one thing: winning cases. He’s sharp, astute, and always gets his way. In his private life, he’s constantly fumbling his way around when it comes to raising his two nieces.
When he moves into a new office, he just can’t take his eyes off the fiercely independent woman across the street. He’d love to touch and kiss that irresistible body.
Valentina “Val” Connor is proud of her booming fragrance company. If only she were half as successful in her love life… Between trusting the wrong men and sheer bad luck, Val is convinced she’ll never find the one.
However, the sexy lawyer in the neighborhood with his sophisticated charm and sex-appeal is hell bent on proving to her that she’s wrong. Val’s senses warn her to stay away from men like him-even if her body is begging her to cave.
But when she finds out about Carter’s nieces, she steps in to help, doting on them with love and care. She can’t believe that the same man who is usually in control is completely in over his head with the girls.
But as Val and Carter grow closer, one thing is clear to him: He’d move mountains to make her happy, but with Val’s career soaring, how can he ask her to commit to the chaos of his life?
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About Layla Hagen
Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.
She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)