According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.
When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…
That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.
Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidentally steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.
Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.
In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorb, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.
Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…
This book was an ARC provided to me for free in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and comments are my own.
I’m still coming off of my Layers high as I write this! I read this and thought, Wow, a female “player”…this is going to be interesting and it certainly lived up to my expectations. Layers is sexy, sassy and utterly addictive. It is an erotica/romance…let’s just say this falls into my Fifty Shades-ish files which for some can be a bad thing, but for me is a great thing! The one thing I did find funny is the authors writing style is very European in nature and at times I didn’t feel as though the story did take place in California. Her style is similar to many UK writes which I personally enjoy. This in no way takes away from the story. I found a lot of the language endearing.
First of all the fact that the female protagonist has a sordid past with a bunch of notches on HER bedpost made me enjoy this read even more. The author broached a complex subject where men and women are seen differently for their “conquests,” yet she did it in a way that made Hayley seem untouchable…until Daniel comes along. This isn’t your typical read there is no man chasing a virgin. This book elicits a carnal yearning; an undeniable attraction coupled with a deeper connection that made me love both Hayley and Daniel and all their crazy. It also goes to show both men and women can have pasts that aren’t so different and the author was very free of judgment when it came to Hayley taking on the “player” role.
Daniel Stark is a bit of a mystery. He’s got a short temper and an even shorter list of people he trusts. With few friends and a company to run his first encounter with Hayley is pretty humorous. I laughed quite a few times while reading this book, but was as perplexed by the state of his emotions throughout this read. He’s got some pretty wild mood swings surprisingly Hayley was usually the person who helped him relax. Daniel seems a bit bi-polarish yet I absolutely adore him.
This is a MUST read for Erotica/Contemporary Romance/Adult Fiction fans. Let’s just say I was up until 4am and devoured this book in one sitting. I desperately searched for more pages, sigh I am in need of more Daniel and Hayley…Luckily Inner Core will be released soon and we won’t have to wait much longer for their story to continue.
By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she had the luck to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.
Not exactly sure where they will end up next…
When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan. With a great believe in “don’t wait for things to happen – make them happen,” she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.
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