Layers by Sigal Ehrlich
Paperback, 299 pages
Published October 10th 2013
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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 accidently 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-absorbed, 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…
I was thinking I'd be tired the night I started this story and I'd get a chapter or two in. Three hours later my husband threatened to take my Kindle away if I didn't go to bed. The story of Hayley Grace and Daniel Stark is classic, rich and handsome man, meets simpler, charming girl. Neither is looking for a relationship, or love, yet end up mixed in their emotions.
I'm big on tit for tat banter between characters and this book did not fail. Hayley and Daniel, then Hayley and her best friends, Ian and Natasha. They all had very believable chemistry, and I found myself re-reading certain lines to laugh again. Hayley was a very likeable female lead with no real whining or complaining on her end. Ms. Ehrlich did a great job giving particular descriptions of Daniels features; not just, he was hot.
Only flaws were both kind of my own doing. I saw something big happening with a main character and the whole time I was yelling at them to just shut up (you'll see). The other was more a personal reason in that their is a section having to do with a deployed soldier, which I sort of needed to stop reading for a bit, due to my husband being in the military. Enjoyed this TONS, and can't wait to read Part II (not a stand alone).
Favorite Line: "In the comfort of my room, in front of god, myself, and my immaculate collection of shoes, I declare tonight the swan song of my sordid lifestyle." -Hayley Grace