Seducing Lauren (Under the Big Sky #2) by Kristen Proby
Publication Date: August 19th 2014 by Pocket Books
About the book:
SEDUCING LAUREN Synopsis: In the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series from this NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle series, life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love. Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy?
I’ve been looking forward to Seducing Lauren since I read the teaser at the end of Loving Cara, and it did not disappoint.
Lauren is having troubles from her crappy ex-husband. She thought he married her for love and then found out it was always about the money. Her generous divorce settlement isn’t enough and he’s now after her trust fund. His demands become ugly when he shows up and threatens Lauren, and this is where Ty comes in. Ty Sullivan is one of the attorneys at the firm that represents Lauren and when he catches wind of the trouble Lauren is facing, he steps in to help and protect her. Ty’s had his eye on Lauren for a while, but he wanted to give her time and space to get over her marriage first.
Ty was a great hero, stepping in when Lauren needed support and protection. He was such a thoughtful man and sensitive to Lauren’s plight because he grew up seeing his mother and sister mistreated by his father. Seeing her bullied brings out all his protective instincts.
During the time they were separated Lauren wrote a wildly famous romance trilogy, à la Fifty Shades that are being made into movies, but she did so under a pen name to keep it secret from her ex-husband knowing he’d be after that money as well. As a reader, I knew it was a matter of when not if he found out so I was anxious over the looming threat this discovery presented. Lauren’s ex was a complete jerk, and a dangerous one.
The romance was hot and steamy, maybe a little fast, but they did know each other for years. I loved how devoted and protective Ty was to Lauren. Lauren was a sweet and strong woman who didn’t back down and cower when her ex tried to mess with her. She totally deserved having Ty after her disaster of a marriage.
I enjoyed Seducing Lauren even more so than Loving Cara, and I look forward to the next in the series.