In the second installment of The Central Park Pact, Claire Hayes, whose husband died while cheating on her with at least two other women, who have since become her best friends, is ready to find not love, but “companionship”.
Claire takes a hard look at herself and her life and decides she is a “vanilla”, someone who is very boring and extremely predictable. She is not one to take many chances. She decides she want to be more like a “strawberry lemonade”, someone who sparkles and is unpredictable and a little looser.
Then she decides her Upper Eastside apartment needs a redo to wash away the memories of her late husband and there will be no dull or boring colors…all pinks! Enter Scott Turner a very handsome highly acclaimed contractor and his dog Bob, (who is a girl).
Although they try to work amicably, Scott cannot wrap his head around Claire’s eccentric renovation ideas. And as they begin to clash, sparks begin to fly just as Claire decides it’s time for her to step back into the dating world and experiment with one night stands, something which Scott is not exactly pleased about. But he doesn’t understand why.
Will Claire be able to change her boring ways? Will Scott be able to incorporate Claire’s pink themed demands? Will they be able to come to some sort of compromise? What about those sparks! And…what about Bob?
Although Love on Lexington Avenue is the second in the series, and I have not read the first book, Layne nicely recaps the basics of the first book in the first few pages and catching up and understanding was easy.
The story is quite cute and funny and it kept me interested and highly entertained. I hope there is another installment.
Thank you to #NetGalley #GalleryBooks #LoveonLexingtonAvenue #LaurenLayne for the free advanced copy. The book will be out on September 17.