Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne

A sexy agent hounds Wall Street’s hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.
Hot Asset – Lauren Layne


Hot Asset – Lauren Layne


Hot Asset

by Lauren Layne

(21 Wall Street Series)

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 266 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2018

Hot Asset – Lauren Layne


Hot Asset – Lauren Layne


Lauren Layne is famous for her lighthearted romances that excel with witty banter, sexy scenes and always a happy ending. Ever sine reading the blurb I couldn’t wait to read Hot Asset.

I really loved the premise. The hot shot trader at Wall Street and the SEC investigator. Te synopsis promised a good amount of sexual and professional tension between the couple and I was definitely signing up for that.

Hot Asset is the first book in a new series, and it already introduced the reader to a group of friends including possible pairings that leave me wanting to read their stories ASAP. And for a first book it did a fabulous job in describing the dynamic and energy between the characters – lots of sexual tension already broiling.

All in all, this book had many things in its favor, except at the end of it all it fell a bit flat for me.

I expected a more detailed investigation, maybe even Lara and Ian working together but that was just not the case. The actual investigation was just background noise. The investigation definitely was partly responsible for a good amount of tension between Ian and Lara, including the bad timing of their relationship in regards to the investigation. It’s just not smart business for the investigator to get involved with the party that is being investigated. Nevertheless Ian and Lara made it work, but the story wasn’t as great as it could have been. The back and forth between the main couple because of the investigation was quickly  getting old, and most of all I was missing the investigative part of the story. It could have made the story much more interesting.

But besides that, I LOVED the characters. The entire group sounded fabulous. Ian’s friends sounded genuine and likable, and the book promises interesting pairings in the future.

Like I said the story sounded really great, I just had the wrong expectations.

If you love a lighthearted romance and an easy read, this is the book for you. Fans of Lauren Layne won’t be disappointed, I’m sure of it, I just expected more.


Hot Asset – Lauren Layne


Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he’s met his match in Lara McKenzie—a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees.

An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case—the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading—could make her career. She knows a scoundrel when she sees one. Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger.

She’ll do anything to prove he’s guilty. He’ll do anything to prove he’s not. But it’s only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now, taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. It’s become a pleasure—and there’s more at risk than she ever dreamed.

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A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in 2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she’s written over two dozen books, many of which have hit the USA TODAY, New York Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.

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Hot Asset – Lauren Layne

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One thought on “Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne

  1. This Cover is Gorgeous & Hot!!! The Eyes draw you in so much to make you want to know more about this Book. This Book sounds Extremely Captivating, Mysterious, Exciting & Intriguing. It sounds like it’s going to be one of those Book’s you just can’t put down till the end. I Love Reading Books with Alpha Makes they are truly Exciting & Sexy!!!

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