Cori’s Pick: Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne
I’ve been reading some more ‘literary’ fiction lately and was feeling like I needed to change it up a bit. I picked up this book without realizing it was the second book of The Central Park Pact Series, so I read the series out of order. (Don’t fret if this happens to you – I didn’t feel like I missed out having not read them in order.) I chose the second book in the series to review here because it was my favorite of the three. The entire series was light, and funny, and romantic – the perfect beach read…or in this case, living room read. Sigh.
Love on Lexington Avenue focuses on Claire Hayes, a young widow who has next-level cynicism about love, and for good reason. In her efforts to move on, Claire has planned a massive renovation of the Upper East Side brownstone that she wants to make her own. Enter Scott Turner. Scott is the flannel-wearing, bad-tempered contractor that has made it clear that he is doing this reno for a change of pace from the international corporate jobs he normally does which means he will be hopping on a plane, and soon. Everything that happens in between is total chick-lit and fairly expected (there are some surprises!), but I just loved it. It was entertaining and hysterical and exactly the escape I needed from this Coronavirus life we’re living right now.