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Book Review: To Sir, With Love by Lauren Layne

Gracie Cooper is a glass half-full person, choosing to see the best in every situation. When her father passes away just months after being diagnosed with cancer, she steps up to take over her family’s midtown Manhattan champagne shop. Quickly she learns the business is teetering too close on the edge of financial doom. What makes matters worse is a big corporation run by the arrogant, yet handsome, Sebastian Andrews is offering to buy her out. Gracie struggles with the realization that her father’s business may not survive, similar to the demise of her dream of pursuing a career in art. Feeling hopelessly overwhelmed, she confides in a man on a dating app where matches get to know each other through messages before exchanging names or photos. Slowly, she falls in love with this man known by the name Sir, a person she doesn’t realize she has already met.

This latest release by Lauren Layne is a modern take on the movie You’ve Got Mail. Layne has a talent for bringing fast-paced Manhattan romances to life through playful banter and swoon-worthy scenes. A slow-burn, clean romance, it’s smartly written with likeable characters and a fast-moving plot. If you’re a fan of feel-good romances with humor and fun, pick up a copy of To Sir, With Love.


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