Review: Layla Hagen’s Meant for You

“‘This is home for me. You are,’ he whispered.”

My first foray into Layla Hagan’s books was The Bennett Family Series. When she began The Connor Family series, I counted myself in. If they were anything like their cousins, I knew I would be hooked. And hooked I am.

The third book of her series, Meant for You, follows the second oldest brother of the Connor Family, Will. A police detective and owner of various rental properties, Will is not looking for love, but, one day, he meets Paige accidentally, and he’s smitten. Paige has just moved from Paris and is simply looking to reintegrate into a life she left behind years before. However, like Will, she finds herself attracted to his good looks, cocky attitude, and caring demeanor. Their story follows them through career changes and a quest for a romantic relationship.

Together, Will and Paige have chemistry galore. From their first meeting, we feel their attraction. Thankfully, it doesn’t take them long to acknowledge it and act upon it. This isn’t the type of angsty romance where you constantly worry about the H/h. You know fairly early on that they will be together. Yes, they have problems, namely Will’s job puts him at some risk and he has a tendency not to communicate well. However, Paige’s influence on him helps him with his challenges. Also, these two are hot in bed. They light the bedroom on fire.

I appreciate Hagen’s books because you feel as though you are wrapped in a comfy blanket of romantic fiction. There are so many romance stories wherein the H/h struggle or the entire relationship seems founded on sex that the minute they decide to marry as the reader you’re surprised. That isn’t Hagen. She takes her time developing the relationships of her characters. There is a bit of strife within the relationships, but they are typical of real life struggles, not fictional book dilemmas.

If you want to wrap yourself in a blanket of romance, then Layla Hagen’s book, Meant for You, is it.

Overall: 4 Stars

In love and romance,

Professor A


I teach students to write for college. I love to read writers who write romance. Why not review and promote the writing of people who love to write romance? Win-win for me

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