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

Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1)

A sexy agent hounds Wall Street’s hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times bestselling author 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-sm...

Details Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1)

TitleHot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1)
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Hot Asset (21 Wall Street, #1)

  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    Off the bat we meet, Ian Bradley, that kindly admits he is a Wall Street Dickhead, financial director, manwhore, sexy as heck man that no one can resist and all his women always want more than his two screw rule. Until he meets his match in the company lounge... Lara McKenzie. Killer body, beautiful, strong, and she kindly declines Ian’s offer of drinks, tells him straight up she’s not interested. The challenge is accepted. Now more than ever...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    REVIEW TO COME 4 Stars!(ARC provided by Montlake Romance)
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    3,5- 4 stars It was a long time I read a book from Lauren Layne and when I read the synopsis for this one I start it immediately!I loved Hot Asset especially the beginning!If you like slow burn in your books then this is definitely what you need!!I like the banter between Ian and Lara!There were moments they frustrate me in a good way!Ian and Lara are total opposites and at the beginning I couldn't imagine them together!As the story continues I ...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    Even Prince Charming needs to move with the times…Oh, how the times have changed. Gone are the days where Prince Charming rides in on his steed and saves the day. We don’t want our heroes to take over and make everything alright. We don’t need him to throw money at a problem to make it disappear. He doesn’t need to protect the damsel. He doesn’t have to rule the world to show us he’s in control. Now, Prince Charming needs help us fix ...
  • Carol
    4 stars.There is just something about the Lauren Layne brand of lighthearted romance that I fall for every time, she can even make Ian our aspiring hero and previous manwhore appear adorable. I love this woman's writing. You can sign me up anytime for a book written by her.This was also such a great start to her new series featuring the "Wolfes of Wall Street". As well as Ian and Lara's story we are introduced to Matt and Kennedy who will each be...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    review to come closer to release dayFor more of my reviews:My Blog: Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog
  • Dísir
    Schmooze, you lose. ‘Hot Asset’ has all of the trademark Lauren Layne hallmarks in it: the sharp banter (though there’s an edge here as it starts out hostile), the reformed manwhore by the end of the story and a brewing conflict that one can see coming miles away. Layne’s character voices are distinct, along with a solid introduction to secondary characters who will get their own books, as Ian/Lara’s own tale moves along at a brisk but ...
  • Dali
    Lauren Layne launches the 21 Wall Street series with the story of attractive and successful investment broker Ian Brady, and the determined SEC agent tasked to investigate him. Ian isn’t deterred when he learns the true identity of the only woman who doesn’t instantly swoon over his good looks and natural magnetism and he’s certain of two things. One, he’s never taken a shortcut to reach his goals and achieve success. Two, he always gets...
  • Hollis
    All I can say is yikes. I'm starting to notice a trend where I either love or seriously dislike my Layne reads. Once again we have a hate-to-love that was.. not compelling and was trying to sell the reader on an 'instantly overwhelmed by chemical reactions and cannot do my job/suddenly isn't a manwhore and wants to be in a serious relationship' vibe. And it didn't work (for me).I already forgot his name Ian is totally unlikeable despite the fact ...
  • Ari
    *3.5 Stars!* RTC.
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    I LOVED THIS BOOK.Everything from the brilliant storyline to the slow burning dynamic to the sharp, witty banter between this wholly captivating ensemble of characters was TOP NOTCH. I love an office romance but this enemies to lovers twist on the trope was ADDICTIVE. Yes, I know what you're thinking. We've read SEVERAL enemies to lovers office romances before. But this one is so different. This isn't the cliche romance of two career driven rival...
  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    Hot Asset is the first book in Lauren Layne’s new series set among Wall Street’s elite, and what a promising start it is.Ian is a successful investment broker who worked hard and now has it all: money, good looks, power, and his pick of women. Lara is an investigator for the Securities and Exchange Commission. Her job is to determine if Ian is guilty of insider training.Lara is far beyond the stereotypical dogged investigator out to get the h...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    Ian is 32 years old. He and his two best buddies are very rich & successful brokers at a NYC firm.He's had to work hard for every single thing he has. He didn't grow up with a silver spoon - he was a foster kid - going from one home to the next.But now he's living the life. .... until she shows up. Lara. She's the SEC agent sent to investigate him ... Insider trading? He would never do that. He worked too hard for everything to lose it with stupi...
  • Melanie
    Hot Asset features an incredibly sexy romance with a hero who fought his way to the top and the heroine determined to bring him down.Ian Bradley is a man who has it all with a seven-figure salary and a corner office in his position at one of Wall Street’s top investment firms. He’s as in demand off the trading floor as he is on it and never sleeps with the same woman twice. Ian believes he’s untouchable, so it comes as a great shock to him ...
  • Vini
    I really enjoyed reading Hot Asset. I had fun reading it. This one is funny, hot and awesome. I can't wait to read next one.ARC received in exchange of an honest review
  • taveena kade
    ***4.5 stars***I when I saw this was by Lauren Layne, I knew I had to have it as there haven’t been many of her books that that I didn't like, and this one is no different. Ian Bradley: 32 years old, self-proclaimed Wall Street dickhead, and a total manwhore. Women want him and men want to be him. Lara McKenzie: long legs, killer body, loyal, and immune to Ian’s charms.When Lara and Ian first meet, Ian doesn’t know he’s being looked into ...
  • Brianna
    At first the reader meets Ian Bradley - self-proclaimed douchebag. He works on Wall Street, makes seven-figures a year and never sleeps with the same woman twice because he doesn't have to. Then the reader meets Lara McKenzie - the woman investigating Mr. Bradley for insider trading. Ian is as cocky as he is hot! However, Lara doesn't fall for his typical witty banter because she believes in catching the criminal. Is Ian that criminal? Can they k...
  • nick
    Always a blast reading a new LL book! I can't wait to read more from this series!RTC
  • Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)
    ARC received thanks to publisher & Netgalley.
  • Alison
    Four and a half, hopelessly devoted to you, stars.In this delightful romance Lauren Layne returns to her New York roots with all of her old style and panache.Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara MacKenzie is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case—the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider tr...
  • Haley
    **Disclaimer: I received an eARC of Hot Asset from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**I wasn’t expecting much from this book. The summary was enough to get me interested and even the first few pages were entertaining enough. It was then I realized I had read the entire thing without even looking up. This book was smart, funny and the perfect amount of sexy. I think these types of novels have come a long way, and the ...
  • eatbookseatworlds
    Ian and Lara don't meet in the most promising of ways; he's a Wall Street hotshot and she's an SEC investigator whose target is none other than Ian. But over the course of her investigation they fall in love and realize that even though they couldn't seem more wrong for each other on paper, in reality they couldn't be more right.So this has all of Layne's usual sparkly banter, gorgeous 20/30-something uber-successful white upper middle-class char...
  • Kim Vanravenswaay
    Ian is way more patient then I would have been while being investigated for something he didn't do. And Lara is way to good at her job. She turns over every leaf to make sure there are no secrets. The way they dance around each other was great.
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    Sexy and smart Wall Street hotshot in a forbidden romance with the SEC agent investigating him for insider trading? Completely irresistible premise, and there was no question I wanted my grabby hands on this book! What I found within was a solid start to this fun new series. Oh, and some delicious literary suit porn, of course.Smartly written and full of the sort of snappy banter I've come to love about this author, it was so easy to fall into Ia...
  • Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
    NO SPOILERS!Hot Asset was a unique, sexy, fun, and entertaining standalone contemporary romance, and I absolutely loved it! The storyline and characters were amazing, and I loved Lauren Layne's writing style. This was actually my first book from this author, and it definitely won't be the last. I loved everything about Hot Asset from beginning to end, and I can't wait to read the rest of the 21 Wall Street series!Ian Bradley and Lara McKenzie wer...
  • Booknerdingout
    Fun, flirty read that I devoured in one sitting!This was my first book by Lauren Layne and I'm OBSESSED ! Ian and Lara are an unlikely pair. In fact, they're total opposites. They probably would've never crossed paths had it not been for Lara investigating Ian. Their first encounter was a classic one! The author nailed their character chemistry! Their banter and inner dialogue had me smiling and laughing throughout the entire book! And boy was th...
  • Stephanie
    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.Lauren Layne has become one of my favorite Romance authors and I enjoyed Hot Asset just as much as I expected to.I thought the insider trading plotline was interesting. I don’t think I’ve read a Romance with that particular angle before so it was something a little fresh, even though the rest of the plot played out very standard Romance. I would’ve liked just a litt...