You're The OneLayla Hagen

You're The One

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You're The One by Layla Hagen Book Summary

To everyone else, Hunter Caldwell is the most powerful man in New York. But to me? Hunter is just my best friend… my sinfully attractive best friend. When he needs my help, I instantly say yes.

It all starts as pretend…

Our first kiss is unexpected—but it still makes my skin sizzle, my knees go weak. The next one is in front of his tight-knit family. We have to be convincing. But it's so wicked hot, it almost fools me too.

On our first night together, he tells me that I have to keep us both in check, because he doesn't know how. Our second night is sexy as hell.

How am I supposed to keep the lines between real and pretend from blurring?

You're The One (Layla Hagen) Book Reviews

Best Friends to Lovers RomanceOnce again Layla Hagen has delivered an incredible sizzling romantic story in You're The One. You're The One is the first book in her new Very Irresistible Bachelors series and I could not put it down. Once again she has introduced us to amazing characters, that I immediately fell in love with, flaws and all. You're The One takes place in New York, so it's a change from her usual San Francisco. I always love how she describes all the places where her characters roam. You're The One is a wonderful friends to lovers story, of BFFs Josie Gallagher and Hunter Caldwell. Josie and Hunter have been best friends since the two met fifteen years ago at a private high school in NY as scholarship students. Both having achieved the dreams that they imagined, they are still best friends and will do anything for each other. Hunter's visa renewal is denied, and he and Josie come up with a solution, to get married and then Hunter can apply for his green card. Once he got his green card, they would wait for a couple of years and then divorce. Just like all best plans theirs went awry when Hunter's and Josie's feelings for each other changed from friendship to something more. An immigration officer is investing their marriage as a "sham wedding", especially since Josie did not take Hunter's last name when she married him. I loved how their feelings transformed on their honeymoon. Loved the descriptions of the honeymoon locale. Both Josie and Hunter confess their true feelings for each other. I love the sizzling romance scenes that Layla Hagen always seems to deliver. You're The One contains the usual bittersweet and poignant moments, as Hunter and Josie share secrets that they have kept hidden from everyone. I loved everything about the book from the characters and setting to the romantic tale on two best friends. My favorite part was celebrating their first Christmas together. I loved all the tender moments in the book. All the sweet little things that Hunter did for Josie to show his love for her. Layla Hagen has once again proven that she is a extraordinary storyteller. Layla Hagen also included normal her plot twist that make them question whether or not they want to risk their friendship for their fake marriage, but is it really a fake marriage. It was the best friends to lovers book that I have read recently. Could not put it down. So looking forward to the series continuing with the next book in the series about Hunter's cousin Ryker..Score: 5/5

Josie & HunterJosie, a lawyer, has been best friends with Hunter since high school. She has no family in the city but claims Hunter's aunt and cousins as her own as much as possible. Hunter, who is in real estate, grew up in the US but was not born there. As an adult, his visa is not being renewed for some reason which leaves him in need of a green card or face deportation. Josie and Hunter trying to navigate their friendship while pretending to be in love is extremely entertaining. Lines get blurred, and the chemistry between Josie and Hunter becomes harder to ignore. I am actually not sure how they ignored it for as long as they did. These two were made for one another. They have given their fake relationship an expiration date of 3 years, but as they spend more and more time together their relationship becomes more real. Immigration services are not so easily convinced, however. Things start to get messy and their friendship/relationship is tested. If you are a fan of Layla Hagen, this has all the vibes of her other family series. If you are new, this is a great place to begin. This is a friends-to-lovers, fake marriage read..Score: 4/5

You’re the OneWonderful!!!! Adopting.Score: 5/5

Ok, not greatI love friends to lovers/ fake marriage as much as the next girl. This book was hurried and has terrible dialogue. I wanted to like it so badly but in the end finished it only because I spent money on it. It could have been so much better if only the main characters didn’t repeat themselves over and over again and the separation actually made any kind of real sense...Score: 3/5

LovelyHunter and Josie were so great together. Just when you think that they couldn't find a way to be together, you realize that they really just can't be without each other. Sweet, sexy and romantic. A great read!.Score: 5/5

Sweet and romanticThis book is full of sweet and romantic moments. I loved seeing the characters grow..Score: 5/5

Friends to LoversI love a friends to lovers story almost as much as a second chance. You’re the One was absolutely a fun, sweet and sexy story and I can’t wait to see what else Layla has in store with this new series! Josie and Hunter were a great pair and I was rooting for them to find their way, to admit their feelings and just go for it. I loved the meddling of their family and friends as well. All in all this was totally enjoyable and another win from Layla Hagen for me..Score: 4/5

Great love storyTrue friends helping out each other only to fall In love. Great read.Score: 5/5

Read it!Go ahead, read it! You won’t be sorry..Score: 5/5

True loveFun love story. Fast and delightful..Score: 4/5

CuteLong and slow, but cute..Score: 3/5

Loved it!!Layla’s books are all incredible. This is my absolute favorite. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is a home run. Great new series. I fell I love with Hunter and Josie. Best friends who got married so he wouldn’t be deported back to England. You could feel the love between them from page 1. Absolutely wonderful love story. I’d give this 10 stars if I could. Fast read too..Score: 5/5

Awesome BookVery interesting book. Stayed right on point from beginning to end. The author did an awesome job to keep me interested in this book. I would of been like Josie and torn between if I could have a relationship with someone that I had been a friend with someone that long period of time due to the fact that if something was to happen during the relationship then I would also be losing a friendship too. But, with her in the end it all worked out for them both!! ❤️😊❤️😊.Score: 5/5

PassThe plot had so much potential but fell flat for me. Found myself skimming a lot and the ending was incredibly boring..Score: 2/5

You’re the OneNow this was a very beautiful Love story. Thank You I recommend this book..Score: 5/5

Loved it like I love all her books“You’re The One” by Layla Hagen in the first book in her new series and I totally loved this book. As usual Layla brings these families to life and allows us to get up close and personal with each of them. This book is Josie and Hunter’s journey together. Best friends who have secretly crushed on each other for years. Hunter needs help and Josie is there to help. I adored both of these characters and they are well developed and have a sizzling chemistry. Hunter is a real estate mogul and Josie is a successful attorney. I don’t like spoilers so I advise you to just read this book and all previous books by Layla Hagen if you haven’t already. You won’t be disappointed. This story flows beautifully and keeps you captivated until the last page is turned. I love that there are more books in this series to come..Score: 5/5

Worth every penny!This may be one of the best ‘friends to lovers’ romance I’ve ever read! The story just flows so smoothly and there’s no dull moment while reading this! Kudos to Ms. Layla!.Score: 5/5

One of my favorite authorsI was looking forward to reading the start to Layla Hagen’s new series and she did a fantastic job with You’re the One. We know she can write some fantastic, steamy romance books and she doesn’t disappoint with this book. Hunter and Josie are best friends and they each secretly have romantic feelings for the other. When Hunter learns his Visa isn’t going to be renewed, he asks Josie to marry him with the understanding that after a respectable amount of time, they will get divorced. Of course, Josie says yes and then things get good. You will love these characters and the amazing chemistry they have. Do yourself a favor and grab this book and then look forward to reading more about Hunter’s cousins, Tess, Skye, Ryker, and Cole, in future books. I received an advanced reader copy of this book and this is my honest and voluntary review..Score: 5/5

You’re the oneStory was fine. Author milked insecurities of characters. Was ready for them to declare way before they did..Score: 3/5

First and lastThe worst book I ever read.Score: 1/5

Drawn out and boringThe dialogue between the two leads is so childish and stupid. The whole book is drawn out and repetitive..Score: 2/5

Totally recommend this book!OMG! I received my ARC copy of You’re the One and couldn’t put it down. Once I started reading I read it in less than 24 hours. I am not the fastest of readers. This book Is my new Favorite romance books and stories. It was Ulta steamy the characters had a lot of chemistry. The story kept me hooked. I have a book crush on Hunter. He is my new favorite male lead. I also really like the female lead character Josie. All I can say is WOW. I will always be a faithful book fan. I truly love all of Layla’s books and her writing style. I highly recommend this new book of hers..Score: 5/5

Excellent!Keep me guessing as to what is next in a great way. A bit confessing at first as to what person was “talking”. My fault. Read the chapter title. Excellent non-traditional..Score: 5/5

Easy to readI enjoyed the storyline. The characters had such chemistry. I did not want the story to end..Score: 5/5

Loved the storyThe story was beautiful and interesting..Score: 5/5

5starGood book.Score: 5/5

Yawn!The lie makes no sense. The story is boring..Score: 1/5

UnexpectedI was almost annoyed with Josie at point but I understood wanting to find herself again. Loved the story great read !.Score: 5/5

Fun , Flirty, Sweet & Sexy!I absolutely adored Hunter & Josie’s story! I love the best friends to lovers trope and in this case the fake marriage trope is added in too which always makes things interesting and fun. Of course these best friends didn’t stand a chance against the chemistry and attraction they’ve ignored for so many years. This book has all the good stuff I look for in a romance, it’s fun, flirty, sweet, super sexy/steamy and so romantic. I can always count on Layla Hagen to give me all the things!! I loved everything about Hunter and Josie’s story from start to finish and felt that their fake marriage only made their special bond they thought was just friendship so much stronger. I also enjoyed the other characters we meet in this book too so that is always a nice treat..Score: 5/5

PerfectFriends to lovers is one of my favorites. There is a sizzle there and it isn’t until it is shoved in their faces that they realize it or act on it! This is an extremely cute story, not without is hot moments, but just swoon worthy all the same!.Score: 5/5

It’s not goodIt felt redundant most of the time (Hunter does something Josie doesn’t expect yada yada yada). As much as I wanted to finish and enjoy this book, literally none of the main characters were developed. Hunter and Josie’s points of view of each other don’t necessarily line up with what we get from their dialogue. Also, it seemed like they weren’t even best friends in the first place...bc I feel like best friends would know what side of the bed you sleep on. Idk, their friendship and the “lust” they apparently feel for eachother before the marriage thing happens seems so forced/unnatural. I also didn’t like the dialogue at all and the story seemed rushed, and at times, didn’t make sense..Score: 2/5

You’re the oneAbsolutely fabulous and what a story. Enjoyed it totally, read it, you sure won’t regret it. Enjoy!!.Score: 5/5

LoveI have always loved all of your series since I got w peak into the Bennett family, then the Connor Family, and nearly cried happy to watch the sister of one of the Bennett wives find her own Christmas love; that I HAD to read this new series to see if it lives up... and it does! Make you want to find your own person with a rambunctious and caring family for yourself ❤️ can’t wait to continue getting hooked into this new series!.Score: 5/5

A must readYou won’t be disappointed reading this book. If is great all around. Keeps you on your toes and is a romance through and through. Tiktok:BriaGabe YouTube: BriaGabe Vlogs.Score: 5/5

Must readAmazing!!! This new series is going to be awesome. The set up for the first book in a new series I'm sure is tough. You have to introduce there primary characters, but you also have to set up future characters as well. This see m author was suburb in doing both. Hunter and Josie are best friends and have been since high school, but he needs her now more than ever. I loved the background, and the current situation and an insight into the future. I voluntarily reviewed this book from the author. I'm so excited for the next book..Score: 5/5

Hard to get throughThe dialogue between characters was amateurishly written and completely unbelievable..Score: 1/5

You’re the OneLoved the storyline, the characters, and the humor! Look forward to reading more books by this author..Score: 5/5

Great read!Really enjoyed this book! It was an easy read that you didn’t want to put down..Score: 5/5

Great StoryI have been a fan favorite of Layla Hagen since well... forever. Her writing literally tilts my axis, and realigns with the affirmation of what a story is supposed to be. You're The One was a wonderful story. It was different than her usual MO, but great nonetheless. This friends to lover's romance story was written with so much love, it would have been impossible not to feel it. The dialogue is that of what great friends to becoming lovers is all about. It was witty and trusting, loyal to core. The chemistry had a great buildup. There was a decent amount of depth into the story line. The plot was not blown out of proportion. The secondary characters are always a great addition to Layla's stories. Overall, Josie and Hunter's story is a light read, that left me with a smile on my face. * I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.Score: 4/5

Very goodA truly lovely book. Characters are not wishy washy just unsure. Things do work out in a very thoughtful way. Love her books!.Score: 1/5

Your the oneWhat is not to like about any of Layla Hagen books. The story line is one that will keep you reading the series and you won’t be able to wait to see what comes next in the series. This book is a wonderful friendship to real love romance. It gives you hope for what can happen and the way this whole family is so close just makes me feel like I want to know everyone’s story. This is a MUST READ series you will not be disappointed. Frankly I just love everything Layla writes. Her books make you just feel good and you meet so many new Characters..Score: 5/5

You’re the One!Just loved this sweet and sexy friends to lovers to husband and wife story! You want to give the main characters a shake every now and then but you will enjoy this sweet story..Score: 5/5

You’re the OneNice best friend to lover story..Score: 4/5

You’re the One. Apple booksSo refreshing. Great story line - not canned like so many romantic novels. Also spared an annoying cliffhanger. Good job!.Score: 5/5

A wonderful friends-to-lovers romanceI always get excited when Layla has a new series coming out cause I know it will be good. And You're The One did not disappoint. It was a wonderful friends-to-lovers romance with great characters and a unique twist on the trope. I liked Josie and Hunter's friendship. It was endearing how much they cared for each other. As the story and their friendship progresses, it is evident how there was an underlying love there and seeing it brought to the surface was magnificent. Josie and Hunter were just so good to each other and I loved them together. This was a fun, sweet, loving read. Layla's books are always enjoyable easy reads. I can't wait to see what she has coming next in this series..Score: 4/5

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OkayI felt this book was okay but it seems to drag on and on. The characters are really likeable but for me it just seem to drag on I only made it half way into the book when I lost interest and didn’t want to keep reading it anymore..Score: 1/5

You’re the one.Thoroughly enjoyable. Loved it. Catherine M..Score: 5/5

You’re the oneLoved this book.Score: 5/5

Just one kissLovely.Score: 5/5

Finished it in one nightLoving this series. Easy to read and love the continuation of the other characters stories in subsequent books..Score: 5/5

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Love itThis book was great! The characters are all very well formed and their personalities really shone through the authors writing! It was a perfect balance of steamy, comedy and romance ! I finished it with a smile on my face 😊.Score: 5/5

Sweet!This book is the sweet story of two best friends finding love! Loved the ups and downs and the suspense! Also liked how both characters stayed true to themselves and worked together to become one :) it’s a light and easy read.Score: 4/5

Captivated from start to finish!This is my first read by the author and I have to say I was captivated from start to finish!! I definitely need to read more of her work if this is the sort of books she writes. I fell in lovewith the characters, their beautiful friendships and family and the banter was so flipping good. Josie and Hunter have been best friends for so many years it seems natural that when there is a roadblock they help each other out. OMG this book was so entertaining and fun to read! I cannot wait for more of this series. Im such a sucker for billionaire stories!!!.Score: 5/5

Your the oneLayla OMG fabulous loved this pair, roller coaster ride to heaven ❤️❤️❤️❤️.Score: 5/5

5* Not Fake Marriage StarsLayla is one of my favourite authors and I was so excited to begin a new series in the lives of the Winchesters family, their cousin Hunter and his best friend Josie. Hunter and Josie have been best friends since school and both of them have been hiding their feelings for each other in a civil way. Everything changes when Hunter, who is a British Citizen, finds out that his visa will not be renewed and his only hope of staying in America, where he is a highly successful businessman, is to marry his best friend Josie. Faking their marriage was not as easy as it seems given the chemistry between them, convincing immigration agents and the consequences surrounding Josie’s career. The journey that Hunter and Josie face to get to their HEA is emotional and tests their long-time friendship. The chemistry between them was undeniably hot! The secondary characters in the story are wonderful and I am so excited to get to know them better in whatever Layla brings us next. Once again Layla had delivered a super sexy, slow burn, friends to lover’s romance with characters you will fall in love with..Score: 5/5

Loved itLayla Hagen is a relatively new author to me and I’m really struggling to understand why she hasn’t crossed my path before now because every book I have picked up has been beautifully written and extremely entertaining and I think I need to find some time to read her previous books. You’re The One is book 1 in her new series and if this book is anything to go by she will have a hit series on her hands for sure. I was captivated from the first page and there was no putting down until I had read the final line and I still wanted more, a sure sign you are reading something special. Hunter still holds his British citizenship, he has have lived in the US since childhood and he owns and runs a very successful business so he never felt the need to apply for US citizenship until the day his E2 Visa got refused.... Josie is one of his best friends, she is everything he could ever want in a woman but up until now friendship was enough, she a successful lawyer and a person who will help wherever she can but will she be prepared to do what is needed to keep her best friend in the country...... I also lived and owned a business in the US on an E2 Visa so I know how that works and this author got her facts spot on and maybe that help me relate to the story or maybe it’s just a great read. The chemistry this couple share is intense and scorching hot and I found myself loving them, this book ticked all my boxes and I’m sure it will tick yours as well so please one click this entertaining must read. Looking forward to what’s coming next in this series..Score: 5/5

Perfect readRight amount of flirt, spice and drama that wasn’t over the top but just right. I melted reading this story.Score: 5/5

You’re the oneLoved it, moved at the right speed. Great characters..Score: 5/5

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Not for meDidn’t capture me. Could only read a page or two before getting bored, eventually gave up half way through.Score: 2/5

Best friends to loversHunter and Josie story is captivating from the very first page. At the start of the book they are two best friends who are hiding their feelings from one another, when Hunter needs help he turns to Josie and the story progresses so does their love for one another. Again Layla Hagen has hit it out of the ball park with this book, has to be one of her best books yet and I can’t wait to read more in the series..Score: 5/5

I really liked thisVery cute & sweet.Score: 5/5

An engaging slow burn loveStarting a new series is always a little bit of a mystery. This new book from Layla tells the story of Josie and Hunter and their journey from best friends to besotted husband and wife. The reason made an engaging story. A slow burn love but when they got there it was the real thing. No Connors or Bennett’s in this story but I didn’t miss them. Another winner from Layla and an interesting storyline. For romance lovers this is a must read. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book..Score: 4/5

Hmmm!!Boring, too fast paced, unrealistic and lots of inconsistencies in facts dnd feelings!! Very well written but not very interesting!!.Score: 1/5

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