4 stars · Contemporary · Millionaire · Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept · Romance · Sport

I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford #2)

★★★★

Romance

By Lauren Layne

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.

My review

A great addition to the Oxford series, I loved reconnecting to the men of the Oxford magazine. Their interactions are as fabulous as always. I felt more connected with Jackson than Mollie. The story beautifully shows his transition from one life, that of a NFL superstar in Texas to being a journalist in New York. Now, I can’t wait to read Lincoln’s story …

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