Because You’re Mine 💜 Available Now

Release Date: August 3

This sexy and heart-warming romance about a sworn bachelor falling for his best friend’s sister will melt your e-reader. 

Happy Ever After – guaranteed!

Can be enjoyed as standalone. 

Ian Gallagher loves taking risks. It’s how he turned the business he’s built with his brother into a success. But even he can’t cross some rules. His best friend’s sister is strictly off-limits, but when Ellie moves to New York, he jumps at the chance to help her settle in.
One look at her, and he realizes that not flirting with her will be a lot harder than he thought, and not just because she’s stunning. He enjoys her laughter and merciless teasing. How can he stay away when all he wants is to get closer?
Ellie Cavanaugh is living her dream. She’s finally working in a Michelin starred restaurant in New York. Her plan is to get as much experience as possible before opening her own place. Kissing her brother’s best friend is definitely not part of the plan. Neither is opening up to him in ways she never did with anyone.
Ellie knows that Ian isn’t looking for forever though. After all, her brother warned her that Ian was a sworn bachelor. And if she’s honest with herself, Ellie isn’t ready for love either. She’s never let anyone in before. But she can’t help giving in to the growing bond between her and Ian, even if it means putting her heart on the line.
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Although Ian has been focused on ensuring the success of his business that doesn’t mean he doesn’t enjoy women. That all changes when he agrees to do a favor for his best friend Henry by helping his sister Ellie adjust to her six months stay in NY. From the moment he met her he knew she was special and suddenly the man who prefers to keep his relationships casual can’t spend enough time with her even if he knows her brother wouldn’t agree.
Ellie is a chef who will be working at an upscale restaurant in NY for experience. She is focused on her career and her goals for the future. She didn’t think he would ever see her as more than his best friend’s sister but now that he has she isn’t about to let anything stand in their way and that includes her brother.
Ian is charming and oh so protective while Ellie is feisty and isn’t about to back down from anyone or anything. Between the romance, the humor and all the feels Ellie and Ian couldn’t be more perfect for each other and catching up with the entire family is an experience you don’t want to miss.
Meet Layla Hagen
Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it 😀

I am represented by Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

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