Yours to Keep ARC Review

Yours to Keep by Lauren Layne

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Series: Man of the Year #2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 🔥🔥

Release Date: September 1, 2020

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

Carter Ramsey is a profession baseball player, but suddenly he has a whole lot of time on his hands. You see, he was recently injured and now he’s contemplating his life choices. He had imagined at this point in his life he would have been married, maybe with a couple of kids. Instead, he’s featured in Citizen magazine in the Man of the Year article. Carter wishes to change a few things about his life and so decides to head back home to Haven for his 10 year high school reunion hoping to reconnect with his high school sweetheart.

Olive Dunn has continued living in Haven even after high school was over. She’s a biology teacher in the local high school (same high school she went to) and loves her job and her small town. She lives on the outskirts of town and doesn’t expect any new neighbors. That is, until Carter Ramsey strolls up next door. Carter and Olive were lab partners in high school once upon a time, but that was about it. Now they’re back in the same time and end up co-chairing the high school reunion together.

I loved the banter between Carter and Olive! I was either laughing or had a silly grin on my face while I was reading this book. I absolutely love that the chemistry between Olive and Carter was gradually introduced to us. We got to reunite with these two as acquaintances, who then turned into friends, before the sexual tension started burning up the pages.

This book is low on the drama, but high on the feels. If you want a lovely romance with some sizzling chemistry then pick up Yours to Keep. Although this book is part of a series, you could definitely read it as a standalone. Yours to Keep releases September 1, 2020.


I have been a long time fan of Lauren Layne! I think she is most likely one of the authors whose books I have read the most. I absolutely loved Yours to Keep! It was such a great book that constantly had a smile on my face. I had a hard time connecting with the characters in the previous book in the series – Yours in Scandal – but really fell fast and hard for Carter and Olive! I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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