Lay It Down

Lay It Down

by Mary Calmes

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BN ID: 2940157970499
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 03/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 132,568
File size: 785 KB

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Lay It Down 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PaulaR84 More than 1 year ago
I really adore Mary Calmes writing style and this was a great read. I think she did a great job with her characters. I thought they were fun and entertaining. I really enjoyed Hudson's personality. However I had the urge to smack his brother through most of this story. Miguel was harder for me to connect with than Hudson, but I still really liked him. The story as a whole flowed really well for me and I didn't want it to end.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Annie and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog LAY IT DOWN is probably the most unique book that Mary Calmes has written. It’s definitely out there and a bit over the top but from the very first page, you can tell that Calmes is having fun with her writing and I found that I enjoyed myself. The entire premise of this short story is ridiculous but Calmes somehow makes it entertaining as hell. Hudson Barber has a fraternal twin named Dalvon who was dating a Spanish billionaire by the name of Miguel Garcia Arquero. Strangely enough, Hudson wakes one more and finds himself in Ibiza where his brother has plopped him right in the middle of his own life. At first Hudson is extremely pissed off. He has his own life he wants back, but when he discovers that his brother is now dating his ex, Will, things get even more weirder. Instead of going back to his life, Hudson starts making changes in his new life, like breathing new life into Miguel’s local business. And when Miguel returns home, he discovers that he is not only happy about the progress that has been made but he seems to happy to see Hudson as well. This book isn’t a particularly long one and it definitely isn’t one to take seriously either. But by the summary you can tell that Mary Calmes is having fun and trying to write something completely different from what she is known for. I enjoyed it and like I always say, she’s always able to make me fall in love with her characters. Hudson was no exception. Everything happens at a quick pace, including the romance but when a book is only 126 pages long, you kind of expect it to. If you can throw logic out the window for a moment and allow yourself to enjoy, I have to doubt that you’ll enjoy LAY IT DOWN.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
Hudson finds himself in Ibiza, stranded, since his twin brother stole his passport. He decides to make the most of his visit there. He also hopes he can complete what he has started before Miguel, the owner, comes back. Miguel returns to find everything different than it was. Can he convince Hudson that he is more than expected? More than his brother could or would ever be? Together, these two are seriously electric. The simple and sweet relationship between them is as unexpected as it is amazing. I found the underlying suspense to be an added bonus. This is an author whose books cannot be missed.
ChristyDuke1 More than 1 year ago
The joy of a new release by Mary Calmes is almost indescribable. However, if you, like me, read everything she writes, then you'll understand when I say that girly squeals might have come from my throat this time. Just saying. Not to mention the description for 'Lay it Down' sounded absolutely fabulous, and just what I needed. A sweet, funny, hot romance, between a billionaire and a guy who always needs to be in control. Or, as Miguel's mother said, and I'm paraphrasing, "a tiger and a panther." "I kept people at a distance; Dalvon clung to everyone, hoping against hope that this time, this person would keep him and stick around." I adored Hudson and the fantastic collection of colorful secondary characters right from the start. I did feel bad for Hudson that his twin brother was such an impossible jerk, but I was excited to see what Hudson was going to do with the businesses until he got his passport back and was able to go home to his life. If only the success that Hudson created was as easy to do in real life. But that's why I read fiction. *grins* “Looking up at him, I was worried for a second that maybe he was upset, but the way he was staring at me, watching his fingers move though the strands of my red hair, he was not. He was enjoying touching me, and my stomach clenched tight in reaction. So fast. I’d never fallen for anyone in my life this fast. It was absolutely terrifying." Oh my goodness. Hudson and Miguel were FUN. Hot and totally sexy, but fun. Miguel flustered Hudson so much, and Hudson turned the billionaire into a bit of a romantic! Dalvon, however, forgot to mention one tiny little detail about the other reason he needed to leave Ibiza, and again, he left Hudson holding the bag. Hudson, being the good man that he is and knowing his twin well - having taken care of him his whole life - does the right thing, but now he finally has someone standing by his side. Loved it! Mary, honestly my friend, is there anything you can't write well? This was wonderful, and I fell in love with Hudson and Miguel, but mostly Hudson. I understood his insecurities and vulnerabilities. I would be thrilled to see more of these two, but I understand - their story is told. Thank you, Mary! NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews