June 02, 2021

#BookReview: To Sir, with Love by Lauren Layne

Synopsis: Love Is Blind meets You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy following two thirty-somethings who meet on a blind dating app—only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry.

Perpetually cheerful and eager to please, Gracie Cooper strives to make the best out of every situation. So when her father dies just months after a lung cancer diagnosis, she sets aside her dreams of pursuing her passion for art to take over his Midtown Manhattan champagne shop. She soon finds out that the store’s profit margins are being squeezed perilously tight, and complicating matters further, a giant corporation headed by the impossibly handsome, but irritatingly arrogant Sebastian Andrews is proposing a buyout. But Gracie can’t bear the thought of throwing away her father’s dream like she did her own.

Overwhelmed and not wanting to admit to her friends or family that she’s having second thoughts about the shop, Gracie seeks advice and solace from someone she’s never met—the faceless “Sir”, with whom she connected on a blind dating app where matches get to know each other through messages and common interests before exchanging real names or photos.

But although Gracie finds herself slowly falling for Sir online, she has no idea she’s already met him in real life…and they can’t stand each other.


Rating: 5 Stars
My Review: 
Omg, this is such a cute story. It's a fun romantic comedy with You've Got Mail vibes. From the moment I started this one I was hooked. The characters are so easy to fall in love with. Gracie is a fairytale obsessed artist who runs her family's wine boutique and tries her hardest to keep the business alive while looking for her Mr. Right. She has the idea of the perfect man set in her mind, yet finds herself falling for a mystery man she started talking to on a dating app. Sebastian is a business man who is trying to buy out the lease on Grace's family business so Gracie instantly despises him. Rachel and Keva are awesome best friend characters,  and Gracie's siblings Lily and Caleb are funny and supportive.  Finding out the identity of the mystery man was a little predictable,  I had a strong suspicion about halfway through. Overall I absolutely loved this book amd can't wait to read more of Layne's work.


"Layne crafts a gleefully shameless homage to Little Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail that sparkles like champagne fizz. ... This is a delight." ― Publishers Weekly, *starred* review

"Layne updates the Nora Ephron 1998 rom-com, You've Got Mail, for digital-age Manhattan... Sweet and full of humor… readers will be rooting for Gracie to find her Prince Charming."  ― Booklist

“Remember the movie You've Got Mail? Think of this novel as an updated version, Tinder and all....It's the perfect read while sipping a Mai Tai on the sand.” ― Cosmopolitan.com

 “Perfect for: fans of You've Got Mail, Meet Cute, and The Wedding Party.” ― Country Living

“As light and refreshing as a glass of champagne, To Sir, with Love will have you smiling from the first swoon-worthy page to the last.”  -- Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

"Fans of Nora Ephron will adore this ... Lauren Layne puts a fresh spin on a favorite classic, creating a charming, witty, heartfelt tale of hope and love and second chances." -- Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of THE LIFE LIST

"A charming, swoony, funny, must-read delight of a book! Unexpected side-effect: I now crave a champagne tasting in Manhattan with an oh-so-handsome business rival." -- Evie Dunmore, USA Today Bestselling Author of PORTRAIT OF A SCOTSMAN

"To Sir, with Love is a delight—as sweet and bubbly as a glass of champagne. I loved Gracie's fairytale take on the world, her wonderful friends and family, and her highly unusual romantic situation! Such a warm, lovely read." -- Beth O'Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare

"Crackling with humor and sizzling with romantic tension, this charming modern fairy tale sparkles like the best champagne. I couldn’t put it down!" -- Alexis Daria, National Bestselling author of You Had Me At Hola

About the Author

Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than three dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies in nine languages. Lauren’s work has been featured in Publishers WeeklyGlamourThe Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City.

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