Lyssa Layne

Biography

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa's own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

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Books

Loved by the Linebacker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In a man's world, Camila Lemos is one of the top sports agents in the market. The athletes beg for her attention, not just for business, but in the bedroom as well. However, feisty Brazilian beauty Camila is more than meets the eye and refuses to become involved with any of her clients, no exceptions. Linebacker Evan Purser is the newest man in his family to join the NFL. Guided by his older broth
My Favorite What If
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,530. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
One year after Jacob "Smitty" Smith is stood up at the altar, his good friend Jules encourages him to redeem his honeymoon package before it expires. Reluctantly, he agrees, and finds himself sitting beside free spirit Sloan Talbott, who is attending her sister's destination wedding at the same resort. Both have been hurt. Neither is looking for love. Will one week in paradise be a fling to rememb

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Smashwords book reviews by Lyssa Layne

  • The Concrete Kiss on Dec. 03, 2013

    The book started off a little slow. The first main conflict was solved fairly quickly. It seemed like there were a lot of side stories that were eventually all tied together. You really had to stay on your toes to make sure that you were keeping everything straight. I did enjoy how it gave you different perspectives from all the different characters. The title was finally tied into everything in the last couple chapters. I enjoyed the book and would give it 4 out of 5 stars. There was lots of action and characters to follow so it was easy to keep reading. I would've liked there to have been more follow-up with the characters after all the bad guys were caught. This book could have potentially been made into two books. I also think this would make a great series following all the cold cases.
  • Hidden Under Her Heart on Dec. 03, 2013

    As you can tell from the summary, there's lot of drama built into the storyline. Rachelle did an excellent job of making me feel as the reader. At times, I loved Lucas then I wanted to punch him in the face. Maryanne, oh Maryanne, she was full of so much guilt that she couldn't even think straight. When Maryanne and Lucas were together, all was right but when they were fighting or broken up, it was no good. I wanted to scream at them to stop fighting it, they both loved each other and needed to be happy about it. Immediately after Maryanne's rape, she has to decide whether to keep or abort the baby. It's a decision that may come easily to some but can be gut wrenching to others. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for her to decide. I feel like the primary conflict in the book was about Maryanne and the baby yet the main focus of the book was Maryanne and Lucus' relationship. The entire story was building up to the paternity of the baby to figure out who had violated Maryanne and in the last few chapters, I feel like it was swept under the rug and only addressed with a couple paragraphs. Still it was a nail-biter that I would recommend for those who can handle the suspense! I also totally love the title of the book as the meaning comes full circle in the last few chapters.
  • Behind the Albergue Door: Inspiration Agony Adventure on the Camino de Santiago on Dec. 03, 2013

    This book started off a bit slow but once I got to know the author, I fell in love with the book! He recounts his trip on the Camino in a way that isn't boring and just a description of the scenery around them. It tells hilarious tales and gruesome details of the pain their feet endured. It's definitely something that may be added to my bucket list.
  • The Impaler's Revenge on Dec. 04, 2013

    As I stated before, I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this book, but I absolutely loved it! I think it was a nice break from the romance stories I'd been reading. The entire book was very secretive, leaving you to wanting to know more about why Max was visiting. The last couple chapters, the whole book came together and now I'm committed. I have to read the rest of the series to find out what happens! As soon as I finished this book, I went on to read book 1.5 in the saga, Sweet Surrender which is available for free. This was more of the love story and it also left me wanting to know more, more, more! Both books were quick, short reads that left me on the edge of my seat, ready to find out what happens in the next book in the series. Definitely recommend this to everyone, not just vampire enthusiasts.
  • Sweet Surrender on Dec. 04, 2013

    Quick easy read that filled in some of the blanks that inquiring minds wanted filled from the first book in the series. Left me wanting to read more of the series!
  • Soulphisticated Ladies Episode 1 (Season 1) on Dec. 10, 2013

    Whew! This book was filled with excitement and adventure on every page! It also was very racy and made me blush. This book mainly revolved around the issues of Selah and Moria which included abuse, cheating and more. I kept reading because I had to find out what happened next. The end definitely left you hanging wanting to find out more and read the next book.
  • A Victory that Counts on Dec. 16, 2013

    After reading book 1.5, Sweet Surrender, I was left wanting to know more about Liana and Jesse. What can I say? I'm a romantic at heart. It touched on them some and how they'd fallen into a relationship, but I really wanted more! This book was more about solving the problem, and Liana has such low hopes of them beating the new breed it kind of made me depressed.
  • Casualties of War on Dec. 16, 2013

    After I finished this book, I moved on to book 2.5 Casualities of War. I feel like book 1.5 filled me in on parts that I missed, but I fill like book 2.5 left me with a cliffhanger wanting to see what happens to Jesse! I almost feel like I could've skipped book 2 and just read book 2.5. Still an awesome series that I'll have to continue reading to find out if that "happily ever after" ending happens!
  • Broken Build: Silicon Valley Romantic Suspense on Dec. 26, 2013

    After reading three of Rachelle's books, I see the recurring theme of man and woman love each other but cannot fully trust one another which makes for exciting, edge of your seat reading. As stated in my Knowing Vera review, I love that the main characters of all three of her books in the Chance for Love series are intertwined. This story had so many twists and turns that it was hard to keep up and Rachelle did a great job of making you suspect EVERYONE as the bad guy. I was rooting for Jen the whole time and was relieved to find out she wasn't guilty of half the things she was accused of. Having finished reading the entire Chance for Love series, I have one thing to say. I'm glad I'm not friends in real life with Jen, Vera and Maryanne! They are brave women that always encounter adventure that I'd be too scared to handle. Great writing, Rachelle!