Love Unexpectedly #2; Standalone
Lauren Layne brings all the unpredictable heat of her USA Today bestseller Blurred Lines to an all-new cast of characters! Country music’s favorite good girl is hiding away from the world—only to find herself bunking with a guy who makes her want to be a little bad.
Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.
Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.
GOOD GIRL was a sweet, sexy read that’ll cleanse any palette and give you a much needed break from life. With Jenny’s need for anonymity and to escape a scandal she can’t see her way out of, she flees to a place she loved when growing up. There, she hopes to clear her mind in order to write music again. But there she finds the cantankerous, brash caretaker, Noah, who has no problem cutting her with his words. But Noah isn’t who he says he is, and he’s more than okay with this charade. The two instantly clash and continue to do so, but because of that constant duel, it creates this building sexual tension that can’t be contained. And when two people seemingly can’t stand each other, it leads to explosive results in the sexual nature.
I enjoyed reading GOOD GIRL, and found the characters to be incredibly relatable, even for them being out-of-reach with their monetary status. I loved how they both had their little charades with one another, but the only place they were real was when they would give in to the sexual tension. He had a mouth that was dirty in two different ways, and you never knew when to expect a jab or a come-on. She was feisty and very much normal even though she air she gave off appeared to be her armor. I loved the story and read it start to finish in one sitting, and I’m not surprised because Lauren Layne always writes great books.
Love Unexpectedly #1; Standalone
♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦
Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels.
Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to Manhattan to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals.
Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).