Title: Good Girl
Series: Love Unexpectedly #2
Author: Lauren Layne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 17, 2016
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.
First things first …. I love that the covers would lead you to believe that Good Girl would be connected in some way to Blurred Lines but they are absolutely not 🙂 so PROPS to the design team!
Second thing I loved about this story is that it is told in dual POV. How can anyone not love that? You can’t miss a thing. Nothing can be misinterpreted because you’re in both your MC’s heads. LOVE IT!
I want to say a few things about Noah and Jenny. They are ridiculously perfect for each other. I loved how Lauren Layne paired these two together. Jenny is an absolute delight. She is everything that Noah is not .. until he is 😉 lol He’s a tough one. But he also has the background and upbringing that I think very much reflects on the person he is today and the person he shows Jenny … at first 😉 Jenny is Jenny the entire story because she is just plain nice. I have no other word for the girl. 🙂
The story has no dilemma really. There’s no real conflict. It’s just a fun read. Nothing angsty about it at all. But it has major feels. The feel-good kind 🙂 And the secondary characters add humor and fun to the story!
If you’re looking for feel-good story with very little drama give this book a try … give any Lauren Layne book a try!!
ARC received for blog tour review
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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 NYC to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals. Lauren currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).