Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Review: Good Girl (Love Unexpectedly #2) by Lauren Layne

****3.5 Stars****

Noah Maxwell has two very different sides to his life and personality he even goes by another name, Preston Walcott who was ripped from his life as Noah and sent to private school to become his father's replacement when he retired. Sadly his father passed away and Preston inherited a lot of things including property he didn't even know existed, that is until Jenny Dawson emailed him to enquire about renting the... place.
Jenny Dawson is a Country singer who moved to LA to try to get over a song writing block her label thought the change of scenery would do her good and elevate her in the public eye. It did just that but not in the way she had hoped, waking up one morning to the LA rumour mill going wild about an affair that never happened but the other person supposedly involved didn't deny it so of course it spun out of control and she felt like she had to just get away for a while, she wanted to return to a retreat where she first harnessed her passion for writing music so she gets in contact with The owner Preston Walcott.
This book was cute, very much about the good girl turned sexy but not really bad. There were a couple of funny moments throughout the book but mostly it was a cute high school kind of connection, their romance blossoms from a mutual instant dislike / disinterest of each other as they both misread each other when they first met. They both had the same idea and started off being the stereotype of what the other assumed they were. Spoiled country princess and a handyman who's no more than eye candy. It's only upon living in close quarters that they actually get to know a little of what the other is truly like after spending quite a bit of their time avoiding each other. Their 'get it out of your system' sex develops into something more and they both start to feel things. This is where things get complicated, Jenny has to decide if she wants Noah or if she wants to be a superstar. Noah has to decide wether or not to tell Jenny who he really is.
The things that brought them together are just that, their story and this relationship could have happened without the other factors. Noah's friends are hilarious they hate each other but tolerate each other for his sake Finn is the friend he grew up with the one that knows his true self Noah and Vaughn knows him as Preston the guy he became when his father took control of his life and sent him to boarding school.
I could totally take or leave this book. It was good but not great in my opinion it wasn't a book that I was desperate to sit down and continue reading but it wasn't a struggle to read either. For that reason I have to give it 3.5 stars. I would definitely be open to reading more of Lauren's work though.
Reviewed by Paige Rymer

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.

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