Friday, May 20, 2016

Review: Good Girl by Lauren Layne

"From curious to crude in two seconds straight. Impressive." - Jenny Dawson

Good Girl
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Source: Publisher for Review

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In this steamy novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines, country music’s favorite good girl hides away from the world—and finds 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.

I had a little bit of a scare when I first started Good Girl. A bit of a head scratcher since I flipping love Lauren's writing. Honestly, it took me three tries before I got into the book. However, once it did, I loved Good Girl. Funny enough, once the book and I clicked, there was no way I was putting it down until I finished. So once again, I was up until 2am reading away with a goofy grin on my face the whole time. I've said this before and I'll say it again, Lauren Layne writes the best verbal foreplay. I mean, banter. Nope! Let's be honest... It's all foreplay for her characters. I adored Jenny and Noah. Jenny is a spunky little thing. Push her and she will push back. The girl can dish out payback like it's nobody's business. I'd feel bad for Noah if he didn't enjoy it as much as she did. As for Noah, there were moments when I wanted to smack him senseless. But there were also moments when he was a total swoon-worthy hero. I loved them together. Their romance was such fun to follow. It is definitely one of Lauren's spiciest reads. The whole book was a blast to read. I'm not-so secretly hoping it'll turn into a series and we'll get Vaughn and Finn's stories. Those boys need their own books! Good Girl was yet another marvelous book from Lauren. Loved it to pieces!

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).

1 comment:

  1. Great review! Thank you for hosting GOOD GIRL today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours