Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Release Blast + Review: Love Story (Love Unexpectedly #3) by Lauren Layne

Love Story
Love Unexpectedly #3
Lauren Layne
February 14, 2017

Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl.

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.

After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending.

Oh. My. God. You know that Sara Lee jingle? "Nobody does it like Sara Lee." Well, when it comes to fun banter and verbal foreplay... Nobody does it like Lauren Layne. I know that when I pick up one of Lauren's books, I will have the best time with her characters. Whether they are young or a bit older, they always seem to be having the time of their lives. It doesn't quite start out that way for Reece and Lucy, but once the sexual tension amps up, they are in for one hell of a ride. I think the best element of Love Story was the flashbacks. They provided just enough of the history between them and in a inventive manor. Rather than having the characters talk about prior events, we get to re-live them through their memories. And I freaking loved that. As much fun as I had devouring the book, I was sad when it ended. Just did not want to say goodbye to Lucy and Reece. Yet another phenomenal book, Lauren!

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career.

She lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL's ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books. 

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