Title: Good Girl
Series: Love Unexpectedly #2
Author: Lauren Layne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review *
~ 4 Zip Tie Stars ~
Lauren Layne is one of my all time favorite authors and I have read all her books. What I love about her writing is that every book is different from the last and they are all entertaining reads.
Good Girl was no exception to this rule. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Even though Noah comes off like a major jerk at times, I think I was able to tolerate it because Jenny was an amazing heroine. She wasn’t the typical whining woman who can’t stand a cruel or harsh comment without coming back and putting Noah in his place.
This book is a stand alone and is told in Dual POV. I think the dual POV really helped while reading this book as well. I think had we only got Jenny’s POV I wouldn’t have liked Noah as much. Being inside Noah’s head helped understand him better and tolerate his cruel and crass comments a little better.
In Good Girl we meet Noah and Jenny. Jenny is a famous country singer and is in the middle of a scandal. Her name is being dragged through the mud in the press, which makes her go into hiding. She goes back to a place that she remembers from her childhood that made her feel happy. This is wheres he runs into the surly Noah. He is the “caretaker” of the property she is staying at…..or is he?? Noah also has been doing some hiding of his own and holds some very serious secrets from Jenny. He isn’t who she thinks he is. Over the course of the book we watch these two work to open each other up. Their road isn’t an easy one…. Will these two get over themselves long enough to welcome in love?? You’ll have to read this book to find out.
We were also introduced to some really great supporting characters in this book. Amber, Finn and even Vaughan were great. They added the much needed comic relief when it was needed. I wouldn’t mind getting a book about each of them also.
I would recommend this book to those of you who are a fan of Lauren Layne’s or like a good musician love story. This was a great read and different from other rock star books because the musician is a female, which was new to me. If you pick up this or any Lauren Layne book, you will definitely be in for a treat!!!
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).