Release Blitz + Review: GOOD GIRL by Lauren Layne

Good Girl Ebook CoverGood Girl by Lauren Layne
Series: Love Unexpectedly, #2
Publication Date: May 17, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Other book in the series: Blurred Lines
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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.



*** Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. However, this doesn’t affect my opinion of this book and the words in this review. ***

“You live in a weird world if that world thinks your body’s anything short of perfect,” he says gruffly.

Good Girl wasn’t my first time on the Lauren Layne rodeo. She is one of my all time favorite to-go authors. That’s why I kind off new what to expect before I started Good Girl: a lot of humor, sexy and steamy times, strong hero and heroine, and laughing and crying. Good Girl is the second book in the Love Unexpectedly series, but because of the all-new cast of characters, it can be read as a standalone. That’s exactly what I did and I loved it! GLAMOUR meets COUNTRY, in more ways than one. 

That girl is like crack to me. Sweet, addicting, and fucking dangerous. 

Good Girl contains two great main characters: Jenny and Noah. Jenny is a sarcastic and funny country music singer. She might have a thick skin, but can also be very vulnerable. Reprieve from the media is what she is seeking when she hires the cabin. Jenny is being complementen by Noah, who is a grumpy but sarcastic alpha male. He is caught in two worlds and doesn’t know who he wants to be. He is also taking a sort of reprieve, but he is taking the time to figure out who the real Noah is. To do this he thinks lying about who he is, is the best option.

Good Girl had a couple of ingredients I expected it to have, but there were also a couple of things that I didn’t knew beforehand but made it all the better. The things I already expected were: the funny and witty banter between Jenny and Noah, the sexual tension, steamy encounters, hilarious scenes because of Jenny’s and Noah’s sarcasm, and side characters who make the story even stronger.

The things that I unexpectedly loved. Noah was a grumpy alpha male. He was rude to everyone, especially Jenny, for the better part of the book. But I loved him, because he also had a very vulnerable side I had a chance to see more and more as the story progressed. He almost turned into a romantic sap, but not in the negative way. I really loved the role Jenny’s music played. The seduction games these two played with each other only added to the sexual tension and felt very unique to me.

Another awesome thing were the best friends in the whole wide world. Though I did think we could’ve used more of Jenny’s best friend, Amber. But the Vaughn, Finn and Noah triangle was seriously the best. Noah’s two best friends can’t stand each other, but they represent the best of both Noah’s worlds. He has known Finn his whole life and Finn stands for the trailer park side of his life. While Vaughn is someone he met after finding out there was a whole other reality to his life, a rich one. Actually, the friendship between these three really made me think off Nick, Schmidt and Winston from New Girl.

I want this. I want it all with him, no matter how short our time together. 

Good Girl is about unexpected love. Jenny and Noah both weren’t looking for love. They were searching for something very different, but they still found romance. Noah was in a complicated predicament and didn’t know how to escape it, while Jenny was looking for an escape from the hounding media and the lies that were spread. The secrets Noah has for Jenny give the story an extra dimension. Good Girl is funny & sexy. If you haven’t finished one of Lauren’s books yet, this novel is a good one to start as it perfectly portrays how good of a writer she is!

And I do not fit into Jenny Dawson’s life. I’ve known it from the very beginning. But damned if it didn’t feel like she was just starting to fit into mine. 



Lauren LayneLauren 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).

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