by Lauren Layne
Series: Love Unexpectedly #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016 by Loveswept
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Source: Publisher via Netgalley
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 received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Lauren Layne is the boss when it comes to writing. Her stories are brilliant with relate-able characters that you just want to adopt and love them forever. This was totally the case with Good Girl, which didn’t disappoint one bit.
I was on the cruise, waiting for Bingo Night to be over so in the mean time, I was reading Good Girl. I thought it would be as fun as Blurred Lines, and it was but it had so many feels! Do you know how hard it is to contain your feelings in a place that’s full?! I was trying so hard not to laugh and then… I was trying not to cry! Noah broke my heart! He stomped on it! *throws papers in the air* I’m done….. Okay, I can’t be done because I have to finish this review. But man, do I agree with Jenny? This man can make you turned on and irritable in a matter of five seconds.
I don’t know what I want from this guy, but it’s impressive the way he can take me from horny to irritable and back again in about five seconds.
I was warned that Noah was mean and that’s why many people weren’t liking him, but I actually did like his brooding persona, despite all the hurt Jenny and I went through. Yes, I suffered with Jenny through everything. The thing is Noah is very conflicted and he so wants to keep Jenny away, to not get involved with her at all, but he just wants more from her and with her. I don’t think he realizes he’s saying mean things until he sees the hurt in Jenny’s eyes, and let me tell you, he always regrets what he says and makes it up to her. I think that’s another reason why I liked him. He wasn’t trying to hurt her and when he would, he would become so vulnerable and try to make her happy again.
I’ve never met someone so skilled at subtly stalking a weaker creature and watching for flaws, just waiting to exploit them.
Jenny was so sweet. You’d think she would be all high-class, but she definitely wasn’t. She was very down-to-earth and you could tell she loved her music and she loved to write. I was shipping Noah and Jenny so hard! When all your feelings are involved with a book couple, you know you ship them and love them so much! I really loved that the story was set a little in the outskirts of town so the characters had their privacy, which was needed for Jenny. I loved that Noah, despite coming from money and prestige, he was unbelievably humble, as well as Jenny. They fit together on every aspect and their chemistry was off the chain! Also, the friendships in this story were so good and funny, too. Finn and Vaughn are Noah’s friends and they are total polar opposites and always disagreeing, but they were a great and funny addition.
Overall, Good Girl was a very romantic, sexy and thrilling story!
Don’t miss out on Blurred Lines, which is another brilliant read with the friends-to-lovers trope 🙂
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