GOOD GIRL (Love Unexpectedly, #2) Release Day Blitz + Reni's Review!

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.

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Good Girl is the second book in Lauren Layne’s Love Unexpectedly series. Ironically, Blurred Lines, the first in the series, is the book that made me fall in love with this author. Since then I’ve read just about everything she has published. Good Girl – a standalone – was no different than the rest. It’s a fun, fast read, with just enough angst to hurt your heart without destroying it.

Jenny Dawson – country music superstar – has hit the big time, both musically and in the tabloids. All publicity is good publicity, right? Or something like that…  Unless, of course, the cameras are on you for sleeping with another celebrity, a married one, one you’ve never done more than talk to in passing. Being called a ‘homewrecker’ HAS to suck, especially when you’re not one. Who wouldn’t run for the hill or nowheresville, Louisiana? Lord knows I would have done the same.

Louisiana is home to a house Jenny spent time at perfecting her music while growing up. Louisiana is also home to Noah Maxwell, or Preston Walcott Jr… One man. Two names. Two completely different lives…

Jenny and Noah butt heads – repeatedly. The banter in this book is fantastic, although, I do wish Jenny gave it back to Noah a little more forcefully at times. The man was a major turd. Some of the things he said would have caused me to inflict bodily harm. But these two ‘make love’ just as fiercely as they bicker, so the sex scenes were pretty fantastic as well.

My only complaint, and what knocked it down a star for me, was that the ending seemed pretty rushed. Something happened and a few pages later, it was resolved. I’m a sucker for angst. I love it. I wanted more of it. There was prime opportunity for the author to drag it out. Make one or both characters suffer more. I know, I’m real nice…

Whenever a Lauren Layne book pops up, I buy it. That won’t change. Good Girl just helped solidify Lauren’s place as one of my go-to authors. She was recommended to me by a very dear friend and now I am recommending her to you. Pick up Good Girl, or Blurred Lines, or any of Lauren’s work. They’re worth the read. 

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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).

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