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.
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).
I absolutely love anything that Lauren Layne write, but I think it is safe to say that Good Girl has without a doubt taken up the number one spot in my love for her books. From the very beginning it is so easy to adore Jenny Dawson. You can tell that she is really a simple girl trying to cope with having her life picked apart in the public eye. Then there is Noah/Preston. I had a love/hate feeling for him for a while. I loved Noah/Preston, but at times it was really easy to hate him, kind of in one of those power in numbers/ siding with your girls kind of way. Aside from these two amazing characters, Dolly and Ranger were just as lovable. There is just something about an author being able to turn a pet into an actual character that I love. Finn and Vaughn (Noah/Preston's best friends) were great for the comic relief as well as the serious moments that they were there to support their friend.
Good Girl was an all around amazing read, one that I will read again and again. From the very beginning I felt so much with this book. I laughed out loud, I felt my stomach bottom out, I wanted to cry, I was angry, and just plain happy. This isn't a quick boy meets girl running from her issues and helps her, they fall in the love, the end kind of book. This was truly a book about two people needing to get away from their lives and find a new perspective. It was a story about two people equally lost, finding each other when they needed it the most. It was about building a friendship that turned into so much more. It was a story that gives you hope that when the storm clouds move in, another sun break will come. Trust me when I say you are going to want to read this one. Not only for the love story, but for the fun easy banter between the characters. I can't promise I will wait too long before rereading this one.