by Lauren Layne
Published by Loveswept
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.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Romance Hot
Good Girl by Lauren Layne is a stand-alone romance centering on Jenny Dawson, America's "Good Girl" country star, and Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, owner of the estate Jenny rents, when scandal forces her to go into hiding. When Jenny mistakes Noah's friend Vaughn as the owner, he goes with it, looking for an escape from that part of his life. As Noah and Jenny get closer, Jenny starts to realize, she wants more than music and fame - she wants Noah. The problem? Noah doesn't know how to tell Jenny who he really is.
Good Girl is a re-read for me, and basically, I re-read it because I needed a "G" book for a reading challenging, and I knew it was a quick read. It's a cute, tropey as hell romance, with a nice amount of smut. I will admit I enjoyed it more my first time reading it, and will probably never read it again, but it's not because it's terrible. It's uncomplicated, and sexy. The characters are okay. Jenny was enjoyable, if a bit unrelatable (Not really into the whole country music scene myself), and Noah was just prickly enough to make me take notice, but some of his barbs were brutal, which was a turn off.
If you are looking for a simple, quick read, that has lots of steam and a happy ending, you will enjoy Lauren Layne's Good Girl.
Noah kissing Jenny in Home Depot to hide her from someone taking pictures of her
Jenny's song about how much of a jerk Noah was
Noah giving Jenny a hand
Jenny getting her revenge
Noah and Jenny having dinner and actually getting to know one another
The hook up on the kitchen table, and Noah learning the truth