Series: Love Unexpectedly #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date: May 17, 2016
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.
Noah is rich. He doesn’t want to be but he is a rich man. He has agreed to allow Jenny to live in his property that even he didn’t know existed. Jenny arrives a day early and mistakes Noah to be the caretaker and not the rich Preston man he actually is. He’s relieved. It’s a breath of fresh air that he doesn’t have to be someone he isn’t.
He is mean and cruel to Jenny with his snide comments and I honestly had the urge to hit him. He’s an irritable man but he had his reasons for it. Nevertheless he still seriously annoyed me but as the book progressed I fell in love with him. He has a reason for the way he was and I wanted him to come clean so that he and Jenny could finally have the happy ending they wanted so much.
Jenny is always just herself, what you see is what you get and she’s always open about what she has and hasn’t done. She is true to herself and that is something that I adore! I really want her to get the ending she wants.
Vaughn and Finn are Noah’s friends. Both of them represent different parts of his upbringing but both of them love Noah for who he truly is. I love them both and I seriously want to read their stories at some point down the line.
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).