Good Girl by Lauren Layne
Description: 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.
It has been a while since I read a rock-star book with the heroine being the rock-star. Jenny, a famous country singer, is forced to flee Hollywood after the press mistakenly accuse her of sleeping with a married man. She ends up renting a run down house in Louisiana. The house is being tended by Noah, the caretaker who, despite their attraction, seems to dislike her. What Jenny doesn’t know is that Noah is actually the extremely wealthy owner of the house. Noah’s life has essentially forced him to create two personas, neither of which truly fit him. Both characters are on a road of self-discovery which makes for an intriguing read.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
Received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.