I want to wish the happiest of book birthdays to Lauren Layne and Walk of Shame. I read this book over the weekend and I. Loved. It. I’m so happy it’s out in the world where everyone else can enjoy it now, too.
Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne
Series: Love Unexpectedly #4
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: April 18, 2017
Format: eARC, 218 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams.
Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This isn’t the first time I’ve gushed over a Lauren Layne book and something tells me it won’t be the last either. I L-O-V-E-D this book. So much, in fact, that I was more than willing to stay up until nearly midnight reading it because I just couldn’t get enough of Georgie and Andrew’s banter, chemistry and utter amazingness together.
Georgie is easily one of my new favorite heroines and it’s kind of surprising because I typically have a tough time dealing with “party girl” characters. Thankfully she was multi-dimensional and there was so much more to her than her party girl side. She was sassy, sweet and smart. My love for Andrew wasn’t immediate, because he came off a little to stuffy for me at first, but when it hit, it hit hard. Together, however, they were amazing. I loved how they pushed each other’s buttons and how their day felt off if they didn’t have their usual 5:00 am sparring match. They had crazy chemistry, even when it seemed like they hated each other, so I couldn’t wait to see what happened when they stopped pretending to dislike each other. They were, as Andrew would’ve said “perfectly ridiculous” and I enjoyed every moment, laugh and feel… and the sexy times, too. I’m a big fan of the enemies to lovers trope, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I adored this book.
If you’re a fan of Lauren’s books, you’ll undoubtedly want to read this one ASAP. Even if you’ve never picked up one of her books, but you love romantic comedy, you need to get on this one. You won’t be sorry. In fact, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have an ear-to-ear grin the entire time you’re reading and a satisfied sigh when you’re done. Utter perfection, IMHO.
I was wrong, I realize. First kisses aren’t always a disappointment. Sometimes they’re perfect from the very start.
Apparently the man is fastidious and uptight in all things except this, because his kiss is unapologetic and carnal, disregarding the fact that we’re in the middle of a sidewalk at the crack of dawn and that we don’t even like each other.
The man whose head moves insistently between my legs is nothing like the buttoned-up lawyer who has spent the past few months ignoring me. This man is raw and primal, his touch sure and possessive, as though every part of me is his and he’s always known it.
So, what’s your favorite Lauren Layne book?