on May 17th, 2016
Genres: New Adult
Lauren Layne brings all the unpredictable heat of her USA Todaybestseller 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
Amidst a scandal, country singer Jenny Dawson alongside her pup Dolly, decides to uproot her life and move to small-town Louisiana to get away from the public eye. She is going to take this time to focus on her third album while putting her public issues to rest. There she meets the caretaker Noah and his crazy dog, Ranger.
Unbeknownst to her, there is a bit of miscommunication on Noah’s part as to who he really is. You see, he is taking a break from his normal life after ending his engagement. He is also recently fallen into a lot of money and doesn’t like the privilege that comes with it…hence not being honest with Jenny.
Right off the bat, these two have insane chemistry. But it’s more a love/hate thing going on. They fight but it’s laced with sexual tension. Jenny’s days are mostly spent writing music while Noah fixes up the house. Eventually they end up giving into the tension and start a very casual fling. But it’s very obvious that there is more going on there. But obviously she has to find out the large secret he’s holding onto, right?!
This book is definitely my favorite of Lauren’s. I can’t honestly pinpoint exactly as to why…but I literally finished this book almost as soon as I started it. I literally didn’t want to put it down. Noah’s defense mechanism to keep himself from falling for Jenny was to be mean to her. But she is not the type of girl to allow it…at all. And I really liked that about her-she wasn’t going to let herself be trampled on. I was a bit nervous as to how the whole “I’m really the person who owns the house” reveal was going to happen but I think the way it happened was perfect.
The epilogue. I have no words for that epilogue…except that I loved it. I don’t know why, maybe I’m emotional right now but this book was just the right bit of angst, sweetness, and yes HOTNESS that it is a book I will definitely be recommending!!