Author: Lauren Layne
Published: May 17, 2016
Stars: 5 out of 5
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.
Jenny is the girl next door who struck it rich but is trying not to let it change who she is. She is funny and her character is easily relatable. She’s the kind of character you wish you could call up on the phone and have as a friend. She is competitive and daring and hilarious. When it comes to Strong Heroine characters, Jenny is a different kind of strong but nonetheless her character fits under that category. She pushes through when things get hard, she has enough respect for herself to walk away from the man she loves, and she keeps her head high when it would be easier to let it fall. If that isn’t strong, what is?
Preston… Noah… Whatever you want to call him is a top grade asshole! He is condescending, judgmental,and just plain mean. But he is also sexy as hell with a dominating personality. I have never met a character that I am both rooting for and planning his demise. I do feel like Jenny let him off the hook a little easy but he more than make up for it.
To put it mildly, this book is explosive with the sexual attraction between Jenny and Noah! I absolutely loved the playful banter and watching the sexual tension grow. When part of it came to crest, my mouth was hanging open and I couldn’t read the story fast enough. I couldn’t read this book fast enough! This book is a roller coaster. You go from laughing, to having your mouth drop open with some of the sexual scenes (particularly when Noah goes to Jenny’s bedroom for the first time), to feeling sadness, and happiness, and really everything in between.
This is a fun easy read. If you are looking for a romantic book to curl up with on a rainy day, this is it! I really can’t say enough about this book. This book hit me at the perfect time. This book has romance, humor, sexy alpha males, strong heroines, great dialogue banter, an enemy to lover aspect, and a fun and hot romance.