Walk of Shame (Love Unexpectedly, #4) by Lauren Layne
Published by Loveswept (Penguin Random House) on April 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
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Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story.
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.
Walk of Shame is my first Lauren Layne book and it is now the start of what I think will be a lot more to come. Where has Lauren Layne in my life and why haven’t I read anything from her until now? I certainly have been missing out.
I like to think that I’m one that reserves my 5 star ratings for books that are overly emotional or pushes my moral boundaries. Books that seriously make me feel. However, Walk of Shame just inched it’s way up to the top ranking with each sarcastic and witty word that was written. I was a goner from the start, just like Georgie and Andrew.
This is a hate to love story, kind of. I don’t think Georgie has it in her to actually hate anyone but it certainly has that vibe. From the moment they met, Georgie and Andrew have been battling each other. The “cold war” as Georgie calls it. The whit and banter between these two had me rolling in fits and I couldn’t get enough of them. And those moments when things start to shift and they really see each other, I totally swooned. THAT FIRST KISS!!!
I love how opposite these two are from each other yet they both are perfect for each other. They oddly balance each other out and just work. Georgie is sassy, full of life and full of hopes and dreams. She has a big heart and is ultimately looking for that happy ending. Andrew is somewhat uptight, likes order and can kind of be a jerk. Which is because ultimately he’s afraid of being hurt. Watching these two banter bank and forth and ultimately realize that they belong together was fun to watch play out.
Overall, I loved this book and I’m so happy that I FINALLY discovered Lauren Layne. If you are looking for that love/hate relationship with some awesome banter and overall swoon worthy moments, then this is the book for you. Get it now!