Review : Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne

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Published April 18th 2017 by Loveswept
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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.

MY REVIEW

Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars

Smart, fun and delighfully romantic, Walk of Shame is the perfect enemies-to-lovers story! Georgie Watkins and Andrew Mulroney are neighbors. They are not on friendly terms though. Andrew is a famous divorce attorney and a condescending workaholic, dealing in cold facts and logic.  Georgie is a party girl, sassy, energetic and popular. They have nothing in common and are polar opposites. Their interactions are tense and Georgie is annoyed by Andrew’s overbearing and uptight attitude. Their banter was hilarious, each encounter degenerates into unfriendly bickering.  Andrew obviously doesn’t like Georgie and it bothers her a lot.  She has decided to find the crack in his armor!

The book is written from Georgie bubbly point of view for the most part. She is not the vain socialite she seems to be, she is thoughtful, caring and it makes her very relatable. She manages to elicit emotional responses from Andrew. I enjoyed his internal struggle, he can’t control his attraction to Georgie. But Andrew may be very smart, he has no idea how to flirt.

Lauren Layne has woven her story in a way that is at the same time utterly romantic and fun. Her gift for hilarious and lively dialogue allows for a feel-good read. Her characters are so engaging and well-developed that you will root for them, no matter what. As they get to know each other, their interactions become playful, their antagonism slowly fading. Their path to happiness was bumpy, but with so many feels and a lot of laughs along the way. If you enjoy light, fresh and charming romantic comedies, look no further and pick this book!

ARC generously provided by the publisher, via NetGalley.

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