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Friday, April 21, 2017

ARC Review: Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne

I’ve said it before I’ll say it again, with every new Lauren Layne book I have a new favorite. Lauren Layne is one of the few people who can write a book in a troupe or genre I usually don’t enjoy and enjoy the crap out it. It’s a first person POV, the narration very has a Sex and the City vibe, and Georgiana “Georgie” talks us through her life as it is happening. (I’m sure I’m not the only one who narrates what I’m doing especially when I’m bored and alone). It also has, which I enjoyed, short chapters intersecting with a third person POV of Andrew. I love the character development you can see how much Georgie has grown up in the span of the book and how good she is for Andrew and she for him.

You learn pretty straight off that Georgie isn’t the airheaded waste-of-space socialite you might think, she is extremely caring; she is someone who would go out of her way to do something nice, she is smarter than people realize with a degree in economics, she doesn’t have to work and goes out and parties every night but she doesn’t get drunk and sleep around and even with her expensive taste she is very humble and down to earth once you get to know her. Georgie pretty much is enjoying her life before she gets too old to enjoy it. Despite it all the one time of day she looks forward to every day is 5am because that’s when she sees him, Mr. Andrew Mulroney, Esquire. Prominent divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney is leaving for the day when Georgie is coming in from her night out, and even if he doesn’t realize it he looks forward to that time too. The two didn’t start off on the right foot both moved in on the same day and promptly began fighting over the freight elevator and every weekday morning since they exchange insults and quips. But one day their lives change with one interaction outside their building and it sends them on a crash course to the inevitable. 

Georgie realizes she thinks about Andrew more than she should for not liking someone and then some mornings later he unintentionally insults her does she realize just what he means to her. Sporadically throughout the book we get Andrew’s point of view and learn more about him and how enthralled with Georgie he really is, to the point he doesn’t know how to act around her. But once she lets him in to her life and vice versa they both realize how perfect they are for each other, especially after Andrew gives her the flu. Unfortunately it’s not all good, Andrew has a secret he legally cannot share with Georgie and he knows the longer it takes for the truth to come out the more painful it’s going to be for Georgie. The only thing he can do is figure out how to make it up to her.       
Overall, it is a well written, witty romantic, and perfectly ridiculous. 

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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