Friday, October 25, 2013

TVBT: ISN'T SHE LOVELY by Lauren Layne @tastybooktours #giveaway

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The rules are clear—until they’re broken. Lauren Layne puts a New Adult spin on Pygmalion, also the inspiration for Pretty Woman, and gives the classic love story its edgiest twist yet.
 “Who knew that pretending you’re not falling for someone would be so much more difficult than pretending that you are?”
 Stephanie Kendrick gave up her whole summer to ace her NYU film school screenwriting course, so she’s pissed to be stuck with a preppy, spoiled frat boy as her writing partner. Then again, with her piercings, black-rimmed eyes, and Goth wardrobe, Stephanie isn’t exactly Ethan Price’s type, either. He’s probably got his eye on some leggy blonde with a trust fund . . . or does he?
 As the summer scene kicks off in the Hamptons, Ethan is desperate to make his snobbish mother forget the pedigreed girl who broke his heart. While Stephanie’s a stretch as a decoy, the right makeover and a pastel cardigan just might do the trick. She may not love the idea of playing Ethan’s brainless Barbie girlfriend, but the free rent and luxurious digs make a tempting offer. So does the promise of a ready-made screenplay idea inspired by their charade.
 But when Stephanie steps into Ethan’s privileged world, the “acting” begins to feel all too real. The kissing and touching that were intended to fool the Hamptons crowd wind up manipulating them. And Stephanie faces a question she’s too afraid to ask: Is Ethan falling for the real her or for the dolled-up princess he wants to see?
What a Fabulous, Fun New Adult Romance, which I finished within a Day!  Ethan Price... Can we sat MEGA SWOON!  Loved this kid, he was charming, handsome, and not the big ole ass that Stephanie assumed he was, and I loved how they both were able to get down to the real surface of each other, beyond all the bluster and B.S.
I enjoyed the attraction and the chemistry that sparked between Ethan and Stephanie, but I was glad at how the book progressed, nothing rushed, it was all so natural, and I loved every minute.
Stephanie is a definite favorite heroine for 2013, she is Snarky, Funny and Sarcastic, but she is also a great listener, smart and someone I'd like to call a friend.  I loved the progression of Stephanie (Goth) to Steffie (haha), and then the final Stephanie who grew up from the experience she went through with Ethan.  Her step mom was so right, "Life is a bunch of phases", and I have to say Ethan's last phase was KINDA HOT!!
All in all, this was a fabulous New Adult Romance and I am so glad that I had the chance to read ISN'T SHE LOVELY by Lauren Layne, and I will certainly be looking out for her Next Release.  I'd even take a book about Olivia....maybe with a certain "Other Guy"? Who knows!!

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Meet Lauren 
Lauren Layne graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in political science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career in Seattle and Southern California, Layne moved to New York City, where she now writes full-time. She lives with her husband and their plus-size pomeranian in a tiny Manhattan studio.
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1 comment:

Lauren Layne said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I'm glad you enjoyed reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it :)