Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl.

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.

After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending.

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.
A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career.
She lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In LL’s ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books. 


Lauren Layne delivered a well written and fulfilling romance, high on sexual tension.

Love Story is the third book in the Love Unexpectedly series, and it can be read as a standalone. The “older brother’s best friend” is one of my favorite tropes!
This novel was told in  the heroine’s and the hero’s POV and in flashbacks. Flashbacks in a book can be very tricky, they usually work better on-screen, and they worked well here since they were short and in small doses through the story.
The plot was really good , but I had a hard time trying to relate to Reeve He was very cruel to Lucy and kept withholding information and deceiving her, because of his own insecurities. I felt bad for her. 
Overall Love Story was a very entertaining read. I plan on reading other books by the author!




 I voluntarily reviewed an eARC.



The author is hosting a Blast giveaway for a Pop! Gourmet Champagne Custom Chocolates and a set of 4 Crate and Barrel EDGE Champagne Flutes! CLICK HERE to enter! Good luck 😉


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