Walk of Shame
Title & Author: Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne
Genre: NA Romance/Contemporary
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Series Details: Companion novel/Standalone
Page Count: 218 Pages
Description: “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.”
Are you a fan of the Disney classic Enchanted ? Have you watched that movie a gazillion times and adored every magical moment?
Have you been looking for something to tide you over until the sequel hits theaters next year? Well look no further than Lauren Layne’s Walk of Shame.
princess heroine, Georgiana “Georgie” Watkins, is theDisney version of a Manhattan socialite. She’s a stylish, sharp-tongued, donut-wielding, club-hopping heiress with a heart of gold who’s searching for her happily ever after.
“She wasn’t blindly waiting for some fairy tale; she was just smart enough to believe that she deserved it.”
Dorothy Andrew Mulroney, Esquire, Georgie’s rigid, over-achieving, control-freak, divorce lawyer neighbor – are we seeing the parallels?? — and her main source of flirtatious entertainment.
Crossing paths daily at 5 a.m. in their building’s lobby – where Georgie is turning in for the night and Andrew is leaving for the day – Layne quickly establishes the love-hate trope that fuels the first half of the novel.
An while their will-they-won’t-they banter is adorable (Georgie: “Favorite color?” Andrew: “Don’t have one. I’m not a child.”) and leads to some steamy NSFW scenes, their overall story lacked originality and proper pacing.
Don’t get me wrong, I was just as excited as Georgie for the sudden change of pace, but the timeline felt jarring in certain scenes and progressed the story too quickly.
Lack of plot twists and believability aside, this sugary novel is perfectly ridiculous and will leave you simply enchanted.