Monday, October 28, 2013

Review: Isn't She Lovely by Lauren Layne

About The Book:

17883712Title: Isn't She Lovely
Author: Lauren Layne
Release Date: 28th October

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?

My Thoughts: 

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Isn’t She Lovely is incredibly witty, full of great sense of humor, heart melting love story that can easily sweep every fan of romantic comedy of their feet! I quickly fell in love with Lauren Layne’s spectacular way of telling the story and the quirky plot that is a wonderful mix of Pretty Woman with Pygmalion . It made me swoon, smile and laugh out loud.

Stephanie is junior at NYU where she studies film. Coming back to home for summer was not an option for her and to prevent it, Stephanie signed up for summer class.

Stephanie is incredibly artsy, snarky lover of black eye liner and goth accesories. After what happened in her hometown, three years ago, she hides herself behind black clothes, combat boots and dark attitude. Being snarky, witty and totally untouchable goth girl doesn’t send positive vibes to strangers, which is good enough for her. Her defenses are very high and it’s incredibly hard to see the real, fragile girl, Stephanie once was.

And there is Ethan, typical golden boy and the exact opposite of antisocial Stephanie. He’s rich, handsome as well as smart and cannot do anything wrong. But when life kicked him on his ass, when his long time girlfriend cheated on him with his best friend, Ethan needs a change of scenery.

This unique couple met for the first time in summer class and when Stephanie agreed to be Ethan’s fake girlfriend, Isn’t She Lovely kicked with hilarious scenes, explosive chemistry and extremely interesting plot that kept me on my toes, made me laugh and swoon multiply times. And when real feelings started to snake between Stephanie and Ethan everything got even more complicated than it looked like.

I adored how refreshing and funny Layne’s characters were. They quickly won me over with realistic behavior, swoon worthy moments and the phenomenal sexual chemistry they shared. And don’t get me started on how much I loved this two together! They could win a contest on the best couple in New Adult genre. I immensely enjoyed reading about Stephanie and Ethan, because of the amazing love story that hooked me. Isn't She Lovely is fantastic novel that will leave your heart swollen and extremaly satisfied. This book will leave you with a wicked, fuzzy emotions all over your body.'

Isn't She Lovely is pure fun and ideal read for those who enjoy reading funny and sweet new adult novels with HEA.

*ARC provided by Random house publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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