Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne

32491187.jpgRating: 2.5/5 Stars
I would recommend you read this if: you like romantic comedies, you want a mostly sweet romance with a bit of spice, you don’t mind a slightly flawed book in order to get a feel good story
Why I picked it up: The Audible romance package recommended it to me if I was looking for a book that would make me laugh
Location Book is Set in: New York City
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Published: 2017
Total Read in 2019 thus Far: 1/100
Challenges the book fits: Lifetime Reads (2017), Revealing Romances Review Series
Favorite quote: “She wasn’t blindly waiting for some fairy tale; she was just smart enough to believe that she deserved it.”

Georgie Watkins is a rich heiress party girl who lives in New York City. She spends her evenings at clubs and her days sleeping. At 5am every morning she brings doughnuts to the concierge at her building and while in the lobby always runs into Andrew Mulroney, a divorce lawyer who has no time for partying or the frivolous things that Georgie spends her time on. They have a love-hate relationship, the kind where they love to hate each other. Every day they have their regular banter before moving on with their unfulfilling lives.

I gave this book 2.5 stars, not because I didn’t enjoy it, I did. There were several reasons why I couldn’t up this to a three star (potential small spoilers ahead):

  1. It was so cliché. I love enemies to lovers romances. I love happily ever romances. I love romantic comedy movies. But there was nothing fresh in this whatsoever. It even had the wrapping everything up at the last second thing that movies have where the majority of the plot happens in the last 15 minutes. I just think that when I am reading a book, it should be a little more spaced out.
  2. The broody male problem. He told her “you’re mine” and started telling her what to do and how to live about 24 hours after they got together. Also did the whole “pull yourself together, calm down” thing. Very possessive, even commenting (in his head) that he liked that she was wearing a sweater because he didn’t want anyone else to see her perfect shoulders because he wanted to have them all to himself (ummmmmmm… ok then). Also, the¬†entire book she asked him to call her Georgie, not Georgianna, but he still insisted on calling her by her full name and never remedied this.
  3. The rushed romance. It all took place very very quickly them going from not liking each other to being completely consumed by one another and madly in love.

I did enjoy the experience of this novel. It was a sweet (except for when Andrew was being creepy) happily ever after story that made you feel like love is possible in any capacity and we all know that is why we read these. I just think it could have had a touch more originality and a slightly more polite love interest.

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