Isn't She Lovely Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the blog tour for Isn't She Lovely. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

ISN’T SHE LOVELY: Flirt New Adult Romance
By Lauren Layne
On sale: October 28, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-345-54911-2
Published by Flirt

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 Review
Stephanie is the girl who love to dress all in black and has the whole goth thing going on. Ethan is the preppy rich boy. They are worlds apart put get put together working on a summer film project for school. Their idea is to do a take on Pygmalion. Both have had a bad relationships in the past and when Ethan ask her to pretend to be his girlfriend to his family she agrees thinking it will be good for their screenplay. Now Stephanie has a makeover to the rich world and they both begin to feel more to each other than a fake relationship. They are completely different in real life and Stephanie wonders if he likes the fake version of her best. As the summer ends so might their fake feelings become true but is it for the right people?

Stephanie is the goth girl who has lots of  snide comments on hand. She is really hiding under her goth makeup but she doesn't see it. She has had lots happen to her from her mom dying, her dad remarrying and a cheating ex to lots more. She loves films and that is her passion. I really liked her she has the whole tough exterior going on with a softer side underneath. Ethan seem s like a snobby rich boy at first. He has lots of charm and he knows it. He also ha had a bad relationship in the past and is holding onto some secrets. I liked as he doesn't care to say what he thinks even if it gets him in trouble.

This is a great story about two people who you can connect with. They both have faults and problems but you can tell there is more to them. I love the plot of them faking a relationship and actually falling for each other. I will say Ethan's crew is snobby as all get out except his dad. There is tons of sexual tension between Stephanie and Ethan. While you kinda know what will happen the ending was perfect. I like how the author did it and it wrapped up the story nicely. I also have to say it was very believable from both points of view. When it was Ethan's I truly believed it was a guy saying it all. The author does a great job with the book.I recommend this to any fans of New Adult, romance or just a great book.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Author Info
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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