Book 3, Love Unexpectedly
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • 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 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’s USA Today bestselling Love Unexpectedly series can be read in any order:
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Praise for Love Story
“WARNING: This book will cause unexpected outbursts of laughter and massive amounts of swooning. Prepare your family and friends—you’re about to become obsessed with Reece and Lucy!”—Cassie Mae, author of Pillowtalk
“A sweet and satisfying second-chance romance. Reece Sullivan is destined to be your next book boyfriend!”—Delancey Stewart, author of Mr. Big
“Love Story is a road trip gone wrong in all the right ways. I fell in love with Lucy and Reece during their journey, and Lauren Layne had me feeling all the right things throughout. Great read!”—A.M. Madden, USA Today bestselling author of Dark Corners
“A trip where the journey becomes the destination. Another smash hit!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Moreland
“Road trip romance! Two star-crossed lovers trapped in a car with sparks flying all over the place. Love Story is another fantastic read by Lauren Layne. What a treat! From the sexy banter to the sweet, heart-tugging moments, Lauren steams up the pages with characters that you fall in love with.”—Jamie K. Schmidt, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Inferno Series
“Definitely a must-read! Looking forward to the next book in the series.”—The Romance Reviews (five stars)
“Love Story is far more than the relationship between Reece and Lucy; it is also the journey of the individual characters into a place in their lives where they are able to trust themselves in order to open themselves up to a fulfilling relationship.”—Book Angel Booktopia
“As with all of Layne’s books, no matter what series I’m reading, she creates a romance with heart.”—Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I really enjoyed this one. It's a wonderful blend of a second chance story and brother's best friend trope with lots of the usual Lauren Layne snarky banter between the H and h. A cross country road trip with your ex in a brown station wagon nicknamed Horny?? Sounds like loads of fun! They'll either have to deal with the past or kill each other. I thought this was a fun read and I was pulling for Lucy and Reece all the way.
I highly recommend this to everyone!
I have read all of LL's books. This was not to her usual caliber. The characters were just ok and the story was flat. I found myself bored with the character development and wanted more depth. I still think LL is awesome this one just didn't do it for me.
Sweet second chance romance
Lauren Layne writes some of the sweetest romance stories. I adore the Love Unexpectedly series and while I still think I liked the last two better, I still really enjoyed this one. Love Story was a relatively quick read and contained a couple of my favorite romance tropes—Second chance romance and older brother’s best friend.
I enjoyed Lucy and Reeve’s interaction, even though he could be a bit of a dick at times. Their car ride was filled with banter and some HOT sexual tension.
All in all, Love Story was a semi-angsty, sweet, fun, and sexy read—perfect for those looking for a second chance romance.