Author: Lauren Layne

Average Rating: 4


Review: Broken by Lauren Layne

Posted 23 March, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Broken by Lauren Layne

Check out my review of Isn’t She Lovely (Redemption #0.5) I read and enjoyed the prequel to this series, Isn’t She Lovely, so I was interested to see what Olivia’s story would be like. I enjoyed Broken as much as, if not more than, Isn’t She Lovely. Olivia’s story was more heartfelt and had more emotional drama than the story in Isn’t She Lovely. Olivia is hired as a companion for Paul Langdon—an injured war veteran who pushes everyone away. Paul kept the novel interesting with his emotional baggage that he was carrying. It was like a constant push-pull type of plot. It wasn’t boring and it was a captivating story, but it was more emotional than anything action-y. Olivia Middleton was the main female character. We hadn’t learned much about her personality in the prequel. She was an okay character. At times she came off as a bit spoiled but she had a good heart. She wasn’t by any means perfect and she was hiding some things within herself. She was a real character with feelings and she was pretty relatable, especially as the novel wore on. Paul was kind of a jerk. He pushed any and everyone away because of his injuries. He had some pretty traumatic experiences in his time in the service but I personally thought that was no excuse for the way he treated people. He definitely […]


Review: Isn’t She Lovely by Lauren Layne

Posted 1 April, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment
Review: Isn’t She Lovely by Lauren Layne

“The distinction between harmless and not-so-harmless touch is infinitesimal here, but I’ve definitely crossed the line.” “‘Oh, honey,’ Amy says, as she gestures to the server for another round. ‘Life is nothing but phases. Some things stick, lots of things don’t. You’ll figure it out.’” “I should have been the one to see it on my own, without my ex girlfriend spelling it out for me. I should have realized that what Stephanie and I felt together was every bit as real when we were in pastels, or naked, or wearing spikes and leather.” “‘I could eat,’ she interrupts. ‘But don’t even think about taking me to one of those uppity multi-coursed, tiny-plate monstrosities.’ I roll my eyes. ‘No prob, I’ll just cancel all the dozens of reservations I’d made in hope that my film partner would want to go to an elaborate ten-course meal at four in the afternoon.’ ‘You’re very sarcastic.’ ‘Me?’ I ask. ‘Honey, your sense of humor is drier than astronaut food.’” I love the idea of fake-to-real relationships! They’re my favorite! This novel follows Stephanie, a hard-as-nails girl with a burden she’s been carrying for years, when she’s paired with the rich and preppy Ethan for a summer class. Assignment? Write a screenplay. Except Ethan and Stephanie are complete opposites. So when Ethan proposes that Stephanie act as his girlfriend to get his mother off […]