Love Story by Lauren Layne

Love Story Lauren LayneTitle: Love Story (Love Unexpectedly #3) by Lauren Layne
Publication date: February 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

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 USA Today bestselling 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. Continue reading

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10 Things to do in Washington State

Lauren Layne interview

I grew up in Federal Way, Washington, a smallish city south of Seattle. And here’s the first thing you need to know about Washington State. It’s really, truly beautiful! I promise, flying into SeaTac airport will take your breath away. Providing, of course, that it’s not a rainy day. Oh wait …

  1.  Go to Pike Place Market (note: it’s Pike Place, never Pike’s Place!), but for the love of God, don’t you dare go on a weekend! Seriously, it’s one of those touristy places that’s truly worth seeing, but you’ll be miserable if you tackle it on a Saturday when the crowds are out!
  2. While you’re at Pike Place, check out the original Starbucks!
  3. Go wine tasting in Walla Walla (about four hours east of Seattle). It’s a darling little town, every single winery is friendly and approachable, and it’s much less expensive than Napa.
  4. Mount Rainer. Even if you’re not the nature-loving hiker type, you’ll find yourself a little slack-jawed at how pretty it is!
  5. Take a ferry ride to the San Juan Islands, even if just for a day trip. So much green!
  6. If you’re lucky enough to be in Seattle during the summer (August is the best month), you can’t go wrong with a Mariners game at Safeco field. The garlic fries alone are worth it.
  7. Check out Snoqualmie Falls. It’s probably the prettiest thing you’ll see in Washington State that’s within an hour drive of Seattle (where most people stay).
  8. Eat at the top of the Space Needle. Full disclosure, the food’s not amazing, but the restaurant slowly spins while you eat, which let’s face it, is just COOL.
  9. For you shoppers, the Premium Outlet Malls are worth the trek. I go for the Kate Spade store alone!
  10. Grab a cocktail at Oliver’s Bar in the Mayflower Hotel (Seattle). It’s old-school and lovely. Especially fun during the holidays when you can people-watch all the shoppers!

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