5 Enchanted Stars
Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story.
Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams.
Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.
I have to say Lauren Layne does it again! Beautifully written, fun and sexy total opposites attract romance. This book just melted my heart, made me smile like a smitten teenager from the get go. The banter between Georgie and Andrew was fun and exciting to read. You know that feeling you got when you were in high school and the boy you were crushing on caught you looking at him or you caught him looking at you, and your stomach did a little excited flip, all of a sudden there’s a billion butterflies in your tummy flapping around… every step of the way this book gave me all those feelings.
Georgie, is a misunderstood Manhattan socialite, she is fun and bubbly and comes across as a bimbo. In fact, at one point the hero of the book, Andrew, makes a joke to her implying that she’s the “Scarecrow” of Wizard of Oz. However, what most people, who don’t know Georgie, don’t know is, she’s so much more than her social status. She is smart and compassionate and well educated.
Andrew is a celebrity divorce lawyer, and he’s very good at his job that he’s the “Most Wanted” lawyer in his field. He’s very structured, and schedule driven. Wake-up at 4am, leave for gym at 5am, work-out for an hour and work as long as he possibly can. He is a cold, heartless, health-nut who’s also a workaholic, to people that don’t know him well.
What either of them realize is that, 5am becomes their favorite time of the day. They engage in their easy banter, when Georgie comes in from a night of partying and Andrew is just leaving for his workout with his protein shake in hand. Just as they start to realize what’s in their hearts, a secret quite devastating get revealed and has to potential of ruining everything for them.
As always, Lauren Layne did a fantastic job!