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Review: The Prenup by Lauren Layne

August 14th, 2019 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: July 9, 2019

Publisher: LL Book Co

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the book

My name is Charlotte Spencer and, ten years ago, I married my brother’s best friend. I haven’t seen him since.

Charlotte Spencer grew up on the blue-blooded Upper East Side of Manhattan but she never wanted the sit-still-look-pretty future her parents dictated for her. Enter Colin Walsh, her brother’s quiet, brooding, man-bun-sporting best friend, and with him a chance to escape.

He’s far from Charlotte’s dream guy but they need each other for one thing: marriage. One courthouse wedding later, Charlotte’s inheritance is hers to start a business in San Francisco and Irish-born Colin has a Green Card.

Ten years later, Colin drops a bombshell: the terms of their prenup state that before either can file for divorce, they have to live under the same roof for three months.

Suddenly this match made in practicality is about to take on whole new meaning…

My Thoughts

Lauren Layne is one of my go to authors but I have to admit the last book I read from her, Passion on Park Avenue, was a bit of a dud so I was slightly leery reading this one. I’m glad to say The Prenup had the banter and sassiness I loved in the other books I’ve read from Lauren Layne and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved Charlotte’s character. I had expected her to be one of those flighty, immature characters who are initially unlikeable but I actually really enjoyed getting to know her. She has her flighty moments but she has a good heart and is doing her best to make the most of an awkward situation. What kept this from being a 5 star read was I wasn’t as much of a fan of Colin’s. While on the surface he seems like he’s supposed to be the upstanding guy who has dinner with the parents Charlotte abandoned I thought he was a bit of a jerk. He plays at being the nice guy but I thought the way he treated Charlotte was horrible. I’m not sure if the end really makes up for all of his previous behaviors but the rest of the story itself was an enjoyable read.

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